Filson just released a boatload of new styles for winter season. All things considered, the brand dropped over 40 new items on its website, including the Rugged Twill Log Carrier, the Snohomish Reversible Jacket, the Buck Creek Camp Shirt, and their Vintage Flannel Work Shirt.
Two limited edition gems and an archival re-issue stand out in this massive cache of new dry goods:
- The limited edition Mackinaw Wool Blazer, in Black/Charcoal/Rust Buffalo Check. Only one of 450 made. $595.
- The limited edition Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket in Gold Ochre Ombre. $495.
- The Mackniaw Wool Work Jacket, archival re-issue in Pine Black Plaid. $495.
The limited edition pieces are pictured above.
If you’re not familiar, Filson cut its teeth as a frontier purveyor of rugged menswear with Mackinaw Wool. It’s been a staple for foresters, hunters, and outdoorsmen for over 100 years – adopted by the U.S. Forest Service as early as the 1920s. Made in the USA, it has a storied history rooted in keeping prospectors warm in the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century.
In their own words, from the Filson Cruiser listing:
The Mackinaw Wool Cruiser jacket excels at protecting in the cold–when you want to wear one jacket regardless of changing weather, its performance is unmatched. The highly durable wool is an uncommonly tight weave that turns away wind while remaining breathable. Mackinaw Wool insulates wet or dry–due to its complex fiber structure, it can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in water without feeling damp or clammy. With four flapped pockets on the front and a full-width pocket covering the entire back, two layers of wool cover most of the torso, right where it’s needed most.
It’s safe to assume they’d be the official outfitter of Yukon Cornelius if there were such a thing.
Some additional details on the Mackinaw Cruiser Jacket:
- Stitched in USA
- Built with 100% virgin wool
- Wind resistant and breathable
- Insulates if wet
- Four front cargo pockets, hand pockets and full-width rear pocket
- Button-secure front and adjustable cuffs
While the price tag isn’t for everyone, they’re timeless, heirloom-quality pieces – hence their prevalence in Yellowstone.