Rated 5 out of 5 by MTshopping Really like these
These arrived last week just in the nick of time...the arctic blast hit two days later! I work in a drafty warehouse (the one everyone LOVES unless you work in one). I wore them to work yesterday and was very comfortable even though everyone was complaining about being cold. Glad I bought two pair. I love my LL Bean silks but I think these will wear better and last longer.
November 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fredward Way too long
I am 5 feet 4 inches tall and weigh 110. I ordered size small. These pants would fit someone six feet tall. I wanted them to fit close to my skin, but they flap around. Needless to say, they are going back.
November 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by keldojo Soft & warm material but waist too uncomfortable
I decided to try the Heat Keepers as a base layer for walking my dog in the cold weather but even more so for being in a drafty home. So I was looking for something that would keep me cozy without my moving around. On that score, these pants seem to work well, or I should say I predict they would as I was not able to wear them long enough to really judge.
I often have issues with pants not being long enough, and was happy to see that these were long enough, unlike the Polartec ones I ordered (those were almost capris!) The biggest issue with the pants for me was the proportion. As I said the legs were long enough and not super-fitted like running tights or leggings but still fitted enough to wear comfortably under pants. While the legs are the right length, the area from crotch to waist is really, really long and goes up over my ribs. That in itself would not be a deal-breaker if not for the really thick, wide elastic used for the waist.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the waistband is really wide and feels really binding. It's not tight or digging in, but rather makes me feel like I am literally being bound and hits in an odd place. I tried folding it over, pushing it down, but it is just obtrusive no matter what. I am going to return the small and may exchange for a medium, though I fear that the thick elastic will be an issue.
November 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jimmysgirl VERY comfortable!
I would have given this item a five-star rating, hands down, IF the sizing were better. I usually wear small or medium in bottoms, but had to order a large, because the waist was much too tight in the smaller sizes. They are somewhat long, but because of the cuffs at the bottom, that is not a problem at all for my short(ish) legs. Really love these! Again, wish LL would offer more patterns, so I could order more! Best pj's ever!
September 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LatinFloridian Surprising comfortable
I ordered these pants for my recent trip to New Hampshire(I am here now, very cold. In teens. I have seen the difference, when I wear my jeans without them I am super cold but if I wear these, I stay warm.
I think they run a little bit big, which I am pleased about. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 167 lbs, so I am on the chunky side. My pants size is a tight 12 so I got these in a 10-12 going by the other reviews and I am glad I did, they fit very comfy. A little loose but not that much.
As far as the height, they are a little long but the tight bottoms keep them in place. Very pleased. Thank you L.L. BEAN
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LibraryBuzzard Love the fabric, can deal with the fit
I love the texture and feel of the fabric. They make a wonderful second layer at work in a sometimes chilly building. Also cozy under my nightgown on cool evenings. At 5'8" I typically find long underwear on the short side, but I think these could easily fit someone 6 ft. tall. The fabric is resilient and shapes itself so that it doesn't feel overly long or bunched up. The wide elastic in the waistband does tend to fold double, so I simply hand-stitched it to the top edge of the fabric. I would recommend them to a friend only if she were tall like me!
February 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BarkleysOwner Heat Keeper Pants>>>Too SHORT
Love the color & Warmth. I am tall and could 3-4 more inches in length.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by virginiagal2013 Great warmth and softness!
I was looking for some longjohns that were soft, warm, and lightweight and these pants hit on all marks - loved them so much I ordered 3 more pairs. I am short and they are a little long but I don't care about that.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaineGirl24 Best PJs!
I totally disagree with the other review. Because the leg openings have wide, yet close-fit cuffs, it doesn't really matter if they are too long because they won't drag on the floor. The material is soft and stretchy and the wide waistband is very comfy. I sized up so they would be a bit baggier for use as PJs. I got the matching striped top and get compliments on how cute they are! I am back to get them in another color.
December 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Scrollergirl great fabric, terrible fit
Was really disappointed. The fabric was soft and lovely, but the legs were impossibly long and the waistband is made from a heavy wide elastic that is not very comfortable and was uncomfortably snug for underwear. If you have very long legs and a tiny waist, you'll love these. The turtlenecks were fine and conventionally sized. The pants went back today.
December 24, 2013