Women's Original Sunwashed Shorts, Canvas
Item #: XQ183106
Thanks to your feedback, our more generous fit returns in sizes XS to 3X. In cool cotton canvas - perfect for warmer weather.
Size & Fit
- Classic Fit: Sits at the waist.
- Relaxed through hip and thigh.
- Inseam 6".
Fabric & Care
- Lightweight, 100% cotton canvas, washed for extra softness.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Large front pockets and back patch pockets.
- Comfortable elastic waistband with drawstring.
- Customer favorites for over a decade.
Women's Original Sunwashed Shorts, Canvas is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 751.
Rated 1 out of 5 by nvermont from Poor fit if you have a waist L.L. Bean began offering these shorts about five years ago, maybe more. The first couple of years, the fit was fantastic. Then they changed it, and they don't fit me any more. The waist is now enormous. When I hold up the pants and look at them, it is almost a straight line from the waist down to the hips. Yes, you can pull in the drawcord to make the waist fit, but that is a nuisance and uncomfortable. Also, the elastic at the back is so scrunchy that it looks like a bag, and pulls the waist down at the middle. I usually have great luck with clothes from L.L. Bean, but on these shorts, they really botched what used to be a wonderful design.
Date published: 2008-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by cricker from No quality control, Size differences! I have been buying these shorts for years. Last year, bought 1 white, 1 khaki in 1X. The white shorts were perfect, the khaki ones were way too small. This year, the same thing happened! The khaki shorts were 4" smaller than the white ones. Does no one ever look into quality control/consistent sizing? I returned the khaki shorts and got a 2X. They are HUGE....about 6" wider . Frustrating. Come on, LLBean, go back to what you were doing in the past: selling good stuff with consistent sizing. Also, why no more Plus sizes in the Fitness Fleece?? And why do you not offer pretty colors in your pique polo shirts? Women like pretty pastel colors.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marys1stChoice from Great Quality I really love this style of short and the quality! They wash and dry up nicely ... no shrinkage after drying ... I order the the women’s size 1x which fits perfect on my “Apple” shape and the elastic waist with the draw string is a really welcomed comfort ... pockets are deep enough to hold things properly ... being 5’3” the length is perfect ... they sit right above my knees ... I gave them 4 stars because I have received some that are cut and sewn in the inseam that won’t fit your bottom and will cause them to rise up between your legs when just walking and are tighter on my thighs too ... I also order early as LL BEAN runs out of stock quickly ... which is frustrating.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by CincyK from Love them! I have been buying these shorts for some years, as has my shorter and slenderer sister in Minnesota. They wear well, aren't tight-fitting, are short enough to make gardening easy (they don't bind my thighs), wash well and iron up easily. In fact, if you would take the shorts out of the dryer immediately when the dryer stops, you might not need to iron them at all. I tend to let them sit in the dryer, and I like them neatly ironed, so I iron them. I have them in a variety of colors, but my favorites are the olive green and tan. I hope LL Bean continues to carry them without making any changes in the fabric, sizing, or styling.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by SalemOak from Questionable Quality Control I bought 2 pairs of these shorts in 2 different colors. Despite the fact they were identical in style and size, one pair of shorts was 2 inches bigger in the waist and an inch longer in the inseam than the other pair. Unfortunately for me, the larger pair of shorts was too big in the waist, even with the drawstring belt, and the smaller pair was too small. I also did not care for how narrow the waistband was, but other than that, I liked the shorts, and they seemed to be well-made with nice deep pockets. Because of the quirky fit, I returned the items and did not reorder. I wish the manufacturer had paid better attention to quality control in the sizing of their garments.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVERofPAPILLONS from THE BEST SHORTS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER STOP MAKING THESE SHORTS! These are the ONLY shorts I wear. I have bought these for the last 10+ years and order about 4-5 pairs every year! Once again, PLEASE MAKE THEM IN BLACK! I live in Florida and wear them year round. Going on a cruise in October and sat down at my computer to order the latest colors and they are no longer available! Please bring them back in all your classic colors, BLACK, and your newest colors. And don't wait until next spring. Great fit; could be an inch shorter. HINT FOR OTHER WEARERS: Tuck the tie inside your shorts and you won't see them under your shirt.
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by KatieDancer from Best shorts ever I love these shorts. They are my summer uniform. They fit beautifully and, for me, have a flattering silhouette. I wear them when I'm out in the marsh checking turtle nests and they get ground in dirt and mud and salt water and I wash them and they come out looking great, though they eventually fade down to well washed and very soft. They are also good looking enough to go out to a summer lunch. My only quibble, is that there aren't enough colors. I miss navy and I'm not a huge fan of these pastels. Navy, tan khaki, a good cool red (not an orange red). And I would buy them all. Every year.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by Michelle05 from Don't like the new sizing and fit I loved these shorts just the way they were. This year LLbean has decided to give them numerical sizes instead of the more general s/m/l. I don't understand why they couldn't leave well enough alone. The styling of these shorts does not lend itself to being more fitted. They are loose casual summer shorts. There are plenty of tailored and fitted shorts in the catalog. Why would you change a staple a lot of your customers reorder year after year. Please bring back your old sizing and fit. They were great shorts.
Date published: 2015-05-08
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