Women's Performance Active Pants
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 pants...not so great fit
i have a couple of pairs of the old version of these pants in petite length and they are awesome. my go to for working out/walks these are ok....but my biggest gripe? They shrunk...a LOT in one wash so i'll be exchanging for regular length.
March 14, 2014
2013-2014 Version too heavy & hot
I'm glad I tried these at the store instead of ordering online. I agree with other reviewers who had found the material of these to be too heavy and restricting, with an uncomfortable waistband. Those reviewers not finding that to be a problem must be wearing them as winter casual wear rather than as active wear, because these are much too heavy and warm to be comfortable for active pursuits, and the fit isn't comfortable, either. The first version of these I can recall (maybe 12 or so years ago) had been light, stretchy, slim rather than "boxy" and a flattering joy to wear--great for light workouts but flattering enough to function as casual wear also. The stretch-recovery lasted for some years even with frequent laundering. I'd bought several pair in navy, and attempted to purchase several more but they already sold out and that specific material never returned. I'd worn every (original?) pair to shreds, literally, but have just thrown out every disappointing version I've purchased over the years since then. I will no longer purchase any of these without trying them at a store first--and this current version did not pass the "buy test" in any respect!
March 13, 2014
Nice style, but sizing seems small
I have been wearing pants from the Starfish collection for quite some time because of their great fit. I have them in every color. I can always count on Land's End to be consistent in their sizing. Although I like the style of these pants with the straight leg, I found that they ran a bit small. They seemed to have more a slim fit through the waist and thighs. I am sending them back and ordering the next size.
March 11, 2014
Perfect fit and length
I love love love these active pants. I'm not extremely tall but tall enough that regular length just doesn't cut it. These are the perfect length and they aren't that tight tight yoga look that the younger crowd wears. I'm in my 40's and feel these are perfect for the gym or to wear to my kids various sporting events. I've even been know to wear the black ones into my office with a vest and no one ever knows that they are active pants. Love them Lands End! Thanks!
March 3, 2014
very nice pants
i already had a pair of these and ordered a second pair in gray. fit is good. not form fitting but not baggy. i'm 5'2,118 lbs and ordered the xs. the length is perfect. can be worn to gym or out. material is nice weight. can be worn for 3 seasons. i would like side pockets but that would detract from the fitted look. only a four star b/c of the lack of bigger pockets. they wash up well.waited for the sale.
March 2, 2014
I will order these again.
Perfect sizing, great quality, and above all - - a comfortable pair of pants.
March 1, 2014
A little disappointed
I was so excited to see the return of the active performance wear! I have a pair of the performance pants from many years ago that I still wear to this day and couldn't wait to update them. These new pair do not live up to my expectations. The waistband is constricting, not because of they don't fit but the top band's elastic isn't comfortable. The cut of the pants is also boxier than the original pair I have, and they buckle out at the hips. The material seems durable yet a little too thick but they are true to size. I have decided to keep these only to wear around the house but am greatly disappointed they adjusted the features I liked most about my original pair.
March 1, 2014
Perfect pants for yoga and wearing around town
I now have two pairs of these pants and they are fantastic! I wear them to drive carpools, hit the grocery and even occasionally for working out. They are a little heavy for working out but are great to wear traveling as they can be both casual and dressy.
March 1, 2014
Immediately ordered a 2nd pair
These are my new favorite pants. You can dress them up or down. They always look good and never get baggy in the knees or bum.
March 1, 2014