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It’s 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.Bean—which was founded back in 1912 in Freeport, Maine—makes the kind of products that can help you brave the elements in style, without having to worry about whether you’ll stay warm along the way.
The catch? Some of their best-known products—like those iconic Bean Boots—are 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
No joke, this is how a cloud would probably feel on your feet.
These moccasins aren’t just one of my favorite things personally at L.L.Bean—they might be one of the best things I own, period. Made with sheepskin and lined with shearling, these mocs always make me feel like I’m walking on a cloud (a sentiment I’ve expressed several times over, but it’s 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, I’ve found that the best way to keep them looking and feeling great is to avoid wearing them outdoors.
Get the Women's Wicked Good Moccasins for $79
Get the Men's Wicked Good Moccasins for $79
2. This flannel that’s so soft to the touch
Who can resist the lure of a good flannel top?
For flannel that looks amazing but won’t shrink or lose its softness after a few washes, L.L.Bean’s Scotch Plaid flannel is a must-have. They’re 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 that’s perfect during the fall and winter months.
Get the Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt for $49.95
Get the Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt for $44.99-$49.95
3. The best backpack we’ve ever tested for students
L.L.Bean backpacks are a must-have 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. It’s 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 who’s used to carrying around a ton of stuff on the day-to-day.
Get the L.L.Bean Quad Pack for $74.99
4. This incredibly snuggly robe
Finally, a reason to get up every morning.
Here’s 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
Want something sportier than a normal duck boot? Try this.
Rain is gross, and the last thing you want during those puddle-filled days is to end up with sloshy shoes. These gumshoes—which are basically just like Bean Boots except shorter—are a nice lightweight option for rainy days, since they’ll still keep your feet dry. You’ll 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
Keep your feet nice and toasty with these socks.
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 they’re highly insulating yet breathable, and work super well under heavy boots—even Doc Martens.
Get the Merino Wool Ragg Socks, 10-inch, Two-Pack for $34.95
7. A plush, wicked comfortable throw blanket
A throw blanket is the perfect addition to any lazy afternoon (or night).
Surviving winter without a good throw blanket or two? It’s 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 sizes—large and extra-large—so you’ll always get optimal coverage, whether you’re in bed or bundled up on the couch.
Get the Wicked Plush Throw for $29.50
8. These liners that’ll keep your boots extra toasty
Makes you just want to stuff your foot right into it, right?
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.Bean’s classic snow boots. Unfortunately, these don’t fit with L.L.Bean’s iconic Bean Boots or Maine Hunting Shoes, but they’re 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
Pullover comfort at a really great price.
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 that’s great for literally everything
This roomy tote is great for errand runs.
The Boat and Tote is one of L.L.Bean’s most recognizable items, which makes sense, since they’ve been hand-crafting them in Maine since 1944. Tested to hold up to 500 pounds of ice (we’re not kidding) and other odds and ends, this heavy cotton canvas bag comes with overlapped seams that are double-stitched with nylon, so they’re 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 it’s cotton, you can just spot clean it when it needs a little cleaning up.
Get the Boat and Tote Canvas Bag for $39.95
11. This cult-favorite water bottle that’ll keep drinks refreshingly cool
Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar
It's one of our all-time favorites.
Your next outdoor adventure will be a lot better if you’re fully hydrated. If you’re looking for a good one, you can grab one of our all-time favorites—the Hydro Flask—for 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 you’re trekking through the wilderness.
Get the Hydro Flask Water Bottle, 21 oz., for $32.95
12. These mules that reviewers are obsessed with
These mules are super-easy to slip on and off.
These kitschy-cute mules are made from snuggly wool and come with a high-pile fleece sock liner, so you know what that means: They’re 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.
Get the Daybreak Scuffs for $64
13. A set of soft flannel sheets you’ll want to use year-round
Your bed + these sheets = a match made in heaven.
You probably weren’t searching for another reason to stay in bed, but now you’ve 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 they’ve gotten from other brands.
Get the Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set for $99
14. This classic anorak that can stand up against the elements
Stay dry, even in drizzly weather.
This rugged anorak can help make your next hike more enjoyable since it’s made from wind- and water-resistant fabric that’ll make it so you stay dry on drizzly, damp treks. L.L.Bean’s design is a slightly more updated, modern look, featuring snazzy color-blocking that could make anyone take notice, in a good way. It’s not ideal for winter, since it is pretty light, but it’ll be a great investment that you’ll be happy you made come springtime.
Get the Men's Mountain Classic Anorak for $59
Get the Mountain Classic Anorak for $44.99-$59
15. An enduring wardrobe staple
This Irish-inspired sweater is a timeless addition to any wardrobe.
Inspired by the classic Irish staple, this fisherman’s sweater is a timeless piece of apparel for anyone searching for a little extra warmth in their wardrobe. It’s stunning and textured thanks to the authentic stitchwork, and since it’s completely cotton, it’s 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.”
Get the Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater for $84.99-$99.00
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