Rated 5 out of 5áby urbanpath Comfortable and perfect fit
I really love these pants. They were perfect for travel. Very light weight, quick drying. I also love the feature to cinch the legs up to convert into a capri lenght. I am 5'4", 140lbs and the size 10 fit perfectly.
September 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby fanofllbean60 None of these come in 'Tall'
This review is not just specifically for the Vista Trekking pants but for all of the Active Wear Pants in this general price range. They all come in a nice range of sizes but none come in 'Tall'. I've seen medium tall but since my inseam is 35 inches the 33 inch medium tall is 2 inches too short. I'm disappointed that even LL Bean makes it difficult to find pants long enough for anyone who is not petite or average height. I've given up on finding longer than average tops, skirts or dresses but I'm not spending good money to buy pants that I know will be too short right from the start.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Taos Terrific pants for hiking, travel, sun protection
The third pair of Vista trekking pants just arrived yesterday. The first pair was bought for an upcoming trip to Spain because of the UPF protection, lightweight, zippered leg pockets and how well they drip dry (better than machine dry for wrinkle free appearance). They fit beautifully with a nice straight, not too wide leg and became my go to pants for everyday for the last 2 months here in New Mexico. All 3 pair will be going with me to Spain for everything from walking the Camino de Santiago to touristing in Barcelona. The granite color is actually chic (what a surprise for Bean). I was worried about the placement of the rear zippers for carrying a pack, but my day pack just clears them. For a full back pack the rear zipper placement could be an issue. For a product called a trekking pant, you'd think Bean would be more thoughtful about the design. Overall, the best warm weather hiking pant I've ever bought from Bean or any other manufacturer.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Windsor42 nice pants
These pants are so lightweight, so comfortable, and so good looking on. They do not bind at the waist. They stretch just a little. Inside the waistband is soft fabric, very nice against the skin. They feel cool in warm weather and keep in the heat when it gets chilly at night. Really good job on these, LL!
September 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby kjchj too baggy and run short and large
darned I wanted to like these; ordered 6 and really need just a 4; there is NO way to keep these things up; and this size is too baggy as well...nice summer weight and the roll up tab is a nice feature...darned if that whole size is sold out!
September 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby LLbeanreview Perfect for pear shape
Finally, a pair of pants made for us middle-aged pear shape women. This pant fit perfect for those of us with a smaller waist and a larger behind and thighs. Not too high waisted or too low. Also, the fabric is a lighter weight, which is great for hiking cuz I tend to get too hot. It will stretch out a littler, so order down a size or two. I am 5"5", 145lbs and typically order a 12. The 10 fit perfectly, but did stretch out a little, so I'm ordering a 8 to see how that fits. I took away one star, because the first day it snagged on some velcro on my jacket, but overall the fabric is light but very sturdy. Since pants are so hard for me to find that fit, I am ordering all of the colors.
August 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Adventurer26 Pretty nice
I am short (5'2") and have difficulty finding hiking pants in an appropriate length. A little disappointed that these don't come in Petites... However, I hemmed them and that was OK. One of the things I liked about these pants is that the waist almost comes up to my natural waist. It is hard to believe that so many stores are selling HIKING pants that sit 3" or 4" below the waist. How does that make any sense? It is really a challenge to find something that fits.
I had one problem with these pants--they pilled after 1 wearing and first washing. However, I called LL Bean and they replaced them immediately, with a second day delivery. GREAT service, Thank you LLBean for standing behind your products.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cloudburst Great pants for hiking the Grand Canyon!
These pants fit perfectly true-to-size and are very lightweight and quick-drying; they kept me cool, protected me from the bright AZ sun while I hiked, and washed out well in a motel sink and dried in a couple hours on a hanger. They are also tough -- I fell on the Bright Angel Trail at GC, but these pants didn't even snag. Plenty of pockets to keep essentials handy. Best hiking pants ever!
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NAD28 Love these pants but they are too short for me
I love these pants but I am 5'8" and they are a bit too short for me so I had to return them. If they came in medium-tall I would probably get them in every color. I purchased the Vista Trekking shorts and I love them.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Washingtonstatehiker vista trekking pants
Just what was expected. Tough, light. Size is what you would expect. (although 30 years ago I wore "the same size" but in the interim have gained 30 pounds.)
August 4, 2014