Kikkan Randall: Visiting L.L.Bean in Freeport, Maine

World champion cross-country skier and L.L.Bean testing and design partner Kikkan Randall visited us here in Maine to work with our product team and provide her insights about our latest work on innovative active apparel.

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Kikkan Randall: Design and Testing Partner

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Red Sox 2013 World Champion Boots

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Seth Wescott: Hard Work – Testing in Alaska

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Seth Wescott: Technical Design and Testing Partner

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L.L.Bean Testing and Design Partner Kikkan Randall: It's been really fascinating to actually come here to the heart of L.L.Bean and meet the people behind the product. This is a great, exciting group of people who love what they do. They're excited to continue to develop new technologies and push the limits of innovation, and I'm just blown away and excited to be a part of the team.

L.L.Bean Women's Merchant Manager Stacy F.: I think that's one of the things that our team is most pleased about – to have a female design and testing partner. I think that it really does align with what the brand is setting out to do in inspiring families and individuals to get outside. I think we're really going to learn a lot about what a peak athlete needs when she's out in many varying conditions and what kind of active apparel she's training in, what she's out in the snow in – you know, what she does day to day so we can really put the product to the test and have her try and break it, so we can learn what we can do better.

Kikkan Randall: Allowing me to take this experience I've developed over the years as an elite athlete and put it into something where I'll actually get to see a final product, I feel like I'm part of the L.L.Bean family already. I think this is going to be the start of something really great.