Filson’s Washed Feather Cloth Shirt is an extra-soft version of the classic, all-natural shirt that’s been a warm-weather staple for decades. When the day heats up, there’s nothing more comfortable against your skin than lightweight 100% cotton, and with this heavily-prewashed variant, you can enjoy that exceptional comfort from the first day.
The tight weave of our 3-oz. Feather Cloth gives it a strength and durability that belies its light weight. Since the mid-1990s our customers have relied on our Feather Cloth shirts for protection and comfort on fishing trips, safaris and other hot-weather adventures. In one extreme case, a Feather Cloth Shirt may have actually saved a life:
“Thank you for making a durable and comfortable shirt which doubles as a life preserver. While wade fishing in Aransas Bay near my house in Rockport, Texas, I noticed that my boat began to drift away from the oyster reef to which I was anchored. I chased the boat into deeper water but quickly became exhausted as the 15-knot wind washed choppy seas over my face. I was choking on sea water, and the current prevented my return. I thought the end was near. I took off my shirt, tied knots in the sleeves and captured enough air in the shirt to keep me afloat until I was picked up 20 or so minutes later by a local crabber. If it weren’t for my Filson shirts, I would have drowned.”
–Larry P. in Houston, TX
While never intended to be a life preserver at sea, and we certainly hope such an extreme use never becomes a necessity, we are very confident that our Washed Feather Cloth Shirt will earn a favored place in your wardrobe for maximum comfort on any warm-weather adventure.