All posts by: Jake


  1. Thursday, 8/6/15

    Rafting the Kongakut River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Scot B., Senior Developer for Equipment in Merchandising at L.L.Bean, has always had a fascination for Alaska, since reading articles about it in National Geographic as a child. As a registered Maine Guide and an experienced outdoorsman, he takes every opportunity to test our gear on outdoor adventures with family and friends. Over the past… More



  2. Friday, 6/5/15

    Top 5 things to see and do for first-time visitors to Acadia National Park

    We invited Dolores and Dan, bloggers at Acadia on My Mind and co-authors of multiple hiking guides, to share insider tips for making the most of a trip to Acadia National Park. In addition to their blog, you can find them on Facebook. The latest edition of “Best Easy Day Hikes, Acadia National Park,” was published in April 2015 by… More



  3. Friday, 5/22/15

    Appalachian Odyssey: Jeff Ryan’s 28-Year Hike on the A.T.

    There are two ways to hike the famous Appalachian Trail: “thru-hiking,” which means a continuous trip from one terminus to the other; and “section-hiking,” which means splitting the hike into sections and tackling them piece by piece, perhaps out of order, perhaps over years.   Jeff Ryan didn’t realize, when he first set foot on… More



  4. Friday, 5/15/15

    The Craft behind the Craft

    Located on an unassuming street in Brunswick, a Maine legacy lives on. Not shipbuilding. Not fishing. Not “lobstah” dining. It’s blanket weaving – a rich (and warm) textile tradition stretching as far back as the 1800s.     One look around the textile mill of Maine Woolens™, the preeminent fancy weave blanket maker in the United… More



  5. Wednesday, 4/15/15

    L.L.Bean and the U.S. Ski Team

    L.L.Bean is proud to be an Official Supplier to the U.S. Ski Team. On Friday, March 27, we kicked off the partnership with an event in Sun Valley, Idaho. Our team met the Nordic Ski Team, presented them with ProStretch Fleece Jackets, took some pictures and had a great time in the legendary resort town.… More



  6. Wednesday, 3/11/15

    Cutting Edge Fly-Fishing Gear for Spring 2015

    Spring is almost here, and warmer temperatures aren’t the only reason we’re excited. The change in seasons means it’s time to go fishing and hit the rivers, lakes and streams with three innovative new products: the new Apex Fly-Fishing Rod, the L.L.Bean Nipper and the redesigned Rapid River Vest Pack.   “For us, innovation and… More



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