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Mountain Light XT 3-Person Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars We actually have a prior year's model (rust and light grey), which supposedly has been improved for this year's green model. Hard to imagine how they could improve it, but apparently it is a slightly stronger fabric, and is actually $50 less expensive! The design is the same, and so our review would be useful for this, or prior year's model. This free-standing tent is easy to assemble, goes up quickly, and also can be taken down with ease. In our family, it is usually put up by one person, without… Full review

Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Fabric/Leather

rated 3 of 5 stars Shank not stiff enough; Toe scuffed badly after one hike; Upper lace hooks cut my finger. This is a review of the Fabric/Leather Cresta. I weigh 225 pounds. With a 40-pound pack the boot shanks flexed, transmitting unwanted surface contour sensations under my feet on/off the John Muir Trail in California. Been using Bean products there since the Reagan years. No fit problems using a Birkenstock 3/4 length insert. However cushioning was an issue arising in bruised and blistered underside of one big… Full review

Coolweave Technical Fishing Shirt, Short-Sleeve

rated 4 of 5 stars I am not a fisherman, but this shirt has become my "go-to" shirt for day hikes and canoeing. It is comfortable, cool, has UPF+50 sun protection, a zippered pocket, and other features I like. It is a bit pricier than my t-shirts, but I think I may be purchasing another in a different color. I have the short sleeve version of the shirt—it does come in a long sleeve version, which I may consider in the future. The fit is relaxed, and the fabric does not cling, even while hiking in hot and muggy conditions. Full review

Waterproof Solar Flashlight

rated 5 of 5 stars I received this item in an "emergency bottle.' I've used this light for the last four years and am just now needing to replace the battery pack, if that's even possible. I hope it is, because the light has worked perfectly and I'd like to keep using it, the body is perfect, it works, why get rid of it because it needs new batteries? I received this light as part of an emergency bottle kit, typically used for backpacking. I had been putting together an emergency kit for my home, car, and camper and… Full review

Pathfinder Snowshoes

rated 1 of 5 stars I hiked for 6 hours in Pathfinder snowshoes today and I can tell you it was no fun. My friend snowshoed with her husband's Atlas and had a better hike then I had. The Pathfinders caught on the front strap holder and spit snow at me all day, making it hard to take a correct step forward. I also was going through on every other step up to my knee whereas my friend with her husband's Atlas was not. I would not recommend this snowshoe to anyone who likes mountain hikes. Terrible. Full review

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L.L.Bean Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

L.L. Bean and Point 65 build longest kayak ever
In June, 100 L.L. Bean employees paddled a 407-foot 7-inch long modular Point 65N kayak, as part of the company's ongoing 100th anniversary celebration. Read more
July 5, 2012

Eat some Muddy Bean Boots this spring
In honor of spring and its 100th anniversary, L.L. Bean and Gifford's Ice Cream have created a Muddy Bean Boots ice cream flavor, inspired by the iconic outdoor boot. Read more
March 20, 2012

L.L. Bean limited-edition 100th anniversary outdoor gear
For its 100th anniversary in 2012, iconic outdoor brand L.L. Bean will release commemorative versions of some classic Maine gear, like a limited-edition canoe, handcrafted pack baskets, and the original Maine Hunting Shoe. Read more
August 5, 2011

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