About Us 

Established in 1897, Filson is the leading outfitter and manufacturer of unfailing goods for outdoor enthusiasts. Built upon a reputation for reliability, we're a favorite among anglers and hunters, engineers and explorers, mariners and miners, and anyone who refuses to stay indoors.


Filson began as an outfitter for the daring pioneers of the 1897 Yukon Gold Rush who abandoned the shelter of society seeking fortune in wild and unforgiving territory. Those hardy souls faced unfathomable hardship – clothing and supplies were not merely matters of choice, but of survival. More than a century later, Filson remains committed to equipping those who courageously blaze new trails and challenge the unknown.

Based in Seattle, Filson’s legacy is one of manufacturing best-in-class goods engineered for dependability and maximum utility. Our durable, tightly-woven Mackinaw Wool is the finest example of nature’s oldest and most-trusted cold-weather clothing. Filson Tin Cloth earned its reputation for armor-like protection in the wet and thorny forests of the Pacific Northwest. Our luggage is built with the toughest materials, including industrial-strength Rugged Twill, vegetable-tanned Bridle Leather and military-grade ballistic nylon. Filson is a supplier of provisions that meet the uncompromising demands of adventure.

Since 1897 Filson has built clothing and gear that can be depended upon in the most severe conditions. Our goods have earned the trust of loggers, sportsmen, miners, ranchers and U.S. Forest Service personnel. We build unfailing goods knowing that our customers’ lives may depend on their gear in the backcountry. This steadfast refusal to compromise often results in Filson products being passed to the next generation.

C.C. Filson earned his customers’ trust with a quality-first mindset in all aspects of his business. His ideals guide every decision we make to this day, from materials selection and construction to rapid shipping to after-sale support. We hold ourselves to his words: “Your satisfaction is the sole purpose of our transaction.”


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