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Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20°

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very good down winter bag with enough length to store stuff. Excellent warranty and excellent attention to details. I was looking for a -20° F down bag with DWR down treatment like Dri Down or Bean's Down Tek to ward off moisture collection over several days of winter use. Anyone who has winter camped with a down bag for a week or so knows the down gradually collects respiration and perspiration  moisture, losing insulative ability and making the bag heavier. DWR treated down like Bean's Down… Full review

Trail Model Fleece Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a review of the Hunter Orange version of the basic fleece jacket, which has held up very well for two years (and counting). Its bright orange color was specifically selected for hunting season safety, but the jacket itself has been a very good, solid addition to our outerwear collection. It is suitable for three-season use, or under a shell for winter use. (Note: Though I have been selected as an LL Bean gear tester, I have yet to receive any product to test, and this jacket was purchased… Full review

Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Rectangular 20°

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Don't count on staying warm at 20°F in this bag, based on my experience with the older versions. I've had three of the older versions of this bag. I use them indoors, on my bed. They are very comfortable, silky feeling inside, and also roomy. But, as noted, the temperature ratings are not something to be believed. In my case, below 55°F I have to start bundling up and adding extra covers. I have a very good down quilt to cover the bag, also an inner fleece bag when necessary. And multiple layers… Full review

Sit Backer Canoe Seat

rated 4 of 5 stars Yes, my somewhat indulgent, lazy paddling canoe seat! I really do like it, though, and it is nice to have on those days when I may want to recline a bit, or when I want to cinch it up and have more back support. This is actually the GCI Outdoors SitBacker Canoe seat; I do have the one with the L.L. Bean logo, since that is where I purchased it. It is the exact same seat as that sold under the GCI brand name. I purchased this canoe seat, since I often canoe at sunset, or pre-dawn, on quiet waters,… Full review

Camp Futon

rated 4 of 5 stars XL size single model reviewed here. We live in the southwestern United States and do a lot of car camping/long day hikes year round in National Parks and Forests. This is a downright luxurious pad from my 6'4" 225 lb. bony backpacker perspective. Crusty Grand Canyon North Rim Labor Day weekend campground surface became a non-issue. Generous 25 inch width so rolling off is very difficult. Every position comfortable. Plenty warm against the ground. The U2 song becomes a reality. Sleep comes like a… Full review

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Reviewer Dirtwheels Wins $1,100 in L.L. Bean Winter Gear
Congratulations, Lee (Dirtwheels), winner of $1,100 in winter gear from L.L. Bean! For sharing his gear reviews, he wins two 0-degree down sleeping bags and a four-season backcountry dome tent. Read more
October 22, 2014

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win $1000 L.L. Bean Prize
We're gearing up one member for winter with $1,100 in L.L. Bean gear. Review your outdoor gear by Tuesday, October 21, and you're entered to win two sleeping bags and a four-season backcountry tent. Read more
October 15, 2014

2 Sleeping Bags + 1 Tent = 1 Happy L.L. Bean Winner
Don't stay indoors and lonely this winter. We're giving one member two 0-degree down sleeping bags, plus a four-season backcountry dome tent for two, all thanks to the good folks at L.L. Bean! Read more
October 7, 2014

Win a $1,000 Winter Camping Package from L.L. Bean
Get ready for winter adventure, with the help of L.L. Bean. Review your outdoor gear and you could win a four-season Backcountry Dome Tent and two 0-degree DownTek Mummy bags ($1,100 value). Read more
October 1, 2014

Win $1,000 in Winter Outdoor Gear from L.L. Bean
We're giving away a four-season Backcountry Dome tent, plus two DownTek 0-degree mummy bags for winter camping, thanks to L.L. Bean. Review your gear and this prize worth $1,000+ could be yours. Read more
September 23, 2014

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
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