Customer Stories

  1. Friday, 2/27/15

    Cold Comfort

    A Photographer Captures the Maine Tradition of Ice Fishing with Her Bob- House Portraits   When the lakes freeze across Maine, hundreds of little villages appear on the windswept expanses.They are populated with little shelters called bob-houses –named for the bobbing of a line through a hole in the ice – and people of all… More

  2. 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

  3. Friday, 5/30/14

    Exploring Maine Audubon’s East Point Sanctuary with Justin Chase

    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 Hamilton Sanctuary. We received so much great feedback about his post and photos, we invited him to share another… More

  4. Wednesday, 4/9/14

    Your L.L.Bean Stories. Illustrated.

    After launching Share Your Story on, our customers wrote to us with everything from product stories and suggestions to simple notes of gratitude. Every day, we learn about adventures in backyards and abroad, fun experiences with families and loved ones and L.L.Bean products passed on for generations. But most importantly, we’re reminded that by… More

  5. Tuesday, 3/4/14

    How easy-to-learn is cross-country skiing? Ask a second grader.

    At L.L.Bean, we’ve been telling people for years how easy it is to learn to cross-country ski. Still, some folks remain skeptical. So we thought we’d see if a 7-year-old – fresh off his first-ever cross-country skiing excursion – might be able to convince our readers to give it a try. Guest blogger Derek Chase… More

  6. Thursday, 12/12/13

    O Christmas Tree: Family Fun in the White Mountains

    Does your family like to find and cut your own Christmas tree? If you live close to a tree farm or a forest where tree cutting is permitted, hunting for the perfect tree can be an enjoyable and memorable family tradition. We asked guest blogger Justin Chase, writer of Outdoors, by Cracky!, to share his… More

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