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
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestofDownEast Perfect Short After Sizing
Before I'd ordered the lined sport short, I had ordered the unlined version in a size small which fit perfectly and served all those near the water activities quite well. When I realized that I wanted to also use the short for swimming, I ordered a size small in the lined short which felt a little large, but I thought it would be okay. However as soon as I got in the water and needed to swim one-handed while the other hand held the short on, I realized that I needed a smaller size. The extra small arrived and it's great. I'm not sure why the sizing for the lined short is so different than for the unlined, but if you're purchasing the lined short, go smaller if you like to keep your shorts on when you swim.
September 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by CanuckGal Faded In Record Time!
I purchased these swim shorts, along with a matching tankini, specifically for a family vacation. It is the first item I have purchased from LL Bean that I have been completely and utterly disappointed in. After wearing the swim shorts for two days, they faded out so much that I can no longer wear them with the tankini as they are now completely different colours. It is disappointing because I did like the style and fit. I had no problems with the tankini.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elllbee1 Just as advertised
I have only had these a short time, but the fit and versatility are great. They are very fast drying and have good coverage out of the pool but are comfortable swimming.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shoprarely What I was looking for
I was looking for comfortable swim shorts I could hang out in all day on a lake vacation. Read the reviews and tried these. They were perfect. A bit odd in the waist but the drawstring helped that. I went back and bought another pair. I haven't found anything I liked as well since I put on weight.
September 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HighlandLassie36 Ok.
I ordered these shorts for an upcoming vacation to the beach. I found them to be HUGE. I saw some other reviewers mention this too. I have ordered a smaller size and am hoping they work because we leave very soon. If the smaller size doesn't work, I will not have time to order anything new. I was not sure what size to even order since they were just so roomy everywhere. I am hoping their sizing is pretty standard and that if the size I ordered is huge, the small size I ordered also runs large will end up being the right fit.
I really liked the drawstring on these. I think I will love them if I can get the right size in them. The material is nice, and seems as though it would dry quickly.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dlr25 Great for water sports
These fit great and are terrific for water sports. I use them for paddleboarding, kayaking, wakeboarding and waterskiing.
August 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LalBeral1 They're okay
I needed swim shorts. These will do. They are a tad short for my liking, and I'm not very fond of the drawstring waist tie. But they're fine.
July 31, 2013