Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means Spring is right around the corner. If you need a lightweight jacket to knock around in, the anorak is the go to garb whether you are hiking or just hanging out. The Mountain Classic Anorak ($49.95) from L.L. Bean is windproof, water resistant, packable, and it’s under $50. Made from two-ply nylon, it feels like cotton and folds into the front pocket.
We like simple watches, especially the Swiss-made variety. But we love Swiss-made watches under $100. The L.L. Bean Vintage Field Watch ($99) is a rugged, military-style timepiece whose design was inspired by military issue World War II watches. Stainless steel case, illuminated hands and hour markers, water-resistent to 330 feet, and it comes with two nylon bands (black and olive).