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
Rated 2 out of 5 by AuntieJojo Okay but one pair snagged.
I bought two pair for a Galapagos cruise. They fit and were comfortable, dried quickly and served their purpose. I was disappointed that the granite pair snagged. I would have thought that a fabric intended for trekking, camping, hiking would wear better.
February 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by traveler72 Quick dry, comfortable.
These pants were bought for a trip to Panama and Colombia. The fabric is lightweight, quick dry and extremely comfortable so they are perfect for hot, humid weather. The only reason I did not give them five stars is due to the way they wrinkle......not good for travel! Also, the waist stretches out quickly and I found myself constantly having to pull them up. Usually the larger waist is a plus for me, being thick through the middle, but in this case it was too much. Because of the wrinkling issue I don't know if I will order more.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrewLeader Great for backpacking
The pants fit well and moved with me on a rigorous backpacking trip. I bought them based on the measurements in the size guide and the sizing was spot on.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gardenmum Perfect Work Pants!
I recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village build and took these pants, along with a couple of other pairs. I found myself washing these out every day and hanging them over the shower curtain to dry. I literally wore them every day at the build because out of all of the pants that I brought, these were by far the best. They are light weight, comfortable (extremely!), and durable. It was very hot during the build but I was cool in these. They are breathable, and dry quickly, and they wash up like new. If you could see them now, after being covered with dirt, cement bits, clay and everything else, you'd never know I even wore them. I'll be back for more!
November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mysteryfan1024 Like these a lot!
Pros: Nice soft fabric, lots of pockets, belt loops
Cons: waist is a bit loose - how about making it tighter and adding a little elastic?
Also, the quarter pockets could be deeper. I am afraid my iPhone 4S (i.e., small for an iPhone) will slip out.
Overall, I like to wear them - the fabric feels so nice!
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by altaskier PERFECT FOR ME
I always have problems with pants fitting my long rise. I have been searching for a hiking pant that works for my fit problem. I always order a size up to get the rise long enough. But that has not worked on other LL Bean hiking pants until I tried these. Although I did order a size larger than usual, the stride is perfect for me. I also love the light weight fabric and stretch. I know I will enjoy these. Plan to order another color!!
October 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mom22teens Ditto to the review below "Not What I expected"
I ordered these pants and shorts for a trip to the Galapagos and Peru. I am 5'5", 140 pounds and pear shape. When I tried them on they seem to fit relatively well. But the material was so thin that I didn't think they'd hold up well to the hikes/travel and would probably show panty lines and everything else. Took them back. I had ordered a similar pair from an LLBean competitor and will be taking them. Much stronger material without being heavy.
October 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JanitorJan excellent styling but way too big
These pants are light and airy with lots of handy pockets. However I had to buy one size down and even still the waist is loose. I plan to take it in. The rest of the fit is nice which for me means loose fitting.
October 26, 2014