Rated 2 out of 5 by Nicknamechoiceislimited Way too tight in the waist
LL Bean is starting to lose it's consistency of sizes. This is the second item I've bought in the past 2 months that has been too tight in the waist. It's going back. I'm disappointed since the color is perfect for what I wanted.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThisbesMom Great fit.
I love these shorts. I am 5'1"and about 105 lbs, and they are the first shorts I have found in ages that actually fit me and have the waist in the right place. Like all LLBean clothing, they are excellent quality, and the only complaint I have is that they don't have them in white - why not?? I would buy 2-3 pairs in white if they were available.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greatvet Very nice, but run quite big!
I ordered these shorts and purchased the size according to the size guide. When I received them, I was disappointed. The waist was at least 1 1/2 inches too big. I have a 28" waist, and I ordered a size 8 (according to the size guide). The shorts are very nice. They run a little long as well. If you purchase them, size down by 1 size. I am exchanging these for a size 6.
April 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by SusieQM I want Comfort Waist Back for the Bayside shorts
I purchased the Bayside twill shorts with the comfort waist like you have in the pants and I like them sooooooo much better than the hidden comfort waist.
I tried the hidden comfort waist and when they give you the little stretch you need it makes the pockets on the front all bunchy and it it does not lay correctly. The comfort waist is sooooo much nicer with the just the back of the shorts with elastic cover waist band.
Please, Please, Please bring back comfort waist Bayside Twill SHORTS. They are perfect for Golf.
April 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by GolfingGardener Great fit but hate the very wide legs
Having a "curvy" figure, I actually like the Comfort Waist, and these shorts fit really well in the hips and waist. I also like the 10" length, BUT the legs are ridiculously WIDE. They look like a skirt when on, not much like the online photo at all. I would prefer the slimmer look of narrow shorts legs. It is too expensive to take them to a tailor (I asked) and will sacrifice one pair to try to see what I can do on my sewing machine. If it does not work well, I'll keep them for hacking around but return the other 2 pair I had ordered.
March 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by applepond1 Bad Waist Design
I have been purchasing LL Bean shorts for 25 years. They wear like iron and I love the colors. But, now, Bean has removed all options for their wonderful shorts except the woeful "hidden" stretch waist. This waist design is horrible, because when the elastic panel at each side stretches, it makes the front pockets "pooch" out, so that your silhouette looks like you have a rabbit popping out of each side pocket. I am horrified that LL Bean has eliminated all the other options, such as the exposed elastic back waist, or the fitted waist with no elastic. Therefore - NO CHOICES. What are they thinking??
Sadly, I must admit that I am now purchasing shorts from Beans main competitor. I can't get 100% cotton, but at least I can get a decent fit.
January 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by luckylynda Bring back the old Bayside Twill shorts!
I don't like the "comfort waist"! The elastic feels bulky and I agree with another reviewer who said it pulls the inside of the pockets out. I have a pair of the original non-comfort waist Bayside Twills that I got 3 or 4 years ago and they are my favorite shorts. The comfort waist shorts have a different all over fit - too loose in the hips and legs. Not happy.
October 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NJSue Don't care for the new comfort waist
I am sometimes a size 6 and sometimes a size 8. I ordered both sizes and the size 6 were definitely too small, even with the expandable waist. Even in the size 8 though, I didn't care for the comfort waist. When it expands, you can see the lining of the pocket. They also feel bulkier at the waistline due to the added fabric which is part of the expansion mechanism. I wore them a couple of times and in the end, I decided I just didn't like the comfort waist. On the plus side the construction/fabric seem to be of high quality. I wish these shorts were offered with a choice of the comfort waist and a regular waist band.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanTideFan Perfect!
Love these shorts! Perfect fit just like the Bayside Twill pants. Just the style I've been looking for. Thanks, L.L. Bean, for making these available. Bought 2, buying 3 more!
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by singingmom90 Beware of sizing!
I have been a size 12 in all my LLB pants for many years. This pair of shorts was too tight in 12. I could get it buttoned, but the pocket lining showed which was not what I had in mind! I exchanged them for a 14 which fit well. Therefore I would say that they run small.
June 26, 2014