When you break it down, a summer weekend getaway comes down to three simple things: a sandy beach, a cold beer, and an L.L. Bean Boat and Tote. Okay, maybe you could toss a few other ingredients into that recipe (a bikinied lady co-pilot certainly wouldn’t hurt) but it’s hard to top the simplicity of just tossing a Boat and Tote into your trunk and taking off for the shore.
Since 1944, L.L. Bean’s Boat and Totes have been the coastal carryall for Americans up and down the Eastern seaboard. They’re the perfect size to fit a change of clothes, some reading material, and of course, that crucial sixer. For all you purists all Boat and Totes are still made in Maine from that same sturdy canvas and at roughly thirty bucks a pop (plus eight bucks if you want it monogrammed for those extra Preppy Handbook points) all that’s left to do is pick a destination and hit the road.