Women's Stretch Explorer Shorts

Item #: XQ510056


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    It's hard to say what we love more about these comfortable camp shorts: the incredible four-way stretch, the outstanding durability or the versatile around-town style.
    Size & Fit
    • 6" inseam.
    • Modern Fit: Sits lowest on the waist.
    • Slightly fitted through hip and thigh.
    Why We Love Them
    The amazing stretch in these durable camp shorts keeps us coming back, whether we're trekking city streets, traversing rugged trails or playing in our own backyard.
    Fabric & Care
    • Tough 88% nylon, 12% Spandex blend with remarkable four-way stretch and moisture-wicking comfort.
    • BlueSign® approved to ensure minimal impact on the environment.
    • UPF 50+ fabric blocks 97.5% of the sun’s UV rays.
    • Machine wash and dry.
    Additional Features
    • Fly front with snap closure.
    • Front hand pockets.
    • Rear patch pockets.
    • Low-profile cargo pockets with snap closures.
    • Small side slits.
    Women's Stretch Explorer Shorts is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 52.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Swing and a miss....on many levels I love LLBean, but these shorts are a complete 'swing and a miss' for this brand. The fabric is very thin (perhaps some prefer a very light fabric but I do not), they fit surprisingly tight, and the style is unflattering: unlike what the pictures show, the hem / end of the short DOES flair out - and any 'pear' shaped woman will tell you that the flair is what we dread most - we don't need any help looking like a triangle! I do like the 6" length however. LLBean, if you could make a 6" short in more of a stretch KNIT fabric, with a flattering cut that curves WITH us.... I would definitely be interested in that!
    Date published: 2020-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! I love everything about these shorts--plenty of pockets, and the back pockets DON'T have flaps, so it's a lot easier to stick my phone in a back pocket. They're just the right length, and a little stretchy so it's easy to scramble up steep slopes and over rocks when I'm hiking. They're also very breathable. I marked "true to size" but I find that LL Bean women's number-sized pants run a little smaller than other brands. I usually wear a 4 in other brands but I got these in a 6 and they have just a little extra room while still looking trim. I got a pair in each color, if they had more colors I'd get them!
    Date published: 2020-07-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Close but not quite right I ordered these because they looked more stylish than other styles offered by Bean. I own the vista camp shorts in both xs and sm, usually wear a 6 in Bean bottoms but ordered an 8 knowing their Modern Fit can be super snug. The waist on these is at the widest part of the hip so they feel uncomfortably tight in spite of the stretch fabric. Also the side pockets were VERY unflattering on the thigh and are too small to fit a cell phone. I gave 3 stars for the quality and possibly will order a 10 to see if they are any better because I want to like them so badly!
    Date published: 2020-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from almost like pajama bottoms! I bought these in gray earlier this summer and came back for the olive color as well. These are super soft and comfy. I could easily sleep in these on camping trips if need be. Soft fabric, light weight material perfect for scorching hot summers, and stretch to the fabric so they don't feel binding. They keep their shape and don't look all stretched out and baggy at the end of the day. I am really pleased with these. That 6" length is great too and hard to find except here at LL Bean.
    Date published: 2021-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts never thought I would I wear them as shorts to play pickle ball and over my swim suit to kayak. OMG they have cute little cargo pockets- which I would have sworn could only be a double oxymoron prior to these shorts. They are ever so light. They are long enough so my thigh “chub” doesn’t rub. What more could you ask for but for them to clean your house- and they don’t do that.
    Date published: 2020-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, great shorts. I bought three pairs of these shorts this summer. One for myself to hike in, and two pairs for my daughter to wear with her uniform as a camp counselor. They fit well and look super cute on both of us. They stretch with movement and dry quickly in a summer rain. I appreciate the extra pockets and belt loops. My only complaint is that the fabric is pilling in the seat area. My pair is showing a little wear. Hers - after being worn every other day for six weeks - are looking kinda rough but have not torn or worn through.
    Date published: 2021-09-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cut too straight I really liked everything about these except it’s like LL Bean pants/shorts are cut for skinny 12-year old boys. I am not curvy by any stretch but this is one of several pants/shorts styles that I have tried and failed. Going up a size would’ve been too big. They are cut too straight through the hips. Please make some shorts that are cut for people that are not stick straight and that have an inseam length between short short and Bermuda. So disappointed.
    Date published: 2021-05-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would be great if they were made to fit curves I am a relatively curvy person and these shorts are not made to fit that. The waist on these shorts were about 4 sizes too big and the butt and thighs were 2 sizes too small. They’re stretchy but no matter what size I got they wouldn’t fit me correctly.
    Date published: 2021-04-18
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