Rated 3 out of 5 by Fordgirl good idea, not so great execution
Cargo shorts pockets should be made to put items into, right? The upper pockets of both pairs I bought (teal and slate blue) are both VERY shallow. Keys and coins don't stay in them when walking. Also the front upper angle of the pocket doesn't come to the side seam so it makes a funny bunch up when moving. Fit was a little snug mid-thigh but ok overall. The rise was at the waist. The waistband is nice, especially if you're carrying a backpack. It's soft and doesn't rub. Material washed well and didn't need ironing after drying on low. The colors were true to the images. A bit expensive for what I got. Overall, they're just OK. If I didn't have need of a cargo short through the autumn, I might have returned them.
September 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ShopperInCinci Not designed correctly for the sizes
I usually take an XS in all LLBean items and have not had a mis-size problem until these shorts arrived. As others noted, as soon as I pulled them out of the bag, I knew they would be too big. Pulled them on and they practically fell right off. I measured the waist and it was 32 inches around - an extra small is sized to fit about a 26.5 inch waist. So they would have to fall pretty far down on my hips to "fit" making the crotch unacceptably low and baggy. There are no belt loops so there is not the option to hitch them up. The shorts need some serious redesign and sizing to make them fit the average woman in each size range. A relaxed or loose fit should not mean baggy and looking too big.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dogone Listen to the Masses
Decided to go with other reviews and ordered down 1 size from normal...am at upper end of the 14/16 for Large. Glad I did ... on receipt, was able to "pull-up" without unbuttoning!
Good mid-weight fabric ... nice detailing.
July 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by kresgi saggy!
Love the material, love the longer length but HATE the sagging! Please, please, please shorten the rise. I would have to pull these way up above my waistline to prevent the sagging crotch. I'll keep them because it's so hard for me to find a longer length short, but I have to actually roll the waistline over, so I can never wear a shorter or tucked-in top with them.
July 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by GoColgate Run REALLY large
Hard to rate these pants. I LOVED the look and quality, as usual and they were EXACTLY what I wanted. I am normally a SMALL, but I read the reviews prior to ordering and they all said these pants run big, so I ordered XS. Reviews were not kidding. The XS was so big, I had to return them!! Loved the shorts and wish they fit!
July 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by julesie comfort waist too big for me
I liked everything I received from L.L. Bean with the exception of the linen/cotton shorts. They were way to big for me and I will be returning them. I need fitted clothes and thought that was what I was ordering. The cargo pants in the same order are some of my favorite pants: comfortable, versatile, easy to wash. The pants have a fitted waist and felt just right.
July 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RUBYjeansavage COMFORTABLE
Comfortable and light weight, easy to clean.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KLSThompson Comfy and soft
The cotton/linen blend is very comfortable, and the waist is accommodating without being thick with an enclosed elastic. And the length is just right for summer without being too revealing for the "mature adult".
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BWakelee Linen Khakis
The first pair I purchased were too big. The return was quick and easy, and the customer support was excellent. And, as usual, the quality of the shorts is very good. Thank you!
June 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by CpeCodMom Sizing is way off, X-Small is a Medium fit !!
I don't normally order shorts or pants as I'm petite sized and LL Bean options are limited in petite sizes. What appealed to me with these new shorts were the length, material, (very) basic colors and the extra small sizing offered, as viewed on their web site, so I gave it a shot and ordered a couple pair.
As soon as I took these shorts out of their packaging, I thought there is no way these "X-Small" are going to fit. They are very large for an extra small and practically fell right off when I put them on. What happened to the sizing, LL Bean ?! They are being returned.
Unfortunately, I will hesitate before ordering shorts or capris/pants again. Sizing seems to be inconsistent as some people have noted in other reviews.
June 14, 2013