Rated 3 out of 5 by longtimellbeanshipper baggy swim shorts
I have yet to wear these in the water so my review is just about the fit. I bought these after ordering and returning the Swim Jogger shorts in a small. That was just so enormous that I was sure the xs would be no better.
These swim shorts are somewhat slimmer but still quite baggy. The waist is very loose as if designed for someone with a 36 inch waist and not a 28-30 inch waist.
I kept them only because the xs seems useable - and there was no alternative.I will try them over a bathing suit in case they come off in the water.
I do not know what it is about LLBean and the way it now sizes women's clothing. I use to wear a medium, now I have to get x-s and I have not changed my size/weight at all.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SunnyFun Fits & comfortable
I love my new bathing suit top and bathing shorts. I took the advice of others & bought the smaller size for the shorts. They fit. It's a cute sporty outfit.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rudac Nice Fit
The swim pants fit nicely. The first pair sent was defective and LLBean sent a replacement within 2 days in time for my trip. Appreciated the customer service and the overall quality of the shorts. Looks like LLBean is paying more attention to quality again. I would rather pay more and get quality!
March 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ann5000 Good fit
The fit was good but the horizontal stripes are so far apart from front to back it looked strange. I expected for this price that some effort would have been made to at least get them close. The solid color might be okay.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rjkla great fit
Everything fitted very well.
February 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mbh1 Cobalt blue swim trucks
The cobalt blue swim trucks I bought from LL Bean were of good quality and fit perfectly. My only complaint is that I swim at least once a week at the local gym pool which has a high content of chlorine. The trucks have faded horribly. I am on my second pair and have decided I will not wear this pair in anything but ocean water and hope they hold up better.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oscar1897 Great Fit
I love them, however wish they were a little longer.
February 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by edumom12 Practical but not beautiful
I'll keep these water shorts for covering up and water fit just because I don't want to pay for a return and because this is a hard to find item in the Canadian winter. However, they do not fit as shown. It looks like the shorts in the photo have 6" inseams.The inseams are 3 and a half inches on the size large, not 4 inches as stated. Other reviewers noted this but I thought if I ordered the large they would be OK and they are, just. Good fabric, appreciate the pockets, long enough in the rise, but this is the closest fit I can get and these shorts are short and wide. Not pretty! I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs, so I am hard to fit. Would love it if LL Beam offered water shorts with a 6" inseam. Better still would be a medium tall option.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SportyWoman Exactly what I was looking for!
This product delivered a pair of lined swim shorts which were not too short and not too long (dare I say they made my clunky aged legs reasonably graceful looking, or does the mirror in the locker room lie?). The shorts fit my torso well, are a happy aqua color and have two deep pockets, no less, a near miracle in a woman's product! I have teamed these shorts up with a black rash guard. I am so pleased with this outfit, I intend to order another pair of these shorts in a different color. Thank you, LLBean, for getting it right.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PracticalMTgirl comfortable
I bought a large of these in the unlined version of early in the summer. I liked them but they got baggy when I wore them swimming in the lake. This time I ordered the medium (fits fine dry) and we'll see if they stretch when wet.
October 16, 2013