LL bean was there first with the success system: guarantee your products, sell only the best grade, open 24 hours a day, diversify the product line as sports changed over the years. Bass Pro has gone to school as has the other top competitors; however, there just doesn't seem to be anything better than the brand :LL Bean. The main store in Freeport, Maine is as much of a tourist attraction as Arcadia National Park and believe me i have stopped at that store on my way from the airport at 12:00 pm and it is busy. It is a treat just to walk around the spacious store and see the product line. Many Maine products are featured as well.