13 Alternatives to L.L. Bean Classics (That Do Have Lifetime Guarantees)

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The L.L. Bean flagship (and giant duck-boot statue). Photo: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

By now you’ve heard the news: L.L. Bean no longer offers a lifetime guarantee on its products (instead, returns will be accepted within a year, with exceptions evaluated on a case-by-case basis). While a few bad apples ruined it for the rest of us, there are plenty of other brands similar to L.L. Bean that do offer lifetime warranties. To help you find alternatives to those duck boots or backpacks, we went in search of dupes for some Bean favorites that’ll be guaranteed for life — within reason, of course. Note that we are not in any way suggesting a boycott of Bean (we’ll continue to shop there!); just letting you know what your options are.

Lands’ End Women’s Suede Moc Slippers
From $25, Lands’ End

Those famously cozy Wicked Good Bean moccasins are great, but why not consider something similar from Lands’ End, which are about half the price, and come with Lands’ End’s unconditional guarantee?

Eddie Bauer Stowaway Packable 20L Daypack
$15, Eddie Bauer

A very on-sale (and very guaranteed) backpack alternative to the Bean book pack.

The North Face Dolomite 40/4 Sleeping Bag
$89, The North Face

It’s not flannel-lined like the Bean version, but this one from North Face is filled with a toasty down alternative.

Lands’ End Natural Open Top Canvas Tote Bag
From $28, Lands’ End

This Lands’ End canvas tote is pretty much a cousin of the Bean tote.

Orvis Hampton Upland Field Coat
Photo: george benington
Orvis Hampton Upland Field Coat
$169, Orvis

Consider an alternative to the field jacket from the also New England–based Orvis (Vermont!).

Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover
From $49, Patagonia

While we love the fleece sweatshirt Bean makes, this one from gorpcore staple Patagonia might be even more iconic.

Lands’ End Women’s Lined Duck Boots
$58, Lands’ End

You knew we had to include these duck-boot alternatives to the classic.

Lands’ End Women’s Shaped Layering Turtleneck
From $16, Lands’ End

Turtlenecks are an L.L. Bean (and cold-weather) staple, but our favorite version is Lands’ End’s.

Filson Rugged Twill Medium Duffle
$395, Filson

The best alternative to the canvas duffel by L.L. Bean is the canvas duffel by Filson — the last word on weekend bags.

Eddie Bauer Hadlock Trapper Hat
$30, Eddie Bauer

The truly outdoorsy will need a Buffalo plaid trapper hat.

Patagonia Men’s Micro Puff Hoody
$299, Patagonia

The micro-puffer jacket by Patagonia is slightly more streamlined than its L.L. Bean brother.

Lands’ End Women’s Knit Flannel Sleep Set
$36, Lands’ End

There’s a certain cult around Bean pajama pants for good reason, but this version is a (slightly cheaper) dupe.

Lands’ End Plaid Knit Throw
$40, Lands’ End

Unlike the Bean version, you can get your plaid throw from Lands’ End monogrammed (something we have always supported).

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13 Substitutes for L.L. Bean Things With Lifetime Warranties