Rated 1 out of 5 by Axelant Very Disappointed
I was sure I would love these shorts based on the reviews. I'm a sturdy, short gal and ordered my regular size 14. They were comfy from the start but I thought they might stretch and be too big so I ordered some in size 12. I wore them around the house and they pulled in the pocket area. Plus, because they were a touch snug, when I sat in them, they became badly wrinkled with permanent creases. They didn't stretch! Gave the size 14 another try and wore them several hours while working on the computer. They kept stretching, and stretching and stretching until they now almost look like a skort - super wide legs and floppy waistband. The fabric is lightweight and doesn't feel sturdy in the least for an active short. I like the length, zipper pockets, and colors, but back they all go. I wish LLBean would use the same fabric as their men's shorts.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohiohikerbiker Terrific shorts!
Probably my favorite shorts ever. Material drapes nicely and is slimming, as well as comfortably soft. Dries quickly. Pockets lay smoothly flat. Pocket zippers keep things secure. Bought 3 colors. Love them!
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CozyComfort Great all round shorts
I bought these shorts for a Galapagos trip where I will need to travel light & be able to wash out my clothes. These are amazingly thin & light weight, so fast-drying for travel. Yet they are quite rugged and have many handy pockets. I just returned from backpacking in Baxter State Park, and was very happy with the feel & performance of these shorts.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NAD28 Very nice
I love these shorts. I got them in granite - a nice dark gray. I wish they came in black too.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AO131 not for me
The sizing was accurate, the color was nice (sea glass), but they did not look good on me. Designed for hiking not fashion, to be sure, but they were NOT flattering (I am a size 8 these days). I exchanged them and continue to be impressed with Bean's customer service and easy return policies.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JPMA Lightweight Summer Short
These shorts are lightweight and very comfortable. They run a bit big but I wanted looser shorts to wear in the heat. They wash well and dry quickly. Wish they came in more colors!
July 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CedarKeyMom Cool summer short
I like the ease and give in these shorts. They have great pockets and are very light weight.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by UVAChappy New Favorite Shorts
These arrived this week and I wore them for three days in a row! They fit great, are extremely lightweight (perfect for summer in the south), and are a slim-looking style. I was worried that the length would be too long, but they were just right for me (average height, long-ish legs). I can't wait to bring these with me through all my adventures - big and small - and I have a feeling I'll be buying another pair soon.
July 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous1000 Call for actual measurements
These shorts are great quality but I ended up with a pair two sizes too big at first. Going by the sizing on the website will not get you a pair that fits. After receiving them in the mail I tried them on and they practically fell off. I called and was told that the measurements in the sizing guide are not the actual measurements of the shorts. I ended up ordering a replacement pair two sizes smaller. These fit better but are still a bit too loose in the waist. I'd recommend calling for the actual measurements before ordering.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by carrd Great hiking shorts!
I bought these for an upcoming hiking trip and ended up wearing them for a trip to Niagara Falls as well. They are super comfortable. The waistband is wide and has a soft feel on the inside, no rubbing or digging into my waistline. The material is lightweight and stretchy and dries relatively quickly. I'm 5'4, 133lbs with a pear shape, and the size 6 fit perfectly. Maybe a tad big in the waist, but as long as it fits over my hips, I'm happy. I bought them in gray and loved them so much I bought them in the sage color as well. I really wanted a pair of cargo shorts where I could carry my camera in the pockets, but didn't attempt it with these. Didn't want to look all lumpy. Probably not the best shorts if you want to carry a lot. Money and a lipbalm is all I would put in the pockets. They're comfotable for hiking, but stylish enough to wear into a cafe afterwards.
July 23, 2014