Men's L.L.Bean Allagash Cargo Shorts, Natural Fit is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 220.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scaled back from previous version I have two pairs that I purchased in the summer of 2017 that are great because of two unique features-- zippered pockets at the waist and gusseted cargo pockets that increase the pocket's volume and make them easy to use. I recently purchased a pair (2018) and discovered that there is now only one zippered pocket and the cargo pockets are sewn flat onto the shorts. Additionally, some of the buttons have been replaced with snaps. These changes might seem trivial, but those features were what set these apart from the literally thousands of other brands of shorts one could buy. These are still well-constructed, but they're now like every other brand at this price point.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Somewhat disapointed I have purchased and worn LL Bean cargo shorts for lots of years. This was the first time I was somewhat disappointed. These shorts were lighter weight material that I have worn in the past. They also have snap pocket closures rather than the velcro closures that I really like. I find the snap on the rear left pocket especially hard to snap once I put my wallet in it. On one pair the left front pocket flap has started to curl up at the both sides where the snap closures are. It looks like that pocket flap will curl up from now on. The shorts fit fine and look good but with the shortcomings listed above they don't measure up to the quality I have leared to expect from LL Bean.
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Questionable Quality, Features I like the Allagash Series of clothing for appearance and style. 65% of customers apparently will recommend these shorts. But 35% will not. I have been a part of that 35%. That is a significant percentage of unhappy. Bean needs to change that. Keep the favorite features of your products. Zippers or Velcro instead of buttons on pocket flaps for example. I like shopping at Bean, visited the store at 11:00 PM, I live on the West Coast! I went out of my way to see the Big Shoe in front of the store. Tell your manufacturing engineers to listen to customers and quit messing up good products.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They changed them This is my 7th pair of these shorts and they REALLY changed them. First off, no more double zipper pockets on the sides, just one. Second, no more buttons only snaps. The double zippers were great for security pockets. I travel a lot and always felt like pick pockets would have a hard time getting into these. Same with the buttons, hard to get into, but I liked the security that they provided. These will be my last pair, I'm sorry to say.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what it used to be Frankly dissapointed. Have been wearing the Allabash shorts for years due to the large secure zippered and buttoned pockets. Wore out another pair and ordered without looking too closely (I know mea culpa) and found to my dismay a single smaller zippered pocket and instead of buttons there's now some fairly flimsy looking snaps. And all the pockets seem smaller also. These used to be 5 stars for me, but now 2 stars or so. Would really like to have the good design back!
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the fit, material nor function of originals Have the Allagsh pants and shorts that I ordered previously and they are outstanding. This pair I just received are so inferior to the the originals I feel cheated. They lack the same fit, material, and features that made the originals so great. Fit is actually uncomfortable and I’m not a big guy. The cargo pockets and back pockets lack the bellows featured on previous Allagash pants and shorts which leaves little room for the pockets to be as functional as before. This makes movement in them very restrictive as well. There’s only one zippered front pocket where there used to be two. The material used is also completely different and far inferior to previous Allagash items. LL Bean you’re making it hard to stay loyal customer, really hard.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No match for the Pathfinder cargo shorts I bought these for my husband in April as a replacement for the Pathfinder cargo shorts he loves but that have been discontinued. They don't measure up. The fabric is slick and "noisy" when he walks. The trim on the curved pocket flaps is too short and/or misapplied and so the flaps will not lay anywhere close to flat, even if ironed. The cargo pockets are positioned on the side of the leg, instead of on the top of the thigh, which seemed like a good idea but in practice anything he puts in them (keys, phone, wallet when driving) slips toward the back and he ends up sitting on it half the time. They don't have the small amount of elastic in the waist that the Pathfinders had, which is missed. LL Bean, PLEASE bring back the Pathfinder cargo shorts!
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New Design - Snaps Instead of Buttons The Classic LL Bean Cargo Shorts style with buttons on pocket flaps is no more. The sturdy buttons on the pocket flaps have been replaced with a lesser quality snaps design. What I liked most about these cargo shorts was the safety provided by pockets that buttoned closed - preventing something from falling out during active movement, or while in a crowd. Snaps are easily popped open. Too bad. These shorts were perfect.
Date published: 2019-06-26