Rated 5 out of 5 by altaskier PERFECT FOR ME
This is the same review I gave for the pant version of these shorts.
I always have problems with pants fitting my long rise. I have been searching for a hiking pant that works for my fit problem. I always order a size up to get the rise long enough. But that has not worked on other LL Bean hiking pants until I tried these. Although I did order a size larger than usual, the stride is perfect for me. I also love the light weight fabric and stretch. I know I will enjoy these. Plan to order another color!!
October 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mom22teens Just o.k.
I purchased this shorts to wear in the Galapagos and have packed them and not yet worn them. But I am not sure that I will actually wear them as I don't think they are the most flattering. I am 5'5", 140 pounds and a pear shape. I ordered a 10 which I think is the correct size. They fit but the length is a bit shorter than I would like for a hiking short and the material is quite lightweight. The thin material seems to accentuate my larger hips as there is no structure to them (hard to explain). Perhaps if I had ordered them in a darker color (I bought the tan color) the bumps and lumps would be less noticeable!
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seminole88 Need More Colors
I like these shorts so much that I gave up waiting for more colors and bought a second pair in the tan. I really like the light weight, but sturdy fabric. Just toss in the washer and on low in the dryer - no shrinkage and no wrinkles. The waist has a soft mesh lining. There is a snap and zipper closing. And the pockets are deep enough to let you carry a few essentials (like a cell phone and your keys). The length falls just right on the thigh. Buy your regular size.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by leapyearbaby Fantastic but run a little large
These are wonderful shorts. I bought them in 3 colors. Zippered pockets galore, light. I can wear them for hiking, golf or working out. I did have to send my usual size back for one smaller, however.
October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LauraM Extremely comfortable & well made
Love these shorts in every way - fit, quality, comfort - except the khaki color is too light and shows my undies (not an issue with the charcoal color)
October 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by VeteranBeaner Great comfort and quick drying, fabric not durable
Light, comfortable, and quick drying shorts. Used them for just a few hours kayaking and the seat of the shorts quickly became pilled and worn.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiger74 Lightweight, comfortable
Although these shorts are designed for hiking, they don't "look" like hiking shorts. I like them as casual wear. The inseam is a bit longer than on most LL Bean shorts, and I find the length to be flattering. Appreciate the lightweight fabric as I live in an area that is quite hot and humid during the summer. They fit fine, but a belt is a must.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8everly Perfect summer hiking shorts
These shorts have so many good things going for them! They're lightweight but durable, breathable, stretchy, comfortable and have lots of pockets! I live in Southern California and it gets hot here in the summer but these shorts make the heat tolerable.
I have a 29" waist and 39" hips and the size 6 is perfect - a good fit but still loose enough for comfort. (I also have the Vista Trekking Pants but in a size 4 and because of the stretch they also fit, but much more snugly.)
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by longtimellbeaner89 Best shorts ever!!
These shorts are great! They fit my body perfectly, the wide waist band fits well, even without a belt. The pockets stay smooth; do not bunch up. They fold up to almost nothing when packing.
I love the 2 zippered pockets on the lower legs as well as the regular pockets off the waistline. I thought I wouldn't like the light weight fabric, but it stays put well, it does not ride or bunch up in the inner legs. They were very comfortable in really hot, humid weather, as well as this recent chillier weather.
The length is nice, I plan to use these in a foreign country in the Philippines where it is preferred that women keep their thighs covered- these will fit the bill tastefully.
I just cannot say enough good things about these shorts. They are my all time favorites, I am looking forward to taking them on my trip at the end of the month!
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by teachperec Great Shorts
My job requires me to teach active pursuits so I am always looking for shorts that are comfortable, light weight, quick drying and have strategic pockets. For years I have been using the comfort trail shorts, love the side pocket on the leg for holding a camera, phone or small notebook, but was looking for something lighter, so I bought these. Using the sizing chart, I purchased the size 12 at first because I like for shorts to be loose. Well, they were HUGE! So I sent them back and ordered the size 10. They fit GREAT! I have worn them hiking in hot, humid weather and for teaching in a hot, humid gym. Each time they have been super comfortable and the pockets hold all the extra stuff I need to have with me. FYI: I am 5'4", 140 pounds and wear from a 8-10 in most LLBean pants. Thinking about ordering another pair once they go on sale.
September 5, 2014