L.L.Bean, founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean and still family-owned, has long been inspiring people to live life outdoors. We connect with nature every day and believe in making classic, long-lasting, high-functioning pieces that help you experience it your way, whether that’s a picnic in the park or a 10-day trek.Value starts with quality, which is why we’re vigilant about using materials that are durable, easy to care for and designed to last. Whether it’s hand stitched boots or the lightest fly rod imaginable, we want to make sure that you’re getting the best. And because we sell directly to you, it will always be at a reasonable price.We make pieces that last, and if they don’t, we want to know about it. So if it’s not working or fitting or standing up to its task, we’ll take it back. L.L. himself always said that he didn’t consider a sale complete “until goods are worn out and the customer still satisfied.” We’re so proud to be the Official Supplier to the U.S. Ski Team. These athletes are dedicated to their sport, and passionate about the outdoors – training over all kinds of terrain, in all kinds of weather. L.L.Bean provides insulated outerwear and rain wear, as well as competitive and casual head wear, to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team. These are the same pieces that you can find in our stores, with state-of-the-art technology and durable construction for intense performance, and style and comfort for daily life. Also, along with our longstanding partner Craft, we will supply summer training products and base layers. “With L.L.Bean and Craft, we get the experience, the know-how, and the high-end performance that we need to make sure the athletes can ski to their potential,” shares Chris Grover, head cross-country coach.
L.L.Bean has been delivering classic styles, outdoor gear and expert advice for over 100 years. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leon wood Bean, the company began as a one-man operation. Guided by L.L.’s belief in keeping customers satisfied, the company has grown to a global organization with annual sales of $1.6 billion. Our company headquarters are in Free port, Maine, just down the road from our original store. L.L.Bean is a privately held, family-owned company. We do not release financial and operational information beyond what you will find here and do not produce an annual report. llbean.com is among the top-rated e-commerce sites in the industry. Customers can shop thousands of products, book a course with our Outdoor Discovery Schools, locate a nearby park, find store information and much more. We are continually enhancing our website to provide a first-class customer experience. In 2015, we also mailed over 50 different catalogs to customers in every state and over 170 countries. L.L.Bean’s retail stores allow customers to experience the company’s unsurpassed customer service firsthand, with a friendly staff that’s always ready to help – whether it’s choosing the right product or finding the perfect fly-fishing spot. The 200,000 square-foot flagship store is located in Free port, Maine, on the original site where L.L. opened his shop in 1917. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the store draws close to 3 million visitors each year, with unique features that include an indoor trout pond and a 3,500-gallon freshwater aquarium that replicates a 25-foot-long section of streambed. The seven-acre retail campus is also home to L.L.Bean’s Hunting & Fishing Store, Bike, Boat & Ski Store, and Home store. L.L.Bean also has 27 retail stores outside of Maine, as well as 10 outlets, with new stores opening each year.
L.L.Bean products are recognized around the world for their functional, innovative design and high quality. Today, over 140,000 items are available, including many that have been favorites for several decades, such as the Field Coat (1924), Chamois Shirt (1928) and Boat and Tote Bag (1944). We also offer our Signature Collection, featuring updated classics with a streamlined fit and a dose of inspiration from the company’s archives. Whether it’s a fly rod or rain jacket, every product we sell is an opportunity for innovation, research and testing. company has branched out not only to variations on its boots but to other outdoor equipment such as firearms, backpacks, tents, as well as producing a full line of clothing, which is now its mainstay. “Our company founder, L.L. was adamant about testing each and every product to ensure it stood up to his rigid standards and of course his guarantee,” explains company President Steve Smith. “To this day, employees throughout the company continue to rigorously test our products in the field. It not only ensures we maintain top quality, but it lets us walk in our customers’ shoes, giving us a better perspective on their needs, wants and experiences. In addition, we have our own in-house, state-of-the-art testing laboratory, we utilize third-party testers and we use a small army of field testers throughout the world.”