Behind the Scenes


  1. Friday, 8/28/15

    Life is a highway: Meet your new Bootmobile drivers.

    Before this summer, Sunny Millett and Ben Sandy were being driven by lots of things. Career ambitions. Growing responsibilities. The desire to stay in their home state of Maine. In June, they started doing the driving. Sunny and Ben are our two new Bootmobile drivers, a job that includes so much more than hitting the… More



  2. Thursday, 6/18/15

    Get to Know Bill Gorman, Host of L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors

    Bill Gorman is great-grandson of legendary outdoorsman and pioneering outdoor retailer Leon Leonwood Bean. As host of Outdoor Channel’s L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, Bill has traveled the globe and logged countless miles in search of trophies, adventures and lasting memories with family and friends. Whether he’s in pursuit of red stag in Austria, Dall… More



  3. Tuesday, 5/26/15

    Meet L.L.Bean Paddling Instructor Daniel D.

    We recently caught up with Daniel D., an L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools (ODS) instructor from our Victor, NY store, who was excited to jump on board (literally) to share his love for paddleboarding and his excitement for teaching new skills.   What made you want to be an ODS Instructor? Growing up in the Adirondacks,… More



  4. Friday, 5/15/15

    The Craft behind the Craft

    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



  5. Wednesday, 3/11/15

    Cutting Edge Fly-Fishing Gear for Spring 2015

    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



  6. Monday, 3/9/15

    Up Close and Personal

    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



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