Pulled from the Filson archives, the Lined Wool Packer Coat is available in limited quantities with a unique plaid pattern that’s custom-woven for us by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Our original Packer began its legacy of warmth and durability nearly three decades ago protecting men on horseback from cold, snowy weather on ranches and in the backcountry. This limited-edition variation is beefed-up with a lining made of our Alaskan Guide flannel for added warmth and wind resistance.
Our Mackinaw Wool takes its name from the historic coats developed in the Mackinaw region of Michigan in the early 1800s. The fabric is a densely-woven twill constructed from the fleece of sheep raised in regions of the Pacific Northwest that encounter a wide range of weather throughout the year. The dramatic temperature swings force the sheep to develop a fleece that can protect them year-round in hot and cold weather, which is precisely why it does such a marvelous job of protecting us from frigid conditions. The uncommonly tight weave creates a barrier to wind and water while maintaining outstanding breathability. The flannel lining is made from the same fabric used in our mainstay shirt trusted by sportsmen, tradesmen and Alaskan bush Pilots for 25 years. The natural sheepskin-shearling collar can be turned up and latched at the throat, creating a warm and comfortable barrier against bitter-cold wind and snow that extends to ear-height.
Combined with the four front-patch pockets, the caped construction creates two full layers of our 26-oz. Mackinaw Wool over the shoulders, arms and front torso–the secret to the serious weather protection this coat provides. The cut is fingertip-length for added coverage, with a pleated rear hem that allows the coat to flare when seated for non-binding comfort.
The Lined Wool Packer Coat–a limited-edition, improved version of the iconic Filson classic made with the world’s best wool for all-natural comfort in the coldest weather.