Men's L.L.Bean Allagash Five-Pocket Shorts, Standard Fit is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definitely not vanity-sized! LL Bean, like most clothing companies, has partaken in the sport of vanity sizing, so that as your waistline expands you miraculously never seem to have to order the next size up and can continue ordering Larges just like you ordered in college 30 years ago - see, honey, I told you I'm still a large! They definitely didn't vanity size these shorts. I routinely wear 33" jeans/trousers/shorts from various brands, and they all fit, some a little looser and some a little tighter, but I couldn't even button these shorts. They were probably a 30" or 31" in almost any other brand. TL/DR: Order up a few sizes.
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Button Hole too Tight As several people have noted, the front button is extremely tight. It took me over a minute to unbutton the first time. The button is so tight that I was afraid I would rip the button off before I got it loose. I think some people may not have the patience or strength to unbutton these shorts. I had to stretch the button hole with the barrel of a large marker to make it easier to unfasten. Other than that, they are a very nice, well made pair of shorts.
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay Bought these for my husband and agree with other reviews that the material is stiff and scratchy. Did wash and it did improve the feeling of the fabric. Also the button hole is stitched so tight that is hard to get the button thru the hole. Bought these in hope to replace another LLBean short that they no longer make. Now will try the lake-washed short and see if they are any better.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good The fabric of these shorts is not good. The garment is stiff and inflexible even after multiple washing cycles. Additionally it wrinkles deeply and requires ironing to present well.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stiff and small I ordered these shorts in my normal size and found the waist and fit tight which is unusual for LL Bean clothing which usually runs large. Also, the cotton fabric was stiff, although that could have improved possibly had I kept the shorts and washed them. Returning. Prefer the Cresta Mountain shorts instead.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poorly made Defective product. Could not get the closure button through the buttonhole. Returned.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfactory The reviews that say the button hole is on the small side are correct. I am pleased with the waste size of 35". This is not found often enough. Minuses are the pockets are a little on the short side and surprisingly they are noisy when I walk!
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stiff fabric Fit fine, well made, but the material is stiff and crinkly feeling and the shorts do not soften up after washing. Disappointed and would not buy again.
Date published: 2020-05-28