An Exclusive Look at Filson’s 2022 Outerwear

Recently, I headed to Filson‘s downtown Manhattan showroom — invite only, I’m afraid — to check out some special items they put for their 125th anniversary. They’ve got a lot of really interesting anniversary-themed, one-off, super limited release goods that we’re going to take a look at. If you don’t know about Filson, this stalwart … Read more

Filson Dryden Backpack Review | Why Is It Cheaper?

Some of their clothes are overpriced, but I really like Filson bags. I’m utterly obsessed with their Journeyman backpack, I use their giant duffle as my primary travel bag, and I picked up their 48-Hour Duffle for shorter trips. They’re all made of old-timey materials like waxed canvas and bridle leather, so they have a … Read more

Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Review After One Year of Wear

Filson is perhaps one of the best known, and most controversial heritage clothing companies in the US. Touting themselves as the Alaskan outfitter with made in the USA products, their products have been increasing in price while production has moved overseas. For now, though, the Tin Cloth Cruiser is made in the USA, with the … Read more

Filson’s Tin Cloth Packer Hat Review

Filson’s Tin Cloth is a 14-15oz duck canvas hat that is pumped full of oils and liquified paraffin wax. The result is an abrasion and water-resistant fabric that will patina nicely as you wear it. Named for its toughness, Tin Cloth has been a staple in outerwear and workwear for decades. The Packer hat is … Read more

Filson’s Rugged Twill Rucksack Review: It’s Just Okay

I love Filson bags. I own a lot of them. The Journeyman backpack I’ve used for years. Their enormous duffle I take every time I travel. Their thousand dollar briefcase… I don’t use it so much, that one’s just okay. And I just took their rucksack with me to Mexico. The Rugged Twill Rucksack is… … Read more

Filson’s Lined Packer Coat May Be the Most Epic Wool Coat on Earth

The Filson Lined Wool Packer Coat is one of the boldest statements in rugged wear today. When you first put it on, it seems to wear you. Then you go through a break-in period when you and this coat compete for dominance, over who will be noticed first. Then, you get comfortable with it; its … Read more

Filson’s Large Rugged Twill Duffle, The Bag I Never Thought I’d Love

I was never planning on reviewing this bag, I just needed something to help me regularly carry a dozen boots across town at once. But I quickly fell in love with Filson’s Large Duffle Bag and it’s become my go-to bag for any long trip, accompanying me thus far to Florida, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Tennessee, … Read more

Filson’s Dryden Backpack vs Journeyman: What’s the Better Bag?

Do you think Filson backpacks are too expensive, too old world-y, too old-fashioned, or don’t have enough compartments or functionality? Well, maybe you should try… Filson!  To counterbalance their classic, old fashioned, waxed canvas backpack the Journeyman, Filson released its more modern, functional, and cheaper nylon brother the Dryden. I’ve used both for months, and … Read more

Is Filson’s $1000 Leather Briefcase Worth It?

Filson’s Rugged Twill briefcase is maybe the most iconic cotton briefcase there is, named by The New York Times as the “best tough briefcase” and called “ubiquitous” by The Wall Street Journal.1 2 My current mission is to find the best leather bag for men, so it was only a matter of time before I … Read more

Why Filson’s Mackinaw Cruiser Is the Best Wool Coat of All Time

Sometimes, the way they used to make cold weather coats is still the best way. Enter what I think is the best and most famous wool coat ever: the American made Filson Mackinaw Cruiser. If you’re not already familiar with this absolutely legendary coat, you’re probably familiar with its buffalo plaid coat look. That’s because … Read more