Monthly Archives: March 2014


  1. Saturday, 3/29/14

    A Little Cashmere, a Lot of Softness

    The 5% of premium cashmere in our Cotton/Cashmere Sweaters takes cotton to a whole new level – you’ll notice it at first touch. Five percent might not sound like a lot, but a small amount of something can actually make a big difference. Just think about what happens when you stir a bit of chocolate… More



  2. Thursday, 3/27/14

    Off the Grid with Google Trekker

    With the pristine wilderness of Acadia National Park and over 3,000 miles of crystal clear shoreline, we’ll tend to believe that Vacationland is the best place to explore the outdoors. But what if we want to paddle the winding bends of the Colorado River? Explore the Canadian Arctic by dogsled? Summit over 12,000 feet to… More



  3. Tuesday, 3/25/14

    Made in Maine, Built for the Long Haul

    Designed when ice came in big chunks and money didn’t. Long before ice cubes tumbled from a freezer door, block ice was cut from local lakes to keep ice chests cold. The trick was transporting the ice home without it melting all over the car. Bean’s Ice Carrier – now known as the Boat and… More



  4. Friday, 3/21/14

    Rugged Cotton Canvas: “The Toughest Fabric Known”

    Thumb through any vintage L.L.Bean catalog and you’ll find lots of great items made from heavy-duty cotton canvas, starting with the Original Field Coat from 1924. Originally called “duck” after the Dutch word “doek,” meaning cloth, cotton canvas has been used since the 1800s in traditional sails, work clothes and even in the first “duck”… More



  5. Thursday, 3/20/14

    L.L.Bean Essential Skills: How to Use a Compass

    “There is no excuse for getting lost if you carry a good compass and know how to use it.” —Leon Leonwood Bean, Hunting, Fishing, and Camping As technology evolves, so do our gadgets. We won’t deny that fun new tools like handheld navigation systems and GPS watches turn us into complete gear junkies—but there’s still… More



  6. Sunday, 3/16/14

    Custom Boots for Kikkan Randall and Her Teammates, Made Right Here in Maine

    Last month, we announced our partnership with Kikkan Randall, one of the best, most-decorated cross-country skiers in the world. We wanted to welcome Kikkan with something unique, to let her know how excited we are to work with her. How do you welcome a US cross-country skier to L.L.Bean? With some custom, Maine-made L.L.Bean Boots, of… More



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