Seth Wescott – L.L.Bean Ultimate Testing and Design Partner

Seth Wescott. Snowboarding Champion and the Ultimate Field Tester.

Seth Wescott

Snowboarding Champion and the Ultimate Field Tester

Seth Wescott taking his L.L.Bean gear for a test ride.

Over the past 15 years, Seth Wescott—the “Boss of the Cross”—has become the most successful and decorated snowboard cross athlete in history. In 2010, after years of success at the World Cup and the X Games, he won his second consecutive Winter Games gold medal in snow sports, a first for an American male athlete.

When he's not competing, his favorite place to train is the Chugach Mountains in Alaska, where he revels in the natural powder and wide-open spaces. Then it's home to Maine to enjoy surfing off southern beaches, golf and snowboarding in his backyard at Sugarloaf. Seth lives his life outside.[+ FULL STORY]

Shop Seth's Favorites

Carrabassett Ski Jacket
A new high in snowsports apparel.


Microgrid Fleece Jacket
Our best active fleece.


Wool Tek Hooded Jacket
Three-season versatility.


Carrabassett Ski Pants
Loaded with features.

Seth Wetscott's Philosophy

Seth Wescott’s Philosophy

Hunter S. Thompson, Seth's favorite author, wrote: "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!" [+ FULL STORY]

Seth Wescott's Trophy Case contains 15 medals, including two Winter Games gold medals

Seth’s Trophy Case

Winter Games Medals
2006 Torino, Gold Medal, SBX
2010 Vancouver, Gold Medal, SBX

FIS World Championship SBX
2005 Gold, SBX
2003 Silver
2007 Silver
2011 Silver

X Games SBX
2002 Silver
2004 Silver
2005 Silver
2010 Silver
1998 Bronze
2001 Bronze
2007 Bronze

X Games
Ultra Cross

2002 Gold
2003 Silver

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