Your Filson Outdoor Shop
Whether you work hard in the outdoors or you need the right kind of clothing for hunting and fishing, Filson makes their products with you in mind. They use the best fabrics, like durable Tin Cloth and warm Mackinaw Wool, and they demand that everything they sell lives up to the highest expectations. So, when you pull on an Alaskan Guide Shirt and step outside to face the chill of the day, you can count on the fact that you’ll be wearing the best heavy-weight cotton and that Filson has sewn it to give you the most freedom of movement. And when you need some extra warmth at your core, look to the timeless style and durability of a Mackinaw Wool Vest, made with the same quality and attention to detail that C.C. Filson became famous for in 1887. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we count on Filson to keep us dry and warm during the rainy winters, so we can’t quite say enough about the All Season Raincoat—made in Seattle with our weather in mind, just as it’s been from the beginning. And best of all, Filson always has been and still is made in the U.S.A.
Filson Blankets, Bags and Luggage
C.C. Filson established the Filson reputation by making some of the most durable clothing and blankets available for the outdoorsman, and we are pleased to say that you can still get those amazingly warm Mackinaw Blankets today. Now Filson also applies that same quality and rustic appeal to their line of totes, backpacks and rucksacks. Whether you need a good old fashioned Sportsman’s Bag, a duffle, a bag to carry your computer, or luggage that will meet today’s strict airline requirements, you can count on Filson to make the best bags out there. Your Filson outdoor wear, and outdoor wear brands made with pride by Filson.
Filson Inspired by the Klondike Gold Rush
C.C. Filson started making clothing for the outdoorsman more than 100 years ago. Having arrived in Seattle, Washington in the 1890’s, he was just in time for the Klondike Gold Rush, when thousands of men stormed through Seattle, heading north to seek their fortunes. C.C. Filson had been outfitting area loggers for some time, so he knew how to make the kind of durable clothing that these stampeders would need in Alaska. In 1897, he set up shop as C.C. Filson's Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers, specializing in everything a man might need in the Klondike. In the Filson mill, he manufactured wool clothing and blankets, and sold boots, shoes and sleeping bags designed for frigid temperatures. By the time the gold petered out in Alaska, C.C. Filson’s reputation as an honest businessman was well established; people knew you could trust him to make his clothing and blankets from the finest, most durable materials available. Loggers and outdoorsmen spread the word. And in 1914, Filson patented the shirt that would make his name: the Filson Cruiser, a shirt so loved by outdoorsmen, that it’s still made today.