Rated 5 out of 5 by BeverlyDe Fabulous fabric and fit!
From the moment I felt the fabric to when I tried the Southport Cargo Shorts on, I was hooked. Ordering these shorts in every color! Thank you L L Bean for a fabulous product.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thelonehiker perfect for hiking
I LOVE these shorts!! got a pair last summer and they were perfect for hiking...lots of pockets and that little bit of stretch gives you greater mobility. I got them in a size 12, my usual size is 10, but after trying both, i opted for the size that didn't emphasize my muffintop! if the waist had stretch in it, 10 would have been fine! They wash beautifully and i didn't notice any shrinkage. Just got my second pair today in indigo and can't wait for warm weather!
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jahmmac Love These Shorts
I love these shorts. They fit well around the waist and are a good length. I don't use the drawstring at the waist. I just pull it out. It really serves no purpose.
I would like to order a couple more but you need to make them in more colours. I recently ordered a pair of light almond and a pair of deep khaki and they colours were so similar I'm not sure which is which. A year ago I bought a pair at the store that were a light greyish blue colour. I don't see those for sale anymore. Anyhow, you need more colours.. brighter, summery colours, in addition to the earth-tone colours you currently offer.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PamSoFl Just bought my 5th pair!
My absolute favorite shorts, I live in these every day. They go to the grocery, to the doctor, out on the boat and walking the dogs like a champ.
The fit is perfect, length is perfect, pockets are perfect... my latest acquisition was the brown color, also... you got it: perfect.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JennyBr Nice Shorts!
I really like these shorts. The material is very soft and comfortable, and they are quite flattering on, and I don't usually like myself in shorts. These lay very nice, and fit quite well. I like the drawstring to customize the waist, but I do tuck it in so It doesn't stick out under my shirt. They wash beautifully and do not require ironing. Just for sizing reference I am 5'4" and weigh about 155 lbs. I ordered the size 14 and they are ever so slightly big on me. I think the 12 would be too small though. I am very happy with these.
February 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by WoMensa WHAT'S WITH THE WAIST??
I purchased these shorts in a bigger size and everything was fine, except as another reviewer pointed out- the WAIST. The shorts have a drawcord which alludes that this article may need the drawcord. I was disappointed to find that the waist was more than comfortably tight. I really liked the material and style, however why can't manufacturers understand that a woman who is a size 16 body is definitely NOT just an equal but larger size 4? We aren't, and we want to be just as pretty, comfortable and stylish as they are. The next size in Women's is an 18 but I am afraid that would also alter the size of the short body itself, which was just perfect in the 16. Let Women design the cuts FOR the ladies, please.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PetiteBeaniac Finally!! Beans' offers Size 2 shorts
So thrilled to see that Beans' is finally offering smaller size shorts, pants, skirts and dresses (in very limited choices but it's a start!) I would suggest they offer the shorts in petite length as well. However, these shorts fit well and are another example of Bean's good quality. I got the navy and khaki colors and like them both. The drawstring takes away from the sleek look so I will tuck it in.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmSea Comfy and functional
I bought these at the last minute before a trip to a warmer climate. They fit well, with comfy fabric, plenty of pockets, and length enough to be modest for any activity. You might feel they're a little frumpy but not if they fit well and you pair them with something nice. I removed the cord tie, which I didn't find useful, and I think they look better without it. One pair laundered so well that I bought 2 other colors!
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by whiteorchid cargo shorts
nice fabric, length, fits well. pulled the tie out, didn't need it and didn't want the "bump" when I wear a tee not tucked in, can always feed it back in if I want.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jojoayo Great fit but way too long
I needed shorts for a trip and you can't find any in the stores here in winter.The fit of these shorts is great and I will keep them but they are way too long since I am only 5'1' tall.
I whish the were available in petite.
January 22, 2014