Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoorlover2 I really love these pants
I have the worst time finding pants I like that fit well. I'm 5'4" 120lbs and I like the 8 petite as I usually wear leggings underneath for warmth, and like my pants on the loose/comfortable side. I'm buying my second pair, I can't seem to keep the first pair clean and ironed quick enough to wear as much as I'd like.
May 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by stokelady comfortable stretch fabric but not at waist
I have had Southport pants previously and found them comfortable but this version seemed extra baggy in the hips and thighs and very tight at the waist. I would probably have kept them if the waist had been a little more generous making the the drawstring practical for adjustments. Length was good. Stretch fabric an improvement over basic cotton twill.
May 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joholmaas almost perfect
Almost. If these had belt loops, I'd be satisfied. Cotton stretches during the day, so with the weight of a smart phone, the pants will sag before the end of the day.
The drawstring is a worthless "design feature". It is too flimsy provide the support a belt can. Also, annoying. I remove them. I just returned some Southport pants, and now regret it. I'd hoped the new ripstop pants would meet my needs, yet the pockets on those are too shallow. So ironically, I'm purchasing more of these. I can add belt loops more easily then enlarging a pocket.
May 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ACityGirl Mixed review
I bought the first pair and they fix perfectly though a bit long; not long enough to cause a problem. I was pleased enough that as soon as I tried them on I ordered a second pair. The second pair was sized completely different. The length was shorter, the rise was uncomfortable and the waist was too tight.
I am giving the first pair a 5 and the second pair a 1.
May 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LandscaperLady Almost Perfect
I would say these pants are almost perfect, but they are the closest I can find to what I need, so I'll keep buying them again and again.
I am a very petite woman in the landscaping industry, so finding sturdy, comfortable pants that actually fit and have good pockets is a miracle. These even come in a petite length, which fits me perfectly.
These pants are durable enough to withstand repeated washings, but they don't last forever. So far I've been going through about 4 pairs a year, but keep in mind that I wear these for about 50 hours a week, and I put them through a lot. While being durable, they are also lightweight enough that I don't mind wearing them even when it's over 90 degrees out. They are also loose-fitting enough that I can fit long underwear underneath in colder weather.
I do, however have two main complaints. One is the lack of belt loops. It does have a drawstring, but for my job I need to wear a belt so I can attach pruners and other tools to it. To make up for this, I remove the button and strap that lets you turn the pants into capris, and I turn the straps into belt loops. It's more work than I'd like, but these are literally the only pants I have been able to find that actually fit me (and they're so comfortable!), so for me it's worth the effort.
The other complaint I have is one that will apply to anyone. There are some tags sewn into the pants behind one of the front pockets, and the edges of the tags can really irritate the skin on my legs. It's nothing that a few seconds and a seam ripper can't deal with, but it is uncomfortable to leave the tags, in my opinion.
Overall, these are great pants for a petite woman who's outside all the time. Never stop selling them!
March 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JMCM Comfortable Casual Pants - Finally in size 2!
These are loose fitting, comfortable pants. I bought several colors and like them all. One warning, though... I ended up wearing a pair on an 11 mile hike and the tags rubbed a raw spot on my hip. Would be nice if the tags were placed in a different location or somehow wouldn't rub. I am 5'4", around 117, and the size 2 is a comfortable, loose fit.
March 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BettyAna Excellent Pants
I'm 5'7" and 165 pounds with bit of tummy that makes it hard to find button pants that are comfortable. 14 regular fits perfect. The length is good and long enough to stuff into a boot and/or you can button them up for a cropped look. The colors are true. They do not shrink after a wash, They are soft but seem durable for spring and summer hikes. cargo pockets are generous. Side pockets are a bit shallow. Looks good with a tunic length shirt or a long Tee.
March 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ComfyTraveller Comfortable but disappointing details
I purchased these in two colors (plum and navy night) to wear on a trip to Scotland. I was looking for something heavier than convertible pants, but just as comfortable for travelling. These are comfortable and will be great on the plane. Some of the detailing is disappointing, though. Firstly all 7 buttons on both pairs are 1/8" thick, wide, and light bone colored (and lack the LLBean imprint). When clicking on the color changing images on the website, it leads you to believe the buttons match the pants ... nope! Instead they visually stand out unpleasantly, especially on the sides of the pants where the rolled up cuff button is placed. It made me feel like I was going to be videotaped for motion studies. Unlike other LLBean pants where the back pocket button is smaller than the waist button, these buttons are as large (and thick) as the waist button and would be uncomfortable to sit against if one were leaning on a hard surface. These pants are made in India. The construction is solid and they are well sewn, but the side leg seams shrunk a tiny bit on first washing, leaving a little bit of puckering such as is seen when the thread shrinks. The front slash pockets are shallow (2-5/8" along the side seam; I'd never put my cell phone or keys in there for fear of them falling out easily. A deeper pocket would have been more welcome, especially as a traveler and hiker. Finally, the colors are not deep and rich; they are more like 'previously washed'. The Navy Night was a dull blue, not a dark navy, and will be returned. I've replaced all of the bright beige buttons on the plum pants because I do like the fit, but I truly wish they had matched and were of the same quality as prior LLBean pants that I've purchased. I'm 5'4, 128 pounds, in my 60's and the size 12 fit great. I often have to decide between petite and regular; the regular was a good fit.
March 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Weeziewoo good
I don't buy clothes on line but took a chance with these - I am a little bit pear shaped and can be disappointed often with how pants grab around my thighs or gape at the waist. I pulled the size 10's on I ordered after measuring myself and looking at the chart, and they just fit perfectly. Wow. I am 5ft 6" and currently weigh around 150lb. The regular inseam is perfect, not dragging but not short (I am about 30.5") - very happy with the pants. I got them in pink, tempted to get another pair in another colour!
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NSBeangirl Love the pants
I purchased these in 18, which is my usual size. They fit very nicely, a bit more loose than the 1912 jeans which I also purchased (and also love), but comfy-loose, not sloppy-loose. They also look quite nice! I'm a very happy person today.
February 19, 2015