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There's a lot going on at L.L.Bean, and this is the place to keep up with all the latest news. Our blog is chock-full of great ideas and advice to inspire your outdoor adventures – as well as updates on products, sales and events in Freeport, Maine, and around the country.

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Meet the Artists Behind Our Christmas Catalog Covers

Every year we look forward to sending our Christmas catalog to customers – and not just because it’s filled with old favorites and all the new products we’ve been working on through the year. It’s also our... More

  1. Tuesday, 11/4/14

    Down Sleeping Bags: 50 Years of Innovation

    Our first down sleeping bag was introduced 50 years ago. At the time, it represented a huge leap in performance for sportsmen seeking warmth, low weight and packability. First used in military sleeping bags during World War II, down is exceptionally warm, lightweight and compressible. Previous insulations such as wool and sheepskin were extremely bulky… More



  2. Friday, 10/24/14

    Footwear With a Little Help from Our Friends

    When you’ve been making shoes and boots for over a hundred years, you not only learn how to consistently craft the highest quality footwear, you learn how to recognize other brands that also do it well. Instead of simply admiring these other brands for workmanship and materials that rival our own, we decided to add… More



  3. Friday, 10/10/14

    L.L.Bean Is Popping Up in Newark, Delaware, This Fall

      WHAT: Watch for the new L.L.Bean pop-up store – it’s just 20 x 20 feet and looks like a miniature log cabin. You’ll find a great selection of holiday favorites, including our iconic L.L.Bean Boots and legendary Wicked Good Slippers. We’ll also have warm winter socks, footwear accessories and more, all backed by our… More



  4. Wednesday, 10/8/14

    Trail Magic: L.L.Bean Employee Cori W. on Hiking the Appalachian Trail

    Every year, 2 to 3 million visitors walk a portion of the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail (AT). Only a fraction of these hikers attempt the entire trail – and of those who attempt a thru-hike, only one in four successfully complete their journey. This year, L.L.Bean employee Cori W. was one of those successful hikers! She spent just… More



  5. Friday, 10/3/14

    Watch Your Step: A Hike on the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park

    Our Employee Outing Club takes dozens of trips every year – everything from skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking, paddling and camping in the summer. A recent trip took a group of L.L.Bean employees up the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park, where a steep and rocky hike led them to picturesque views… More



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