Rated 1 out of 5 by Adventure5000 Unfortunate Fit
This combo would be great for windsurfing so I tried both the small and medium to no avail. There was practically no difference if any between the small and medium size of the outer short which was way too baggy. I typically take a size 6 but the small neoprene short fit like an impossible 4 and the medium neoprene fit like a loose 8. Sadly I returned both.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MSTSS The Perfect Paddle Shorts!
I have been looking for women's paddle shorts for a long time and I could never find the one that was quite right. I wanted a longer pair of shorts that didn't ride up as I sat in the kayak. These work perfectly! They are a quick-dry material with stretch and a comfortable fit. You can use the velcro tabs at the waist to tighten or loosen them. The only thing that bothered me was the velcro tabs are topped with a stiff plastic material that I didn't like, but that is minor. When it's hot out you can wear the shorts alone, but if it's cold, you can pair them with the Bean Titanium neoprene liner shorts. I like that they have several zippered pockets for carrying money, cards, keys, etc. I am super-satisfied with my purchase!!!!!
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laurie50 Perfect
They are waist adjustable. Fast drying fabric. Perfect length.
I'd like to see bathing suite shorts underneath for pool swimming.
August 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by bklitz durable and comfortble
These shorts are extremely comfortable and repel the water as you paddle. I sometimes wear the outer shorts over my paddle capris with a tankini, this way I am ready for a swim. The "wet suit" like under shorts keep your bottom warm on chilly days.
July 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marree Size seemed too big
The neoprene shorts seemed incorrectly sized. I ordered a medium and they felt baggy. No draw string to adjust waist. The shorts were nice material, but had a Velcro tab above the zipper which easily caught on the neoprene shorts. The crotch area looked like a men's cut, extra baggy. I sent the short back.
July 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beachday12345 disappointing mismatch
The wetsuit shorts inside of these are awesome and true to size-small, equal to size 4. The outside shorts are supposed to be a small and they were a large- like size 10. Absolutely huge. Now I can see that I can buy the wetsuit shorts separately since the set is a bust, but by the time I pay for this order's shipping within a return, it's not very cost effective to return, and this was an expensive bummer.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by juljer great paddler's shorts
i just got these and they are great - just as advertised. Fit is perfect and they have a neoprene insert you can take out if you just want to wear the shorts. Dry really quickly. Love them.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by paddlingbonnie Great product
I absolutely love these shorts. I haven't had the opportunity to wear the liners yet.....but these shorts are my new favorites. Fit great, go to my knees, great material. If LLBean would make just the shorts in other colors - I'd buy several pairs. They do dry quickly too. I tipped my kayak on exiting and got dunked to my bottom....the shorts dried in just a couple minutes.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AprilFool41 perfect
I bought these shorts in anticipation of a trip to Maui in the winter. The water is a little cooler in the winter so I wanted something that would keep me a little warmer than a swimsuit and would help protect me from getting sunburned. I used these shorts when I snorkeled and when I did stand up paddle boarding. The shorts are two-part. I took off the outer layer when in the water and the thermal under layer did exactly what I wanted from the product. It was convenient to either put the outer layer on over the thermal layer when getting out of the ocean or changing from the thermal layer into the outer layer if you wanted to go somewhere after you left the boat or ocean. These were expensive but worked very well for the purpose I used them for.
December 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BSam odd fit, not sure what these are trying to be
These shorts run baggy and long, and the inner Neoprene liner is not a comfortable fit with them, in my opinion.
I'd rather just paddle in Neoprene shorts or nylon shorts, not with both together.
Nylon and elastane shorts with a water-resistant liner might be a better option.
December 10, 2014