Filson 48 Hour Tin Cloth Duffle Bag Review | Still Worth It?

I’m a huge fan of Filson’s bags. So much so that their Journeyman Backpack is my all-time favorite waxed canvas backpack. That same waxy material is what makes up the subject of today’s review: the 48 Hour Tin Cloth Duffle Bag. Filson, was founded way back in 1897 in Seattle as CC Filson’s Pioneer Alaska … Read more

Filson’s Rail Splitter Jeans Review

Filson is an interesting company. Existing at an intersection of utilitarian functionality and rugged, trendy, heritage wear, they have a deep history, having been in operation for 125 years. That history is central to Filson’s identity and at the core of their product designs. Over the past few years, Filson and its parent company have … Read more

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