INSULATION INNOVATION

PrimaLoft technology. L.L.Bean expertise. A partnership that creates
innovative products designed to keep you warm on any adventure.
PrimaLoft technology. L.L.Bean expertise. A partnership that creates innovative products designed to keep you warm on any adventure.

WHAT IS PRIMALOFT?

Originally developed for the US Army, PrimaLoft insulation is a water-resistant
synthetic alternative to goose down. That means you get all the warmth of down,
with none of the drawbacks.

Originally developed for the US Army, PrimaLoft insulation is a water-resistant synthetic alternative to goose down. That means you get all the warmth of down, with none of the drawbacks.

PRIMALOFT VS. DOWN

Erik Bjornsen

WARM

A high warmth-to-weight ratio means
more warmth with less bulk.

Sadie Bjornsen

WATER-RESISTANT

Fibers that repel water stay dry
and comfortable longer.

Rosie Brennan

PACKABLE

Unsurpassed softness in insulation
that packs down small.

A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

1984

PrimaLoft insulation is first developed by
for the US Army by Albany International.

1990

L.L.Bean outfits 30 international climbers –
including L.L.Bean former president Leon
Gorman – with prototype jackets for the
Mouht Everest Peace Climb.

1990

L.L.Bean develops the Mountainlight Jacket,
the first commercially available product with
PrimaLoft insulation.

2006

L.L.Bean PrimaLoft All-Sport Socks are the first
products made from PrimaLoft yarn, an exclusive
blend of merino wool and PrimaLoft fibers.

2015

The L.L.Bean PrimaLoft Packaway Fuse
Jacket is among the first products to feature
new PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active.

2016

L.L.Bean is first to market with PrimaLoft
Gold Insulation Active, in the new
Mountain Pro Fleece Hoodie.

“It’s been a great partnership. I think it’s worked for
26 years because there’s a lot of trust. We’ll figure out
what the problem is, and they help solve the problem.
Then we put it all together.”

— TOM ARMSTRONG,
L.L.BEAN SVP AND CHIEF MERCHANDISING OFFICER

MEN’S
PRIMALOFT
MOUNTAIN
PRO HOODIE

AN INDUSTRY FIRST, AND THE MOST
COMFORTABLE INSULATED LAYER
WE’VE EVER CREATED.

NEW Lightweight, superbreathable Primaloft
Active Gold has built-in four-way stretch

• 60-gram insulation in the front, back and hood
concentrates warmth where you need it most

• Soft, stretchable Mountain Fleece enables
a full range of unrestricted motion

• Side panels and sleeves vent off excess
heat during strenuous activity

Also, along with our longstanding partner, Craft, we will supply summer training products and base layers. “With L.L.Bean and Craft, we get the experience, the know-how and the high-end performance we need to make sure the athletes can ski to their potential,” shares Chris Grover, head cross-country coach. As the U.S. Ski Team works hard to maximize that sky-high potential, we'll be right there with them. And we think that's awesome.