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On the Banks with John Ludlam

John Ludlam is a medium format analog photographer currently residing in Denver, Colorado. Two years ago, he started processing and printing his own photos in the darkroom and hasn't gone back to digital since. He loves photographing anything and everything, but especially those people who enjoy traditional or artisan processes.Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed spending time on the banks of the river while my dad went fly fishing.There is something healing about the sounds, smells and feelings that a river gives.  Naturally, as I got older I took more and more interest in spending time fly fishing rather than exploring the waters edge as I did when I was younger.  When I fish ...Read More

Traveling the Trans-America Trail with Jonathan Gallegos

Jonathan Gallegos encompasses a diverse and technical skill set. When not found working as a tax accountant for a "Big Four" firm, he enjoys moonlighting as a writer and photographer for various publications, poring over automotive news, and traveling with his wife. This summer Jonathan was able to hitch a ride with Land Rover along the Trans-American Trail and travel off-road through the heartland of America. For Jonathan, Filson became a trusted travel companion. Be sure to check out his full length story on Gear Patrol.In 2012, Land Rover hatched the idea to travel across the continental U.S. completely off-road. Several suggestions surfaced on how to do this; some were too risky, others ...Read More

6,000 Miles in the Saddle by Tyler Sharp

Tyler Sharp is a documentary photographer, writer, and filmmaker based out of Dallas, Texas. Traveling extensively on assignment, he has filmed and photographed a myriad of cultures and landscapes, and slept under the stars in some of the most remote regions of the world.  Spend 6,000 miles in the saddle with Tyler as he details a cross-country motorcycle trip.For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the idea of the great American motorcycle trip. With a mixture of adventure, freedom, and danger, there’s something ruggedly romantic about the concept of jumping on a motorcycle, and taking off on some forgotten country roads, cameras and camping gear in tow. And following the...Read More

In Your Words: Truly Waterproof Pants

‘In Your Words’ explores the incredible stories we’ve received from Filson fans across the globe.  Send us your own experiences with our clothing or product here for a chance to be featured on the Filson Life blog.  Thanks to Todd from Colorado for sharing his story with Filson.We were coring rock in the dead of winter in the Colorado Rockies and were using the nearby creek as a water source. The water pump had been left on the river ice from the day before and I went to retrieve it. Unfortunately the water level had dropped overnight and both legs went through the rotten ice, and I was in freezing water up to my knees. Thankfully, my tin pants formed a seal with my boots, and kept me comple...Read More


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