Rated 4 out of 5 by JilinGA Comfortable
Haven't actually worn it yet but when trying it on I find it very comfortable EXCEPT for the elastic around the rear end leg openings. I ordered a "long" specifically so I wouldn't have to tug it down constantly, but this one just sort of drooped in the back so I just sewed some elastic on the back leg holes and now fits much better. I don't really blame the suit since it may have fit better in a size 12 instead of the 14, but didn't think the rest would have been as comfortable. And it may be because my rear isn't as round as it should be, it's more on the flat side!
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kcp4art Never try on another bathing suit!
I bought this style several years ago, and was very pleased with the fit and the style. I never have to tug it back into place, no matter how active I am. The first one that I bought has held up for season after season of swimming and water aerobics, and did not fall apart like other non-chlorine-resistant suits that I bought at the same time have done. I was a little concerned that the style or fit might have changed when I ordered another recently, but it fits exactly as well as the original does. As long as LL Bean offers this suit, I will keep buying them. Never again will I have to face the trauma of trying on bathing suits!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Babatofive Perfect fit; comfortable
Wore this for the first time today to swim at the Y. It's my first LL Bean suit and wow is it comfortable! Obviously a basic style suit, but perfect for laps. I've always needed a long; I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs -- the 10 long fits great. So glad to find a suit that fits so I can throw out my old ones! (the testimony on the site sold me!)
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by eileen512 Fits great, lasts long.
I have had several of this style suit over the years and swim in chlorinated pools. I usually rinse the suit in water and hang it outdoors. I need a long, and this always fits well and stays where it's supposed to. I have had several colors. In Texas summers, I swim most days. It's not fancy, but it sure feels good and I've taken it on many trips.The elastic in the back of my black suit has given out, so I'm getting another. Most of my suits end up this way, but I've had good wear from it. Any chlorinated pool is hard on suits.
November 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BonnieJG Fades quickly
After only eight wearings in a saltwater/chlorine pool, this swimsuit had considerable fading. The extensive fading makes this swimsuit not wearable.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kris124 Basic
I wanted a basic suit and and am very happy with it. I ordered 18w and it fits well. I expressed shipped it and it made it to my door a day early, bonus. I was worried about the back being too low, but it isn't. I was pretty desperate for a suit, it's september and I was left with online being the only way to get a suit. It turned out to be easier than finding a suit in the store.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chestnuttrees Comfortable and great fit.
Your customer service department was very helpful in assisting me with the method of fitting the tank suit.
The tank suit fit exceptional well, very comfortable and colourful. The video you offer on-line showing the long distance swimmer sold me on these suits turning out to be a positive experience. I would recommend this suit to all lap swimmers and generally overall swimming. Thanks.
July 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AsianCustomer This style is not for big hips
I am 5'2", 130 lbs with big hips. I could fit in Size 10 but I did not look good in it. Bottom part looked stretched out. Soft bra was not necessary, either. I have been using LL Bean lap swim suits for decades but the style I like sells out very quickly at the start of each summer in recent years and it is not available in other seasons. For perennial swimmers, this is very inconvenient.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deddle great fitting suit.
I immediately rinse and wash my suits after use. I wash in cold water. The color holds up well. I use Tide., wash and hang to dry. I would cry if the dryer ruined the elastic in my beautiful red and the blue swim suits.
I swim 2 or 3 times/week.
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deddle Great suit on big girls
I have this suit in the blue and in the pink.
Both are wonderful.
I have gotten quietly big in my old age and have to order a size 18. The 18 fits well and nice. No more skirted swim suits for me. Skirted suits made me look larger and older.
These tanks with their stripes hide everything. No more floating skirts.
I now have three of llbeans tanks. They are great.
Don't forget bean's shorts, capris, and skorts.
June 22, 2013