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  1. Thursday, 12/18/14

    L.L.Bean Employees Giving Back on the Appalachian Trail

    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



  2. 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



  3. Wednesday, 10/29/14

    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 chance to spread some Christmas spirit with a beautiful wintry cover. Depending on where you live, you might… More



  4. Tuesday, 9/30/14

    Three New Stores in Three Weeks – L.L.Bean Arrives in Vermont, Minnesota and Colorado

    You think your November is going to be busy? We’ll be opening three new retail stores in three new states – and putting a lot of miles on the L.L.Bean Bootmobile in the process.     We’ll start in Burlington, Vermont, where we’ll open our first L.L.Bean Retail Store in the beautiful Green Mountain State.… More



  5. Monday, 9/15/14

    Backcountry Beauty: A Trip to the Remote Grand Falls Hut in Western Maine

    Whether we’re putting together catalogs, designing and testing products or getting your order to your doorstep, we’re always doing our best to help you enjoy the outdoors. So it might not surprise you to know that when we’re off the clock, we’re doing our best to get out and enjoy the outdoors ourselves!   The… More



  6. Friday, 9/12/14

    Announcing the Red Sox World Series Champions Commemorative Boat and Tote

    UPDATE 9.21.2014: The Commemorative Boat and Totes have sold out.  Thank you for your interest. ***   The day: October 30, 2013. In game six of the World Series, the Boston Red Sox rout the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to earn their eighth World Series Championship, winning it at Fenway Park for the first time since… More



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