Rated 3 out of 5áby suggestion suggestion
hi there - i love your comfort waist shorts...and the cargo shorts esepcially. the truest cargo short you have is the Allagash one, but you do not have it in the "comfort waist". it would be great if you offered it. i have ordered the others and happy with them but they are not a true cargo short like Allagash. thanks, Matt
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TrombonePlayer Great shorts sizing right on
Just received these shorts, and the sizing was perfect. I am a 34 and the size 34 fits great. They are a nice heavy weight fabric, and the pockets have buttons all around.
There seems to be no problem with these buttons as mentioned previously. They even added an extra button just in case. The little zippered pockets are a nice added touch, but they do make the shorts a little thicker. The shorts may not be the best for the hottest weather, but these shorts are excellent just the same.
The camo is a great pattern, a nice digital style camoflague. Great job L.L. Bean!
July 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby HuskerDriller Plastic front button
I've purchased two pairs of these shorts. Overall they're very comfortable to wear and well provisioned with pockets. However, both pair have lost their front buttons due to breakage of what seems to be a relatively weak point in their center between the sewing holes. It's actually disappointing these types of shorts have gone away from metal buttons.
So save the good metal buttons off your old favorites because you'll need them to replace theses cheap plastic ones.
Just glad I wasn't hiking at the time.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby pierred My Shorts True to Size
Sorry to contradict others- just adding my experience. They are heavy weight and I like them very much.
SIZE- I am a 34 waist, but I ordered 36 due to various comments here. Way too big. Sent back for a 35, still too big. Sent back again and ordered what I should have in the first place, a 34. Same size I would try on at any other larger retailer. PERFECT. Regretting all that extra $ I spent on shipping.
BUTTONS- no breakage yet. Will ammend if/when it happens. I personally unbutton one back and one leg pocket and leave it that way, no matter what cargo pants I wear. Easy in and out, & the flaps are heavy enough that they stay down even when unbuttoned. I am able to unbutton them while wearing, though the heavy fabric is stiff and new and does resist. I expect as they wear in the unbuttoning wil get easier.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby bob111 Allagash Cargo Shorts, Dark Khaki, Like a lot
The left and right sides each have one zippered pocket (Yah), easy to grasp pull (Yah) and one unzippered pocket (also desirable). I find these four are the pockets I use. I am thrilled to have zippers on both sides (no more losing items when I sit), and the pockets are a good size and depth.
The front cargo button pockets are less/rarely used, as are the rear pockets. These four pockets have two buttons each, and are harder to use.I'd pay extra for a zipper below the flap instead of buttons.
The material is Very soft and comfortable. Although heaver weight than other shorts you can buy, I'm finding I prefer these to the other ll bean shorts I've bought over the years, since the fabric is so nice.
Used the same waist size as for the various pants I've bought over they years, and that works fine.
I liked the first pair so much, I bought a second, and would look for a long pants variant some time in the fall.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BJS22 Pockets for everythhing you need to carry
First I'd like to say I can't stand cargo pants or shorts with Velcro, they never work right and always get lint and other dirt trapped in in. These are perfect with button down pockets that really work. I have pockets for cell phone wallet, and about 1/2 dozen other items I use when camping. I've washed and worn about 6 times already and they are still in fantastic shape. Would I recommend, I would recommend to anyone who want a perfect pair of cargo shorts, well worth the price.
July 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Broken Buttons
I bought 5 pairs of these shorts. Love them. Absolutely my favorites. However, I've replaced the buttons on these shorts over and over. Both the original and back-up buttons on each pair I own have broken in the center. Realizing that it wouldn't do any good to send them back for exchange because I would only get another set of bad buttons and liking them way too much to send them back for a refund, I just went out and bought some nice buttons of the proper color and all is well.
July 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby WesternTraveler pocket buttons are nearly useless
These shorts fit me OK, and are attractive looking, but I defy any human being (short of a contortionist) to button or unbutton the back pockets while that person is wearing the shorts. Even the front cargo pocket buttons are extremely difficult. The button holes are very awkward to get at and they were made too small to fit the buttons. Unfortunately this makes four of the pockets, including the big cargo pockets in the front, just about useless for active use.
July 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Unbuttoned button is useless
I'm quite happy with this shorts except for one thing: the button fastener is shoddy and breaks. It's true that you can send them back, and get replacements, but that's not much consolation when you go hiking and then to town, and have to hold the front together for 2 hours in town because the button broke while hiking! And of course the replacement will just do the same thing. The last pair I got in exchange broke after 8 wearings. And the worst thing is, this has apparently been true for years (many people have mentioned this) and LLBean isn't doing anything about it. Very disappointing.
June 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby Rastanif Way Way too small!!!!
I wear a size 33 waist in other brands so I bought a size 34 in these just because I ordered them online and couldn't try them on. I was at least 3 inches away from the button even making it to the hole to button them?!?!?! How can these be so far off even buying the bigger size?!?! Very poor and would not er omen at all. I love L.L. Bean but these shorts are way to small in comparison in the waist size they should be....
May 14, 2014