Filson Manufacturing in Seattle, Washington

Clinton C. Filson outfitted the daring pioneers of the 1897 Yukon Gold Rush, who abandoned the comforts of society to seek their fortune in wild and unforgiving territory. Those hardy souls faced unfathomable hardship—high-quality clothing and supplies were not merely matters of choice, but of survival. Filson remains committed to equipping those who courageously blaze new trails and challenge the unknown.

Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jackets hanging in Filson's Seattle factory.
Filson began as a manufacturer of clothing & gear trusted to provide protection in hostile weather and terrain. More than a century later, that legacy continues in our factory.
Mixed race male wearing a Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket.

Mackinaw Wool Cruiser

Our Mackinaw Wool Cruiser, engineered for timber cruisers and patented in 1914, is built at our 1st Avenue factory with 100% wool from the Pacific Northwest, the warmest and sturdiest available. Often imitated, it remains our most popular jacket to this day. Our skilled craftsmen and women use CNC machinery to precisely cut the tightly woven fabric into the components required to construct a fortress of foul-weather protection. It’s then double-needle stitched by experienced, expert hands into a jacket that’s subjected to rigorous quality control checks before it leaves our factory. We’re proud of each and every person who contributes to our finished Mackinaw Wool products, just as they take pride in upholding our legacy of fail-safe goods.


Equally skilled hands craft virtually indestructible luggage and bags from our exceptionally durable Rugged Twill. Our specialists use heavy-duty machines and bonded-nylon threads to intertwine this industrial-grade fabric with the world’s best vegetable-tanned Bridle Leather. Our leather experts carefully grade and hand-select each hide for use in our luggage. The end result are bags reportedly able to withstand the abuse of over a million miles of travel before being passed on to the next generation. The talented professionals in our Seattle factory first began making our luggage 30 years ago, and the quality of their efforts will ensure that the tradition will continue long into the future.

When you grab the custom-forged iron handles to pull open the massive doors leading into our Seattle flagship store, the first thing you’ll likely notice is the custom 17’ tall carved totem pole. Just beyond that are windows offering a view into our 1st Avenue factory, where Mackinaw Cruisers and other iconic Filson products are being crafted.