You guys are such a font of information!
I totally forgot about LL Bean. I used to live just 20 minutes from their Freeport store. Next time I'm up visiting my parents, I'll have to make an excursion out there and check out what they have. Then there's North Cove Outfitters in Old Saybrook (30 minutes away), and the store in Collinsville that I'll be checking out early next season on my way to the Farmington. Comparison shopping is getting better and better.
Now I just need to get the all clear from Ground Control.....
Heck, the way I'm spoiling her this Christmas it should be no problem.