Rated 2 out of 5 by MNShopperLLB Nice, but...
These pants fit very nicely around the waist, hips, and thighs, but the pant legs are too wide at the bottom. I almost felt like I was wearing bell-bottoms from the 1970s. While I am looking for "active" pants, I do not want to forgo fashion entirely. I will return these pants.
February 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by MaineGardeningGirl Great Idea - Poor Material
I love these pants, or at least I love the idea of these pants.
I LOVE that they're thin, and on the shorter side. I am short, but not thin, and found these to be great to go from warm weather activities like working in the garden, then off to run an errand "in public" where people might see me looking more put together.
Unfortunately, these pilled up in the thighs almost immediately, and I would worry that they will just fall apart in the thigh area if worn much longer. For the price, and the expectation that they would be an "active wear" garment, I expect them to hold up better than they have.
I am short and have to have even these pants tailored to fit me. To bring them back and get a new pair would require me to pay for yet another pair to be tailored in the hopes that they hold up better isn't worth it for me. I will try another style to see if they work better.
February 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NCVCo Glad I found these convertible pants.
I was looking for convertible pants that I could roll up and tried various brands looking for a flattering pair for my slim frame. Most brands are made for women with curves and hence look baggy in my hip area. LL Bean Vista Trekking pants are loose but not baggy and better yet, the rise is high enough so that the waistline is slightly below my waist allowing for a better fit for me. For women without hips, pants tend to fall down! Thanks LL Bean for offering different rises.
Minor improvements would be to have tabs on the inside of the legs to help keep the pants rolled up along with a higher set of tabs to further shorten the pants.
February 2, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by mmmpork Very Thin and Flimsy
I returned these because they were so thin and flimsy, they showed every lump and bump and I didn't find them to be flattering at all. I'm more of a pear shape, 38" waist and 50" hips. Most of my weight is at the lower end of my hips and in my thighs and I don't have as much stomach chub. I typically wear an 18-20 in L.L. Bean pants depending on the cut and don't usually need to have them tailored. These seemed like they were cut a little more straight in the hips and legs than other pants I've gotten.
Even if these pants hadn't been tight on me, I would have worried about the fabric rending over time. In addition, the fabric stuck to my skin if I had any amount of sweat on it. It just wasn't a good fit for me, I usually want something more substantial for hiking pants.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaxBanjo Great, except for one tiny thing
I love these pants! My only problem with them is that when you roll them up, there's only a button on one side of each leg, so the other side droops down. I'm having to add a button on the other side to correct this. For the price, couldn't they have added that obvious feature?
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chaud3 Great Pants - even for Overweight People
I rarely write reviews. I bought these in the summer of 2015 - praying for a pair of comfy pants that could hold my phone (large size) and wallet while out & about and hiking. As an overweight person, I am extremely picky about clothing - and it's hard to find something I like. I love these pants so much, I have since ordered 5 pair of these and 3 pair in the lined version (which fit the same). There is nice give to the pants, they are lightweight (easy to pack, taking up very little space), and practical - plenty of deep pockets for wallet, phone, and other essentials. I"m short (5'3") so the length is perfect - I see where they'd be short on an average or tall person. I wear these pants every day - as they are more comfortable AND practical than yoga pants or sweats or whatnot. The pockets and comfort make these my go-to pants (vs. my jeans, which don't have enough pockets or deep enough pockets to store anything). Wish there were more colors like slate blue - but the granite color is neutral. I highly recommend these pants.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HikeVT excellent all around hiking/outdoor/active pants
I've worn these pants three times so far, including while climbing at two different indoor rock climbing gyms. They stretch in all the right places, but retain their shape. I love the soft lining along the waist. Plenty of pockets but not bulky like a cargo pant. I would recommend for any kind of activity. Slightly more presentable than yoga pants and much more versatile.
January 6, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by iwiw wore out quickly
These pants are very flimsy, they don't have enough weight to hang properly and ride up around the ankles due to static. The fabric started to pill and show wear around the hips pockets and top of thighs. Not what I would expect from LLBean. Nice fit though otherwise.
December 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by EllenCC Perfect active pants
I needed pants that could go from dog-walking to the grocery store and these are perfect. I am 5'8" and 140 lbs. They are a bit short, but there was no tall length available. These are very light weight - not cold weather pants. Plenty of zippers/pockets for keys and phone, etc. Very comfortable - the 8 is roomy on me (my intention). These will get a lot of use.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mpawlowski extremely comfortable
Really love these pants just wish they were a little longer. They feel more like capri's.
Now to find more in other colors. :) Great pair of pants for traveling all day in the car.
December 2, 2015