Rated 5 out of 5 by Raechel27 Warm. Not sexy...
These jeans are warm, heavy and unattractive, and I love them. I read other reviews of the lined jeans and decided to go with the comfort waist in my normal size 10, but in tall rather than regular in order to roll the cuffs. I figured I'd stay with my normal size and sacrifice a sleeker waist in order to not have the hips and thighs balloon out too much if I sized up, as other reviewers had commented. It worked -- the comfort waist is livable with the elastic, and the rise could easily be two inches lower and feel far more comfortable when seated, but again, it's livable. Even in my normal size, the thighs and hips are roomy, and that's a first for me, because I'm a runner and have very athletic thighs. All this being said, these jeans are what they are and definitely deliver in terms of warmth and protection and that's why I bought them.
February 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JeanSP What's going on with sizing?
Ordered these because I wanted flannel-lined jeans in a colour besides blue. Ordered my regular size 14 - They literally fell off when I tried them on, so I sent them back and ordered size 12. They were roomy, but I figured if I washed them and put them through the dryer they would be OK.
Even with that, the front rise is almost too long and the back seam cuts up into the derriere. Also, after wearing them for 1/2 an hour, the waist seemed to have stretched out and they were hanging off my hips. I don't want to spend nearly $20 on postage to send these back again, so I guess I have to figure out how to alter them so I can actually wear them.
I had the sizing problem with the blue LL jeans, too-- ordered my usual 14, then exchanged for a size 12 - I can barely zip the 12's up.
January 31, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by 5grandmom5 Buttoning up
I usually wear a size 12. These jeans were a gift and in a size 14. They are a good fit so I recommend going up a size. The main problem is with fastening the metal button at the waist. The double seams of extra thick material and the short shaft on the metal button make these jeans almost impossible to button. I have to use a small screwdriver as a wedge to get the button through the buttonhole. This is possible at home, but a definite inconvenience any place else. Perhaps these pants should have a button with a longer shaft so that they can be closed more easily
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lollie Tried on, didn't take them off!
I love these jeans! They are soft and warm! Made my dog walking in gale force, Colorado wind, bearable today. They may not be a fashion statement, but make up for it in comfort and warmth. I ordered the flannel lined relaxed fit (1 size up based on reviews) and regular size in the comfort waist. The relaxed fit was too baggy with the upsizing. The comfort waist is a little big, but not terribly so. A pair of long underwear would fit fine under these. I will order a size smaller, but will keep my size 10 too. I also increased in length so that I can roll them. Because these jeans are high waisted, having the elastic in the front helps keep them from binding while bending or sitting on the floor. If it is cold enough to wear these jeans, I will be wearing sweaters or fleece tops, so the elastic won't show. I have had absolutely no difficulty buttoning these jeans. They are the same bulk as any other pair of jeans that button. I highly recommend if comfort, and above all warmth, are important to you.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by swimmergram Figured it out and love these pants
The waist is too small in my regular size so I went to the women's size and the waist was perfect. The rest of the garment fit the same. It is not tight fitting, just a regular fit that does stretch a bit during the day but not enough to be at all disappointed. They are so warm, casual and perfect for every day activities. I love them!
December 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by gigi2006 all over too big
They're too big all over and the all around comfort waist is really frumpy looking on me. I was looking for an alternative to my much worn and loved corduroys but these pants are just too hefty. I'm sending them back.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanePM Awesome
I'd like to put these on in November and leave them on until April-they are so warm and comfortable!
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jokrgirl Just what I wanted....
I always read reviews when I order products online. After reading other reviews, I decided to go ahead and order my regular size. I have a curvy figure and a size 20W. I am 5'6" and weigh about 250. (While that isn't easy to admit, I figured it would provide a guideline for other buyers) They fit PERFECT. Right length to wear with my favorite shoes (which have a heel). I can also wear them with flats and roll the hem a bit. These fit as though they were custom made for me. I couldn't be happier.
November 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LabLover1 Small waist
I just received these and have to agree with the other reviews: the waist is way too small (I am a size 12) and the button was impossible to get through the fabric. Sad to send these back, they seem very warm and cozy, but just not a good fit unfortunately.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFanofGoretex Wonderful flannel lined jeans
I generally wear slightly fitted in L.L.Bean tops and size 12 regular in pants. I am 5'6" and weigh about 165 lbs. I always get the comfort waist, relaxed fit, original fit for bottoms in L.L.Bean pants. I ordered a pair of these last yr. and have already ordered two more pair for this winter. Size 12 regular in these is perfect. They are warm, wash and dry with no shrinkage, and the fit is great. I am always cold (even in the house) and these are a God send to me. I read many reviews before I ordered my first pair last yr. Yes, they are hard to button at first but that gets better after a few wearings (3-4). I don't have the problem anymore. I SO look forward to being warm this winter!! Thanks L.L.Bean for such a warm, comfortable pair of jeans!! BTW, I have several pair of the original fit, comfort waist, flannel lined Bayside twills (size 12 med.) and they fit the same as these jeans. They are also a great buy - warm and comfortable!
October 18, 2014