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Men's Swift River Swim Shorts
Item #: XQ506420
We make our customer-favorite swim shorts from the most durable, abrasion-resistant fabric we could find. Now with an even better fit and improved mesh lining for even more comfort.
Size & Fit
- 9" inseam.
- Standard Fit: Sits lower on the waist and straight through the hip and thigh for a streamlined look.
Why We Love Them
Our design experts have worked hard to make these paddling shorts the best in every way. From the quick-drying performance fabric that stands up to long days of paddling, hiking and everything in between to the numerous pockets for storing away small items, these shorts were made to surpass the competition. Plus, we streamlined the fit for even more comfort.
Fabric & Care
- Ripstop nylon fabric is tough and tested to stand up to daily wear and tear
- Polyester mesh lining is designed to drain quickly for all-day comfort.
- UPF 40+ rated sun protection.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Zip-fly front.
- Internal key fob.
- One zippered security pocket.
- Two back pockets with Velcro-closures.
Men's Swift River Swim Shorts is rated out of 5 by 74.
Rated 3 out of 5 by King from New design not an improvement These Swift River shorts have been my go-to shorts for all around summer activities for several years. I use them for hiking, running, and swimming. This year the change in the lining and the cut of the shorts resulted in a less comfortable, tighter fitting short. The old style was perfect for me, and I assume with the company's statement that this short is their most popular swim short, that the old style was great for others as well. Why change something that is working!! I will be wearing the new style only for swimming, because of the narrower fit in the seat and legs.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by ski522 from Once very good, now not so good :( These are (older style) my favorite “go-to” summer and/or warm weather vacation shorts...the current older style I have I pretty much live in during summer and they are still going strong. Sadly, as others have commented, LL Bean changed the liner for the worst. They are very tight and for guys it’s in a place you really don’t want something to be tight. Just not comfortable in general and lousy air flow, I can only imagine that a cost cutting decision was involved in the new liner...please LL Bean...I buy your stuff for quality long last products...if keeping the original (perfect) lining would have raised the cost a couple of bucks, that’s fine with me! In the pict, the grey liner is the newer style (blah), the white liner (think bathing suit) was the older more comfortable style. I won’t be buying more of these shorts until I hear LL Bean has gone back to the older style liner!
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by Headshopper from Sized too small and low cut My husband has enjoyed wearing these swim shorts for years, particularly on cruises and at the beach. The ones received this time are too small. The Standard Fit is too low on the waist. They are tight through the hips and thighs and short stride. His old ones in the same XL size fit perfectly. Very disappointed with the change in size/fit. The old ones must be Classic Fit? Why did you change sizing?
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Funtime from Good Overall Purchased this shorts for a Caribbean vacation . These shorts you can Swim in and they will dry quickly and then you can go out to the town in them These shorts are a good universal piece of clothing. They fit well and are comfortable. I do recommend them.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mapman from Love my Swift River Swim Shorts! LLBean Swift River Swim Shorts are my first choice for hot weather activities--hiking, biking, paddling, or swimming! Sought them out for the convenient mesh liner. Impressed even more discovering zipper, snap fastener, and belt all in one! There are enough pockets to secure wallet, phone, and keys--although I would prefer traditional cargo pockets. I bought my first pair about a month ago with feel-like temps at 105+. They worked perfect so I have quickly added 2 more pairs. I would like to see an "outfitter" model with wider belt and bulkier cargo pockets. A belt to secure knife sheath or leatherman tool would be nice option.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bonji from Uncertain to start I wanted a set of shorts to wear around the house and yard for chores. When I got the shorts, I didn't initially like them. The belt has a plastic buckle and quickly got tossed and replaced with the regular LLB leather belt I usually wear. I was concerned about the fabric. I was expecting something more heavy weight. These are designed to dry quickly and that changes the fabric used. I had in mind canvas and these are not that. All that said, these have grown on me with use. The internal mesh makes wearing skivvies optional. The fabric seems tougher than I originally thought. I do expect they will perform well over time - minus the belt.
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scooby from Nice, but previous version was perfect. These are still nice shorts and one of very few that has a nice zippered front pocket and the mesh lining. They modified the mesh lining and I think the new cut is not as comfortable as the previous version. I gave the previous version a "5" rating and would give the new version a "4.5" if I could.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by LIKEEM from GREAT..BUT I have 5 pairs of these shorts and love them. Only complaint is that newer versions lining is not as comfortable as earlier versions.
Date published: 2020-07-01