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.
I first became acquainted with Filson when I moved to Seattle to start my first job after college in 1989 as an engineering geologist. I worked on civil infrastructure projects all over the Pacific Northwest and Alaska with my gear and apparel from Filson.
The thing I most appreciate about Filson is the quality of their materials. 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.
Once again I’m here to help you find the best products at Filson. I’ve found some really cool, beautiful and functional new products from their catalog. This article features a list of new arrivals that caught my attention for the spring season.
Aberdeen Work Jacket
Based on an archival style, Filson’s water-resistant Aberdeen Work Jacket is built with their lightest oil finish cotton for year-round comfort and foul-weather protection. The body is lined with unwaxed cotton and the sleeves with slick polyester for easy layering. Rib-knit cuffs and a drawcord-adjustable hem seal out the wind. Equipped with a zippered chest pocket and snap-flap cargo pockets with hidden Moleskin-lined hand pockets.
Washed Feather Cloth Shirt
Filson’s Washed Feather Cloth Shirt is an extra-soft version of the classic, all-natural shirt that’s been a warm-weather staple for decades. When the day heats up, there’s nothing more comfortable against your skin than lightweight 100% cotton, and with this heavily-prewashed variant, you can enjoy that exceptional comfort from the first day.
Twin Lakes Sport Shirt
Built for warm-weather action, Filson’s Twin Lakes Sport Shirt is a sportsman’s best friend on hot summer days. Whether fishing high-desert streams, hiking into alpine lakes, or poling a skiff across tide flats, the polyester/nylon blend provides quick-drying sun protection and excellent breathability.
Prospector Graphic Hoodie
A go-to favorite, Filson’s Prospector Graphic Hoodie is built with a tough cotton blend that’s tightly knitted to deliver exceptional durability and warmth.
Washed Short Sleeve Feather Cloth Shirt
Filson’s Short Sleeve Washed Feather Cloth Shirt is an extra-soft version of the classic, all-natural shirt that’s been a warm-weather staple for decades. When the day heats up, there’s nothing more comfortable against your skin than lightweight 100% cotton, and with this heavily-prewashed variant, you can enjoy that exceptional comfort from the first day.
Rustic Deck Island Jacket-Shirt
The Deer Island Jac-Shirt makes a perfect heavy overshirt in cool temps, or a mid-layer in wet or cold weather. The heavy cotton twill is brushed for added comfort and warmth. Outfitted with side-seam handwarmer pockets and military-grade melamine buttons.
Short Lined Cruiser
The Short Lined Cruiser is built with the same water-resistant waxed Tin Cloth that’s sheltered woodsmen and foresters in the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest for a century. Tin Cloth’s exceptionally tight weave makes it nearly impervious to thorny brush while providing outstanding abrasion resistance and durability.
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Above Alaska: Bush Pilots of the Last Frontier
Willy Fulton is a floatplane pilot based in Kodiak, Alaska. The staff at Filson caught up with Willy to ask him a few questions about how he ended up there, with arguably one of the coolest jobs in the world.
Covering 663,268 square miles, Alaska is larger than Texas, California, and Montana, combined. With only 20% of that land mass accessible by road, aviation is not a luxury in Alaska. It is a necessity.
See the Filson short film, Above Alaska: Bush Pilots of the Last Frontier, here: