Women's Performance Active Pants
Thank heavens they're back!
I love these pants! I have 2 pairs of pants, and 2 pairs of capris in navy and black. I wore these pants almost exclusively this summer on an 8 week cross-country camping trip (Maine-California-Washington-Maine). The capris were a godsend in Utah, where the temps in Arches topped 106 degrees F. The capri length shaded most of my legs while providing for some air, and the amazing, stretchy fabric never felt clingy, just helped to wick away sweat. Wearing them hiking in Zion, the capris got wet but dried out quickly once out of the river and weren't uncomfortable as they dried. On to cool foggy coastal California, and the long pants were warm on damp foggy days, staying dry and toasty, where cotton pants would have been soggy and clammy. The antimicrobial treatment helped keep them fresh between laundromats as we traveled.
They fit my curvy plus-size shape well. I am short waisted so they hit my waist, but I am ok with that. The zipper pocket was a godsend for keeping my credit card secure, They look dressy enough when paired with a dressy top/jacket to take you anywhere, beach to city restaurant, and in ultra comfort. After 8 weeks of hard use they still look great, but I'm buying more in case they disappear forever. I am a notorious penny pincher, and find these worth every penny.
September 27, 2012
The eternal search for a pair of great fitting, flattering, comfortable casual pants has ended since these Performance Active Pants arrived the other day. I am 5'2", 118 lb. and bought the XS reg. They sit just a touch below the natural waistline, have just enough room in the hip and thigh (close fit) and the length is great if I wear my usual running shoe (barefoot they hit the floor). The fabric is between a medium and light weight, and extremely soft. Quality is great. Wore them all day today doing odd jobs, errands, and school pick up. Went out to a restaurant on the spur of the moment and didn't feel out of place with these on. So comfy! Many thanks to all the previous reviewers as you helped in my decision to buy these:) Have there been capris and shorts in the past? Bring them on LE!
September 7, 2012
Great fit, looks good
I'm 5'5" and the length is just right on the misses size. The fabric seems to be of high quality and the fit is good.
May 16, 2013
love these pants! great for everyday or even out to casual dinning
wish there were more of these. I am sure there were because I have crops in this material and with the same pockets. Bring them back in slate blue, black and dark grays. so good for quick trip to store or staying home or yard work. fit good and to size with great length.
May 14, 2013
I had to return these for a smaller size. They were pretty loose-fitting, which is not how I like workout pants to fit. I generally wear a large, but hoping the medium will work OK. Looks like the medium is backordered until July.
May 11, 2013
great fitting comfortable pants
Love these pants! Very comfortable and although I've only washed them twice there was no shrinkage or pilling. Really comfortable, yet look good enough to wear to work.
May 11, 2013
I LOVE THESE PANTS!!!
I was so disappointed when these were discontinued (last year?) I owned 5 pairs - 2 black, 2 gray, one black/white piping. I wore them EVERYWHERE, almost every day for 4 years. No pilling, kept their shape (even when I gained 20 lbs.) looked brand new. I would get compliments on them! With a nice top they were nice enough to go to a nice restaurant. Plus they were so comfy, not too hot/heavy, not too thin. I also had the capris (the old shorter length).
When I lost 75lbs. and the old size were falling off my hips, I finally bought one new pair this spring. Disappointed that they weren't available in tall (out of stock in my size.) I plan to buy several new pair in the fall. I'd buy the capris now if they were shorter!
Please please don't stop making these - they are the BEST pants ever, and they come in Tall (regular 30-1/2" isn't quite long enough, although at 34" I may need to hem them). More colors, shorter capris - that's my wish list!
April 28, 2013
Most comfortable pants ever.
Love, love, love these pants. They are so comfortable, and they don't wrinkle. The fit is excellent, and they look nice enough to wear to work. I live in them all weekend, because they're more comfortable than jeans. I lwear them hiking all of the time, because they're not confining. I wish they came in more colors.
April 28, 2013
These pants are the best. I've recently been disappointed with what I perceived as a decline in LE quality, but not with these! They are top quality, well made, fit well, wash beautifully and last! The fabric wicks moisture, making them wonderful for exercise or hot weather. I have the long version and ordered the capris for summer.
I've worn the pants with a nice top and couldn't distinguish them from my usual dressier pants. Great for travel!
Love the zip pocket for ID, etc when walking. Please make these forever!
April 26, 2013
Some differences, but still worth buying
I loved these Performance Active Pants. Bought three pairs in past couple of years and was glad LE just added another color, gray. This new pair is different, with the rise is almost 1/2" shorter (size Petite XS), thighs wider with more relaxed fit, and length is longer. The fabric is substantial though, and since the pants have always been so breathable and comfortable, I plan to keep these.
April 15, 2013