Rated 4 out of 5 by riocasa Great Shorts
I buy these shorts to work in, as I own a trekking company in Italy. They wear great and look good too, but I have to complain about the color blue and dark brown. I had 2 pair of these colors before and they were a problem. I just brought another pair of blue, only to find out that these also do not hold the color and look beat after 2 washings. The green, gold & white are great and wear very good, I wear these shorts everyday. I have about 10 pair and will most likely send back these two blue and dark brown ones. This is the only draw back in these shorts.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by arcstar Great shorts - avoid the "Canyon Khaki" color
I ordered a pair of these to replace some very old hiking shorts. These are just excellent all-round outdoors/hiking shorts. The stone colour is as shown. The Canyon Khaki is very yellow in person - I returned and will order a second pair of the stone colour instead.
What's really nice about the front pockets is that they do not come all the way down the front of the shorts leg so that items in the front pocket do not bounce against one's leg when walking.
September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SFPhoto Like 'em
Got both these and the Allagash. Kept only the Pathfinder. iPhone 4 fits in the front cargo pocket. Material is sturdy, should last longer than the Tropic Weight shorts that have worn out - but is of course heavier.
September 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DCVT Poor Quality
I was very surprised when these shorts started to fall apart after a couple of washings, The Material started to get small holes. At first I thought I had caught them on something but then noticed several more. I had them patched and started to use them for working around the yard. After a couple of more washings the Velcro started to pull off the pockets. Not the usual quality I have come to expect from LL Bean. Time for the rag bag.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GADad great shorts
Great fit. Great quality material.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kathy3 Best cargo shorts ever
These cargo shorts have velcro closures which are so much better than the tight buttons on some other brands that are almost impossible to open and close. They come out of the dryer better looking than any other cargo shorts we have bought.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveTheClassicsLady Hubby owns EVERY color!
Well, these certainly are a favorite of my husbands. He LIVES in these during the summer, fall, and spring, and swears by them for comfort in our Southeast Texas Gulf Coast heat and humidity. At 5' 8", he prefers the 7" inseam. He has worn them for years, and his last pair was purchased within the year. Thank you, L. L. Bean for these classic (and durable) casual shorts.
June 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by thisoldguy Inconvenient
I do not like the Velcro closings on rear and cargo pockets. Too difficult to open, especially if you are in a hurry, such as reaching for credit card or handkerchief.
June 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nator Cargo pockets won't hold a smartphone anymore
I have a number of pathfinder shorts and have always found them to be durable and fit well. When the latest order arrived, I found that they have changed the size of the cargo pockets so that my phone won't fit in them anymore. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S4. I checked my old shorts and it fit in all of them, just not the new ones.
When the weather gets nice, I live in shorts and t-shirts and not having a good place to hold my phone in these shorts limits their utility. Won't be buying any more of this style.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by norcal60 Will order more
Will order more - comfortable, casual and elastic waist works well as I am between sizes. I would prefer the cargo pockets to be a little deeper but I like the trim look they present. Note, 'basil' looks gray w/green undertone on line... but in reality the shorts are green - a brighter drab olive color.
May 15, 2014