Rated 5 out of 5 by MoreTime You get what you pay for.
I was very hesitant to purchase these shorts. They are expensive compared to other options I found. But, I have never had a poor experience with LL Bean so I stepped out and leveraged my budget.
I have worn these shorts almost every day since I purchased them in the spring. I fished, hiked and waded in the river with them and they have endured my abuse. I washed them in between adventures but put them back to work immediately there after. We'll see how they hold up the rest of the summer but I am very pleased thus far. My favorite feature is the belt and waste adjustment of the shorts. I prefer this set up to the draw string or belt so many other water active shorts have.
I would like another pair but my budget won't allow it just yet.
July 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gopher04 Beware of LL Bean Branding
Since when did LL Bean start branding the outside of their garments so heavily?!? I have really enjoyed LL Bean products over the years but everything I buy lately makes me feel like a walking advertisement. Shorts are over priced. Came with a big snag in the material. Now I will have to deal with the hassel of the return process.
March 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by jstaylor14 Technical Fishing Shorts
I bought these to fish in as well as wear around town. I like them but prefer my 3 pairs of Flywaters Guide shorts much better. I don't like the velcro tabs on the side - prefer the snap closures on the Flywaters shorts. I also think the size is a bit small on these. I would recommend ordering a size larger.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Njptcruz Liked the shorts
Was looking for some shorts to wear fishing. I often get soaked out on the water and need shorts that will dry off quick. They make the grade.
May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brucemac Perfect for Fishing
I bought these shorts for surf fishing in New Jersey. 3 things I need from fishing shorts. I need to move easily, pockets to carry a few items, and quick drying. The shorts exceed all my expectations. They are very well made. I can't imagine better. They fit perfectly, meaning they don't ride down like other shorts I own. (not Bean) I'm buying another pair. Thank you Bean.
May 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanieBeanie Men's Technical Fishing Shorts
I got these shorts, not because I fish, but because I wanted to have lightweight shorts for summer travel.
They are well designed and very comfortable ... and customizable for fit with the waist "cinchers".
I doubt i'll use the plier-specific pocket, but I do like the use of both zippered and velcro pockets.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GOB1 Almost too good.
Wore these shorts for the first time. The side adjustment tabs give the shorts a custom fit. The BUT is they are almost to good to wear fishing. Even if I do not catch any fish...I will do it in comfort (and style).
July 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ishopandspendtoomuch easy to adjust
my husband loves these. comfortable, attractive, easy to adjust while wearing them.
May 6, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by DairyGirlatHeart Short in rise.
Unfortunately, because the rise in these shorts is short, we are returning them. I don't know how well they will wear; they seem durable and light weight which is what my husband was looking for for traveling.
May 5, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by CaptBucko good features
these shorts have a good fit and length, not too long. I like the adjustable waist and the variety of pockets
April 11, 2011