Filson Expert Picks: Geoff Samples

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“Growing up my family instilled my brother and me with a passion for the outdoors. At a very young age, we were taught to fly fish, hunt, camp, ski, and be stewards of our public lands. From exploring the Rockies, fishing in Mexico, trekking through Iceland, and beyond, my family and I depend on unfailing outdoor gear. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we have a closet full of Filson for all of our different outdoor passions. Below are my top three picks recommendations this season.”

Geoff Samples, FILSON Wholesale Account Representative for the Great Lakes Region

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Geoff Samples with his hunting dog Oakley, on his first upland hunt.SHOP 3-LAYER FIELD JACKET

TIN CLOTH SHORT LINED CRUISER JACKET
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TIN CLOTH SHORT LINED CRUISER JACKET— SKU: 11010762SHOP TIN CLOTH SHORT LINED CRUISER JACKET

Usage: My sidekick, it goes everywhere with me.
Initial impressions: A Filson classic—the perfect blend of style and durability.
Materials: Filson’s 14-oz. oil finish “waxed” Tin Cloth + 6-oz. dry finish Cover Cloth lining, brass buttons.
Manufacturing: Made in the USA, with imported materials from British Millerian.

How do you primarily use this product?

This has been my go-to jacket since I started working at Filson over seven years ago. It goes with me everywhere—shotgun in the truck, shoved in the overhead of an airplane, hung over a bar stool in Ballard. As it ages, it only gets better—the patina tells a story of its travels and adventures. The Filson Short Lined Cruiser is arguably my favorite piece of Filson gear that I own.

Bottom line: This tried and tested “city-to-trail” jacket, provides versatility and durability with Filson’s heritage styling.

ULTRALIGHT HOODED JACKET

Usage: Fishing, hunting, camping, all colder weather outdoor activities.
Initial impressions: This is the ultimate layering piece.
Materials: 1.5-oz. CORDURA® ripstop nylon shell + 60g PrimaLoft® Gold insulation + 7-oz. 100% cotton, moleskin pocket lining, elastic cuffs.
Manufacturing: Engineered at Filson—Seattle, Washington, with best in class imported materials.

How do you primarily use this product?

I can’t hype the Ultralight Hooded Jacket enough. It’s the SUV of Filson jackets. It performs as a stand-alone, or as a mid-layer, while also being lightweight and packable. When the temperature starts to drop, have this jacket with you—it will not disappoint. With a ripstop nylon CORDURA® outer shell, and PrimaLoft® Gold insulation providing as much warmth as 500 or 550 fill-power down, this is an insulated jacket for the modern age.

Bottom line: Made with the same rugged dependability you’d expect from Filson, this jacket pays homage to its heritage, using best in class modern materials, without sacrificing quality.

WATCH CAP BEANIE
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WATCH CAP BEANIE — SKU: 11030235SHOP WATCH CAP BEANIE

Usage: All cold-weather outdoor activities.
Initial impressions: A must-have in cold weather, classic style.
Materials: 100% wool, sourced from American farmers.
Manufacturing: Made in the USA.

How do you primarily use this product?

When the air starts to turn crisp, this cap goes everywhere with me—backyard pond hockey, winter dog walks, snowy pheasant fields, and icy steelhead rivers. It practically lives on my head during bitter mid-West winters.

Bottom line: Classic maritime styling, comfortable fit—stays warm in adverse conditions even when wet.