Rated 5 out of 5 by Hiker9 Nice Pants
Very comfortable fit and nice, light-weight material. I don't like anything tight, and these fit perfectly in the waist, hips and legs. Fit is true to size. Sits slightly below waist.
July 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by outdoorplantwoman Pretty awesome pants for really hot, messy days
When I tried these pants on in the store, I couldn't believe how lightweight they were. Even though they are light and keep the legs well ventilated, they are strong too! I bought them over a year ago, and have spent many many hours doing field work, slogging through marshes and swamps, tripping over thorny vines, crawling on hands and knees under thick vegetation, and sometimes getting soaked up to my waist in them. They haven't ripped at all-- although the fabric isn't as orderly and smooth as when I first bought them, but no big deal for me-- soil washes out pretty well, they dry so fast, and they are, again, really lightweight. The light color is great for being able to spot ticks crawling up the legs. I think they are more fashionable than the average LLBean pants, too, which is nice, though I would rather them sit still lower on the waist. When I tuck my shirt in, they just look too dorky. Also, they are too short for me! I wish they were offered in extended lengths. I like the side, mid-thigh pockets-- they're good for things that you don't want to sit on or squash in the other pockets. These are my go-to pants for messy summer work in the outdoors.
July 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by campingkat Bought a second pair!
I purchased a pair in granite last year. I usually roll the pant legs as these only come in regular and I am 5' 2". Nice, light weight fabric for hot days. The pants snagged, but that did not stop me from purchasing a second pair in sandstone #I think I might have been happier with olive green.# I had to enlarge the buttonhole on one of the tabs #the button would NOT fit through the existing buttonhole#.
Size 6 is a little large in the waist while somewhat snug in the thigh. The thigh loosens up after washing and wearing a few times. I would be reluctant to purchase these if I did not have a few L.L. Bean coupons to lower the price.
June 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 Stretchy Hot Fabric Converted to a Skirt
When I got these I was happy that they were so lightweight and thin for a long camino pilgrimage in hot weather. But just wearing them while doing some light yard work I discovered they were not something I could take on my trip. First, they really stretched, so much so that I didn't have to unzip or unbutton them to go the bathroom. Second, even with the light activity of just mowing the lawn on a riding lawn mower, I felt like my legs were encased in a highly non breathable fabric.
But this story ends well. I loved the fact that these pants have 6 great pockets (4 with zippers). This made impossible to take them in. I thought about it for a while and decided to convert these pants to a skirt.
I found a diy instructions on converting a pair of jeans into a skirt. The hem was a little wavy after machine hemming a 1 inch hem but for hiking thats okay.
Now, if they stretch during use that will just make them a low rise skirt. And the light weight fabric, now not surrounding my legs, makes them a cool skirt. I already planned on taking a hiking skirt, so this will be perfect. Will be bringing wool tights to wear under this lightweight skirt when the weather gets cooler as I approach Northern Spain.
June 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtCatNightOwl Love these pants!
I have these pants in all the colors. They feel true to size. I wash on delicate and dry on low for a few minutes then hang to finish drying. No wrinkles. I wear them to work because they are so comfortable and easy care. Would buy in navy or black, too, if they were offered.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kristykat44 My favorite hiking pants
I hike fairly strenuously every weekend. And these are the pants I always reach for. If they aren't clean, I sometimes dig them out of the dirty laundry; that's how much I love them! As others have mentioned they are VERY thin material. But I haven't found them to rip or snag at all, and I've even done some yard work in them. I have them in the gray and they don't show sweat either. I love the way the waistband is lined in mesh, it's very soft and keeps me from getting sweaty waist, even in a pack. I'm 5'8" and the length is right on the edge of too short, but as I generally roll them up, it's a non-issue to me. They are fine when I roll them down, but if you are any taller than me then my guess is that they'd be too short. My only suggestion to improve them is that LL Bean add tabs to secure the roll-up on both sides of the leg instead of just one as they are now. By the end of a 10 mile hike the rolls are always uneven, sagging, unrolling. One tab is fine for regular pants, but for a performance pant, I think the security of two tabs makes sense. But other than that I couldn't be happier with them. I'm going to buy another pair soon!
May 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by luna1 Comfortable rise
Agree with previous reviewer who noted that hiking pants often have a strangely short rise. This rise is comfortable on a longer torso. Fabric is smooth. They look presentable enough that you could wear them around town when you needed to look decent.
May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katheethecamper Comfortable
These pants are fantastic. They are thin, and you can feel wind through them, so they should be worn in warm weather. The waist is to you belly button, and they are full in the hips, so they are great for curvy women. I'm 5'4" and 155 lbs. (I have small waist, and moderate hips and thighs). I'm an active hiker. I usually wear 12, but I bought 14 and they are fantastic. (The measurements online for hips are accurate) I just ordered two more pair for hiking in Montana. Not for cold weather. Feels like you are wearing nothing.
April 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by outdoorlife888 Don't understand the high reviews
Based on the great reviews I was looking forward to wearing these shorts and long pants for hiking, camping, canoeing, etc. The fabric is SUPER light weight - in fact pretty unsubstantial, more like lingerie!! Nothing between me and a rock :) Also, when I'm hiking etc, I'm working hard - and sweating. This fabric shows wet pretty dramatically. I got the shorts in granite, the long pants in sandstone - both had that problem. The waistband is too big, so they slip down. I think the entire garment would stretch significantly with any use. I'm 5'4", 138 lbs, active. They are going back!
April 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Luv2Go Very Light Weight - Depends on What you Need
The fabric of these pants is very light weight. If you are in hot weather or out on the trail in warm weather, they would probably be great. I wanted pants for travel, though. I need a little more substantial fabric that will keep a neat appearance. These didn't seem like they would keep a neat appearance like the Comfort Trail Pants or the Conway pants. The fit wasn't as flattering as the fit of the other two pants mentioned above. These seemed to run somewhat on the roomy side.
March 14, 2015