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MACKINAW MEMORIES: Why didn’t I know about Filson years ago!? By Franz Fruehwald

August 16, 2012
Filed in: Mackinaw Memories

I confess that I only discovered Filson a few years ago. I mentioned to an avid outdoorsman friend of mine that I was in the market for a good quality winter coat. I explained that I wanted a wool coat that would hold up to the elements, one that could transition from the woods to the office, and finally, one that was made in the USA. I said that I had given up looking and was on the verge of caving in and going with a synthetic, foreign made product. My friend looked at me quizzically and asked why I didn’t just buy a Filson. I checked out Filson on-line, read the reviews, ordered a catalog and very quickly became the owner of a Double Mackinaw.

Since then I have ordered a vest, a weekender jacket, two wool hats, and a raincoat. I got tired of having my Mack “borrowed” so for Christmas last year I gave my son his own Mack! Filson does it all. I have a hunting dog and winter is our favorite time of the year. The more snow the better. My Filson Double Mack has not let me down. Whether I am shoveling snow or layered-up trudging thru the woods in near-blizzard conditions I am ALWAYS confident that my Filson is going to keep me dry and warm. What more can you say about an article of clothing. Thank you, Filson for making great products, from a fairly new but dedicated customer.


Share your own memories about your Filson Mackinaw Cruiser. We want to hear who wore it, where it’s been and how it performed for you. You can include photos or not. If you just want to send a photo, that’s OK, too. We will go through all the stories and select the best. The winner will receive a free new Mackinaw Cruiser. Click here to enter.

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