It’s no secret that we’re admirers of L.L.Bean. Whether we’re writing about boots, slippers, bags, fleeces, or T-shirts, the Maine-based outfitter is consistently cited by cool people (including many a Strategist editor and writer) as one of the best brands you can buy because its wares are timeless and durable. Because of this timelessness and durability, L.L.Bean typically slashes its prices only during the occasional sale — like the end-of-season clearance it’s having right now, in which items are discounted by up to 60 percent. Among those items is this versatile fleece, which has dropped in price from $79 to a mere $30. You can wear it as a warm layer (indoors or out) for the rest of the winter, and because it’s made of a lighter material than the brand’s heavier Hi-Pile Fleece Jacket, it can serve as an ideal outer layer this spring as temperatures slowly start rising. (This fleece, in fact, is designed for year-round wear.) If you don’t like the navy color shown, know that it is available in five more shades as well as two fit types (regular and tall) and in sizes from S to XXL, all for the same sale price of $30. (We are seeing some sizes in certain colors sell out, though, so we’d advise you not to dillydally if you want to take advantage of this deal.)
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