Rated 5 out of 5 by nannabb Finally, traditional wasit
I haven't worn the shorts yet but it was wonderful to find good quality shorts in a stretchy waist, durable fabric, and most importantly, traditional waist. For anyone who has had any abdominal surgery, the "sit at waist" and below the waist pants are extremely uncomfortable. I hope they go out of style soon.
February 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by purplechatty Very comfortable and excellent fit
I ordered these shorts in a size 12, black, and I was very pleased with them. They fit me perfectly and after I washed them there was no shrinkage.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by janeiniowa My favorite shorts
I bought a pair of these shorts a couple of years ago and I LOVE them! They are stylish and comfortable, and the original fit suits my figure.
Just this summer, I took them on a 10-day vacation and wore them almost every day. They held up well--the comfort waist was easy to wear, and any wrinkles they got from sitting in the car hung out overnight. The longer length made them appropriate for hiking as well as walking around in cities.
I am just hoping that LL Bean will offer more subtle colors--maybe dark gray, olive drab, sage green, brown, denim. And maybe they could also offer this style--with the hidden comfort waist--in long pants, too--I'd buy them!
August 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jan1029 Horrible Fit
The style of these shorts were the worst fitting shorts I have ever tried on. Do not buy these shorts if you have a protruding tummy because the pockets pull out big time. Sorry to say, but had to return these shorts. I guess I cannot order clothes on line.
August 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ahdoc Frustrated
These shorts use to be the Classic Curvy style that fit me perfectly in my normal size. I ordered my normal size, exchanged them for a larger size, then just asked for a refund. Everything was fine; you didn't need the expandable waistband. I can definitely notice a difference from wearing my older shorts. I don't understand why LLB changed a good thing. Not everyone has the same figure. I'll give your shorts another shot, I just hope you don't mind all the exchanges (refunds) I'll be doing. I hope you didn't change the cut of your Bayside Twill Pants. Please bring back the Classic Curvy!!
August 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by KellyMc Bayside Comfort Waist
The old style of Bayside shorts fit perfectly! The Comfort Waist elastic makes the pockets gap! Bring back the old style...any products with the comfort waist are officially on my "do not buy" list!
July 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OlderInPurple These, and also....?
These are staples for me, great for gardening, comfy and with big pockets. I really, really wish they also came in the exact same thing but with the legs tapered to 20" around the bottom hem instead of the 24" that these are. That would feel a bit sleeker for casual wear off-property. I measured the 20" circumference on some other shorts I have that I DO wear off-property. But they don't have pockets or the comfort waist, and I would love to have both in shorts with a sleeker line..
July 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BaxterBean Not like curvy fit
I loved the curvy fit bayside shorts that Bean had before. These are not very comfortable I had to return the pairs that I bought. Please bring back the old style!!!!
July 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by miamian disappointed
These shorts are too tight in the crotch.I've never had this problems with pants and shorts I've ordered from Bean before---perhaps a different supplier or pattern was used?
The only way I can make these shorts comfortable is too pull them down as far as I can, which defeats the purpose of getting the original fit. I'll probably keep them and hope the crotch seam eases up with wear.
Of lesser concern is that the fabric is very light.
I've shopped at LL Bean since January 1 1982, and this is the first item I've been disappointed in. Hope it isn't the start of a trend.
July 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by huntergal Not like originals
I have a pair of original fit Bayside shorts that I bought in 2007 or before. They are a size 12 and fit the same as the "Original fit" size 16 that I just purchased. Your sizes have changed so much that it is difficult for one to know what size to order. I also liked the old Baysides because I could get them in poly-cotton blend. The 100% cotton material wrinkles no matter what I do, so I have to iron.
July 8, 2014