Rated 5 out of 5 by erskinemom My son hates jeans. Super durable
I bought the cement color for my 4 1/2-year-old son. He will only wear pants that have an elastic waist. He is a big boned kid so he likes it loose around there. I needed to find him something for church/dress. These pants were awesome. He loved them, and they look great.
He wore these the day after I got them in the mail to church, when we came home we had company and I forgot to have him change out of them, ops. They were black, brown and green grass stains all over. I mean I thought they were done for. With a little pre-treatment I threw them in on a heavy wash cycle and presto! Good as new. I LOVE these pants.
September 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MLEF longer legs good, lower rise not...
Compared to the old version of the pants (which we loved!) this version has longer legs (which were a needed improvement) but a lower rise (which is not appreciated.) We like the easy pull-on style and pockets, but miss the roomier rise.
April 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChrisAndMilena Bought them again . . .
this is the third or forth pair in the last couple years we bought and plan to buy more. Just an all around good pair of pants.
March 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by MarylandJulia Not the same pants
We have been buying these for my 12 year old for since he was a toddler. They have been our favorite because of the thick, sturdy material and the elastic waist. This year he outgrew his size 12 and I ordered 16, thinking I would get 2 years out of these even though they would be long. The 16 is the same size in waist as the 12. He could only get them half way up his hips. He is of average weight at 115 lbs. Also, the material is noticeably thinner- when I hold it up, I can see light through it. The waistband is still the comfortable style as in the past and nice cargo pockets, but there is a definite sizing issue.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Losue Perfect pants for our son
We have an extremely active boy, and these pants not only made him happy, but have held up so far under some intense play. well done LLBean!
February 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by PugParent They have changed
My son has worn these pants for years, but on this last order we found that the cut must have changed. He was moving from a 14 to a 16. His old 14s were snug, but he could hardly squeeze into the new 16s. He is not chunky, but has always preferred the loose cut. I am returning all four pairs that I had bought, and am now on the hunt for new long pants. Disappointing
September 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by NewEngMama New "slim" size 14 is like old size 12.
My son has worn these shorts and pants for several years now, and every season I buy the next size up in every color. But this season that did not work because of the "slimming down." The strange part is that my son is very slim: He's 13 years old, about 4'10", and less than 80 pounds. He spent a very short time in the new size 14 shorts and pants because they really were not any bigger than his size 12 ones. Now he's in the slim size 16 ones, which seems rather silly for a small 13-year-old. Please, LLBean, go back to the old cut! And please extend the sizes so that he can wear them for a few more years!
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jakluc great fit
I love these pants for my son. He is handicapped and has a hard time with zippers and snaps or buttons. With these pants he can pull them up himself and not have to worry about zippers and snaps. He feels more independent by being able to pull up his pants by himself. It is very hard to find pants without zippers in a regular store and when you do they are so poorly made that they don't last.
July 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Psychmom Great fit
I ordered two pairs of these for required school uniforms. Great fit! Very soft and comfortable; well made, not likely to wear out soon!
July 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hazlanne Great for the PNW
I ordered these primarily for the adjustable waistband. My son is very thin, and it's difficult to find trousers that will fit. I agree with everything the previous reviewer said - they are still a little bit big, but overall they seem to be a quality product. The one thing I want to add is that we live in Washington state, and I think these pants are going to be perfect for our in-between summers: not too hot, and not too cold. We just ordered two more pairs in different colors.
April 19, 2015