Change is not always good
I have loved and worn these shorts for years so when the old were getting worn I ordered replacements. The new ones were different but it took my cell phone falling from my front pocket several times to realize what it was. When I compared the pocket size from new to old I realized the length was about 2" shorter, stuff falls out when sitting. After one broken cell screen I no longer wear them.
Best shorts I have ever found. I have five pairs. Finally wore a pair out sliding in and out of a golf cart after playing in my "golf" pair after four years of play every day when not raining.
So. Burlington, Vermont
Odd - got compliments!
Had a couple people I didn't know compliment the shorts. Tried to say it was my great legs. I had to stand corrected; it was the shorts :-)
just an all round good pair of everyday shorts, to wear all summer in Arizona heat.
excellent shorts, with a little extra in the design. particularly like canvas material; would be even better if it were heavier.
Very above average shorts, a little unique in design and fabric is excellent. Khaki is good color and the ability to choose length is smart. Not your boring same old, same old short.
missing the old days
I have bought these over the years and I just went onto the site and they are unavailable. First of all they wash and wear very well and don't wear out. I bought a gray pair last year and love them too. The disappointment is that my tan pair (which I bought 10 years ago) finally are looking a little worn so I thought I could replace them. They don't even have that color anymore much less the shorts themselves. I also have a hard time finding the 6" inseam in anything else. Bummed!!!
let me know when they're good again
Zipper is shorter than it used to be. The crotch is tight. Can you say ouch? Am returning the latest order. These used to be the best. Oh well. Please contact me if they make a good batch again. Thanks!
Favorite pair of shorts
I have been a fan of these shorts for a long time, love when they put them on sale! Very well constructed! I can't get used to the long shorts that people wear today, therefore I love the fact they come in multiple inseams. I need some new colors, hope they go on sale soon.
Lancaster Co., Pa
have sadly changed for the worse
I have been a big fan of these for years. I recently reordered these in XL, in several colors. For one, the color of the KHAKI has changed from a nice light tan to an ugly tan with a light greenish tinge. Second, and more important, the gussests are narrower than they used to be -- especially at the leg opening where it really matters, so the shorts are not nearly as comfortable and as before: they tug on the front of your legs when flexing. Too bad...
The zipper problem is an issue with others of their pants, and yes, I understand the problem.
These are the only shorts my husband will wear. You can't see the subltle elastic under a belt, he loves the 7.5 length and the durability of the fabric. I wish they came in black, and I haven't been able to get olive for years...it is always "sold out".
The original Life of Riley shorts were my alltime favorite so I was glad to see that they were being reissued. However, this new version is inferior to the original. For one thing, the zipper is too short and this leads to problems that I won't enumerate. Also, the great old stone color is no longer available. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I like the fabric on these and they are certainly nicely made. Will be good shorts to lounge around in during the hot weather.
Top of the line, still have the first pair I bought(still trying to get back into them) It,s an age thing.
Funky Colors For Cool Shorts
New shopper at Territory Ahead. So far so great. I love everything that I have purchased including these shorts. Comfortable, soft, and stylish. Can't wait to see them fade. Only problem I bought them too short 7.5"" length and my usual size large 34"" waist too big for Riley's large. Have to send back for 9"" length and XL waist. Wife loved the look but said I looked like an old man with 7.5"" length, whatever :). I highly recommend these shorts but if you are new to TA may want to size up one.
Sizing runs a little small. Had to trade up to an XL, where L has worked for other purchases. Great fabric. True color. Very comfortable and will wear well.
Beltloops are ridiculous
I like these shorts, but as others have pointed out, the beltloops are absurdly large.
product has changed
My closet is full of Territory Ahead clothing. I love it. Having said that, I am very disappointed in these shorts. I have had a pair for a couple of years in a size LARGE. I had a 36"" waist at the time. 36"" is a little tight right now, so I ordered an XL. I can barely button them. I have never worn an XXL in my life and I am 60 years old. You have obviously changed manufactures. Judging from the number of complaints, you need to change back! I understand you will happily exchange or refund, however that is not the issue. I now have to return these shorts, which is an inconvenience. Thank you for all your great products, but this is not one of them.
Spring Mills, Pa
Nice Shorts & Colours
Bought 3 pr. in 3 different colours. Very pleased: a) Fabric is attractive, seems durable, washes well & rugged semi-faded look is very cool; b) nicely designed w/nod to small detail -- well constructed; c) Fairly comfortable w/some stretch in waistband (run very slightly smaller sizewise...if in doubt, go larger). Bought 9"" inseam - great! Yeah, the belt loops are a little large, so will need wider belt if using, but does not detract from stylishness. Highly recommend!
Huntington Beach, CA
Best shorts ever!
Hubby loves these. Choice of inseam is great option
Not used to elastic waisted shorts. Stretched to the point of uncomfortable to get to the upper stated size if not less. THinking the next size up will be too big...
Ive worn these shorts for years and keep re-ordering them. It takes years to wear a pair out they are so well made. They just get better with age. The slightly flexible waste provides for slight variations in weight. They are great.
Great rugged shorts
Over the years I have own many pairs of these shorts. They wear well and look great. The fact that I have purchased so many pairs of these speaks for itself.
Size differs per purchase
I purchased two pairs of shorts. One fits nicely the other I can hardly get on. Both are large and I have a 37 waste.
Really good looking shorts, unfortunately for me the legs were baggy and didn't look great on me. Otherwise they were awesome.
I-4 corridor FL
Took a chance and ordered stretch banded shorts. Very good fit and stretch band hardly noticeable. Great fabric and colors.
Great Shorts 6 inch inseam
I have really enjoyed these shorts. I am short waisted and like the 6 inch inseam. I have purchased every color available. The low rise fit great for me. The only problem is with the belt loops. I don't understand why they have to be so large. They look a little strange, but the fit and the 6 inch inseam is why I like them so much. I would buy more when the belt loop is corrected and new colors are added to the line. I would like to see some other styles with the lower rise and inseam.
Love these shorts!
I bought 2 pairs of these shorts for my husband. He loves them. They are a bit heavier than what he would normally wear but the quality it excellent. The feedback about the belt loops did not apply to the two pairs I bought so I'm not sure if they changed the style or what but they're perfectly normal. The colors are subdued but still rich. The tan and the navy go great with the TTA Coral Route shirt. My husband wears a size 38 waist and the XL fits perfecctly.