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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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Your Backpack Photo Could Win You a $50 Gift Card

“I bought this backpack in 1991…it is still in great shape.” –Catherine M., Waterford, MI Sound familiar? We hear stories like this from our customers all the time. And it’s no secret why – we build our... More

  1. Thursday, 7/10/14

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! 1,800 Racers Run in the L.L.Bean 4th of July 10K

    Everybody knows that the Fourth of July ends with fireworks, but how do you get the day started? Here in Freeport, we started with the annual L.L.Bean 4th of July 10K, where 1,800 people kicked off their weekend with fresh air and exercise while they supported a good cause! The race kicked off at 7:30… More



  2. Wednesday, 7/2/14

    45th Annual L.L.Bean Fishing Derby

    With fishing poles in hand, 63 local children showed up on June 7th to celebrate the 45th Annual L.L.Bean Fishing Derby on a local pond near Freeport. The anglers varied from ages 3 through 12 — all armed with worms and bobbers. “It was a gorgeous day and the kids had a great time,” says… More



  3. Tuesday, 7/1/14

    Celebrating 25 Years with the Backpack of a Lifetime

    As we mark the silver anniversary of our Deluxe Book Pack, we’re thrilled to know that some members of the 1989 “freshman class” are still getting regular use. Here’s the story of one such pack and the customer who has relied on it for 25 years and counting.   Time for an upgrade When he… More



  4. Monday, 6/23/14

    L.L.Bean Is Popping Up in Natick, MA, This Summer

    Boston-area customers, this one’s for you! L.L.Bean is making a very special appearance at the Natick Mall this summer, just in time for back-to-school shopping. 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 our legendary built-tough school backpacks, including… More



  5. Friday, 6/20/14

    Team L.L.Bean in the Trek Across Maine

    Here’s a math problem: what do you get when you combine 3 days, 180 miles, 700 volunteers and 2,000 cyclists? The 30th Annual Trek Across Maine! Stretching from the western mountains of Maine in Bethel to the rocky seacoast in Belfast, the 180-mile journey takes amateur and professional cyclists alike through beautiful landscapes, towns large and small… More



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