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Filson 101: New Products, Modern Fabrics, Iconic Styles

July 18, 2013
Filed in: Filson 101, Heritage

Always on the lookout for new ways to address the needs of our customers, our product developers find some of their best ideas in, well, familiar places. This season we twinned popular Filson designs with modern fabrics to create new products that are lightweight, weather resistant, and built to last. Here’s a look at some of our innovative new fabrics and products you’re seeing for the first time this season.

Soy Wax
Filson has been making waxed-cotton garments for more than 100 years. The first new Filson wax in decades provides the same weather- and abrasion-resistance as our classic oil finish but in a lighter weight that’s optimal for vests and jackets that can be worn all year. Soy wax products take on a weathered, worn patina that improves over time, and are built in our Seattle factory to the same exacting standards demanded of our garments for more than a century.

Check out the new soy wax Light Original Hunting Vest, a lightweight alternative to our classic hunting vest. Other Soy Wax items include the Guide Work Jacket and the Lined Short Cruiser.Lined Short Cruiser - Soy Wax

Made of 6-oz, 100-percent cotton that’s coated in a proprietary mix of polishing agents, waxes, and pigments, our new Vachetta fabric feels like leather. We use Vachetta to create lightweight garments with the uncompromising construction customers expect from Filson.

The new Vachetta Short Cruiser is a washable, durable work coat that can also layer beneath an Alaska Fit Cruiser in the winter. The Short Cruiser, Scout Work Jacket, and Redwood Zip Anorak are also available in Vachetta.Redwood Zip Anorak - Vachetta

Bonded Wool
By bonding boiled wool to cotton twill, we’re introducing a fabrication that’s comfortably lined, and features a crisp, naturally slimming look that doesn’t compromise mobility or functionality. Look for bonded wool in a number of this season’s new garments and updates of classics.

Take special note of the bonded wool Seattle Cruiser, which has a look that’s as sharp as a blazer, and is built as tough as a Mack. We’re also making a vest and work jacket in bonded wool.Seattle Cruiser - Bonded Wool

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