Rated 4 out of 5 by stevetexas Good enough
The style of these shorts is just what I wanted; a cycling shorts liner under regular shorts. The medium size I bought fits fine now. But it feels like the elastic waist band may stretch out over time, we'll see. While the pockets are a little small, the reality is I don't need to carry that much in them; credit cards, license, & cash. So they are fine for my purposes. All in all, I'm satisfied with these shorts and look forward to many comfortable rides.
June 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by jbs1 Sizing still not right
While LL Bean says they fixed the sizing, their Medium still isn't right. I normally wear a 32-33. The Medium is supposed to be 32-34. But it's way too big. Feels more like 34-36.
And as others have noted, the pockets are too small to be of much use, hard to even get your hand into the zippered ones.
June 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JTCSr Bike shorts
The only reason i give these bike shorts 4 stars instead of 5 is they have belt loops. a draw string like on a swim suit would be far more practical/ comfortable. They have an adjustable elastic waistband and button system inside. Not sure how effective it will be long term... but with the 100% satisfaction guarantee how can you go wrong!
May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GaryGAryGary too big
bought these for my Dad for his birthday. He usually would wear an XL, but these were WAY too big, as are most things at LL Bean. buy one size smaller with them. always.
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ladywithattitude Men's Comfort Cycling Shorts
Received these shorts as a gift from my wife. Nice fabric and trim-fitting. All-around, I like these shorts but the pockets are too small and the zippers do not allow easy access. I wear size 34 pants and the medium size fits well. The padding is removable and has afforded unbinding comfort throughout three rides of over two hours each. I plan to wear these shorts often this coming summer and will be part of my RAGBRAI gear.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bikey bike shorts
i like my new cycling shorts just had them for day took a short ride very comfy i wear xxl and fit great lots of pockets in the right location very good
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by KatyBiker Nice Style and Comfort
I now have two pairs of these biking shorts since I ride multiple times per week up to 100 miles and love the amount of seat padding. The XL shell is a little small and the liner is a little big for my 38" waist and 6'7" ht but love the pair when I bike to work. Have the traditional bike shorts for my group rides but they pale in comparison to the comfort of these. Will take these over the traditional shorts this spring for the MS150 rides and will make that recommendation to everyone I ride with.
December 23, 2014
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