Filson – the North American label is a worldwide leading outdoor equipment manufacturer, whose long company tradition reaches back into the nineteenth century. Today, the label not only produces functionwear for the little and large adventures in life; it also produces quality bags for men, who appreciate their outdoor spirit and superior longevity. In addition to masculine and sporty business bags, Filson also offers travel bags, backpacks, notebook cases, and much more.
C. C. Filson was born in Nebraska in 1850. His fondness of outdoor activities soon became apparent, which was to dominate his professional career. Following a move to Seattle, Washington, in 1897, where the great Klondike Gold Rush was in full swing, he founded his company C. C. Filson’s Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers. He made it his calling to supply gold diggers with particularly robust and long-lasting clothing, which would protect them from the icy cold of the North. He developed innovative products and only ever accepted the very best in terms of materials.
Filson still to this day uses the so-called Tin Cloth, a particularly robust canvas fabric with an oil finish coating. Tin Cloth is water repellent and windproof, and offers perfect protection against anything nature can throw at you. Heavy mackinaw wool, which Filson prefers for his jackets, and which is also wind and weatherproof, is just as popular as Tin Cloth.
Filson continued the manufacture of his exceptional goods even after the gold rush had run its course, then specialising in clothing for the flourishing lumber market. Today, the mackinaw jackets by Filson are synonymous for lumberjack clothing, and are an important symbol of the Canadian way of life.
C. C. Filson has always valued the personal contact with customers, and continued to find inspiration in conversations with his fellow men, tirelessly working on the perfection of his products. Clothing and accessories by Filson have always been characterised by their longevity, premium quality materials, superior finish, and incomparable comfort. Outdoor fans from around the world have learned to appreciate these products like no other, allowing Filson to establish its name globally.
True to his motto "Make sure it's the absolute best", the Filson label continues to offer top quality products. The brand has enjoyed the trust and loyalty of its customers for over a hundred years, and we are certain that we will continue to hear plenty of good things about the traditional American company in years to come.