FREE SHIPPING. No minimum order. No end date. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Since 1912. Free $10 gift card with purchase of $50 or more.
Skip to page content
Added to Your Shopping Bag
Close

Accessing Shopping Bag

Accessing Shopping Bag

Comfort Ranges

Our rigorous scientific testing makes it easy to find the right outerwear for any conditions. Guaranteed.

Play

CHANNELS: Men's , Women's , Kids'

  • Ascent Packaway Jacket

    Ascent Packaway Jacket (00:14)

  • DownTek Technology

    DownTek Technology (00:37)

  • Stowaway Rain Jacket with Gore-Tex

    Stowaway Rain Jacket with Gore-Tex (01:28)

  • Pathfinder Soft-Shell Jacket

    Pathfinder Soft-Shell Jacket (01:09)

  • One Minute on L.L.Bean Boot Care

    One Minute on L.L.Bean Boot Care (01:04)

  • French Sailor's Shirt

    French Sailor's Shirt (01:27)

  • BeanSport Tank Suit

    BeanSport Tank Suit (01:44)

  • Choosing Hiking Boots

    Choosing Hiking Boots (01:29)

  • Cresta Hiking Boots

    Cresta Hiking Boots (01:57)

  • Super 200 Cresta Fleece

    Super 200 Cresta Fleece (01:01)

  • Bean Boots by L.L.Bean

    Bean Boots by L.L.Bean (02:19)

  • Layering for Warmth and Comfort

    Layering for Warmth and Comfort (01:55)

  • Bean's Chamois Cloth Shirt

    Bean's Chamois Cloth Shirt (01:00)

  • Ultralight 850 Down Jacket with DownTek

    Ultralight 850 Down Jacket with DownTek (01:37)

  • Baxter State Parka

    Baxter State Parka (01:29)

  • Ascent Outerwear Collection

    Ascent Outerwear Collection (01:50)

Brent Vanni, L.L.Bean Product Developer: I'm here today to talk to you about our Comfort Ranges, the warmth-rating system we designed to help you choose the right outerwear for your needs.

Elizabeth McCullough, co-director of the Institute for Environmental Research: Here we determine the temperature ratings for outdoor apparel. First, the mannequin is dressed in the L.L.Bean base ensemble. This consists of thermal underwear, a fleece shirt and jeans, a knit ski cap, mittens and boots. Then we add the jacket to be tested.

Brent Vanni: The mannequin's surface is heated to a constant temperature, which simulates the average skin temperature of a human being, then the mannequin's computer system measures how much heat is lost from the body to the environment. Not only do we test these products in the lab, but we test them in the field as well in some of the harshest conditions we can find. These field tests ensure that the lab tests correlate to real-world experience.

We conduct all this testing so you'll have the guidance to buy the right outerwear for any conditions. Guaranteed.