Filson has just released their first annual Limited-Edition Collection just in time for the Holiday’s. This choice selection of handcrafted, small-batch goods-each with less than 100 units made in total. Whether you’re a long-time Filson collector or looking for a uniquely Filson gift for someone special, these exclusive, heirloom-quality pieces are some of Filson’s best special-editions yet-and are sure to sell out quickly.
In addition to this Limited-Edition Collection Filson just released their Holiday gift guide, which includes some of the best items for outdoor and winter gear. To see more of their holiday gift selection, visit here.
“GROWING UP AND SEEING THE MALLARDS, THE FISH, THE DEER ON THE WALL—IT’S THE KIND OF NOSTALGIC IMAGERY THAT GOT ME EXCITED TO PUT IT ON BAGS THAT LOOK GREAT IN THE CITY, JUST AS THEY DO IN THE COUNTRY.” PATRIC HANLEY
Established in Seattle in 1897, Filson is the leading outfitter and manufacturer of unfailing goods and apparel. Built upon a reputation for reliability, Filson has been trusted by generations of anglers and hunters, engineers and explorers, mariners and ranchers, and anyone who refuses to stay indoors.
Clinton C. Filson established his company to outfit prospectors driven to strike gold regardless of environmental obstacles. These miners were soon joined by hunters, anglers, engineers, and explorers. The hardiness of Filson Mackinaw Coats and Wool Field Pants made them unrivaled for keeping comfortable and staying alive in the wilderness.
Filson x Patric Hanley Limited Edition Luggage
Filson collaborated with New York City-based artist, Patric Hanley, who specializes in oil paintings. Hanley’s exclusive collaboration with Filson draws influence from his Midwestern roots, featuring motifs inspired by classic American fauna. The team at the Filson Journal caught up with Patric Hanley at his studio to learn about his craft and the creation of their limited-edition Rugged Twill bags. Each of these unique, limited-edition bags feature a detailed wildlife painting painstakingly rendered by Patric Hanley. Each of these bags is a one-off with these stunning graphics, a true collector’s piece.
Filson built each of these bags with Rugged Twill sourced from England’s famed British Millerain, an industrial-strength fabric that’s been lightly waxed for water resistance and outstanding abrasion resistance. The Bridle Leather handles are from hides vegetable-tanned by Pennsylvania’s Wickett & Craig, leather tanning experts since 1867. Their slow deliberate process steeps premium cowhide a proprietary tree bark solution over the course of weeks to produce a leather that’s supple, resists stretching and is incredible durable. The heavy-gauge brass from YKK® is solid brass, so it can never rust.
Here are some of my favorites from the collection:
Limited Edition Pieces Featuring Filson’s Signature Materials
Filson’s Limited Edition Collection also includes a few other fantastic pieces. Part of what makes Filson so unique, is the consistent use of the best materials available. These materials have made truly revolutionary clothing over the years because they are so unique and distinct. These pieces feature Filson’s use of their signature materials.
A limited-edition take on an icon, Filson’s Mackinaw Wool Duffle Bag combines three of their favorite materials together for a truly versatile gear-hauler.
Filson’s Weatherproof Roughout Leather Original Briefcase is a rustic heirloom-quality variation on their most-proven briefcase. It’s built with vegetable-tanned leather that’s waterproofed from the inside-out during the tanning process for permanent water resistance. The premium leather is tanned by Pennsylvania’s Wickett & Craig in their proprietary bark solution that slowly transforms the hide into durable, pliable leather that won’t absorb moisture and stands up to daily use for generations.
Filson’s limited-edition Handmade Sweater is hand-knit in British Columbia with the same time-honored techniques in use since the 1800s. The thick 100% wool yarns are knit into a chunky button-front sweater that is naturally water-repellent, very breathable and as warm as a coat. Short, standing collar. Side-entry hand pockets. Unique for 2021, this heirloom sweater is available in very limited quantities.
This Hand-Tooled Leather Wallet is crafted in the Filson Workshop located in their Seattle flagship retail store. Filson’s skilled craftsmen invest hours hand-tooling the leather with intricate patterns derived from the Sheridan style of leatherworking. Built one-by-one with English Bridle Leather from Wickett & Craig, it’s sewn with heavy-duty nylon thread to provide unfailing durability.
This Cowichan cardigan is made with 100% Merino Wool, a lightweight wool known for its durability and softness. It features horn button closure and the distinctive Cowichan hand-knit style, plus a standing collar, rib-knit cuffs and hem and utility pockets for small items.