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Filson’s Chilkoot Pass Parka is the Ultimate Arctic Tested Winter Jacket

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Filson’s Chilkoot Pass Parka takes its name from the route prospectors took during the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush and is engineered for protection in the coldest conditions.

125 years ago, 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’s newest parka is the perfect piece for winter expeditions. It has been rigorously tested in the Arctic, and is designed to keep you warm no matter how low the temperature drops. Filled with 850FP goose down, this jacket eliminates cold spots and features Alaskan Guide flannel-lined pockets and neck area.

The Chilkoot Pass Parka is renowned for its ability to stand up to the harshest conditions. It is filled with fluffy goose down, a natural, ultra-lightweight insulation which has been proven to provide warmth in the Arctic and at high altitudes. The double-baffle construction prevents cold spots and the ethically sourced 850FP 90/10 goose down maximizes thermal insulation. The Responsible Down Standard guarantees that the geese providing Filson with this down were not harmed during their process. This down is also processed through bluesign®-approved facilities.

Filson’s Chilkoot Pass Parka comes in the Dark Forest and Snow Camo Colorways. Photo by Filson

This outer shell is a lightweight fabric made of organic cotton and recycled nylon, allowing maximum breathability so you don’t get too hot when you are exerting yourself. The forearms are double-layer reinforced for added protection. The two-way front zipper allows for ventilation options and is protected by an offset storm guard. The hood will keep you warm and secure when it is fastened around your chin with snap-reinforced Velcro®. Rib-knit cuffs fit snugly around your wrists, providing double coverage when you wear long gloves. The length of the sleeves reaches to the end of your fingertips for optimal coverage.

Cold Spots Eliminated

Photo by Filson

This jacket is designed to provide optimal warmth in extreme conditions. It is constructed with two layers of overlapping down channels that will prevent any cold spots and keep you nice and toasty.

Signature Materials: Responsibly Sourced Down

Filson’s gear is made with goose down that’s collected to the highest humane and sustainable standards. Photo by Filson.

The layer of under-feathers that lie below the hard exterior plumage of waterfowl works to keep them warm in the cold winter months. Goose down has been a long-time favorite for human use in frigid temperatures for its ability to keep us insulated without being bulky. Filson goose down is sourced with the Responsible Down Standard in mind and the processing of it is done in bluesign®-approved facilities, which means that not only do we care about what we do, but how we do it.


  • Ultralight fabric and down fill is highly compressible
  • 650-fill-power goose down is RDA-compliant, responsibly-sourced and processed in blusign®-approved facilities
  • Snap-front closure
  • Snap-flap chest pockets
  • Handwarmer pockets lined with Alaskan Guide flannel
  • Side-seam hem slits for ease of motion

Photo by Filson.

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About Filson

Filson began as an outfitter for the daring pioneers of the 1897 Yukon Gold Rush who abandoned the shelter of society seeking fortune in wild and unforgiving territory. Those hardy souls faced unfathomable hardship – clothing and supplies were not merely matters of choice, but of survival. More than a century later, Filson remains committed to equipping those who courageously blaze new trails and challenge the unknown.

Based in Seattle, Filson’s legacy is one of manufacturing best-in-class goods engineered for dependability and maximum utility. Our durable, tightly-woven Mackinaw Wool is the finest example of nature’s oldest and most-trusted cold-weather clothing. Filson Tin Cloth earned its reputation for armor-like protection in the wet and thorny forests of the Pacific Northwest. Their luggage is built with the toughest materials, including industrial-strength Rugged Twill, vegetable-tanned Bridle Leather and military-grade ballistic nylon. Filson is a supplier of provisions that meet the uncompromising demands of adventure.

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