Rated 1 out of 5 by cheers2u2 Poor design
I was hoping that other reviewers were wrong, but they are not. These pants are just not designed correctly. It is like the waist and pant legs are mismatched. I wanted these to work!! Have to send them back.
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AntiFashionista Weather? What weather?
I went to grad school at UNH and discovered these pants in the nick of time. For 3 years, I endured temps from crisp fall to sub-zero winters and never had to wear long johns; then I returned to SoCal and donated them, kicking myself ever since. They haven't changed in the 15 years since I bought my first pair: heavy denim blocks the wind and the fleece traps warmth. They're perfect for sitting all day behind a desk, driving a long road trip, hiking, or going to the store. They're perfectly sized, roomy, but but not too baggy like sweats. Pockets are strong and deep--totally functional. Size 12 feels the same as size 12 15 years ago.
January 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anne1van They stretch :(
Loved them for about 10 minutes and then they began to stretch. The crotch got baggy and uncomfortable. I don't do well with that look.
January 23, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by mountaincat2 worst fit I've ever tried on
I was so excited to get fleece lined jeans. Ordered them in my normal size 8. When I received them, I could not even get the waist anywhere near closing! I talked to customer service and we decided to try a size 14, three sizes up. Unfortunately, when I received these and tried them on, they fit perfectly in the waist, but looked like clown pants - huge in the hips and legs. Needless to say, I'm returning them again and not reordering another size. It is unfortunate that LL Bean has not made a change to the fit of these jeans, based on the reviews that I have now read. I'd love to get some fleece lined jeans, but these are not the ones to buy.
January 15, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by 101lmfn Not meant for mature woman
These pants didn't even come close to fitting around the middle while large in the legs. Many mature women have curvy hips and expanded waists unfortunately and these are meant for curveless women. Disappointed. Wish LLBean offered true women's plus sizes in pants. Their tops are available and usually run large. Strange that they can't get the pants and tops to work together properly in sizing.
January 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dineen Great item... disappointing fit!
I've been shopping LL Bean for over twenty years and I have loved most of the items I have purchased. But THESE JEANS DRIVE ME MAD!! I've bought the regular jeans and the lined Bean jeans and there is a marked difference! As nearly every single review will state, the waist is VERY tight. I actually went up a size higher than I would normally buy and it was still TOO TIGHT! Suffice it to say the rear is baggy but I can't bend at the waist without turning purple! I would happily order two sizes up if I could but now they are sold out! So I guess I will have to wait until next year.
This waist issue has been an ongoing problem in the lined jeans and I just don't understand why Customer Service will not recognize the problem and correct it!
Other than the fit problem, they won't be the most stylish pair of jeans in your closet, (they are pretty much "Mom jean" in style) but they will keep you wonderfully warm and the higher waist helps keep the cold out when you are bending or stooping... provided the waist will let you!
December 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BARB45ohio perfect
i wear a 18mt and i always buy them they keep my legs so nice and warm use to live in maine where temps in the dead of winter go down to minus 30...if your legs get cold these are the ones to buy
November 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MissyS7077 Disappointed
I have been wanting fleece lined jeans for a long time. I received the package just a few hours ago and was excited to finally try them on. I live in Michigan where the Winters have been very cold and snowy. I am 5'9 and 145lbs and I work out daily. I thought I belonged on Saturday Night Live when they had the "mom jean skit." I ordered a 10 M/T. The length was perfect but the legs were huge and the waist was tight and very high. Very disappointed and will exchange these for something else.
October 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Softie3 careful of size
I've had these pants for a few years.... Unfortunately I was growing out of them. So I ordered the next size, a 14. I honestly can't tell any difference except in the leg - not where I needed it. I love these pants so much, I'll continue to 'suck it up' and pray I'll eventually lose those pesky pounds!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RuralTraveler Perfect for freezing weather
Normally I wash new clothes before wearing - these jeans arrived on a morning that was well below freezing, single-digits cold. I put them on immediately, and wore them daily for a solid week. No bagged knees, no bumpy pilled fleece, just warm comfort. I'm 5'3" and definitely getting round as I age - size 16 regular was perfect. Pockets could be deeper/larger for phones, etc - but then the jeans wouldn't be as flattering. These could be too warm to wear indoors unless thermostats are set low. After washing, the fit (including length) was still good and the fleece smooth and pill-free. (An added bonus: the bright red fleece adds a little zip to drab days.)
February 25, 2015