Rated 4 out of 5 by reefview LOVE THE PANTS - HATE THE WAIST!
Anyone who would wear knit jeans would, In my opinion, want to have a waist that also stretched. I am in my late sixties and have the lovely figure of 38x38x38. In other words, my hips are a size 6 and my waist is a size 20! What I Have found I can do to make these extremely soft and lovely made pants fit is this: I wash in cold water, remove and find a convenient doorknob, hook one side of the waist on the convenient doorknob and (carefully) pull and pull and pull. I then hang them to dry for 30 minutes or so and repeat until dry. By the time they are dry they are usually about the right size for my waist, and, of course, they do stretch a bit with wearing. Hope this helps someone else since I almost sent these back. For reference I am 5'3" and weigh 155. I buy an 8P.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ebbs Great jeans
These knit jeans are perfectly comfortable and a great fit. I am older, and will be able to wear these with a regular-length shirt rather than tunics only. The color Sea Salt is just barely off white, or natural--not beige, tan, or cream, but white. It is perfect for spring. Another color, Paperwhite, is offered in other jeans styles, and it is probably the color many buyers would want for summertime.
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SMatlock So Comfy
I am 5'8", 160 lbs. I have the over 50 shape. These jeans are perfect, sized right, just enough stretch, wear well, and are very soft. I have black, dark blue, and indigo. I order them as I hate tight jeans that don't give when you move. These fit the bill. They have washed well and generally wear well though I do a lot outside and occasionally I have snagged them but they haven't unraveled or anything just a minor blemish.
I wash cold water and hang dry. No shrinkage in length.
They do have a tendancy to stretch out but that doesn't bother me as I said before I hate tight jeans.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kjktsmom Love these jeans!
When I tried on the two pairs of comfort knit jeans that arrived in the mail today, I was thrilled by how comfortable they were !! I think one of the other reviewers said it--they're as comfy as sweats (but look MUCH nicer)! My only concern is whether they'll stay this way and not stretch out--then they'd be too big. I'll keep my fingers crossed:)
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by summersunfun Very Comfortable
I purchased the sea salt jeans and didn't realize they were the knit ones until they arrived. Was amazed at how soft they were and even more at how comfortable they were. I'm 5'7, 125lbs and got the size 6 med/tall. They fit perfectly, at waist and length. Loved them so much, I bought a black pair too. I read some reviews that said they became loose at the waist after wearing them for a while...so far, not for me - love them!! The most comfortable jeans I have ever owned.
January 27, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by ExpatMommy Inconsistent sizing
I ordered these jeans in a size 16 and a size 18. I'm normally a solid 16 in LL Bean apparel but sometimes the cut of the jeans can be too snug so I thought I'd try both sizes. The 16 was way too small, not just snug but I was unable to button them by at least three inches. (I even checked to make sure I didn't receive a 14 by mistake.) So I thought, no worries, the 18 should fit perfectly. But the size 18 pair was too big, loose at the waist and weird puckering on the hips! I checked reviews to see if they might shrink which would be great as the feel of the denim is nice and the midnight wash color is great, but the reviews are all over the place, some shrink, some don't. Sadly both will have to go back. Inconsistent sizing with LL Bean has been my biggest pet peeve of the last few years.
January 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanCustomer9 The best everyday jeans -- please bring them back!
These are my favorite everyday pants because they're flattering and so very comfortable. I wear them everywhere. My husband marvels at these jeans -- he says they look exactly like regular denim jeans, but they feel so unbelievably soft. The fabric is soft and stretchy so it really does feel like you're wearing lounge pants, but with the neat appearance of jeans.
I like the gentle flare of the boot-cut leg. I generally don't like a high rise on my pants, and I found the rise of these jeans comfortable -- not too high, not too low. The stretchy waistband does loosen up as you wear the jeans, so keep that in mind when trying on for size.
The one drawback of these jeans is that they're not warm enough for cold weather. The fabric is relatively thin and it feels very permeable to cold air. The wind goes right through it. I have flannel-lined jeans to wear during the coldest days of winter, but for the rest of the year these jeans are fantastic.
I noticed these jeans are no longer listed on the main webpage for women's jeans. I called Customer Service (L.L. Bean has the best customer service) and was informed the jeans are being discontinued for spring 2016. I hope they come back soon because I love these jeans and I strongly prefer the boot-cut leg to the straight leg.
L.L. Bean, please keep or bring back the Comfort-Knit Bootcut Jeans!
January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sloopie1 Love, love, love these jeans!
Have you ever had a pair of jeans you wore for years and finally got them "broken in"? Well, these jeans come to you with that same soft, broken in feel, right from the first moment you take them out of the packaging. If you are a curvy woman, these are the jeans for you. The fit is so very flattering from the minute you put them on and they stay that way all throughout the day. Did I mention they are so very soft and comfy? I own these in both black and stonewashed and wish I could get them in a chocolate or deep grey (hint, hint LLBean). I must admit the black ones fit a bit more snug than the stonewashed ones - not sure why - but not enough to size up for. These jeans are a winner and I highly recommend them for the curvy girls.
December 31, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by GreenCat Great idea, poor fit
I'm 5'6" and pushing size 14 right now but based on other reviews I sized down and got a 12. They fit fine at first but by mid day they were loose in the waist and sagging down. Not an attractive style. Wish it worked, love the idea of a pair of cozy jeans.
December 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HobokenLady Perfect fit
These fit perfectly and are really comfortable. I'm 5'3.5" and weigh 95 pounds. For some reason, the length is perfect as well, although usually I need to shorten pants.
November 12, 2015