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L.L.Bean Revisits the ’90s with a Collection of Colorful, Retro-Inspired Pieces

L.L.Bean arguably knows the outdoors as well as any other brand. The heritage label’s endless array of gear and outerwear has been beloved by hikers and city-dwellers alike, and it’s looking to embrace tradition by revitalizing the colors that made its old-school pieces so memorable. It’s doing so by dialing it back 30 years to revisit the iconic patterns and motifs from its original Mountain Classic line.

Items in the Mountain Classic collection are far from now — in fact, they are some of the most tried-and-true pieces in the Maine-bred clothier’s catalog. These include the timeless Mountain Classic Supplex Anorak, which first hit the scene in 1992. In this capsule, the wind-resistant garment gets a collection of retro-colored makeovers inspired by its initial release. Next up, the Mountain Classic Sweater Fleece is another staple from the brand that garners some thrift store grail-adjacent flair.

Another notable piece in the capsule is a color-blocked puffer vest that features the brand’s proprietary ColdShield synthetic insulation and a recycled polyester makeup for the earth’s sake. The versatile collection also features newly-colored outdoor gear like the brand’s Winter Walker shoes, inflatable Sonic Snow Tube, and uber-sturdy Classic Cordura Duffle, the latter of which is available in five patterns, including a stylish black and red buffalo plaid option.

If you’re looking to channel the ’90s with L.L.Bean’s colorful Mountain Classic collection, pieces are available now via its online store starting from $20.

Purchase: $20+