For over 120 years, Filson's heritage has remained the same, rugged yet refined. Extreme durability, protection, and comfort sets Filson apart when it comes to outdoor gear and apparel. Based in Seattle, the company is highly regarded for its commitment to produce goods with the absolute best materials possible.
In 1897, Clinton C. Filson started a clothing and blanket manufacturer, specializing in survival gear designed to withstand the rugged conditions of the Yukon for gold prospectors heading north during the Klondike Gold Rush. By listening to feedback from customers, Filson continued to provide outdoorsmen with products made from the finest quality material and durability to last generations. From his experience outfitting loggers, the iconic Filson Cruiser was introduced to the timber industry in 1914. The brand has since expanded to supplying laborers in the timber, mining, and agriculture industries, as well as customers with outdoor-sporting interests and avid travelers.
One of the things that makes Filson so special is their signature materials that have been crafted in the United States for the past 120 years. With an emphasis on long-term durability, it is no wonder that so many people who spend a lot of time outdoors rely on Filson for their everyday needs. The price tag is high for a reason – here’s why.
1. Mackinaw Wool
2. Tin Cloth
After coming to the realization that explorers need to be far more protected from the harsh conditions of the Pacific Northwest forests, C.C. Filson developed a tightly woven wax cotton that shields the body from inclement weather, brush, limbs, and saw blades, amongst other natural obstacles. Over time, the fabric became known as “Tin Cloth” because of its ability to protect the outdoorsman like armor.
3. Rugged Twill
Rugged Twill is the most recent fabric addition to Filson’s Seattle factory. Since 1991, it has become the foundation for the brand's luggage, totes, duffel bags, and briefcases. With the traveler in mind, Filson sought out to create a line of everyday carry bags and luggage with high-quality craftsmanship and reliability. As a result, twill from Scotland and leather from Wickett & Craig in Pennsylvania are used to construct the beautifully crafted carriers.
"To our customers: if a man is going North, he should come to us for his outfit, because we have obtained our ideas of what is best to wear in that country from the experience of the man from the North -- not merely one -- but hundreds of them. Our materials are the very best obtainable, for we know that the best is none too good and that quality is of vital importance. You can depend absolutely upon our goods both as to material and workmanship."
-C. C. Filson
Filson: Bottom Line
If you’re looking for outdoor gear with the highest quality, Filson is the absolute best. You just can’t argue with over 120 years of brand history. Check out Sportique’s full Filson collection here.
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