Do you attend college in the Northeast and get the winter blues when it’s overcast and cold? Sounds like you could be in need of a Wintervention. Well, you’re in luck—the L.L.Bean Bootmobile is visiting select college campuses across the region for just that reason.



Looks like this person needs some Bean Boots. Photo: Doegox, Flickr



What, exactly, is a Wintervention, you say? Simply put, students in need of an overhaul of their winter outerwear and footwear, or those who’d like gear for an outdoor activity, will have a chance to win a prize package from L.L.Bean.


Here’s how to enter: If you’re a student at one of the schools listed below, or if you know a student at one of these schools who needs a Wintervention, tweet @LLBean with #Wintervention and why you/he/she should win. Be sure to include your college’s Twitter handle, too.


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But that’s not the only way to enter. You can also submit your entry by stopping by the Bootmobile on campus. Here are some of the prize packages we’ll be giving away:


Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skis

Discovery Ski Set

– Discovery Ski Set

– Wintersport Pants

– Pathfinder Softshell Jacket

– $50 Gift Card




Pathfinder Snowshoe Package, Women's

– Pathfinder Snowshoe Package

– Wintersport Pant

– Ascent Packaway Pullover

– $150 Gift Card




Ridge Runner Day Pack

– Gortex and Leather Cresta Hikers

– Ridge Runner Day Pack

– Hikelite Hiking Poles Antishock

– Ascent Packaway Pull-Over

– $100 Gift Card


Bundle Up

10' Shearling Lined Bean Boots, Men

– 10’ Shearling Lined Bean Boot

– Ultralight Down Jacket

– Wool Blend Ragg Socks

– $200 Gift Card


Here are the official Wintervention rules.


On Friday, October 12, the Bootmobile will be kicking off its college tour at the University of New Hampshire. It’ll be visiting ten colleges over the course of its tour—9 of our choosing and the tenth picked by you. Stay tuned for more details.


Here’s the schedule so far. We’ll confirm dates soon.

Friday, 10/12 – University of New Hampshire

Saturday, 10/20 – University of Maine

Saturday, 10/27 – UMass, Homecoming Parade and Fall Festival

Sunday, 10/28 – Colgate University, Family Weekend


If you’re a student at one of the schools listed above, please save the date. The Bootmobile will be rolling into town, equipped with gear and more, for a day of outdoor fun and giveaways.


Do you (or someone you know) need a Wintervention? Why? What’s the first thing on your winter gear wish list? Let us know on Twitter!


  1. Kelly Jo | October 11, 2012 | 8:07 am

    Bring the Bootmobile to Traverse City MI!

  2. EJ | October 26, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    Bring the Bootmobile to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY! I’m from Alabama and I need warm jackets to help me survive my first real winter!

  3. MAD | October 28, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    Saw the bootmobile today at Colgate. Lot of fun! Thank you and Happy Birthday!

  4. Devon | October 28, 2012 | 11:31 pm

    Bring the Bootmobile to SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY!!!!! It gets so cold here!

  5. Manda | October 29, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    Bring to SUNY Cortland!! It is so, so, so cold in winter here!!

  6. Robert | October 29, 2012 | 8:09 pm

    Harvard College!!!

  7. Mary D S | October 30, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    How about Manhattanville, in Purchase, New York? Nice quad for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

  8. B Q. | January 2, 2013 | 4:01 pm

    can I have some comfy pants?

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