Rated 5 out of 5 by EditorInSeattle Well-Made, Casual Shorts
Purchased 2 pair of these Sweat-Cargo Shorts for my 18yr. old special-needs daughter.
They fit her well, wash up well, and appear to be well made. I ordered her normal size. They are not baggy, and have a fair amount of "stretchiness" to the material.
And yes, they are "Ultrasoft"! :)
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by filumena2 Refined Gym Shorts...............
These Ultrasoft Sweats are great! The model online doesn't due them justice. They are softer to the touch & a lighter weight sweat than your old gym shorts. Last year I was a bit conservative and got a pair in gray heather and really loved them. Wore them primarily around the house, yard & down to the beach. Just got another pair in the dark indigo, which will go nicely with the french sailor tops I just ordered. Run a bit big. Could have ordered them in a smaller size but got them in medium because of the drawstring. Like my shorts not skin tight, like them a little baggy and with the drawstring you can have a custom fit. They have a 6" inseam, just long enough. Nicely made, with every detail. 4 good sized pockets. And comes thru the wash with flying colors....no fuzzy shedding of the fabric & no shrinking & no ironing.....What more could you ask for! They were made in a nice selection of muted colors, but those muted color have all been sold out.... Am sure they will make another round of great colors again... Another great garment from llbean!
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeansRegular Ultra soft and ultra comfortable
I purchased one pair of these shorts a few weeks ago, and promptly ordered 3 more! They have 4 usable pockets--2 porkchop pockets in front and 2 open pockets in back. It is truly difficult to find knit shorts that have usable pockets. The cotton spandex French Terry fabric is super-soft, substantial (but not heavy), with no show-through, and does not cling. Some reviewers expressed less satisfaction with a drawstring vs. total elastic waistband. I still think that the combination of some waist elastic and a functional drawstring gives more options than elastic alone. If the shorts are worn over a close fitting tank or tee or a bathing suit, the drawstring does not get in the way. If you prefer to wear a shirt outside the waistband, the ties can be put inside the waistband after a simple knot is tied (as a previous reviewer mentioned).
I will wear these shorts for gym workouts and as daily summer wear (after work or weekends). They fit true to size if not a bit loose, but the drawstring pulls in any slack. They are definitely casual, but conservative enough for even us over 30 girls.
Very practical, very comfortable, and very stylish--what more could you ask for. Well I could ask for more color choices, like all of the colors of the new spring crew neck in the same line. I do like that the colors are a bit more muted and not the crazy brights that are difficult to fit into my wardrobe.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by linny1 cozy light weight shorts
I WEAR A SIZE 10-12 USUALLY, BOUGHT THESE IN MED. FITS PERFECT NOT TIGHT JUST COMFORTABLE, I'M USUING THESE AS A SWIM SUIT BOTTOM COVER-UP & AS REG. SHORTS. NICE QUALITY, GREAT LENGTH NOT TOO SHORT OR TOO LONG, POCKETS ARE GREAT, THE PICTURE SHOWS BACK POCKETS BEING HIGH UP & SMALL THEY ARE LARGER IN REAL THING & LOWER WHERE YOU THINK THEY SHOULD BE MUST BE PHOTO GLITCH?
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ldshopper lightweight comfortable shorts
Great soft comfortable shorts. Love the pockets. I plan to use for workouts and walking. I was so impressed with these shorts that I ordered a second pair. No one makes exercise shorts with side pockets. I need pockets to carry my house key and tissues (I have allergies) when I walk outdoors. Hope you continue to carry this style.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sallisaw LUV LUV These!!
I was upset in 2012, it was scorching hot, too hot in SE Oklahoma to wear these shorts. I have them in 3 colors & have been wearing them all season in 2013 so far. Super soft & comfy! I've lost weight & wish they offered them in a XXS but atleast there's the drawstring wastband allowing me to wear them baggy/loose fitting:-) Another thing I'm confident is they're well made & will last for years & years, hard to find anything made like that now!
August 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by joanc soft and comfortable, but loose
These couldn't get any more comfortable; you could sleep in them! If you're small, though, you should know they run big. If you usually take an XS, you'll probably have to take these in, as I did; but they feel so good you may not mind.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lani1 nice shorts!
These shorts are really comfortable, on the heavy side so would be great for the beach. I was afraid might be too long as I am 5 foot 3 but the length is good. The front pockets are nice and deep. There are back pockets too and I dont have much back there so that style looks good on me. I like the ultra soft pants and shorts better than then the shirt and jacket,jacket in petite, the sleeves are long and in the shirt its not roomy enough in the chest which is not unusual for LL Bean.
July 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nicks Cozy fabric
I'm always between sizes. The waist in the large fit good but the rear and thigh area was too snug fitting. The extra large was too big in the waist but the rear and thigh was just right. Wish one would've worked. The fabric was so cozy.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynneinjersey comfortable
Really soft & comfy. Love em! Great for wearing out or just chillin.
June 13, 2013