Rated 5 out of 5 by Harley My short(s) review . . .
Every woman needs at least one pair of soft, relaxed leg, modest length, denim-like shorts in their casual summer wardrobe for ultimate comfort. As it turned out, these were my "go-to" pair when the temperature and humidity really soared. Also, I appreciate the ample pockets. LL Bean is one of the few remaining companies that doesn't skimp on that detail!
September 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Twinks Prefer the Chambray
I avoided buying these shorts in 2015 due to poor reviews regarding the fit after a style change. Luckily, I had stocked up in '14. I was pleasantly surprised to find the "original" this season however somewhat disappointed with the denim of this short. It is much thinner and appears to be much less durable than the previous chambray offered which is why I have given them a rating of 3 stars. I hope the shorts prove me wrong.
September 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by cjmac46 Elephant legs
Great pair of shorts EXCEPT the legs openings are huge and NOT flattering. Sent them back.
September 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wanderinghikingperson New shorts not like my old ones...
I had three pair of these shorts and a couple of them were getting frayed on the bottom of the hem (after four or five years) so I got new ones. These are not cut the same though I DID buy the same cut (full leg). The left leg pulls strangely when I sit down as if the front piece of the short is not cut quite on the straight, OR it's sewn to the back piece at an upward slant. It's annoying, especially for $44+
August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bama51 LOVE - 5th pair of these shorts
this is the 5th pair of these shorts I have purchased in all colors. but this year they are a little longer and I love that. this year I purchased the olive green and they were "the sale of the day". I have not worn out a pair yet. I wear them at home; but this new longer length I can wear to the store.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by somewhereovertherain Love 'em but large leg opening.
Perfect for many body types, but not quite mine. Practical.
Even at my best wt with no excess body fat, my waist has measured larger than normal (e.g., 36-28-34). As a result, I generally opt for "expandable" waists in casual clothes. Waist is fine, but the leg opening is very large. My thighs are neither fat nor skinny (19"), but the sides of the shorts don't fall close enough to my outer thighs to compliment my shape front-on. Nevertheless, I KEEP ON BUYING your sunwashed shorts because of all their other wonderful qualities.
IF YOU have thin legs, I'd suggest a different style of LLB shorts. If you think you have big thighs, go for it! If you carry your weight in your tummy the front rise may be uncomfortable for you?particularly when sitting.
July 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sencha Love the denim version
I have several pair of these shorts in the canvas. I buy them because they're comfortable, and they look okay with a long tee. But I love the denim ones. I just ordered a second pair in denim. The fabric seems to be a perfect weight for this pattern. The canvas ones are fine--again, I own several pair--but this is a nice drapey denim, light-weight but not at all flimsy. They wash well, too.
June 27, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hello7 Way too baggy
These shorts look ridiculous, bagged way out at the thigh, I should have known better from the photos. The material is OK, fairly light denim with a nice color.
May 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by missannie42 Disappointing fit
I ordered these in a Large at the same time as I ordered a pair of Unwashed Canvas Pants in Large. The pants fit (I have another pair in same size that fits). The shorts are being returned as they are too small. I have the shorts in XL and now having lost weight, the are happily much too large.
I really wished the shorts had fit. :-(
May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Izzy12 comfortable
I ordered these shorts in the olive green to wear at an outdoor school function. They are perfect! Not too long and not short shorts at all. They are comfortable and move with me. I am a size large, and usually wear a petite, but this fit me in a misses. I'm going to order the rest of the colors!
May 14, 2016