October 11, 2013

L.L. Bean’s Bootmobile going on 15-campus tour

The ‘Wintervention College Tour’ is aimed at encouraging students to get outdoors this winter.

The Associated Press

FREEPORT — L.L. Bean’s 100th anniversary is in its rearview mirror but the Bootmobile drives on.

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Children pose for a picture next to the L.L. Bean Bootmobile outside the main entrance to the company’s flagship store in Freeport in January 2012. The Bootmobile will visit 15 college campuses this winter.

2012 Press Herald File Photo/Gregory Rec

The mobile version of L.L. Bean’s hunting boot created for the outdoors retailer’s anniversary is hitting the road with a tour of college campuses, starting at the University of New Hampshire on Friday.

The 15-campus event is dubbed the “Wintervention College Tour” and is aimed at encouraging students to get outdoors this winter.

Students will have an opportunity to check out the latest winter gear. There will be giveaways, as well.

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