Rated 2 out of 5 by Hermitsunite I expected to love these. I didn't.
First, I'll share that the Pathfinder Pants are probably my favorite pants to wear. They are so comfortable and I love the fact that the pockets have Velcro closures instead of buttons. So I expected to love these shorts. They felt true-to-size (I ordered a 33--the same size I wear in Pathfinder pants) and comfortable. However, these shorts flare out significantly in the legs. It was as if the waist fit but the wide legs were meant for someone much much bigger than I. The wide legs reminded me of photos of my Mom in huge, poofy camp shorts back in the late 1940s. Definitely not a flattering style on me, so I'll be returning them.
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ArkansasHiker Super comfortable. But poor design.
I'm a big fan of the Pathfinder pants and the shorts are just as comfortable. But on the shorts the extra pocket is on the outside of the hip pockets, not on the side of the leg like the pants. Even if it was big enough for your iPhone, which it isn't, who wants stuff bouncing up and down on your thigh when walking. I'll keep these because they are comfortable ( they were a gift) but won't be ordering another. However, still love the pants!
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tom65xke Great Shorts, comfortable, soft
Love these shorts, like the 9 inch better than the 7. Have multiple colors. Only shorts I wear all summer. Fabric is soft and comfortable. Velcro back pocket for wallet means it never falls out, secure. don't bag like most cargo type shorts. Smaller pocket hold iphone, money.larger one keys, dog brush whatever you need.
wash up well and get even softer. first pair going well after 5 years but my waist expanded
August 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 365Shorts Better than most
Inseam could be 10". Button should be replaced by metal riveted post. Cargo pockets need to be longer. Color gets better with age.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlestonian Very comfortable
These shorts are great. They look good and are very comfortable. They are not baggy looking like a lot of cargo shorts you see. I highly recommend them
July 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pillcaster great shorts
I love these, I fish, golf, and lounge in them all summer. They look great, great fabric, and hold up well. I would give them 5 stars except the sizing is so inconsistent. I ordered 2 pairs of the same size this time, one fit great, the other was too small and had to be returned.
April 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by NFShopper Disappointed
I have purchased men's clothing from LL Bean for over 40 years and this is the first time I ever have been disappointed with my purchase. Although these shorts fit comfortably, the front outside pockets are virtually non-functional because of their short length. For example, they don't fit an eyeglass glass case and they barely fit an iPhone. In addition, the back pockets have Velcro closures that are so tight that it is very difficult to get out a wallet or return it to your pocket. You have to pull so hard to open the pocket that I suspect that the Velcro will separate from the shorts over time. This design needs some further thought.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WelshTerrierFan Welsh Terrier Fan
My husband loves these shorts with all the pockets and they fit really so well. It is hard to find this type of shorts with the 7" inseam. He now has two pair and would like more if they came in more colors. He got his first pair last summer and they have been washed many times and they still look like new. They need no ironing which is very nice. Keep up the same quality, LL Bean !
March 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by okieboy56 Great Feel
I really love the new shorts. They are comfortable and good looking.
February 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RidersDad Perfectly Casual
Just what I wanted - great for casual use in the yard and around the house - sizing was great - fabric nicely soft - pockets more for style than function - inseam just right for me
February 19, 2013