Rated 4 out of 5 by boybright Very pleased;agree with size complaints
First pair of bike shorts and I love the features;zippered pockets,removable liner and adjustable sizing tabs. The reviews are correct-the medium I purchased is big. I bought a cool belt and used the tabs. I measured my waist before I ordered and I am a 35". I would get the small next time,unless LL Bean corrects the sizing. Would like to see Bean respond to this. That is my only gripe,otherwise very happy,as usual, with LL Bean products.
November 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 43054Rider Disappointing ! If I could keep them up, . . . .
I own the previous version of these shorts, and they've been durable and useful for almost 10 years. This new version has many nice feature upgrades, but the sizing is so far off base that I can't wear them. I measure about a 31" waist, I ordered your smallest size after reading numerous reviews that the product runs quite big. Your smallest size was still WAY too big on me, even after using the new built-in waist adjusters. I would have needed suspenders to keep these up on mountain bike rides, so regretfully I had to return them.
When/If you get accurate sizing established, I'd love to have a pair that fits me. BTW, the older pair of the original version, that I still have & wear, are size S.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfort106 Not just for biking
Bought these for the material and comfort for walking not biking.
The shorts launder excellently.
Look good and are everything I wanted
The fit is a true medium.
Color is also good.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lonerider Good deal for biking
These shorts are great. They have multiple pockets, and the zippered ones down along the legs are located just right so they will not be in the way while on the bike. The shorts have several breathable panels and a removable inner short with padding, so you can wear them as regular shorts, or without the inner. You can also use the inner with other shorts if you want, adding versatility.
Nothing beats traditional road shorts for comfort, but compared to other baggy shorts these are pretty good; not too thick, adjustable tabs on the waist, good fit. Plus these have pockets. Around town, or rolling through the woods, these are a great deal.
September 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by WashingtonCyclist Nice Shorts, Bizarre Sizing
I had high hopes because mountain-biking style shorts that aren't long and baggy are getting hard to find.
I have a 34" waist, and am at the upper range of what medium cycling shorts generally fit. I saw the reviewers' comments about sizing, but according to the sizing chart I am at the upper limit for a medium so figured that I would be okay.
When I received them I saw that they were a little large, but figured that I'd give them a try. The trouble to return them and pay a restocking fee influenced this decision. That and not wanting to gamble on a size small fitting. And having worn and laundered them, I'm not going to try and return them now.
The shorts are borderline large, but will work, especially if worn with a belt #right, a belt with cycling shorts, but they do have belt loops#.
The liner is huge. It's marked M, but should be L or XL. The liner is going to Goodwill.
I'd have rated them 3 stars, because they're nice shorts. But with the clearly established pattern of being too large, the way-outsized liner, and inconvenience associated with returning them, I knocked it down a point.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Preferences Bicycling shorts
Very comfortable. I'd recommend them to anyone who is looking for comfortable biking shorts.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andywms Nice bike shorts for recreational riders
I read the reviews and stepped down a size to get the right fit. These shorts are great. The variety of pockets are useful. None are too big or deep, but when you're used to riding with bike pants that have no pockets, these provide a good bit of flexibility.
July 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CityPeddler Overcorrection on the fit
I have three pairs of the previous version of these shorts; 1 pair in XXL and 2 in XL. The reviews of these shorts were that they were too large for most riders. Granted the XXL liners are too big for the shorts BUT the shells were relatively true to size with the XXL being a few inches too big in the waist.
I like wearing the XXLs when I ride because they have more room in the thighs. Upon buying the "new and improved" Men's Comfort Biking Shorts, I can tell you that they are super-small. The XXL that I got was smaller than both XLs I already own. Apparently, someone from LLBean read the reviews and over-corrected on the sizing.
It is too bad because the zippered front pocket was a welcome addition to an already great short.
June 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by etock1 The Small Size is too large-will return
I bought this exact same item last year and liked it very much, so I wanted another pair to use at my summer cottage. I don't know why LLBean does this, but this time the size Small I ordered (same as last year) was much larger than the previous one) to the extent that I will return the new pair. I have a 31" waste and normally ordering a size small from LLBean is fine, but not this time. Why do they have to change the size and make it larger???? Disappointed.
June 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BP1950 Comfortable but one small problem
The shorts look well made and are very comfortable. The padding is just right. The inner shorts snap out easily and can be cleaned separate from the shorts. However, the zipper pockets are way too small/tight. It is very hard to get you hand into the pocket to place or remove items. I like to store keys/money/phone in my bike shorts and it is hard to do in these shorts. On the positive side, the zippers are sturdy and zip easily.
June 11, 2014