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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.
Canoeing Maine’s Wild Allagash River
It would be hard to call the Allagash River a Maine “secret.” Henry David Thoreau canoed the river and immortalized it in The Maine Woods more than 150 years ago, and it’s been protected as a National Wild and... More
- Thursday, 12/18/14
Since 1980, L.L.Bean employees, their families and friends have been maintaining an 18.5-mile section of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. For many years now, trip coordinators Laurie G. and Lisa R. have been avid volunteers, making sure the trail is clean and safe every spring and fall season. Here’s why they do it. When did… More
- Wednesday, 12/10/14
L.L.Bean testing and design partner Kikkan Randall is the most decorated cross-country ski racer in US history, with 14 World Cup victories and 17 US National championships. Now she’s back in Europe to compete on the World Cup circuit, where she’s looking to win her fourth consecutive World Cup Sprint Title. On top of… More
- Tuesday, 12/9/14
When the nights are long and the temperature drops, snow sticking to the trees and wind rattling the windows, nothing is better than wrapping yourself in something cozy. A warm fire and a steaming cup of hot cocoa are nice, but nothing really says soft, snuggly and warm like pajamas. Winters in Maine have… More
- Tuesday, 11/4/14
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
- Wednesday, 10/29/14
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 chance to spread some Christmas spirit with a beautiful wintry cover. Depending on where you live, you might… More
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