Rated 5 out of 5 by llberkeley Absolutely love these shorts!
I bought these shorts because I was looking for something comfortable for exercise as well as for casual wear around the house. I also was looking for maximal coverage! I loved these the second I opened the package. The fabric is soft and silky yet looks crisp and fresh when wearing (not "droopy'). I am thrilled to report that the fit definitely runs a little large. I am about 5'5" and 160 lbs with a generous tummy and these are comfortable in a Medium! The waist band is wide and goes up at least a half inch above my belly button. The fit in the leg is roomy, not quite our Mom's gym bloomers but headed more toward that type of fit. I still find them well-fitting for exercise, and frankly I appreciate the full coverage for the fanny region. Built-in panty is also a plus! A definite two thumbs-up!
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MountainAngel Best Running Shorts
I absolutely love these shorts! I bought a second pair after living in the first ones I bought for a solid month. They're comfortable, sturdy, and cute. I wish you had more colors to choose from!
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelsea Style & Comfort
As usual L.L. Bean never let's me down! These shorts are perfect! I'm taking them to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. They are going with my new bathing suit that I also purchased.
My husband & I will be in San Juan for 5 months - it won't be an easy life for my purchases - they will be dunked in the sea, covered in sand, hopefully see a nice pool & washed unmercifully in all sorts of strange water. I know they will have fun!
October 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MicheleB Cute, but not easy to fit
These are great material exercise shorts. Breath well and love the internal panties. However no pockets is a bigger problem for me than expected (a small slit in the waistband that doesn't close doesn't count) and no way to tighten the somewhat loose waist. The waist has a little elastic but it is not enough to make a secure fit so my shorts do tend to slip down. I am 5'4" 138lbs so I do have a tummy to keep things snug - it is not an athletic cut which I like but for once it is too loose.. I like the color scheme - goes with a lot. I will keep them cause I wore them for a while to figure out if I liked them I would not buy again.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swiftmom So glad I bought these shorts
These shorts are perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities, even though I initially bought them with running in mind. The fabric and the style are comfortable and flattering: neither too clingy or too roomy. Based on the reviews (saying they ran large), I decided to order the extra small (I'm 5 ft., 110 lbs.) which turned out to fit me perfectly. Some of the features include a comfortable waistband (not too restrictive or loose), attached underpants and a small pocket, large enough for a key, hidden in the waistband. If you are looking for comfortable, stylish active shorts, these are for you!
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kirk320 Great running shorts
These shorts are a great length for someone who wants a slightly longer running short. I LOVE the waistband. It is like a yoga pant, (so doesn't create a muffin top) but stays put when running. I was a little concerned that they didn't have a draw string, but after working out at the gym and running in them several times, this is not an issue at all! The built in underwear is great as I live in Louisiana and running in the summer I want as few layers as possible. I am 5'7" & wear a size 6/8 in pants. I bought the medium size and they fit great! I will be getting the black ones ASAP.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PattiJo927 Best Shorts Ever
I was looking for a comfortable pair of all purpose summer shorts - not too sporty, not too casual and I found it. They have style and comfort and do not look like sweat pants or runners shorts. I have them in black and they can go with everything. I wish they came in navy.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Digs7763 Comfort Sport Shorts
I absolutely love these shorts. I know a lot of people say they do, but I have never bought two colors of the same thing and I am about to order my second pair of these! They work perfectly for all my outdoor adventures, the built in underwear is comfortable, they dry quickly, and are overall great. I wear them kayaking, biking, hiking, and walking. They also look great if you just want to run to the store. They do run quite large, I wear a pant size 8 and a small is just right. I'm generally a medium, so go down a size.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LRosie Flattering and functional
These shorts are so great for watersports, general sports and generally hanging around. I bought the black and pink color and love them both. I brought them on a family trip and my sister loved them so much I have ordered a pair for her. The shorts and interior panty are substantial yet soft and comfy. They are flattering - fit closely yet comfortably, not too tight. These are the best shorts of this type I have ever found.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WstMIShopper Love these
I love how these do not have an elastic waistband. They are comfortable and lay nice and flat around the waist. I also love the length - not too short and not too long. They are a little roomy but lay so nice on the waist and backside that they don't make me feel self conscience. I only wish they came in more colors!
June 12, 2014