Rated 5 out of 5 by nannabb Finally, traditional wasit
I haven't worn the shorts yet but it was wonderful to find good quality shorts in a stretchy waist, durable fabric, and most importantly, traditional waist. For anyone who has had any abdominal surgery, the "sit at waist" and below the waist pants are extremely uncomfortable. I hope they go out of style soon.
February 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by BaxterBean Not like curvy fit
I loved the curvy fit bayside shorts that Bean had before. These are not very comfortable I had to return the pairs that I bought. Please bring back the old style!!!!
July 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by miamian disappointed
These shorts are too tight in the crotch.I've never had this problems with pants and shorts I've ordered from Bean before---perhaps a different supplier or pattern was used?
The only way I can make these shorts comfortable is too pull them down as far as I can, which defeats the purpose of getting the original fit. I'll probably keep them and hope the crotch seam eases up with wear.
Of lesser concern is that the fabric is very light.
I've shopped at LL Bean since January 1 1982, and this is the first item I've been disappointed in. Hope it isn't the start of a trend.
July 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by huntergal Not like originals
I have a pair of original fit Bayside shorts that I bought in 2007 or before. They are a size 12 and fit the same as the "Original fit" size 16 that I just purchased. Your sizes have changed so much that it is difficult for one to know what size to order. I also liked the old Baysides because I could get them in poly-cotton blend. The 100% cotton material wrinkles no matter what I do, so I have to iron.
July 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SomeWhereOverTheRainbow Color didn't match picture
I bought the twilight color and I am very disappointed in the color and fit. The real color is a dark blue green turquoise. It does not match the picture. The length is great but the fit is too tight. I should have ordered the next size up. I usually fit true to size. I am returning and will not buy them again.
July 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by fhrozie Hidden waist to tight with bulging pockets.
The pockets bulge out when the hidden waist stretches. The waist is too tight. I liked the fit and look of the elastic in the back Bayside Shorts.
July 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LiveInPants Disappointed
All of my pants in the past have come from LL Bean, because I could count on them fitting properly. Not the case here and I see I am not alone! My old shorts have a tuck in the front and that makes all the difference in my book. These shorts with a flat front may work fine for someone with a 24" waist and flat stomach or someone from China, but not for the mature body in the USA. Sadly I have to return them and wonder if I can count on LL Bean any more.
July 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by lovesdachshunds just didn't care for them
I ended up having to buy two pairs of shorts. The first pair I bought in my usual size and even with the elastic waist they were still too small, pockets were gaping like when pants are too small. The second pair fit ok, had some extra room since it was the next size up, but they were just too long (I'm 5'5") and they come to the tops of my knees. Plus the zipper faces the wrong way, which doesn't seem like that big of a deal but yet it is! Wish I could return them but I don't have the return slip anymore. Just not happy with either purchase.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WCPAShopper Nice Fit
Very comfortable with a good fit on a hard to fit body. Wash and wear well.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RunsAgilityDogs Wish waist larger in hidden comfort waist shorts
These shorts are well-made but my usual size 4 waist was too tight for comfort. The size 6 was baggy in legs and body. The size 4 in khaki pants was a great fit. Can't understand why this style in shorts didn't fit the same as the pants. Very Disappointed! Love the hidden comfort waist in pants.
June 15, 2014