Rated 5 out of 5 by Smartshopper75 supplex classic sport shorts/6" - for tennis
I have been using these shorts for years playing tennis. Pockets are deep and can hold several balls at practice. Shorts are durable and quick drying. Never had a problem with fading, sizing or inablility to keep tightly adjusted around the waist as some have noted.
April 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by Michigander95 They really do fade!
I usually take reviews with a grain of salt, but since the fading problem was repeated over and over, I should have heeded them this time!
I purchased these swim trunks in black in the 6" and 8" inseam when they were on sale.
I guess I didn't fully believe all the reviews that mentioned how quickly they fade. After wearing the 6" inseam trunks for lap swimming (~3days/week), the black has faded to a washed out pinkish color, after only a few weeks. I had a similar pair of a 'swim company' brand that I purchased at my local warehouse/club store that didn't fade after over 1-2yrs, I only replaced those when the elastic wore out. Needless to say I am returning the unworn 8" pair. It is a shame, since these fit great and I love the soft feel of the supplex fabric. I guess these just weren't made for pool swimming. I'll keep using the washed-out pair for lap swimming, but I will remember to look elsewhere for a swimsuit in the future.
April 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by agfine Not as advertised
I never even got to the drawstring issue mentioned by a few reviewers because
1. The inseam is NOT 6 inches--more like 5 to 5 1/4 inches (too short for me)
2. The legs are way too baggy.
I have some of these shorts from a year or two ago, and these aren't up to that level by a long shot. The inconsistency in manufacture in items with the same item name is a real problem.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheRocketMan Worth the money -- Lasts a long time.
I've just purchased two MORE pairs of the LL Bean supplex gym shorts. I've been wearing these to the gym, plus hiking and other activities, for years. Take 'em to the beach, too. All told, I'm wearing a pair of these probably 5+ times per week.
I take care of my clothing and all of my pairs have lasted a good long time.
About a year ago, I discovered that size L was suddenly too large. (Hah !!! All of that time spent at the gym is worth something !!)
So I purchased several pairs in size medium and they fit great and are just as durable. I just got 2 more pairs 'cuz I'm not too keen on doing laundry all the time.
My old size L were in great shape and I donated 'em to my local 2nd hand store and likely someone else is getting good use out of 'em.
March 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Judy2 Waistband Problems
I agree completely with the previous review which stated that the drawstring did not work properly. I bought these for my husband; fit was fine, but the waistband becomes too loose when the suit is wet. The drawstring does NOTHING to help adjust the waistband. I've been sewing all my life, and I tried to make the adjustment myself to the elastic in the waistband. Opened a seam in the back - wouldn't work. No adjustment can be made. So... elastic and drawstring are not well done on this suit. Other than that, the suit would have been fine!
February 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jimrhsc Comfortable. Drawstring will not draw properly
Very comfortable except the drawstring does not work properly. It appears that the draw string is sewn in the middle at the back therefor will not tighten properly. Can not recommend this swimwear unless the draw string works properly.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MP7DE Great cross training shorts
Fit is true, length perfect. Durable, comfortable.
January 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tapio Correction to previous review
In my previous review regarding the fading issue, I incorrectly stated the time I have owned these shorts; I have actually had them in use approx. 2 months and used them maybe a dozen times. The issue is still the same; the color fades rapidly in pool use and makes the appearance unsightly. I feel there are better, more fade resistant products on the market than these, even if they wind up costing a bit more.
January 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tapio Fade problem
Fit and function is good, but the color is fading terribly. I have worn these while swimming in a local pool approximately 8 - 10 times since I purchased them approximately 6 weeks ago and the color is no longer even close to the original color; I have an old pair I had bought a number of years ago and they faded as well, but it took over 6 months of use.
Definitely not recommended for pool use, and in all fairness LL Bean should state that in their description, might as well address the issue up front instead of later having to deal with returns and dissatisfied customers.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goodhue Outstanding Shorts
Great lightweight shorts,I use them for working out,swimming,and casual purposes.I always pack a pair when I travel. Highly recommended!
December 9, 2013