FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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    What kind of brand is Filson?

    Filson is an American outdoors heritage brand with a long legacy of uncompromising products and service. Since the 1897 Yukon Gold Rush, Filson has manufactured durable, problem-solving clothing and gear built to protect through any weather.

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    What is Filson famous for?

    Our Mackinaw Wool is widely recognized as the best 100% virgin wool available. Filson Tin Cloth has earned a reputation for unfailing protection from water, abrasion, and briars over the past century. Our Jac-Shirts are renowned for their versatility in a wide range of weather conditions. Filson Rugged Twill luggage and bags are unmatched for durability, utility, and timeless aesthetic. The Filson Cruiser, patented in 1914, is legendary for its durability and weather protection. From heavyweight flannels to ultralight Feather Cloth, there’s a durable Filson shirt for every climate on earth. Whether it’s wool, waxed cotton, bags, or shirts, Filson is famous for the quality, durability, and functionality of our clothing and gear.

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    What does CC stand for in Filson?

    Those are the first and middle initials of Clinton Cloraneer Filson, the Ohio native who moved from Nebraska to Washington in 1881 and founded Filson in 1897.

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    Who is the founder of Filson?

    Clinton Cloraneer Filson founded Filson in 1897 to outfit the prospectors and pioneers of the Yukon Gold Rush.

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    Is Filson still made in the USA?

    Many Filson products are made in our Seattle locations as well as other at other factories in the USA. Our manufacturing partners use Filson materials and produce excellent work, to ensure that every Filson product meets our exacting standards–regardless of where it’s sewn.

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    Is Filson made in China?

    Filson manufactures products domestically and globally. Currently none of our manufacturing partners are located in China.

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    Is Filson made in India?

    A few Filson products are currently being manufactured by quality partners located in India. Our manufacturing partners use Filson materials and produce excellent work, to ensure that every Filson product meets our exacting standards–regardless of where it’s sewn.

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    Where does Filson get their Wool?

    Filson wool is sourced from many regions around the world, including Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

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    Where does Filson get their Tin Cloth?

    Filson Tin Cloth is supplied by England’s historic British Millerain, makers of exceptionally high-quality waxed and unwaxed cottons since 1880.

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    What is the warmest Filson jacket?

    For outright warmth, nothing beats a goose down coat, such as our Down Cruiser Jacket.

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    Which non-profits does Filson support?

    Filson supports numerous conservation organizations including the National Forest Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, the Conservation Alliance, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and more.

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    What famous people wear Filson?

    Over our 125-year history, many famous people have put Filson gear to the test. In recent times, Tom Selleck, Chris Stapleton, John Roderick, Tom Cruise, and Rob Patterson are among the famous people who use Filson products.

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    What kind of jacket or coat does John Dutton wear?

    Yellowstone ‘s character John Dutton was filmed wearing Filson’s Northway, Journeyman and Quilted Mile Marker jackets. Also, Yellowstone’s Rip Wheeler wore a Filson Short Tin Cruiser.

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    Are Filson products guaranteed for life?

    The foundation of Filson’s 125-year heritage has always been our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our unfailing goods are guaranteed for the lifetime of the product in its intended use.

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    Is Filson an ethical company?

    Since 1897 Filson has manufactured products with natural-fiber, sustainable materials such as wool and cotton. All of our goose down is RDA-compliant processed in bluesign®-approved facilities. Much of our synthetic insulation includes recycled content and is sourced from environmentally conscious mills. We use Bridle Leather that is naturally tanned without the caustic chemicals prevalent in other tanning methods. Filson partners with suppliers who share our standards for human and environmental responsibility.

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    Does Filson ever do sales?

    Filson periodically puts select products on sale.

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    Does Filson run big?

    Filson clothing fits such that the wearer has room to perform the activities for which the product was intended. For example, workwear allows room to layer and move freely, while base layers will fit closer to the body. While some brands fit a narrow range of body styles, Filson’s is a universal fit that works regardless of body shape.

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    Do Filson shirts shrink?

    Filson shirts are built with preshrunk fabric, and many are also garment-washed to minimize shrinkage. If the care instructions are followed, there should be minimal, if any shrinkage.

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    Are Filson hats waterproof?

    Many Filson hats are built with waxed cotton or wool and are quite water resistant. We also build waterproof hats constructed with our trademarked waterproof Rain Cloth™ and sealed seams.

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    Do Filson hats run small?

    To ensure a proper fit for our sized hats, measure the circumference of you head with a flexible tape measure, then choose the corresponding hat size indicated on our size chart. Hats built with waxed cotton and wool may shrink a bit over time, so we recommend allowing room for slight shrinkage when ordering. If your hat fits loosely initially, pieces of flannel or felt can be inserted under the sweatband to customize the fit.

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    Can you stretch a Filson hat?

    Filson hats can sometimes be stretched with a professional hat stretcher that uses gradual pressure and heat. Caution is advised–excessively stretching a hat can damage the hatband or sweatband. We’ve found that stretched hats tend to return their pre-stretched size over time.

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