Women's Solid Control Performance Slim Pants
I've had a difficult time finding great workout pants for the gym for years). I'm 5'7'' and slim/normal weight but I found that almost all fashionable activewear these past years is extremely low rise, skin tight and very uncomfortable. Also, a secondary issue is that I don't want to have to wear underpants under my workout clothes because it bunches and shows through. I want a smooth line (I wear a panty liner or pad for hygiene and comfort.) Tights/Leggings are not opaque enough and not really appropriate to wear if I leave the gym and want to go shopping.
So the only pants I found that worked for me for the past couple of years were the Original Lands End Performance Pants. They fit well, were functional, completely opaque, just not as slim and sexy as I would like. I wore a size Medium.
Then last year I decided to stop eating gluten - I wanted to see how it would affect my energy. After eliminating gluten, I dropped 13 pounds practically overnight. I never missed wheat/gluten and the weight never came back. My Lands End Performance Pants were suddenly huge and baggy. So I came back to the website to figure out what to do. First, I ordered those original pants in Small and they fit - just a tad low in the rise, but fine. But I also saw this new version - the Performance Slim Pants. I spoke to the rep to get all the measurements. These run completely different in size from the Original Performance Pants, so we determined the Medium would not be too large in this style.
All I can say is that I have never found a pant that looks and feels as great as these. The Medium in the Slim Pant is perfect and fits like they were made for me. Not low in the rise, buddy hugging without being tight - in fact I forget I have them on. I wear them for everyday and they are very flattering and sexy. Completely opaque so no need for underwear and your rear still looks ladylike. :) Look fantastic with sandals, wedges or gym shoes. I ordered a second pair and now have come back to order two more pair during this holiday sale.
There is only one downside but it's not a contract breaker. Both the Original and Slim Performance styles state that they are pre-hemmed at 30.5" in regular. That's true for the Original...the hem was perfect in both the Medium and Small and I never had to hem them. But the Slim Pants are much longer - at least 2" longer. I've taped them up with hemming tape for now, but will eventually get them to the tailor to be hemmed. I don't know why they claim to be 30.5" when they are not.
Great pants! If they fit you as well as they fit me and so many other reviewers, you'll be very happy.
May 27, 2014
Good for running
I've worn these inside (lounging) and for running outdoors. They are great for about 40 degrees and colder, if there's no wind (unlike my other winter running pants these are not wind resistant; though of course nothing in the description said they would be...). Love the slim legs; I can't run in wide-leg pants. I wear 8 in LE pants (5' 4", 132 pounds; had to go to medium for these because of the slim fit. Pocket holds license and car key. I do wish the pocket had a zipper.
May 17, 2014
Love these pants
These are great pants for working out, or just hanging out. I ordered several pair, and the Capri version as well. Comfortable, good quality and washes well.
April 27, 2014
Just right for a workout at the Y.
I like the feel of the fabric. I like the little pocket to hold a tissue or my Y membership card. And they look nice enough to go on errands after a workout. I've ordered two more pair because I exercise more than I do the laundry.
April 12, 2014
Read closely: no control in tummy area
Maybe there are people out there who want control at the waist and in a small triangle at the side of the hip, but who have rock hard lower abs? I sure don't. I didn't read closely enough, and therefore incorrectly assumed "control pants" would have tummy control. Nope. I don't need to pay this price to showcase the old pooch in revealing, non-control stretch fabric, thank you very much, especially since, given the lack of a petite option, I had to have the control waist up above my waist or the crotch seam mid thigh. Shame, since the concept (actual control pants with a slim leg) is such a good one. I'd pay even more for pants like that if they came in a real petite.
April 9, 2014
I've tried many types and styles of fitness pants, and these blew them all away. The fabric quality, the fit, everything is just right. I bought a second pair immediately after trying them on, and now I want to try the capris. I would live in these if I could get away with wearing them to the office. My only teeny tiny wish - if they added the small zippered rear pocket like the one on the wider leg version, they would be beyond perfection.
March 15, 2014
comfortable and stylish
I feel a little shy to wear leggings and the yoga pants are rather fussy at the gym; these pants are perfect, since they are slim and straight. They are very comfortable and they move with me without binding and tugging. I had to take these to a tailor, though, since I am only 5'1".
March 15, 2014
Love that these are slim fitting pants and not leggings. Excellent quality performance fabric and fit. Nice support but not constricting. I wear them to the gym, and they are so comfortable, I often wear them at home.
March 11, 2014
Great fit and fabric. Love the higher waistline. The narrow legs look attractive and flattering even my more rounded shape body.
I am 5'1" 125 pounds and the medium fit my body perfectly. I ordered these specifically because the description stated that the waistline sits at the natural waistline. With this fit, and the stretch of the fabric, I don't have to worry about the waistline sliding down too far in the back when I sit; and, the crotch level does' t ride up because the curved hip-shape of the side seam of the pants along with the adequate length of the rise allow the pants to stay at the correct location on my body. In addition to the great fit, these pants have a very attractive, flattering, and modern look. Because these pants are slim (but a little looser than leggings) they look great with jackets and boots and I wear them for many different occasions. The fabric weight is substantial and holds it shape. As others noted these pants were about 3" too long on me too but because I am short I always expect to shorten pants and it was easy to do it. I plan to order more.
March 11, 2014
These pants are very well made and fit well. The material is thick and substantial. It would get five stars if Land's End would offer it in petite length. At 5'2", these pants were about 3 inches too long for me and I had to hem them, which I dislike having to do. I will order another pair if and when they come in petite.
March 10, 2014