Rated 4 out of 5 by SenatorFats Does the job
These work as advertised. They are a good choice for camping, kayaking, canoeing or biking to the beach -- pretty much any activity where you might get wet then go out for a burger and a beer after.
August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geonova Great Shorts
These shorts are by far the most comfortable shorts I have ever warn. Not only are they comfortable they are light weight and cool in warm weather. They wash and dry quickly. I have been wearing these shorts for 4-5 years. They hold up well. Over the years I have accumulated about 10 pairs.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HKing Excellent all-around Shorts
I am very happy with these shorts. They fit well, dry quickly and are extremely comfortable.
August 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by JRphilladelphia Nice shorts except the size of the pockets
Shorts are good quality except the size of the pockets. All the pockets could use more room, but the left pocket is so small that it is useless. Never put anything in it. I don't understand why LL Bean skimps on them!
July 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SwiftRiverJim Go to shorts
These are my favorites. Bought a pair at the local LL Beam store and now that they are getting "comfortable and faded" from continual use I thought it was time to start breaking in the second pair.
Comfortable for all kinds of uses: hiking, gardening, swimming, yard work, hanging around. I should just get a pair for every day of the week - wish they came in 7 colors.
July 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by GBugler Swift River Shorts could be even better . . . .
I like the Swift River Shorts very much, but I have three suggestions that might make them even better. Love the zippered cargo pocket on the left thigh and the fact that there are slash pockets on both sides. I also love the fact that there are two back pockets. To me, the five pocket design is most useful. My first suggestion is to use the same zipper on the two back pockets that's used on the front cargo pocket. Firstly, the zipper is much more secure. Secondly, Velcro tends to wear out over time and thirdly, Velcro often grabs onto the fabric of my shirts, which is totally annoying. Change the Velcro closures to nylon zippers and I'd buy two pairs in every color. Speaking of color, my second suggestion is to add additional colors. At the very least black and lastly, make the inseam 6" or maybe offer that as an alternate. I had the ones I bought altered to make them shorter. Otherwise, a very nice product.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanNewbe Versatile summer shorts
Love these shorts. Perfect fit for my 5' 8", 158lb frame. Love the blue color. Think they call it granite navy. May consider buying a second pair in another color. Like the belt included also.
July 20, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by AMTLRVT Second Place
These shorts are a down version of their predecessor, Tropic Shorts item # 234437, last sold in 2015, which had the same quality quick dry fabric shell and liner but more and deeper pockets with zippers and more color selections. The shallow left front pocket of this new version is not a good place to put anything that can't be secured by the single clip. The only upside; the waist snap is an improvement vs. the sewn on button on the predecessor.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ErikP Excellent Shorts.
These shorts are extremely comfortable to wear as both land shorts and water shorts. A nice assortment of pockets, with varying depths (the right pocket is the deepest). the water repelling qualities are excellent; while swimming in them, they never got wet! All water beaded off the shorts, a quality I have yet to find in other shorts.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by theitalian Excellent
I'm on my way to a European vacation and need a good fitting pair of shorts...this pair fits the bill quite well. they are good looking fit well and dry quickly. Great for travel.
July 6, 2016