Rated 4 out of 5 by SeniorActiveWoman Comfortable and Flattering Appearance
I bought these over 6 months ago before scheduled surgery. They have been washed many times including once by my husband who threw them in hot water. They still look good & have just enough stretch to be comfortable & seemed to have survived the one time hot wash that some of my other clothes did not. I wore these pants almost constantly after surgery and appreciated the soft feel. They are a bit big in the lowered waist now that I have lost some excess water retention, but still wear them with a thin belt to compensate for a waist that seems big. I weigh 145lbs. at 5ft. 6in. & size 12 fits well but a bit too big in waist.
I love the cargo pockets but wish they were a bit bigger to hold my iPhone 5s more easily. They were perfect for the iPhone 4s.
I wish they were available in some other colors. I also notice lately that so many pockets are a bit skimpy. My personal preference would be for a bit higher waist option - closer to LlBeans original fit. I wear these with my longer & looser tops.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatTN Great for cooler weather, hoping good for warmer.
I intend to cut these off and use them for "Cargo Shorts" as I cannot find STRETCH Cargo Shorts . I fear they will be too warm for summer, but I want and need CARGO STRETCH and these I am familiar with . I am willing to tough it out for the 'known' need and fit I want. Will buy more if not too warm for summer.
#Had to return my first purchase for being too large... at my expense, of course! They do run a tad large.#..I may have been able to shrink them by drying in the drier, but prefer hanging clothes to prevent such uncontrollable 'shrinking'. But, these are the best comfortable jeans EVER, so am gambling my cutting to short lengths works out well.
May 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuperSpry So comfortable / Phone pocket
These comfort knit jeans really live up to their name. I can move my legs into any position without feeling constrained. I can slip the jeans on and off easily. The cargo pocket is great for my cell phone. And even though my phone is smaller than most I see around, I still can't snap the pocket tight when the phone is in it. A deeper cargo pocket would be wonderful. The availability of more colors would be greatly appreciated.
April 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CooneyGram I Can't Get Enough Of These Jeans!!!
I live in these pants (jeans!) and I live in fear that LLB will discontinue them. Accordingly, I ordered 5 pair yesterday when they were on the 2-A-Day Markdown. They are as comfortable as sweatpants but look and fit like high end jeans. What more can you ask! Some reviewers complained about the pockets. They do NOT stick out - in fact you have to really look to even tell they are there. The waistband does stretch during the day but I tend to have a bit larger waist and small hips. It works perfectly.
April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by musicgrandma Favorite pants
These are the most comfortable pants I own. I am a Bean XS and I ordered these in size 4 - they fit very well now, and I think they will still fit well if I happen to put on a few pounds. The fabric is thick enough so that they are warm enough to wear in our DC winters. The blackish color goes with everything, and I didn't have any experience of the color fading or running.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CameronHP Finaaly a jean with it all
Finally a jean that has 2 cargo pockets , they are slim legged and they stretch . I am a very practical person and want my cell phone on me all the time so I am constant search for pants with cargo pockets. One can not generally find it in jean. But LL Bean did it and these jeans are not frumpy like few cargo Jeans I have found. I agree the pockets can be a bit longer, and they do run a bit big and I do hope they will make them in more colors . thanks
February 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arlenick Have 2 pair already!
I am very happy with these comfort jeans. Just enough stretch to make them look good and fit comfortably all day. I am a senior with a "few" figure flaws, including a thick waist. With the forgiving waistline of these pants, I look pretty good. Highly recommend.
February 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by HowdidIgetthisold Interesting "Jeans"
The weight of these jean-type pants makes them a little warmer for winter than others, plus the knit fabric makes them VERY comfortable. For those reason, I'll keep them. I found them to run a little loose, even though I ordered a 12, when I normally wear a 14. I'm 5'3" and agree with other reviewers that they run long. They look dumpy with athletic shoes. The fit is appropriate for someone who is pear shaped, so it's a little loose in my upper thighs. The cargo pockets are attached to the pant leg with metal snaps, which get very cold on a chilly day and are a little shocking when they touch my skin.
As I said, I'm keeping them and just wanted to register my thoughts on some of the finer details.
February 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanieFromOhio Almost perfect
I originally purchased these in my regular size 10. They fit everywhere except for my waist. I am thicker in the waist area and was surprised that these were way too loose in that area. I never have a gap problem in pants, but I did in these, so I returned them and exchanged them for a size 8. The new pair arrived yesterday and I tried them on today. They still fit everywhere, but there is still a tiny gap in the waist. Not sure what's up with that, but I am keeping these and will wash them to see if there is any shrinkage in that area. They do feel very comfortable though and I'll have to see if they stretch out during the day or if they are going to require me to wear a belt before I decide if I will keep these or not. I'm hoping they will be fine.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travelinlight17 My favorite pants this winter!
Extreme comfort, perfect straight, slim leg for me. The only improvement I would make in the design would be to make the cargo pockets a couple inches longer for my cell phone which was the main reason for purchasing. I love these so much that I bought another pair. I wish they had black as well as other colors. White and off-white would be awesome for spring and summer! Even capris would get my $$! I have had no issues with color running or with fabric stretching out. Thanks Bean - please keep 'em coming!
January 27, 2015