L.L.Bean Reviews

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L.L.Bean Microlight Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars Tent packs extremely small - I carry it and its ground cover in a 10l compression sack, which is actually a little too big. It is also quite…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 4 of 5 stars Great boots right out of the box. I've had 2 pairs. The rand on one pair failed (left boot near your big toe) L.L. Bean customer service is…
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L.L.Bean Microlight 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tent as a lightweight model to take on a backpacking trip through Scotland. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 4 of 5 stars Okay, I do love these boots. Italian craftsmanship and durability, and Bean customer service. I hike arduously in the Sierra Nevada. I'm giving…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I was raised right near the flagship store and I have owned three pairs of these boots. I am VERY sad to say that I do have only one complaint.
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

rated 4 of 5 stars I love this jacket. It is absolutely waterproof, the g-tex is really durable. I own the fleece liner and the down liner, the fleece is great…
 
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L.L.Bean Arctic Expedition Parka

rated 4 of 5 stars This parka is awesome to say the least. I wore it outside for 30 minutes at night with a wind chill of about 10 degrees fahrenheit with only…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 1 of 5 stars A glaring design flaw ruins these otherwise well-made, comfortable boots: the seam for the Gore-tex liner runs up the middle of the heel cup…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars Awsome boot. The first hike I did with these boots was the 18-mile loop in the Rawah wilderness. Not a single blister or sore spot. I walked…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had mine for eight years of hard use, just now geting a new pair. These boots are great.
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots are excellent. Before my first hike in them I only wore them to work at my office job for two days as a break in. I then hiked a…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Mountain Treads, Mid-Cut

rated 4 of 5 stars I have been trying to lighten load on the trail and I read a review in Backpacker about these boots. I was very skeptical, but I thought I would…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I live in the UK, where L.L. Bean is completely unknown, but having tried various leather backpacking boots that are popular here in Europe…
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L.L.Bean North Col

rated 3 of 5 stars I wanted to love these boots, but just couldn't. Had them for about two years and they never quite broke in. Heavy (which I don't mind overmuch)…
 
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L.L.Bean Speed Guide Hikers

rated 3 of 5 stars I've put dozens of miles on these boots on the rugged Appalachian Trail. Overall I like them and they are waterproof, but you always need gaitors…
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Fleece Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars I have had very bad luck with my All Conditions Jacket--it has leaked on and off since I bought it, and upon washing it the first time it fell…
 
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L.L.Bean Cresta Hunters

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had the Cresta Hunters for six years. They are super comfortable and taller than the Cresta Hiker. I have 12 4E and the wide size fits.
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Mountain Treads, Mid-Cut

rated 3 of 5 stars Great out of the box fit and finish. Problem, which I've had with every fabric/leather boot, is that the Gore-Tex lining stopped keeping my…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I was looking for a boot that I could use on and off the trail. I read all the reviews, and I decided on these shoes from L.L. Bean, due in…
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought this jacket for my summertime (i.e. tropical rain season) trip to China. It worked fine for most of the trip except when I went to…
 
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L.L.Bean #2 Dome Tent and Vestibule

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent, Great brand name, Great warranty. Vestibule is huge for a two person tent, you could sleep in there if you wanted. It's a roomy…
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars Good raincoat, awful hood. I appreciate the totally waterproof, very breathable Gore-Tex XCR, and venting pockets and pit zips. Seems durable.
 
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L.L.Bean Speed Guide Hikers

rated 5 of 5 stars Granted I have only owned these boots for two whole days now, but I wore them directly "out-of-the-box" the day I received delivery for a straight…
 
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Fleece Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars When I started my search for an all weather coat I was told that you just can't get a good Gore-Tex parka for less than $400. Days later as…
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Fleece Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The whole ensemble is extremely warm and weatherproof and I am very happy with it. The parka is very lightweight but is still warm and dry alone;…
 
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L.L.Bean Speed Guide Hikers

rated 5 of 5 stars Impressive. These boots use a fabric borrowed from motorcycle jackets meant to prevent road rash. It's heavy cordura interwoven with strands…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I have tried a lot of boots and none compared to this one. My feet are a bit messed up (narrow heel, really high arch, and wide forefoot), and…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars These are rugged, classic, well-built, soundly-designed boots. I expected a lengthy break-in period for such fairly heavy duty boots like these,…
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L.L.Bean Speed Guide Hikers

rated 4 of 5 stars Having worn these boots every day for 6 months, they are still as supportive as ever. This new Keprotec material is much tougher than leather.
 
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L.L.Bean Guide Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent pants. Bought after reading some very positive reviews. I didn't think I would like the fitted cut, however, they stretch to accommodate…
 
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L.L.Bean Dayhikers

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the second pair L.L. Bean Gore-Tex day hikers I've owned - the sole began to separate from the upper on the first pair (low-cut) after…
 
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L.L.Bean Speed Guide Hikers

rated 5 of 5 stars these boots are fantastic right out of the box. i'd say they are the most supportive and comfortable boots i've ever worn. buy 'em.
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars Just a quick update. I've worn this parka now for two years and it simply won't wear out. I've done nothing but machine wash and dry it and…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I was just going through my boookmarks and found a review here I made back in "99. I quit school 2 years ago and bought a cattle and poultry…
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L.L.Bean Knife Edge

rated 5 of 5 stars I really like these boots. I was leary to buy boots through the mail but LL Beans return policy is great. In fact, the first pair I got had…
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L.L.Bean Guide Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pants, that can handle quite a bit of abuse, though read below for limitations I've found. I have an older version than the one currently…
 
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L.L.Bean Mt Guide Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased these boots at a closeout event. Took approx. 1 week of walking around the office in them to properly break them. Boots are built…
 
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L.L.Bean Vector XL Dome 6

rated 4 of 5 stars Have not used it yet, but have set it up. This is a well-designed tent. It has many useful features, not the least of which are consistent color-coding…
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket was acquired two years ago through a cousin of mine that used to work for L.L. Bean in Maine, and he bought it at a discount price…
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L.L.Bean Knife Edge

rated 2 of 5 stars On paper, these books looked fantastic. And, maybe they are, for men, but I found the design and materials much too ROUGH for my feet, or rather…
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L.L.Bean Mountain Approach

rated 1 of 5 stars These are a very badly designed pair of boots. They look O.K. in the catalogue; but are truly painful. The collar of the boot contains a stiff…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought the boots at LL Bean (25 Min. from home). Fit was great as I tried them on and walked the inclines in the store. They have been a great…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 3 of 5 stars I just wanted to make a comment on the sizing. I ordered a pair of these boots in size 10 1/2. L.L. Bean suggests these boots be used with heavy…
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L.L.Bean Light Stuff 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used this tent for a full season now. I did seam seal it before I used it, just to make sure. I found the set up to be very simple even…
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Fleece Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket is the top of the line. It's not only Polartec but is Windbloc as well which makes it everything but waterproof. I have worn this…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars The boot is a very stable shoe. If you are embarking on a serious off-road trip, encountering many miles, I embrace it. If you are looking for…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I was shopping high and low for my first pair of high dollar hiking boots. I originally considered Vasque, Zamberlain, and Raichle, but was…
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L.L.Bean High Camp 40°

rated 5 of 5 stars Purchased this bag for my new "ultralight" excursions, made necessary by my bum knees. Got my 55 lbs. down to 25 lbs. for a four-day jaunt,…
 
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L.L.Bean Summit 3D 20°

rated 4 of 5 stars This was my first mummy. Not as nice as big, fluffy, rectangular, flannel-lined "car camping" bags, (of course!), but it kept me warm. Actually,…
 
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L.L.Bean Ridge Runner 4000

rated 4 of 5 stars A great, form-fitting pack. Lots of external pockets for smaller stuff. Balances very well. Sleeping bag compartment in bottom. The only drawback…
 
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L.L.Bean Summit 3D -20°

rated 2 of 5 stars When I stayed on a friend's couch in this bag in about 65F, I was hot. When I stayed in the bed of my truck with the cap on on an air matress…
 
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L.L.Bean Speed Guide Hikers

rated 5 of 5 stars The first thing I noticed about these blue beauties is the quality craftsmanship. I gotta hand it to Bean...they really know how to make a tough…
 
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L.L.Bean Knife Edge

rated 5 of 5 stars The roomiest, most cushioned, flexible boot I've ever worn, period. Soft out of the box- no break in time at all. Good traction, good ankle…
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L.L.Bean Speed Guide Hikers

rated 5 of 5 stars AWESOME BOOT!! THIS VERY WELL MADE, WATERPROOF ITALIAN BOOT FITS LIKE A GLOVE! IT HAS A ROOMY TOE BOX WITH A GOOD SNUG FIT AROUND THE ARCH.
 
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars If you are a BEGINNER BACKPACKER ONLY this jacket is for you. It is relatively inexpensive and works ok for easy, light stuff. For those of…
 
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L.L.Bean Mt Guide Hiker

rated 3 of 5 stars This may be a good option for a mountain climbing boots where crampon use is required but it is not suitable for hiking, not even heavy backpacking.
 
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L.L.Bean Ultralight 3

rated 5 of 5 stars LL Bean comes through again with quality that's easy on the wallet. This tent is easy to setup, lightweight but strong, and has a nice vestibule.
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I have short, wide feet. My normal shoe size is 8 1/2 EEE. I have great difficulty in finding any store stocking a "wide" size boot for me to…
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L.L.Bean Knife Edge Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars I got this bag from a cousin of mine that works at the LL Bean store in Maine. He sent me the bag last year to Toluca, México, where I live,…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars This has been an excellent boot. I've had it for over a year now and am very happy. I did 15 miles in the boot with a heavy pack the first weekend…
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L.L.Bean Summit 3D 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars Wow. I've stolen this bag at this price. Have used it to 8 degrees and I was toasty in my long underwear and fleece socks. Great hood and draft…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had my crestas for a couple years now and i really like them. They fit really well and there's plenty of room in the toebox for me to wiggle…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars NO NEED TO READ OTHER REVIEWS. These boots are, far and away, the best ever owned (by a serious backpacker). Soft leather, great support, great…
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L.L.Bean Expedition -5°

rated 2 of 5 stars Returned it because the zipper kept getting snagged on the inside lining -- a major pain when trying to get in/out of your bag in very cold…
 
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L.L.Bean Ascent Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a burly parka. Heavier weight fabric than Bean's standard full-duty gore-tex jacket (LL Bean All-Conditions Parka) plus (even) heavier…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars After reading reviews for L.L. Bean’s Cresta leather hikers for several months, I finally ordered a pair last week. I must say everything…
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars Was looking for an lightweight, breathable and totally waterproof shell that didn't set me back too much $$$. I've been pounded with rain and…
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Parka

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket has fared very well over the last year. It's very water resistant- It was lost in a river, submerged, for a full month, and now…
 
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L.L.Bean Mt. Washington

rated 4 of 5 stars The bag is great. It is well padded and balanced and holds more than enough. The separate sleeping bag compartment is a big help. I have used…
 
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L.L.Bean Summit 3D -20°

rated 5 of 5 stars At just over 200 bucks and rated for -20 I would say based on nothing else this bag is a bargain. It is comfortable and easy to get in and out…
 
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L.L.Bean Light Stuff 3

rated 4 of 5 stars Similar to the old North Face Bullfrog and Tadpole, this design improves on them in almost every way. Most important are the clips (like Sierra…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I gave the last review of the Cresta and wanted to follow up after 100 miles of hard duty on this boot in the high mountains of Utah through…
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L.L.Bean Expedition -5°

rated 5 of 5 stars Great Bag! Fits my 6'4" 225lb frame perfectly. Hood stays put even squirming around like I do. An occasional snag on the draft tube, but not…
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Parka

rated 4 of 5 stars Great value. Extremely well finished. Adequate storage. Very adjustable. Hood adjusts perfectly. This parka is cut VERY generously, both in…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Mountain Treads, Mid-Cut

rated 4 of 5 stars A very comfortable and light hiking boot with the benefit of a Gore-Tex liner. Not the most rugged, and not intended for heavy backpacking,…
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L.L.Bean Classic Continental Rucksack

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent little pack for the money. While not in the same class as something like the Exocet, one would be hard-pressed to find a better…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars Funny thing about this review is that I bought these boots based on the reviews I read right here. I agree with all the other folks that say…
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars This boot is a work of art...and even the great reviews don't do it justice. The uppers are simply things of functional beauty - thick, luxurious…
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L.L.Bean Mt. Washington

rated 3 of 5 stars This pack is not too bad for the money. It's comfortable for the money. My two complaints are the poorly placed water bottle pockets. You can…
 
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a *great* shell for the price, even if the fabric is a bit 'boardy' and noisy. The waterproof pit zips are nice, you don't have to worry…
 
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars An incredible buy for the price. If you're looking for affordable Gtex, no one, no where comes close to Bean in quality, service and satifaction.
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Bibs

rated 5 of 5 stars Bean has really out done themselves on this one. The '98 model is an incedible improvment over the '97 -- by correcting a few shortcomings.
 
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L.L.Bean All Conditions Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars I am not wont to spend $300 for a coat without careful evaluation. When the time came to do so, I purchased the Bean parka and a TNF Mountain…
 
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L.L.Bean North Col

rated 3 of 5 stars The North Col hikers started out as a great pair of boots. After several weeks of wear the boots form to your feet and are very comfortable.
 
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L.L.Bean Microlight 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Happy, happy! This is a really nice, lightweight tent for the money spent. As usual with LLB, you get excellent quality materials, excellent…
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars A very nice, well made and warm jacket for all you yuppies who will do nothing but ski in it. There is a major flaw in the hood design, as the…
 
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L.L.Bean Light Stuff 3

rated 5 of 5 stars I picked this tent up cheap during a closeout on the color (purple/spruce, it doesn't look bad at all, I don't know why they discontinued it)…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars Best boots I have ever owned. Like many of my fellow gear heads out there, I tend to buy more and better equipment than I will ever use. (i.e.
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L.L.Bean Light Stuff 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I just used this tent for the first time this past weekend. Very impressed with it. Fairly lightweight as far as carrying goes. My daughter…
 
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L.L.Bean Ripstop 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars Just got the back in time for fall camping and it's great. Had it out in mid-twenties weather and was toasty. Zippers are a little stubborn…
 
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L.L.Bean Light Stuff

rated 5 of 5 stars the waterproofing is excellent. this tent requires very little maintenance. provides alot of protection for the weight. very little bulk. fairly…
 
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L.L.Bean Ultralight Light Stuff 3

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had this tent for three years and no troubles. The 2+ model is great for two people. Tent includes built in vestibule, T-7075 poles,…
 
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L.L.Bean Lite Loft 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this bag for two years, and I have to admit that I've been thoroughly impressed. I've had this bad in temps down to the single digits…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars Basically, I purchased these trusting the reviews of others and I am very pleased. I wear a 10EE so I got the wide width model. I hike in the…
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L.L.Bean Knife Edge

rated 4 of 5 stars I have just gotten a new pair of boots after using these for four years. They were comfortable enough to wear as my only shoe when traveling…
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L.L.Bean Microlight 2

rated 5 of 5 stars The microlight is an easy-to-set-up, roomy (for a hoop tent), 3 season shelter. The canopy is all mesh for good ventilation. Thus far, with…
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L.L.Bean North Col Expedition

rated 5 of 5 stars This a great buy for the money. I took a shot in the dark when I ordered the pack, but with the LL Bean guarantee how could I go wrong? The…
 
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars I tried Asolo 535, Vasque Clarion II and Sundowner, and Merrell Grand Traverse--none of them fit like this boot. I have about 30 miles on them…
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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

rated 4 of 5 stars I think this jacket is a great deal. It has all of the features of a much more expensive jacket. I use it for sking, hiking and camping, plus…
 
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L.L.Bean Dayhikers

rated 5 of 5 stars Been hiking in a pair of Hi-Tec Diablos for five years, but needed something more durable and for stream crossings. Thought Gore-Tex would be…