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Freeport, ME, December 5, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoors

This year, with more and more people spending time outdoors in light of the pandemic, we've seen record sales of outdoor gear including camping equipment, fishing rods, and boats. As fall emerged, winter goods started flying off our shelves earlier than usual. Now that winter weather is here, we asked our merchants (the people who choose the products that make it onto our store shelves) what their go-to gifts are this year for the outdoor enthusiasts in their lives and their must-haves to make winter activities safe and comfortable.

L.L.BEAN PACKLITE CHAIRS

HUNTER'S TOTE BAG, ZIP-TOP WITH SHOULDER STRAP

WAXED-CANVAS PERSONAL ORGANIZER TOILETRY BAG

MEN'S BUCKSKIN CHOPPER MITTS

FOR ANYONE

L.L.BEAN PACKLITE CHAIRS:

“These ultra-light weight chairs are always there when you need them. Great around the campfire, or as a backpacking chair but that’s just the start! My set have plenty of uses around the house - game night at the coffee table is my favorite use for this versatile chair.”

James H., Camp and Hike Merchant

HUNTER'S TOTE BAG, ZIP-TOP WITH SHOULDER STRAP:

"A great option for hauling gear into the back country or walking big city streets in style, the Zip-Top Hunters Tote bag is always a hit. A great tote for anybody looking to keep their gear organized, this water-resistant tote stands up to rugged use in the field while keeping your belongings protected and dry. This piece is so versatile it even made the jump to high-fashion, making an appearance at Todd Snyder’s Fall 2020 show."

Jeff M., Hunt & Fish Merchant

WAXED-CANVAS PERSONAL ORGANIZER TOILETRY BAG:

"The Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag is one of our bestselling gifts year after year. Around the L.L.Bean offices, we use them for more than toothbrushes and travel-size shampoo, including: camp kitchen utensils and spices, gadgets, chargers, and cords, craft supplies, first-aid essentials, ski wax selection, bike maintenance tools, and so much more. This is the perfect organizer for any occasion!"

Dave B., Travel Merchant

MEN'S BUCKSKIN CHOPPER MITTS:

“Traditional double-layer woodsman's gloves have been a winter staple in Maine for generations. They're tough enough for chopping wood, hunting, ice fishing and outdoor chores, yet also great for sledding and cold-weather hikes.”

Charlie B., Vice President of Hunt, Fish, Sporting Goods, Travel & Home

SONIC SNOW TUBE

FLANNEL LINED CAMP BAGS

FAMILY ARCHERY SET

KIDS' PULL SLED AND CUSHION SET

FOR THE BACKYARD ENTHUSIAST

SONIC SNOW TUBE:

“The Sonic Snow Tube is my first choice for getting the entire family out and having fun in the winter months. While you could take my word for it, our customer reviews say it all!"

Chris H., Equipment Merchant

FLANNEL LINED CAMP BAGS:

“A customer favorite for many years, our flannel lined camp bags offer comfort, warmth, and are extremely durable. I love that they're washable. They're not just great for North Woods camping - these bags can be used as a blanket, zipped together for a double bed and thrown out on the floor of the family room for a makeshift family camp out."

James H., Camp & Hike Merchant

FAMILY ARCHERY SET:

“This set offers backyard archery fun for the whole family. This is our best-value family bow set that has everything you need to start hitting targets - perfect for the archery novice.”

Charlie B., Vice President of Hunt, Fish, Sporting Goods, Travel & Home

KIDS' PULL SLED AND CUSHION SET:

“Turn your youngest family members into “outsiders’ at an early age. This heirloom-quality sled is hand made in Canada and lasts for generations. It can be pulled around your back yard or on a local trail. Add an L.L.Bean Adventure Snow Bunting to keep your riders warm on the coldest of days.”

Ryan L., Water & Winter Merchant

L.L.BEAN STACKED LEATHER HUNTING KNIFE

MEN'S KANGAROO UPLAND HUNTER'S BOOTS, INSULATED

KENNEBEC ANGLER'S TRAVEL CASE

PATHFINDER LIGHTED BEANIE

FOR THE MORE ADVANCED

L.L.BEAN STACKED LEATHER HUNTING KNIFE:

“The perfect knife for the sportsman who appreciates a classic hunting knife with state-of-the-art performance.”

Charlie B., Vice President of Hunt, Fish, Sporting Goods, Travel & Home

MEN'S KANGAROO UPLAND HUNTER'S BOOTS, INSULATED:

“A great looking boot with rich features, from the tek waterproof membrane to a 200 gram Primaloft insulation package - your feet will be warm and dry all season! The new Vibram Mega-Grip outsole has exceptional grip in all conditions.”

Charlie B., Vice President of Hunt, Fish, Sporting Goods, Travel & Home

KENNEBEC ANGLER'S TRAVEL CASE:

“Carry multiple rods, reels, flies/tackle, and gear - everything you need to fish – in this protective case!”

Jeff M., Hunt & Fish Merchant

PATHFINDER LIGHTED BEANIE:

“These warm fleece beanies have a bright, hand-free LED light that can extend your winter fun beyond the short winter daylight hours.”

Jeff M., Hunt & Fish Merchant

Shop more gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiasts on your list here.