Rated 1 out of 5 by bbsq Elastic waist doesn't work for me
I like the shorts overall, but am returning them because there is a gap in the pocket area when the elastic waist stretches. Not only does the gap stick out awkwardly, but the lining of the pocket shows, in bright contrast to the color of the shorts. If your waist is large relative to your hip size, don't buy these. I'm still wearing some old LLBean comfort waist shorts from years ago and wanted to replace them. This hidden comfort waist concept doesn't work unless there is more give in the elastic, and the pocket problem is fixed.
August 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by granada1108 Fabric has changed
I love these shorts and have purchased a few each year. The Khaki fabic in the 2015 edition is not the same high-quality durable twill with the polished finish of prior years.
This year the finish is more "sport" than "dress" shorts. I mistakenly ordered the wrong size. Not sure I will bother to reorder due to the fabric change.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lillim Comfortable, great fit
These shorts are great! They have a good inseam, perfect length, a regular zipper, and a waist that fits where it should fit. It is so hard for me to find a comfortable pair of shorts that are roomy, airy, and have a real waist. Forget the modern pants with the skimpy zippers and low waist. They are awful especially in stretch fabric. I do not like to wear clingy clothing when it is hot outside. LL Bean make more styles like this in women's pants. Why should the guys have all the luck?
July 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JulieBeach nice bermuda short
cons: only one button pocket in back. wish the twill was a bit thicker-
pros: ordered one size up-very very comfortable and drape nicely, well finished seams, these can be dressed up or down. not too short and not too long-cut very nicely.
July 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MissChoosy Comfortable
Love the hidden elastic in the waist. I'm a curvy girl, so I could use a bit smaller waist, but it fits well enough to keep. The stretchy fabric is good quality and comfortable. The length is perfect. Also like the deep pockets.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lisaluvs2heel The Best
These shorts are the best pant item I have tried in many years. The fit is attractive and comfortable. I wasn't sure I would like the hidden comfort waist, but it's wonderful. There is enough rise and the cut is such that I can wear flat front shorts with any self-consciousness. The shorts are constructed with quality and a delight to wear. It's been many years since I felt this positive about any pant, at least not since I discovered your jeans.
July 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by kitnor Confort waist
I have ordered these shorts in 3 different sizes since you changed to the comfort waist. They no longer fit me. The old ones with the pleat in front fit. The new ones are a waist of money. They are either too big or too small. I want the old ones with the pleat in front and elastic on the sides back. With the change to the comfort waist, you ruined a perfectly good pair of shorts. I live in FL and the only thing I wear are shorts. This is like changing your duck shoes to plastic instead of leather. The old shorts were around a long, long time and everyone I know, miss them. I have tried all of your other shorts and they do not fit. I'm now short less and will have to find another company to order from.
June 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by cp5265 Running small
Purchased 4 years ago, I have loved these shorts and they still fit. However, my older pair are size 4 and the ones I received this week only fit in the 6 and the waist is a tad tight as well. I am 5'5" and 112 #. The cut of these is getting smaller and the fabric finish is not as smooth. LLBean, please don't cheap on the cut!
June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ali1202 Very comfortable
I just got these shorts and I really like the fit. They are very comfortable. Also I don't always carry a purse, so I love the deep pockets. They are very hard to find in women's pants. I would love to see them in denim.
June 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by HPETeacher Go back to the pleated shorts, please!!!
Please get rid of the "hidden elastic waist" and return to the pleated shorts and pants. Much more comfortable for the senior set which have a stomach pouch. Men have pleated shorts, why can't women have them also?
May 27, 2015