Rated 3 out of 5 by BeansRegular Not the Quality I Expect
These pants got such mixed reviews that I was very unsure about getting them. I do, however, have a small waist for my hip size, and that seemed to be the major issue with these pants, so I eventually did order both colors. At first, I thought that the fabric was pretty nice, a soft, thin, stretchy cotton that snapped back after stretching. The waist is smaller and higher, just as shown on the model in the online photos (her waist is pulling from the tightness), however the waist and hips fit perfectly for me.
Why only 3 stars then? The construction left a lot to be desired. While the waist and hips fit well, the transition zone between them flares out suddenly (again as shown on the model) almost as if to accommodate love handles (I have none), But worse, the upper side seams have very uneven stitching, and this occurred on both color pairs, so I have to think this is characteristic of this style. The khaki pair bulged out just above the front pocket (just where the model's left hand is) and the olive pair had generally uneven stitching on both upper side seams, making them look lumpy (never a good look) above and around the pockets. Because they fit so snugly in the waist, this made the lumpy stitching of the seams look worse and more prominent. This is just not the high quality of the majority of my pants from LLBean and I returned them. I think that these pants would do better in the favorite fit, with the slightly lower waist and less difference between waist and hips. If you get a good pair without the stitching problems that I found, and you have the small-waisted figure, you might really like these.
February 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CentralMaineGirl Good but...
I love these pants. However, I wish I had purchased the "medium tall" version rather than the "regular" version. I normally wear "regular" length pants but these pants shrink after being washed and dried (per the instructions on the tag) a few times. They also stretch out quite a bit during the course of the day, hence, the "somewhat loose" rating on the waist. I would buy the "medium tall" version today if it were available in my size, which sadly, it isn't.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PooPoo Very Comfy!
I just got these on Monday evening and wore them to work yesterday. They are very comfy. I just wish that they came in black and more color choices. I will definitely be ordering the khaki ones as well.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissySoph Perfect
Ordered these in khaki and loden and am very pleased with color, fabric and fit. Did have to order in one size larger, not happy about that, but am grateful the reviewers clued me into this and I was able to get it right first time. It is very difficult to find pants that fit well through the waist as so many are hip huggers now and slip down but these are wonderful.
December 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by adkmom Not a good fit
I am 5'1" and the petite was too short. That has never happened to me before. I ordered an 8, my usual size, and that was too tight. When you zipped the pants up they didn't lay flat where the button is, not very flattering. The price was great, but they had to be returned. Not very well made.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barl Perfect fit for me!
It is almost impossible to find pants that fit my waist and hips. I usually have to take in the waist or wear a belt and then it bunches and I can?t tuck in a shirt. These pants are perfect. I ordered a regular length size 6. I'm 5'4" and 120. The length is identical to what is shown in the photo. I am so pleased with these that I ordered the other color. The fabric is soft and immediately feels broken in. They also stretch so sitting is comfortable. LL Bean makes pants that fit me better than all other brands. Thanks LL Bean!
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by benjy0144 perfect fit
First pair of pants I bought that fit absolutely perfectly, including the waist. I did not order up a size as recommended, because the waist is always big on pants. They probably run small, but for a hard to fit small person - perfect!! Wish they came in more colors, I'd order every one.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sammysfarm I totally love these pants!
I took the recommendations of other reviewers and bought one size up and they fit perfectly! Even the length was perfect, and that never happens for me. I was able to wear them immediately without any alterations. I bought the khaki ones first and loved them so much I ordered the dark green ones too. Most of all they are so comfortable! I like where the waist hits and I like the size of the pockets. They are casual but are still nice enough to wear to work and have a very flattering cut. I have nothing but positive to say about these pants. I just wish that I could get them in dark navy blue and I would get those too.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by StarletMyra Great Pants and fabric
These pants fit great, they run short so if you are 5'4" or more buy Tall/Long. I am curvy, 5'5", waist 30, hips 39 and size 8 M-T fix is relax and very comfortable. They make me look skinnier. I wish they will make them with the same fabric in other colors like Charcoal, Gray, Black, etc., I will buy them all!
November 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CasualinBaltimore Order 1-2 Sizes Up
Sale price was great. After reading other reviews, I ordered a size 10 instead of a size 8. Still way too tight. Seemed so short, too, that I measured the inseam to be sure it was 30". It measured 30", but fit too short, probably because the pants were so tight. Order at least one size larger than you would normally wear. I'll be returning the size 10 that I ordered.
November 11, 2013