Its getting colder, snow has started falling in some areas of the country, and all together, it makes one thing really clear: winter season is back, folks. But no matter how gross and icky it gets outside, L.L.Beanwhich was founded back in 1912 in Freeport, Mainemakes the kind of products that can help you brave the elements in style, without having to worry about whether youll stay warm along the way.
The catch? Some of their best-known productslike those iconic Bean Bootsare well over $100, which for someone shopping on a budget (i.e. me), can make investing in some of their incredible winter gear a pretty tall order.
Fortunately, there are ways to treat yourself at L.L.Bean without spending too much. From wool socks to soft shearling-lined moccasins, the best L.L.Bean products under $100 can make great additions to your wardrobe and help you survive the frostiest months of the year while still looking great. Below are our 15 favorite picks.
1. These ultra-cozy moccasins
These moccasins arent just one of my favorite things personally at L.L.Beanthey might be one of the best things I own, period. Made with sheepskin and lined with shearling, these mocs always make me feel like Im walking on a cloud (a sentiment Ive expressed several times over, but its true!) and they last forever, if you take care of them correctly. Although the temptation is strong to wear them everywhere since they have a hard rubber outsole, Ive found that the best way to keep them looking and feeling great is to avoid wearing them outdoors.
2. This flannel thats so soft to the touch
For flannel that looks amazing but wont shrink or lose its softness after a few washes, L.L.Beans Scotch Plaid flannel is a must-have. Theyre made using 100% authentic Scottish tartans and reviewers say that unlike some cheaper flannels, the fabric here feels substantial. Since they come in relaxed or traditional fit, these flannels can also work as standalones or for layering, to create a look thats perfect during the fall and winter months.
3. The best backpack weve ever tested for students
Looking for a backpack that checks all the right boxes? Meet the L.L.Bean Quad Pack. This water-resistant, highly durable backpack is a favorite among our testers, who say it offers plenty of storage and durability, plus it comes with comfy back pads that make for an great wearing experience. Its a good choice for students who are used to lugging around heavy objects like laptops, books, water bottles, chargers, and more, but it also works for virtually anyone whos used to carrying around a ton of stuff on the day-to-day.
4. This incredibly snuggly robe
Heres the thing: All it takes is one good robe to give yourself a reason to start looking forward to mornings. You can make that one good robe purchase count if you grab this Scotch Plaid flannel option from L.L.Bean. Made with the same supple material as their Scotch Plaid flannel shirts, this robe gets top marks from reviewers and could very well be the last robe you ever want to buy.
- Get the Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe for $59.99-$69.95
- Get the Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe for Women for $69
5. These long-lasting duck boots
Rain is gross, and the last thing you want during those puddle-filled days is to end up with sloshy shoes. These gumshoeswhich are basically just like Bean Boots except shorterare a nice lightweight option for rainy days, since theyll still keep your feet dry. Youll be more exposed than you would be with full-on Bean Boots, but these waterproof shoes are an excellent option for spring showers.
- Get the L.L.Bean Rubber Moc Bean Boots for Women for $99
- Get the L.L.Bean Rubber Moc Men's Bean Boots for $99
6. These socks that are perfect for frigid temperatures
Having thick wool socks can be a game-changer during the worst winter days, and when it comes to itch-free wool with just the right amount of stretch, these Merino Wool Ragg socks by L.L.Bean are among the best. With more than 1,000 positive reviews on the site, these socks get high praise from shoppers, who say theyre highly insulating yet breathable, and work super well under heavy bootseven Doc Martens.
7. A plush, wicked comfortable throw blanket
Surviving winter without a good throw blanket or two? Its just not gonna happen. Luckily, this Wicked Plush Throw is one of the most affordable things you can buy at L.L.Bean, so you can actually stock up on a few without going over budget. Available in a range of colors and the option to monogram, this smooth throw has a nearly perfect 5-star rating on the site and comes in two sizeslarge and extra-largeso youll always get optimal coverage, whether youre in bed or bundled up on the couch.
8. These liners thatll keep your boots extra toasty
Wish your snow boots were just a bit warmer? Crafted from Cordura nylon and recycled felt, these removable boot liners can help keep your feet toasty during even the worst weather that the winter season has to offer and add a stylish touch to L.L.Beans classic snow boots. Unfortunately, these dont fit with L.L.Beans iconic Bean Boots or Maine Hunting Shoes, but theyre still a great choice to amp up your regular snow boots during the cold months.
- Get the Women's L.L.Bean Snow Boot Liners for $39.95
- Get the Men's L.L.Bean Snow Boot Liners for $39.95
9. A pullover that looks great at home or in the office
Sweater fleece pullovers are the epitome of comfort during the fall and winter, but in a way that still looks great for the office. Fitted, durable, and awesome for layering, these sweater fleece pullovers have over a 1,000 positive reviews between them and tons of praise from reviewers who adore how versatile they are, although several mention that the sizing is a bit snug, so you might want to order up a size for a loose-fitting feel.
- Get the L.L.Bean Sweater Fleece Pullover for $69.99-$79.99
- Get the L.L.Bean Sweater Fleece Pullover for $69.99-$79.99
10. This versatile canvas bag thats great for literally everything
The Boat and Tote is one of L.L.Beans most recognizable items, which makes sense, since theyve been hand-crafting them in Maine since 1944. Tested to hold up to 500 pounds of ice (were not kidding) and other odds and ends, this heavy cotton canvas bag comes with overlapped seams that are double-stitched with nylon, so theyre ultra reinforced for resilience. But more importantly, the bag is just hella cute: you can get it monogrammed, take it with you on market runs, and since its cotton, you can just spot clean it when it needs a little cleaning up.
11. This cult-favorite water bottle thatll keep drinks refreshingly cool
Your next outdoor adventure will be a lot better if youre fully hydrated. If youre looking for a good one, you can grab one of our all-time favoritesthe Hydro Flaskfor under $35 at L.L.Bean, which is a steal. Each bottle keeps icy water cool and hot drinks hot, keeps condensation from forming on the outside, and offers tons of easy portability, which will especially come in handy if youre trekking through the wilderness.
12. These mules that reviewers are obsessed with
These kitschy-cute mules are made from snuggly wool and come with a high-pile fleece sock liner, so you know what that means: Theyre seriously comfortable to wear. Unlike the mocs, which really ought to only be worn indoors, these mules are great for outside use. They come with an anti-slip rubber sole so they have plenty of traction, and you can snag them in a few different animal-themed designs for an added fun factor.
13. A set of soft flannel sheets youll want to use year-round
You probably werent searching for another reason to stay in bed, but now youve got one. These flannel sheets from L.L.Bean have almost a 5-star rating from shoppers, who describe them as being warm but not heavy and far superior to the flimsy, short, scratchy flannel sheets theyve gotten from other brands.
14. This classic anorak that can stand up against the elements
This rugged anorak can help make your next hike more enjoyable since its made from wind- and water-resistant fabric thatll make it so you stay dry on drizzly, damp treks. L.L.Beans design is a slightly more updated, modern look, featuring snazzy color-blocking that could make anyone take notice, in a good way. Its not ideal for winter, since it is pretty light, but itll be a great investment that youll be happy you made come springtime.
15. An enduring wardrobe staple
Inspired by the classic Irish staple, this fishermans sweater is a timeless piece of apparel for anyone searching for a little extra warmth in their wardrobe. Its stunning and textured thanks to the authentic stitchwork, and since its completely cotton, its easy to maintain, too. One reviewer wrote, It's almost like an afghan blanket, and can get some good air flow but it compresses and keeps you warm when you bundle up.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.