Rated 1 out of 5 by Prettycat not comfortable
I have ordered the pleated front pants many times... the ones with the regular waist... and wore them all out. Now those have been discontinued and replaced by these with elastic in the waist. They are very uncomfortable and look awful, all bunchy up around the waist. Please, please bring back the regular waist pleated fronts!!!
December 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NorthernWIShopper When did the sizing change?
For years, LLBean Baysides have been my daily wear. I have worn a size 14 for 15 years and purchased replacements as the years have passed. Recently, I ordered two new pairs in different colors and can barely get them buttoned. I sent them back for the next size up, which are too loose. Bring back the old sizing!
November 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mybear New Pleated Bayside Twills
I have worn the pleated twills for years - without the comfort waist. Now the comfort waist is the only option. I DO NOT like the comfort waist. It is anything but subtle. PLEASE bring back the non-comfort waist. I WILL NOT be purchasing more of the comfort waist.
November 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by verydisappointed3 Horrible Fitting Pants
I've wore this style of pants for multiple years, mine are several years old and now need to be replaced, so I ordered the exact same size, color, fit, and in-seam. I ordered three pairs, each in a different color. They are so tight I can't get them buttoned, even though the in-seam is the same length, they hit almost an 1" higher on my leg making them look short and ill-fitting and unwearable at work. DO NOT ORDER THESE PANTS if you liked the older style, they must have been "new and improved" for the worse. I wanted to score it as zero stars, but that was not an option. I have always loved the quality, fit and style of EVERYTHING I've ever ordered from LL Bean. But now I must look for another company to purchase my work pants from, I'm very disappointed and upset!
October 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PhotoWoman Why change a winner?
I'm with everyone else on the waistband here. I wear these pants to work and love the pleats. The pants are just professional enough for my job. Now my current pairs are wearing out and I need to get more of these, but arrived here to find that the pleated pants now have this juvenile waistband and that talls have vanished. Please, please offer these without the bunched up waistband and in tall sizes! it is so hard to find decent pleated pants and I just hope that LL Bean listens to its customers and brings back the old style before my pants totally self-destruct!
October 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by HerendeenM Favs are gone!
Loved the pleated twills without the comfort waist. The comfort waist just doesn't fit the same. Please, please, please bring them back. The more colors the better.
October 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mediumtallGranny So Sad!
Please, oh please bring back the Bayside pleated pants WITHOUT the comfort waste!
October 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NoComfortWaist Disappointed!!!!!!
Disappointing in that after shopping at LL Bean for years that when customers point out that the Bayside Twill Pant w/Pleats and no comfort waist is what they prefer they still elect to discontinue it rather than keep all customers happy and offer both. I would rate this version less than poor but I was not given that option and if you look at the photo's provided you can see for yourself how ridiculous they look w/the elastic all bunched up in the back. Trying to remedy a waist band issue by having it expand from 27" to 33" inches is totally ridiculous. Plz bring back the original pleated version!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Complaint Bayside Twill/Talls
Please bring back the Tall for women in Bayside Twill original fit with pleats or plain front. I have purchased these often through the last 20 years.
October 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by llbean4longtime Bring back the no comfort pleat!!
I have been purchasing the pleated twill bayside for many years and went to purchase more for work and no longer an option! Bring back the no comfort waist pleated that looked professional, wore well, and fit perfectly! I used them all year in several colors and they were my go to pants as need to have washable but professional looking for my work! SO disappointed that these are not available.
September 27, 2014