Rated 5 out of 5 by eileen512 Fits great, lasts long.
I have had several of this style suit over the years and swim in chlorinated pools. I usually rinse the suit in water and hang it outdoors. I need a long, and this always fits well and stays where it's supposed to. I have had several colors. In Texas summers, I swim most days. It's not fancy, but it sure feels good and I've taken it on many trips.The elastic in the back of my black suit has given out, so I'm getting another. Most of my suits end up this way, but I've had good wear from it. Any chlorinated pool is hard on suits.
November 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BonnieJG Fades quickly
After only eight wearings in a saltwater/chlorine pool, this swimsuit had considerable fading. The extensive fading makes this swimsuit not wearable.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kris124 Basic
I wanted a basic suit and and am very happy with it. I ordered 18w and it fits well. I expressed shipped it and it made it to my door a day early, bonus. I was worried about the back being too low, but it isn't. I was pretty desperate for a suit, it's september and I was left with online being the only way to get a suit. It turned out to be easier than finding a suit in the store.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chestnuttrees Comfortable and great fit.
Your customer service department was very helpful in assisting me with the method of fitting the tank suit.
The tank suit fit exceptional well, very comfortable and colourful. The video you offer on-line showing the long distance swimmer sold me on these suits turning out to be a positive experience. I would recommend this suit to all lap swimmers and generally overall swimming. Thanks.
July 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AsianCustomer This style is not for big hips
I am 5'2", 130 lbs with big hips. I could fit in Size 10 but I did not look good in it. Bottom part looked stretched out. Soft bra was not necessary, either. I have been using LL Bean lap swim suits for decades but the style I like sells out very quickly at the start of each summer in recent years and it is not available in other seasons. For perennial swimmers, this is very inconvenient.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deddle great fitting suit.
I immediately rinse and wash my suits after use. I wash in cold water. The color holds up well. I use Tide., wash and hang to dry. I would cry if the dryer ruined the elastic in my beautiful red and the blue swim suits.
I swim 2 or 3 times/week.
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deddle Great suit on big girls
I have this suit in the blue and in the pink.
Both are wonderful.
I have gotten quietly big in my old age and have to order a size 18. The 18 fits well and nice. No more skirted swim suits for me. Skirted suits made me look larger and older.
These tanks with their stripes hide everything. No more floating skirts.
I now have three of llbeans tanks. They are great.
Don't forget bean's shorts, capris, and skorts.
June 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 Love it but . . . .
I really like the look and fit of the Tank Suit in Tropical Blue/Black but the unmatched stripes on the back are terrible! The front of the suit is fine as it is one piece. The back is ridiculous! There are three seams on the back of the suit which gives 4 separate lines of stripes coming together and none of them come close to aligning - it looks as though it's made from remnants. I'll wear shorts to cover most of the back but really expected much better quality from Bean!
June 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by bertyg fades after a few wearings
just returned the 4th one due to fading along seams after a few (c. 8) wearings.
June 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by bertyg < 1 star
If I could give this item less than 1 star I would. I LOVE the fit and comfort of the suit and had several in berry and blue. I just returned the THIRD suit this week to Beans and have requested a refund. It FADES after a few wearings. I swim indoors in salt H2O and rinse after each use. The fading is not uniform, but is along the seams, most noticeably the back, so it looks like a very old suit. This one (in berry) faded immediately and after 8 wearings was unusable. I swim several times a week and have 20+ year old suits that have maintained color in worse environments. PLEASE, Beans, get a different fabric, but KEEP the design.
June 21, 2013