Rated 2 out of 5 by katiedidnot not substantial fabric
Returned these shorts as fabric is much lesser quality than fabric LL Bean used in same shorts last year.
Very disappointed that fabric is thinner than last year cargo shorts, same style.
Soft Moss and Classic Khaki colors seem faded, at least to me.
July 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SRDakota Pretty good but needs work
I just received these (Misses, 4) and they fit nicely (I normally wear petite sizes). I'm 63 and with a slightly larger waist, proportionately to my hips and thighs, so I like being able to leave the top button undone and just tie the drawstring. I also like the length because I like the additional coverage (I'm past the age point where I should show off my bare thighs, even though I only weigh 106).
However, I think the width of the legs are too wide, making them seem like, as one person remarked, like "mom pants" and/or almost cargo culottes, which make them look unstylish and a bit clunky. I also would like deeper pockets to better secure my iphone.
June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sdwaldon Southport Cargo Shorts
I have these in light almond, khaki, mint, and dark olive. I just ordered another khaki and light moss. I love these shorts and wear them all the time since purchasing them. Please bring these back in other colors. Another LLBean quality product.
May 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by GauchoheartBearblood High crotch and high rise
There is nothing positive I can say about these shorts. There is something called "mom jeans". You know what I mean when I say that. These should be called "mom shorts". Awful. Just awful.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nimbl Best shorts ever
I love that I can order from L.L. Bean and whatever it is will usually fit! These shorts are so comfortable. They do not sag in the crotch, the waist is snug, but not too tight, and the pockets don't pucker. The length falls just above my knees. I wish the cargo pocket was a little deeper so that my cell phone could be buttoned in, but other than that, these shorts are perfect.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarinaMama Perfect, except pockets too small
Just got 'em and they fit me great. Size 8 hits 3 inches above my knee (wish they were longer), and the waist and hips fit perfectly. I'm 5'4'' and weigh 125ish, with not much of a waist so I'll probably remove the drawstring. I do wish the cargo pockets and rear pockets were bigger and that the front pockets were deeper. My iPhone 5C in nonbulky case doesn't fit in either one. But keys can go in a cargo pocket and a ziplock "wallet" can go in one too, or in a rear pocket. I'm keeping the shorts inspite of the small pockets because they were a good buy on the two-a-day and they're a really nice cut and fabric. Even though I don't like to show my 71-year-old wrinkly knees, I will wear these in a heat wave.
May 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MEvacationer Great fit -- but . . . phone problems
These are very well made, great fit and don't ride up. However -- my phone falls out of the slash side pockets because they are too shallow and the button pockets are too small for my Android phone. Very disappointing and a real design flaw.
May 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LIRed Not for me
Ordered the size 8. I have 4 pair of courd cargo pants in the 8. Am 5'4", 135 LBS. Yes, in mid 60, am slightly apple shaped. The waist was perfect but very baggy in the seat. The profile put lbs on my look. Loved material, length and colors, pink beige and indigo. Would try the size 6, but the colors I want are not available and the waist would probably be too tight anyway. Will return.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoolChick Love these shorts`
So happy to see these on 2 a day sale today..only wish they had indigo in my size, but I bought more! These are perfect in length and leg opening and fit true to size. Even being a petite these fit appropriately. Not all of us want to be wearing the daisy dukes. They keep their neat appearance while being very comfortable. Don't listen to the negative nellie with the comment about 12 year old boys or grandpa.. Shorts are difficult for most of us -these are just about perfect. Don't stop making these llbean!
April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WeeluvLLbean My new favorites
I bought a pair of the shorts after I tried a pair of the Southport Cargo Pants that I immediately fell in love with. The fabric is of good weight and slightly "peached". While these don't come in the petite sizing that I ordered for the pants, the length was still good on my 5'3" frame. It looks like it'd be difficult to make the shorts much shorter and have the cargo pockets be more than decoration. These are functional. The size 6 that I ordered has an inseam of 8 and 3/4" and hits me 1 inch ABOVE my knee. I will order more when the weather warms back up. The one observation is that the pants in the same size seem a bit looser overall.
November 14, 2014