Rated 3 out of 5 by ibstevie Mr
I haven't purchased any tropical cargo pants, at least not in the past few years, but I do have some ideas for improvements to this marvelous pant creation. Traveling and cargo pants were made for each other. It is time for an update, however.
First, invisible zippered cargo pockets. The zipper is the most valuable feature a pocket can possess against loss or pilfering, with the new designs that don't call attention to the pocket (like those humongus flaps on traditional cargos) they are considered a necessity in my travels. I've been in high pick pocket areas where a tug on a zipper would be a welcome crime preventative.
Secondly, all of the pockets should be generous without being cargo-oversized. My exercise pants have small vertical zippers on the thighs that are excellent stuff pockets for a wallet or keys-- an excellent idea that could be incorporated into a cargo pant.
When you're not trying to impress a boss, or you are the boss, all you need is functionality. Thanks, LL Bean, for being number one in that department.
February 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bobrien Not as pictured!
We have purchased two pairs of these pants in blue and brown. They were as pictured and have worn great. No complaints! HOWEVER - do not order the "British Khaki!
What a disappointment! The color is a streaked washed out yellow. So disappointing. Now, I have to pay to ship something back that isn't even close to what is pictured on your website! LL Bean - you really failed on this one.
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guadalajara Perfect summer pants
First of all, please do not complain about wrinkles if you buy all-cotton clothing.
These pants are lightweight and breathe; almost as comfortable as shorts. Perfect for those occasions where shorts are not appropriate to wear, but you want something cool, stylish, and comfortable.
Even though the fabric is light, the weave is tight and the quality of construction is immeasurably better than similar department store pants. Pockets don't fray, waistband doesn't roll, buttons are heavy, sewing is tight.
I am going to buy a pair in every color, and even wear them in the winter over long underwear!
September 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rob4732 Great cargos
I love these pants, but I wish there were other colors(like black). I tried dying a pair, but the stitching doesn't dye well and the pants don't look right afterwords.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jayna Best Pants For Summer and More
I love these pants. I'm a women who sometimes purchases men's pants because of their excellent fit, materials and construction. I bought a pair a long time ago for my husband and he really likes them. So I tried them, too since I don't wear pants that are slim-fit and/or below waist designs or contain artificial stretchy fabric. These are the most comfortable, breathable and wonderful pants to wear if you are outdoors and need pants during the warmer months or even during periods of extreme humidity. The material is soft but strong and the pants retain their good looks after repeated laundering. I have virtually worn one pair into threads -- that is how much I like these pants. The pockets come in very handy and I use them to hold my keys and cell phone while working. The waist hits me perfectly because I like pants that fit at the natural waist and NOT BELOW! There is plenty of room in the seat and thigh area to allow for movement and bending. I purchased another two pairs this year and will probably get a spare as well. They are the only pants I wear during the Spring and Summer and I hope L.L. Bean will continue to offer them and will NOT CHANGE THE DESIGN OR FIT! Again, I highly recommend these pants to both men and women. They are worth the price.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laska Perfect for Women
Finally, exactly what I've been seeking. Way better than any of the women's cargo pants I've tried and returned from Bean and others. Comfortable, sturdy, good fit. Nice, big front pockets. Cargo pockets that are placed correctly (for some reason women's pants have them so low down you have reach way down to get anything in or out), no Velcro or buttons impeding access to the cargo pockets, great pleats that allow the pockets to lie flat when empty but still hold quite a bit if necessary. Belt loops, and a properly positioned waist (why would anyone want hip-hugger cargos??). A variety of inseam options since men come in different sizes whereas there is apparently only one ideal length for the female leg. A nice mid-weight cotton material. Slight shrinkage after the first washing.
I wear Size 8 med-tall in Bean's Double L relaxed fit jeans for women. I ordered size 30 x 30. Perfect fit at waist and the below-waist region. I might get another pair with 32 inch inseam as these might be a tad short, but those might be too long. Any possibility of offering one-inch increments for inseam?
I am a little freaked out to see these are on sale, but I hope that's just for certain unpopular colors. Sage is a great color; please keep that one. Love These Pants.
April 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by RobertVJ Material poor & color misstated
Had previously purchased Double L Cargo Pant which I was very happy with; however, I was informed that LLB would not be carrying them this year. The fabric didn't wrinkle and the Khaki was Khaki.
These pants have a fabric which certainly is not wrinkle resistant, actually came pre-wrinkled. And the color was terrible. Ordered British Khaki and the color was more of a light yellow-brown.
April 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beachcomber70 Get Rid of Comfort-Waist Design Element
Bought 2 pairs of Tropic-Weight light colored cargo pants last year. Loved them & still wear them! Now in 2014, I wanted to add some basic pleated chinos in the tropic-weight fabric to my wardrobe...
Come to find out that tropic-weight, pleated chinos only come in "Comfort-Waist style" The comfort-waist feature is the worst design feature that can ever be added to a pair of pants. The over-lapping fabric destroys the fine fashion line and makes men's pants look like they are poorly designed. Please send the comfort-waist feature to the wastebasket... Thank you
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adamscar112 Just Right!
I orderd two pairs of these pants to wear in Florida last year. They were very comfortable and just the right weight. Love to wear them so I ordered two more pairs this year. Wear well. Fit well. Like the fact that I can get my exact waist size. Like the colors. Do well in the washing and dry quickly. Little or no ironing. Well worth the price. The ones I bought last year still look and wear like new. Do not shrink or fade. Do get a little more of a stonewashed look after many washings. Order came promptly and like the free shipping.
December 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by vegwalker Good, but...
Very comfortable for regular Florida wear, but unreliable availability for some colors and sizes.
December 11, 2013