Rated 3 out of 5 by desertdawg A rare miss
It's rare that I get something at L.L. Bean that I regret buying. This is one of those purchases. The material is heavy and stiff, not very comfortable. Worse, the dye of my British Khaki color item was not even over the shorts. Here and there, there are small splotches that appeared after washing. I washed exactly according to instruction. The fit was true, so that's a plus. Disappointed.
November 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stanziola Pocket Zippers that Close Bottom to Top
I love everything about these shorts except for one thing that is very problematic. The side pocket zippers close from the bottom to the top, which renders the pockets useless for securing things. Gravity gradually causes the zippers to fall, opening the pockets. I don't know who decided to change zippers in recent years to closing upward vs. closing downward, but this isn't a problem with just these shorts, it's a problem with zippers on jackets, pants, etc. Please LLBean, ask all of your clothing manufacturers to change zippers back to the old design.
October 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alex9117 Button Keeps Breaking
I've had to return these shorts 3 times because the button keeps breaking. Love the shorts otherwise, but the cheap buttons are a deal-killer.
September 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beedapox Nice Design But Poor Longevity
While I really like the design of these shorts, I am finding that they simply do not wear well and are not worth the purchase price. Every single pair that I own have torn on the corner of the left rear pocket. The newest pair is only a couple of months old and are now relegated to "yard work" because of the holes that have formed. Given the price of these shorts, one would expect them to last a lot longer and wear much better than that. These observations seem to be limited to the Allagash shorts since other items I have purchased have not had the same issues.
August 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TonyDC Weak Stitching, Tight Zipper Pockets
This is the second summer that I've worn these shorts. I have 2 pair, and both are comfy and fit well. The zipper pockets are handy to have, but the opening is a bit snug for my large hands. Like other reviewers, I've had problems with the button on the waist. They didn't break, but the stitching frazzled and the buttons fell off. Also, on one pair, the stitching on the fly has come loose. The fabric seems quite sturdy and should last for years, but the stitching will probably wear out long before the fabric does.
August 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by cardcase Orange stitching
Too bad I didn't zoom in on the photo and notice the bright orange stitching around the fly and waist button hole. It looks as if I stained my shorts with ketchup or some other tomato product.
On closer inspection I have discovered that all of these cargo shorts have the same stitching regardless of colour or pattern.
Unfortunately I ordered the light khaki making the bright orange
all the more obvious. Whose bright idea was the orange stitching?
August 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ReviewerInYakima Buttom broke on the first day of wearing
Snapped right in half, pretty chinzy in my opinion.
July 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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