Rated 5 out of 5 by SUshopper finally figured this out
I have finally realized by comparing the labels on all my hidden comfort bottoms, that it is the original fit hidden comfort that I like and not the classic fit. I just realized a short time ago that the fit of some of the pants drove me crazy and others I really liked.
I never realized that they were not all the same. This cleared up a lot of confusion on my part. The classic fit pockets tend to gap a bit because they are slightly fitted in the hips and thighs while the original are relaxed. Since I am "curvier", the original fit is way better. I can't believe it has taken me this long to figure this out.
May 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by flaveglady Please bring back the comfort waist crops
The fit on these crops is not designed for those of us with a pear shape. The comfort waist gaps when you sit, which is unattractive and it's too tight across the seat. Please bring back the comfort waist crop. More colors would be great too.
April 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glissando Nice All The Way Around
The comfort waist feature is important when I am ordering pants. It is especially important to me in the warmer months. In addition, the overall fit is what I want in either a casual or dress pant and these fit the bill perfectly. The fabric is wrinkle free and could have been work right out of the delivery package. I am very pleased and highly recommend these. Another good job from LL Bean!
March 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by flaveglady Why change a good thing
The hidden waist defeats the purpose of adding elastic to these capris. It creates a gap when you sit down or do other movements that makes the waist stretch.
PLEASE go back to the hidden waist capri. That was a wonderful design for those of us with a slimmer waist than hips
September 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by northbass not for me
The pants were cute enough until I put them on...found the pockets bulged terribly on my apple shaped figure. I will be sending them back.
September 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Abookworm2 Comfortable, classic style
I love these cropped pants. Ordered two sizes and ended up keeping the larger size. Pockets gapped considerably on the smaller pair, but were better (still gapped some) on the larger pair. Very comfortable. Fit nice in the hip and the rise. A little longer than I would like.
July 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by AZoldlady Don't like them!
I do not like these pants at all. Waist is too tight and legs are way too loose. They are not comfortable to wear for very long at all. I have 2 pair of them and I always feel like I'm wearing a big bag around both thighs. The fabric is great but the cut is terrible! I've had these quite a while but have only worn them 3 or 4 times.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skjsilivalley Great fit
I love these pants. The hidden comfort waist band is ingenious. Wish they came in more colors, especially a khaki green.
June 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by YetAnotherbeanfan Order a size up
I wish I could amend my prior review. When the size 10's were too tight on me I ordered size 12's, and they fit fine. My recommendation is to order a size larger than you normally would. I'd say it was me - that I gained weight - if I had not slipped out of my perfectly-fitting size 10 regular-length Bayside twills to try these on. The size 12 cropped pants fit in the waist and hips the same way as the size 10 regular length. I'm 5'5" and 135 lbs - since I'm long in the waist and shorter in the legs I ordered the 21" Petite inseam, and they fall mid-calf. I got the khaki, which is a light khaki, and navy, and am so relieved to have 2 new pair of cropped pants for the warm weather.
June 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by YetAnotherbeanfan Too tight!
I wear LLBean Bayside twill pants all the time, and size 10 fits me perfectly. Last year I ordered a pair of cropped pants - the easy stretch - in size 10, but in Petite, since I wanted the shorter inseam (I don't like cropped pants that flap around the middle of your calves). I kept them but shouldn't have - they were too snug from the start. So this year I made sure to try a different style - these Bayside Twill cropped pants - again I ordered size 10 in Petite inseam. They just came - what a disappointment! Also too tight in the waist and hips. I ordered size 12 and hope that they fit. I spoke to someone on the phone who suggested that the problem may be the Petite - that the 'leg openings' may be smaller. We'll see. Why should this be so hard???
June 2, 2014