Rated 4 out of 5áby David21 good value
First, a big thank you to Bean for bringing the Tropic-Weight pants back in a traditional plain front style.
I have 5 pair of the 'new' style and 3 pair of the older styles. I live in the south and it's surprisingly difficult to find nice lightweight everyday khakis. The Tropic Weight pants are a good value and I would recommend these pants.
I agree with the posters that noted the fabric is not as light as earlier models. To me, when new the fabric has a 'peached' type finish that's not really good for steamy conditions. That said, the pants do improve with age and are some of my favorite pants.
The British Khaki is a different shade than you might expect but it's grown on me, the taupe is a lighter shade than pictured and is great.
My suggestions for the suggestion box are: add a another shade of khaki, add a canvas waist liner, add odd waist sizes and give a cuffed hem option.
October 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Jackeb Strange fit
I bought these thinking they were basically the same chinos with a different fabric. I was wrong. The pant legs were long (32" should be the same from pants to pants). They also seemed to fit differently than other natural fit trousers. The colors also seem to be slightly different in real life. I returned them both.
April 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby lovegolf Fabric and drape not as good as original
I love my LLBean tropic weight pants that I bought years ago (natural fit/pleated). The fabric was lightweight and the pants looked decent coming out of the dryer. But the fabric in the current pants is not the same. It does not feel as light and airy, and thus is not as cool as the original fabric. It also doesn't drape as well. After wearing them for about a month, I have returned all three pair that I had ordered. I cheered when LLBean finally brought these tropic weight pants back in regular waist (not comfort waist), but my cheer has turned to disappointment. I think LLBean missed the boat in not ensuring that this fabric was as good as the original.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby CalSenior Such limited colors!!!
Fairly good pants though my impression is not as good quality or wear as they used to be. but the big complaint are the colors. I was very happy when I saw that Bean's was bringing back the regular variety and even some chino without comfort waist. But Im looking elsewhere due to the very limited color selection. The only dark color is the nearly navy blue. How about the dark tones available in the cargo pants. Cargo and even comfort waist are rather too casual for 'business casual'.
And please do not insult our intelligence about 'free' shipping. Its gotta come from somewhere and its often the quality. Old LL may be turning in the grave.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby RangerAngus I love them
I buy a fair amount of clothes from L.L.Bean , but had not purchased any chinos in a long time. I purchased these about a month ago and i think I have worn them every other day since, As promised they are light weight, ( I live in the tropics so thats great) , they hold their shape and they are very very comfortable. Over the last few years I had been purchasing much dressier chinos, at 3 times the price but was always disappointed in the comfort. you wont be with these, they are fairly unconstructed....and this leads to the light comfy feel
December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Wurselen Exceptional fit, style, and fabric
As long as they're reasonably durable (they look like they will be), I would classify them as my favorite pants ever.
I ordered more than one for each of the colors. (Knowing that outstanding items will sometimes sell out on LL Bean.)
Lightweight, breathable, and the nicest soft cotton. Pleasingly simple but stylish and well-tailored.
Natural fit: yea!
Plain front: yea!
Short inseams offered: yea!
November 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby Nocab Khaki is yellow
Pants are fine but Khaki looks yellow - the color is not what you see on the web site.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby jacksonbear perfect weight for 7 months of the year
I bought 2 pair of these lightweight chinos and have worn them out .
the weight is perfect and they stand up to a beating. I just bought 2 more pair for the next 2 years.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby ANonyMouse Bring back the odd waist sizes (31,33,35,etc.)
LOVE these pants. Tropic-weight fabric is great for life in the south. Pleased that you brought back the plain front chinos (DON'T like the cargo stye), but disappointed that only even waist sizes are available. Next bring back the plain shorts in the tropic-weight fabric!
November 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby gmiz1 not bad, but not what I expected
Pants are slightly heavier than last pair and not available pleated this time. Color is slightly more mustard than anticipated. Other than that, I like them.
October 30, 2013