Gear We Recommend

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First-hand recommendations & reviews of the gear we trust.

The Honda CT Motorbike

Excerpt from Honda’s CT Series History article:

In 1960, the efforts of a Honda motorcycle dealer in Boise, Idaho, came to the attention of Jack McCormack, the sales manager at the 1-year old American Honda Motor Co. As told by Aaron P. Frank in his book, Honda Motorcycles, McCormack had noticed the sales of the popular step-through Honda 50 were off the charts in an area known more for its surrounding rugged mountain terrain than an urban core. He contacted the owner, Herb Uhl, seeking an explanation. “He told me how he was selling them as a trail bike, putting a cheater sprocket on the back and some knobby tires,” McCormack told Frank. Uhl sent one of his converted Honda 50s down to California for McCormack to inspect. “It was a brilliant little machine,” McCormack said. “It worked so well because it was light, and with the automatic clutch you could climb logs. To do that on a big bike, you had to have a certain amount of skill. I saw lots of possibility for something like Herb was doing, selling it as a bike that you could go in the woods and hunt or fish with.”

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Alcan Canvas Cruiser

For protection from weather and abrasion when exploring on your dual-sport, knocking around the ranch or tromping through the backcountry our Alcan Canvas Cruiser combines tough, heavily-waxed canvas with polyurethane-coated ballistic nylon for maximum shielding.

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Snow Peak Mini Flame

The perfect combination of low-tech lighting and high design.

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SWIFTWATER RAIN JACKET

Our lightweight, rain proof shell—designed for everyday use to keep you dry.

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SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS

Made in Michigan, USA.

“Your fly line is arguably one of the essential parts of your fly fishing set up. The Scientific Anglers Infinity Fly Line is one of the best! It is a half of a line weight heavy to assist in loading today’s fast action fly rods. Features like the AST+ and Dry Tip technology keep that line shooting through the guides efficiently and keep it floating high on the surface. Swap that old fly line out today and start casting farther.” — Geoff Samples, FILSON Wholesale Account Representative

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FILSON DENIM

Filson Denim is the latest chapter in a legacy that spans over a century of outfitting customers for the most demanding conditions. Only the finest and most rugged materials are sourced for our unfailing goods. By manufacturing limited runs in the American West from fine selvage denim, we ensure each pair of jeans meets the exacting standards befitting the Filson name. When toughness is a must, you might as well have the best.

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PENTAX K1000

“On a Filson Journal assignment in the Arctic earlier this year, this compact 35mm SLR film camera was one of the few items to keep working under such cold temperatures. My digital camera froze, but this kept on shooting.” — Will Kutscher, Content Producer

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RUGGED TWILL TOTE BAG

“I use this bag on a daily basis—it’s the perfect size to throw in anything I need, and I love the four outside compartments. A great bag that I know can take a beating.” — Katrina Schoettler, Marketing Manager

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K-DRILL ICE AUGER

Heavy-duty drill for cutting through thick ice, weighing in at less than 9 lbs. Made in the USA.

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GUNNER® KENNELS

“The safest dog kennel on the market.” — Amy Terai, PR Manager at FILSON

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TANGLEFREE WATERFOWL

Family-owned and operated, Tanglefree Waterfowl offers field-proven decoys, gear, and accessories.

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ATOMIC VANTAGE 97 TI

“This is my favorite pair of skis—combined with a pair of Atomic Wardens, they’re a perfect match for variable snow days in the PNW and charging all day long.” — Jameson Clifton, Content Producer

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SPORTDOG®

In an industry seemingly overcrowded with electronic dog-training products, Radio Systems Corporation’s renewed venture into the sporting-dog market with the creation of SportDOG® Brand in 2003 might have appeared to be driven only by misguided ambition. However, that was far from the case. Their broad line of superior products is the result of focusing on a promise made to their customers on day one: “Gear The Way You’d Design It®.”

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WOMEN’S VINTAGE-WASH ALASKAN GUIDE SHIRT

“The perfect weight and durable as hell.” — Katrina Schoettler, Marketing Manager

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FILSON TIN CLOTH SHORT LINED CRUISER JACKET

“My grandfather’s jacket passed down from the 1960s, and still going strong.”

– Will Kutscher, Content Producer at Filson HQ

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MSR REACTOR STOVE

Chews through the snow to efficiently make water, and packs down easily for multiple days out in the field.

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FILSON VINTAGE FLANNEL WORK SHIRT

“Perfect for fall and winter weather. I personally own the Black/Red/Cream color, which has quickly become my favorite flannel.”

– Jameson Clifton, Content Producer at Filson HQ

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FJALLRAVEN KEB TROUSERS

One of the best trekking, hiking, mountaineering, and bushcraft pants.

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FILSON X DANNER GROUSE BOTTOMLAND BOOTS

Made in Oregon, USA, these GORE-TEX® lined boots are a solid choice for hiking, logging, and hunting in wet climates.

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1930s Browning A5

A classic semi-automatic shotgun.

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FILSON WOMEN’S DOUBLE CANVAS OVERALLS

“I wear these almost every day I work on our property. They are comfortable and durable, handling any job I can throw at them.”

– Katrina Schoettler, Marketing Manager at Filson HQ

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FILSON WATCH BEANIE CAP

One beanie to rule them all—made in the USA from U.S. sourced wool. It’s a must-have for a cold day out on the water, in the woods, or exploring the mountains.

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SUUNTO TRAVERSE ALPHA

Great backcountry hunting watch.

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FILSON LARGE DRY DUFFLE BAG

An excellent dry bag that holds all of your extra gear. We use ours for boat camping, hunting trips, and any situation where we need to keep stuff dry.

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