Yearly Archives: 2014


  1. Wednesday, 12/24/14

    Georgette Kanach: Master Maine Guide and Master Wildlife Artist

    There are not too many people who can claim to be a Master Maine Guide (for 31 years and counting!), a 2014 Miss Maine Sportsman finalist and Artist of the Year for the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show – but one of them happens to be right here at L.L.Bean. Georgette Kanach, a sales representative in… More



  2. Friday, 12/19/14

    Canoeing Maine’s Wild Allagash River

    It would be hard to call the Allagash River a Maine “secret.” Henry David Thoreau canoed the river and immortalized it in The Maine Woods more than 150 years ago, and it’s been protected as a National Wild and Scenic River for almost half a century. But the river’s remote path through Maine’s North Woods… More



  3. 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



  4. Wednesday, 12/10/14

    Kikkan Randall’s 2014/2015 Competition Schedule

      L.L.Bean testing and design partner Kikkan Randall is the most decorated cross-country ski racer in US history, with 14 World Cup victories and 17 US National championships. Now she’s back in Europe to compete on the World Cup circuit, where she’s looking to win her fourth consecutive World Cup Sprint Title.   On top… More



  5. Tuesday, 12/9/14

    Pajamas: The Coziest Outfit in Your Closet

    When the nights are long and the temperature drops, snow sticking to the trees and wind rattling the windows, nothing is better than wrapping yourself in something cozy. A warm fire and a steaming cup of hot cocoa are nice, but nothing really says soft, snuggly and warm like pajamas.   Winters in Maine have… More



  6. 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



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