Freeport, ME, December 30, 2021
The new year brings a fresh opportunity to revitalize our habits and set goals for the next turn around the sun. A survey of 1,500 Americans who participate in the annual tradition of setting new goals or “resolutions” for themselves found that “improving fitness” and “losing weight” are again among the top New Year’s resolutions. At L.L.Bean, we like to take these one step further by setting a resolution to be awe-inspired by the great outdoors by getting outside more – wherever and however we can. If your resolutions share a similar theme, it’s important to set yourself up for success by investing in the tools that can help you keep – and enjoy – your New Year’s resolutions. Here is a list of our favorites to help make 2022 the best year yet.
Staying hydrated is a worthy goal on its own. It’s also critical for those who are burning calories or staying outside for long periods of time. This leak-proof water bottle includes a magnetic top for easy stowing while you drink, making it ideal for active pursuits. BPA-, BPS- and BPF-free, this dishwasher-safe standby is environmentally conscious and stylish, featuring a throwback L.L.Bean graphic logo.
Staying safe in the outdoors is of utmost importance, especially for those who want to participate in hiking, cycling, walking, cross-country skiing or other activities in the darker winter hours that start the new year. This neon jacket will help ensure that you are seen – thanks to 14 points of reflectivity and a high visibility color. Beyond its safety features, it’s also ready to take you on your next adventure – the jacket resists moisture and wind, promotes airflow, and features multiple pockets for storage.
Get ready to try something new with your adventure duffle, which can take you from the gym to the campground and literally anywhere else you may want to go. This duffle has been road tested by L.L.Bean – the backing held up after 24 hours in a deep freeze, its water resistance was tested at 120 PSI for 60 seconds (the same as a fire hose) and its abrasion resistance survived a simulation of being dragged 50 feet on concrete — fully loaded. Needless to say, this travel companion can stand up to any New Year’s resolution you may have in store for it.
Don’t let a rainy day or snowstorm slow you down when going after your goals. The streamlined design of the North Peak trail shoe helps cushion and support you, and the high-performance TEK 2.5 waterproof, breathable membrane seals out weather. Though these shoes are made for the trail – their features help protect you from rocks and roots, for instance – they are versatile enough for other outdoor activities. Whether your resolution is to walk around the block or scale to new heights, make sure your sole is in it.
Keep the path to your destination clearly in view with this headlamp that does it all. It functions as a flashlight, bike light, lantern and area light in a lightweight package, making outdoor activities of all kinds safer and easier. The headlamp comes equipped with a two-way carabiner mount and clip for hanging and a handlebar attachment for bike mounting, making this the perfect multiuse light source for cyclists, hikers, campers and everyday outdoor lovers. This headlamp will ensure nothing will trip you up on any early morning or evening walks or rides.
Spending more time outdoors doesn’t have to be a solo endeavor! Whether with a group of friends or your family in tow, this super comfortable, sturdy and roomy 6-person tent will make spending nights outside an exciting adventure. With a super-fast and easy setup, smart design features and weatherproof construction, the Eureka Copper Canyon is the best place to lay your head down after a full day of outdoor activities. Gaze at the stars through the large mesh windows, and dream about your next adventure.
According to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, adults should sleep seven or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health, so why not maximize the comfort of your bed (or tent!)? This beautiful, luxurious fleece blanket will help set yourself up for quality sleep so you are ready to tackle your outdoor adventures with energy. Pick your favorite out of the six color options and catch some much-needed ZZZ’s.
Kick off the new year by incorporating brain games into your daily activity to promote better brain health. These small habits, such as doing a puzzle for 15 minutes every day, will help to stimulate your brain and give it the “workout” it deserves. There’s no better place to start than with a fun, 500-piece puzzle inspired by America's national treasures. After you finish, the puzzle may inspire your next adventure, as it also serves as a National Parks bucket list. Every purchase supports the National Park Foundation, helping protect parks for future generations.
Whether you’re picking up a new hobby or simply doing something that makes you happy, this fly-fishing rod set gets you out the door and into the river. With an easy-to-cast action, the updated design of this rod will help new fly casters learn efficiently, and proficient casters feel like they never left the water. Even if your resolution is to relax more, getting outdoors with a fishing pole in hand is enough to bring peace of mind for most fishing enthusiasts.
A resolution made for two, dog walking is a great way for both you and your fur baby to get into tip-top shape. With three different sizes and colors to choose from, this personalized, durable dog harness keeps your four-legger close and makes your pooch easy to identify. Make sure your walks are distraction free – besides the occasional squirrel – so that you are truly present and spending quality time with your dog. This special time is what strengthens your relationship, and is the perfect way to enjoy both the outdoors and each other’s company.