Lean Leonwood Bean created a phenomenon when he stitched up the first and legendary “Maine Hunting Shoe” after an especially cold and damp hunt in 1911, establishing the first classic L.L. Bean product in the nation. Whether you are camping in the wintery blizzard at the top of the slopes or trudging through slushy sidewalk puddles, warmth and dryness are still necessary to exist carefree in the cold winter months. As always, our best sources of inspiration come from the innovators such as L.L. Bean. Here are three classic L.L. Bean necessities to make it through the roughest or wettest of winters.
If flannel isn’t an obvious enough sign of the “L.L. Bean shopper,” then these jeans are the deciding factor. Coming in multiple fits for both men and women, these “Double L Jeans” can be lined in either fleece or flannel, keeping you warm while remaining functional.
You’ve seen them around, the weatherproof rubber toes with leather tops that come in styles ranging from moccasins to 10-inch ankle covered boots. One may choose to insulate these shoes or pick a color from a variety of classic L.L. Bean earth tones.
For under $15, you will never have to worry about buying batteries or bulbs for your flashlight again. Cranking the handle that is affixed to the flashlight for one minute will produce 20 minutes of LED light.
Besides having one of the best return and exchange systems known to outdoor outfitters, L.L. Bean also gives you the option to purchase clothing or tools from other retailers or to monogram certain items. On those occasions when losing your warmest pair of Double L Jeans just isn’t an option, let L.L. Bean warm up your closet for this upcoming winter.