We can’t say enough good things about Filson. The good folks up in Seattle do it right – their products are strong, tough, and have a style all their own. Their followers are a bit like Panerai owners – they are obsessive. Once you start using Filson, you don’t stop. While it may make a small dent in your wallet, it’s money well spent. The gear will last longer than you want it to, but fear not – there is a lifetime guarantee so if something goes wrong, they’ll fix you right up.
Earlier this year Filson blew us away with their new line of Navy bags. The color was a very welcomed addition to their traditional tan, brown, and otter green. I’m exicited to see images to some ‘used’ Navy bags so we can see what the wear looks like. My guess is that it will wear like the otter green in that it will lighten up. How cool is that?
I got the new Filson catalog in the mail, and see that they added MORE great stuff. I’d like to formally ask that they stop – I’m running out of closet space. Some of my favorites:
Short Cruiser Jacket (Navy Blue): an excellent alternative to a denim jacket, and it will protect you from the elements. I like the Navy, as it should wear in VERY nicely.
Large Twill Carry-on Bag: A bigger version of the 258 briefcase but a little more manageable than the medium travel bag. I like that it has internal straps to keep your gear in order. Here is the inside:
2-zip Travel Kit: I really like this design. Easy access. I am a traditional travel kit user, but see the functionality (and less zipper bites). And it comes in Navy.
Medium Tall Tote with Pockets: The traditional totes are constructed of twill, but their new tote is made with Shelter Cloth. Very cool. I like the different color fabric design, but imagine this as solid green…
Tote Briefcase: Brilliant. Is this a nod to the new business-friendly use of Filsons? Probably not, but this really makes sense for us commuters.
Twill Zip Top Tote Bag: While this isn’t a new design, the safety orange is great for the hunters, or the city-folks that want to be seen. Such a nice touch…