Rated 3 out of 5 by Nick802 Great for One Season
I bought three pairs of these shorts last year, loved them all summer then packed them away. When I took them out for this season, within a few weeks:
- one pair had a hole in the crotch
- the other pair had a button fall off, and the pocket within the pocket ripped (this appears to be related to the fabric that the button and pocket are sewn to)
I am going to return the two, and I'm certain the third pair is not far behind. I'm disappointed that these shorts fell apart after one season of use, but am glad I bought them from LL Bean!
June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beaurat Quality can't be hidden
The inside finish of these shorts looks like they cost twice as much as they did. Not familiar with the terminology but the shorts have a contrasting liner and pockets that really looks good. The Lakewashed finish feels great and I look forward to wearing them for a long time.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by catalogshopperonly NICE
Just received my Rangeley Blue shorts yesterday and have been wearing them ever since. They fit perfectly and seem to be constructed with quality pockets that button in the rear. The color is sort of an off blue/gray which is fine. The inside right front has a key/change pocket sewn inside...very thoughtful. I'm very satisfied at this point. The best thing of all is that there is NO VELCRO anywhere. I simply refuse to buy any more shorts with Velcro closers.
June 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NHxSC Great pair of shorts with a couple issues
To start, the shorts are really comfortable and fit great in the waist and seat. The length is perfect, sitting just above the knee. I will be keeping the shorts and can't wait to wear them all summer.
My first issue is that the Rangeley Blue is a different color than the picture on the website. The pair of shorts I received are actually colored somewhere between the dark Rangeley Blue and the light Flint. I'm not too upset by this because it allows me to wear dark blue and gray shirts with the shorts. Still a great color, but it wasn't what I expected.
Second issue is that the leg opening is very big. Picture boot cut instead of straight leg in jeans. These shorts almost have a bell bottom look to them. I am 5'10"/210 lbs and mountain bike and do not have small thighs and even I think these are too big. They're so comfortable and nice that I plan to keep them, but I will need to have them tailored to taper the opening by a significant amount.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucerne12345 Lapis is a gorgeous color
Great fit. These are high quality, fit well and easy to wear. Will buy more colors. Thanks for a great go-to short!
April 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucerne12345 Perfect color, Excellent fit, Love these
These are awesome in the seagrass color. The fit is perfect. They look stellar on and with most every color. Will be buying more colors.
April 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by desertdawg fits great, looks better
I have this in a barn red, which sounds garish but it's not. Very well made, and fits perfectly. They look about as elegant as shorts can look. The red ran in the wash once, so I wash them on their own now.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CompulsiveBuyer Best shorts I ever bought
Like all LL Bean pants or shorts, the Standard fit is the best and sizing is always right. I'm right between 34 and 36, 34 beeing too tight at waist but the rest of the pants often fits me well , and 36 a bit loose at waist but way too loose everywhere. LL Bean 35 pants has always fitted me perfectly on all aspect. Material is real nice.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rgarrone BEST SHORTS IN THE GAME
Best shorts ever.
Comfortable , soft , roomy and they come in a ton of colors.
I have muscular thighs and they fit better than any other shorts I've gotten over the years.
Get them. horde them. Wear them long and hard.
May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ct12345 Fits excellently for skinny guys
I'm 6'1 and I'm very skinny. These fit me really well, in terms of both length and bagginess. They don't feel like I'm wearing sweatpants and they don't feel like I'm wearing spandex. If you've struggled to find a pair of shorts that can be dressed up or down and that fit well, these are perfect.
March 26, 2015