Rated 1 out of 5 by Mirabel poor sizing
I had purchased some rain pants from LL Bean 10 years ago, size small, that have been great. They are pretty worn by now so I came to look for the exact same thing. These appeared to be the very same pants only now, the size is totally different. The small is enormous. They are in fact the same pants but LL Bean has changed its sizes to make you feel like you are wearing a smaller size than you really are. Calling a Medium a Small doesn't make you small. It's silly. I returned them and won't buy from LL Bean again with sizes that are so inconsistent with how everyone else uses the term. Shouldn't need a size chart for Adult S, M, L... These should be consistent with other brands.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE2CRUISE2 Pants and Jacket, Mens & Womens Worked Great
We bought these pants for a July trip to Alaska after checking out other styles at another retailer. The LL Bean was our 1st choice. The leg opening allowed us to easily put them on over boots on a small whale watching boat and kept our jeans completely dry. I liked the fact that they came in petite sizes and the Velcro closure allowed you to cinch them at your ankle. The trail model jackets were equally waterproof. The service at the Ross Park Mall store was great, even hunting in the stock room for my size.
August 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Trailrainpants Disappointing
I had a pair of the trail model rain pants for 10 years and loved them. I had to replace them recently so I ordered the same model and size that I had before, petite medium. When the pants arrived, I was extremely disappointed for find that they could better fit my husband than me. I am 5 feet tall and he is 6 feet tall. Because I liked these pants before, I will try once more, with a smaller size, but returns are not fun.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IceCreamSpringer Great rain pants
I bought these pants over a year ago and I still love them. I mostly wear them for dog walking on rainy days. They fit nicely over my jeans and I stay warm and dry. They clean up nicely and have lasted well.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moved2Samm Great fit over jeans, use for bike riding
After getting my jeans soaked from a recent 6 mile bike ride I wanted to find something more appropriate. They were a perfect fit and didn't feel too tight with jeans underneath. The lower leg has a flared panel with a zipper which I assume is to give room for boots. I'll also use these to do yard work when it's raining - best time to pull weeds when the soil is damp.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by asap Should have bought these a long time ago
I walk my dog in all kinds of bad weather, and always came back with wet pants...until I got these. I have worn them in pouring rain, a blizzard, etc and my pants and socks have come back completely dry (hooray!). I am 5'6" and bought a large to go over my jeans. Might have been able to wear a medium, but they are not a fashion statement. They are a necessity. Several other dog owners have now ordered them. You won't be disappointed.
January 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by pugetsounder Okay
This rain pant fits well over jeans. The only reason I gave it a 4 star rating is because I am a petite size - just under 5' 2" - and it would be nice if it came in petite sizes for the length. It fits over the shoe or boot without dragging if the Velcro closure is all the way over. I wear a 14 P. jean, and the size large is a comfortable fit without being 'huge' on me - as some large sizes can be. I don't mind the above the waist fit, as I wear the 'original fit' pants and jeans.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LorieU Great Pant
This is a great pair of pants not only for rain, but also for snow and wind. Last winter we had a lot of snow and wind and I put these over my jeans when I needed to be out shoveling or playing with our dog. These kept me dry and worked as a good wind block.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CycleSki perfect for rainy bike commuting
These rain pants arrived just in time for me to try them out on my rainy bike commute today. They were perfect. Fit right over my jeans, legs have a velcro strap so they didn't get in the way of the chain, and the ankle zips let me put them on and take them off right over my shoes. I am 5'3" and the length is just fine. They are a bit baggy in the legs but they are rain pants, so that was expected.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by izzidorable Waterproof, Sturdy, and Plus Size Friendly!
First off, thank you LLBean for not assuming that plus size means that you don't like to be active. Kudos.
I live in the Pacific NW and commute on my bike to work. That means that late autumn, winter, and early spring are wet. REALLY wet. These pants do a terrific job of keeping my clothes dry. They breathe relatively well (about as well as you can expect from rain gear) and fit comfortably over my clothes.
The only real complaint I have about these pants relates to the velcro on the ankles and the length of the pants. If they were about 2" longer, they would be great, the length would fit over all of my pants and I could velcro them closed with my pants safely tucked inside. Unfortunately, even at its tightest, the velcro doesn't give nearly a tight enough closure, leaving my ends of my pants flopping out and getting wet. I've taken to using a safety pin to keep them tight enough. It works, but it's not an ideal solution, and I can't just pull my pants off quickly once I get to the office or home.
Either way, I'll be purchasing a new pair next year.
Thanks LL Bean for respecting plus sized ladies!
October 2, 2013