Monthly Archives: April 2013

  1. Monday, 4/29/13

    How Do We Know Our Rainwear Keeps You Dry? Science.

    We’ve been helping people stay dry in the outdoors for over 100 years and in that time we’ve found that the difference between a good hike and a bad hike can come down to what you’re wearing. Perhaps the most important piece of clothing is a reliable shell to protect you from rain and wind.… More

  2. Tuesday, 4/23/13

    Bull’s-eye! Meet Gabrielle Cyr, a Gold Olympian Junior Archer

    Gabrielle Cyr’s love of archery began when she was just three-years-old, just as her family started to garner an interest in the sport. “I wanted to be like my brother Levi, who had already begun shooting competitions, so I wanted to start competing too.” Now at only 15 years old, Gabrielle has been in over… More

  3. Saturday, 4/20/13

    I’m Going on a Camping Trip, and I’m Going to Bring…

    So, you want to take a camping trip soon but don’t know where to start when it comes to packing up the car. You’re not alone. If you’re like most people, you have a basement or attic full of camping gear but aren’t really sure what’s essential for a weekend camping excursion. Not to mention… More

  4. Thursday, 4/18/13

    Hiking in Woolen Bloomers? Not Today, Thanks

    In 1890, Fay Fuller became the first woman to summit Mt. Rainier. To protect herself from the elements, she wore heavy woolen bloomers under her ankle-length dress. This risqué combination was considered quite immodest, but it served her well. Later, in the early 1900s when backpacking was just starting to gain popularity, men would don… More

  5. Tuesday, 4/16/13

    Love the Outdoors? Join the Club.

    At L.L.Bean, we don’t just encourage our customers to get outdoors – we love to spend time outside ourselves. That’s why a group of us started up the L.L.Bean Employee Outdoor Club. This after-hours committee gets together to plan fun and exciting outdoor adventures that are open to employees, and their family and friends. Past… More

  6. Friday, 4/12/13

    The Vest-Pack Designed by a Predator

    It takes a special kind of sportsman to earn a nickname like “The Predator.” But after decades of legendary success at fishing and hunting, that’s exactly what product developer Jeff Miller is known as around the L.L.Bean offices. With a nickname like that to live up to, the last thing he wants is to hike… More

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