trailmix The L.L.Bean Blog
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.
Appalachian Odyssey: Jeff Ryan’s 28-Year Hike on the A.T.
There are two ways to hike the famous Appalachian Trail: “thru-hiking,” which means a continuous trip from one terminus to the other; and “section-hiking,” which means splitting the hike into sections and... More
- Friday, 5/15/15
Located on an unassuming street in Brunswick, a Maine legacy lives on. Not shipbuilding. Not fishing. Not “lobstah” dining. It’s blanket weaving – a rich (and warm) textile tradition stretching as far back as the 1800s. One look around the textile mill of Maine Woolens™, the preeminent fancy weave blanket maker in the United… More
- Wednesday, 4/15/15
L.L.Bean is proud to be an Official Supplier to the U.S. Ski Team. On Friday, March 27, we kicked off the partnership with an event in Sun Valley, Idaho. Our team met the Nordic Ski Team, presented them with ProStretch Fleece Jackets, took some pictures and had a great time in the legendary resort town.… More
- Wednesday, 3/11/15
Spring is almost here, and warmer temperatures aren’t the only reason we’re excited. The change in seasons means it’s time to go fishing and hit the rivers, lakes and streams with three innovative new products: the new Apex Fly-Fishing Rod, the L.L.Bean Nipper and the redesigned Rapid River Vest Pack. “For us, innovation and… More
- Monday, 3/9/15
Artist A.D. Maddox Will Reel You In The big trout races at you in an explosion of color. In the excitement of the moment, you feel the strength and energy of the fish. You find yourself eye level with nature’s freshwater torpedo – the wild steelhead. “There’s something I love about this sport,” says… More
- Friday, 2/27/15
Justin Chase is a regular guest blogger here at L.L.Bean Trailmix, as well as the writer of one of our favorite outdoor blogs, Outdoors, by Cracky! Last year, Justin wrote about a family visit to Maine Audubon’s East Point Sanctuary. We received so much great feedback about his post and photos, we invited him to… More
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