This Cruiser is built with heavy-duty cotton canvas that’s been thoroughly saturated with a special paraffin wax mixture by England’s famed British Millerain–there is no better natural fabric for turning away foul weather. The jacket is fully-nylon lined, and for added protection, a reinforcing layer of Cordura® ballistic nylon covers the shoulders and upper arms. Ballistic nylon, a tight, 2x2 basket-weave originally developed by DuPont® for WWII flak jackets, is renowned for its exceptional abrasion resistance and durability, exactly what’s needed if one goes down during a ride. This tough, midweight fabric has been treated with a double PU coating for even greater water resistance, so you stay dry even in driving rain.
The front zipper is shielded by a snap-secure storm flap to keep wind and water out, and an additional interior zipper is compatible with select Filson zip-in liners for added warmth. The hand pockets zip closed for security in high winds, and are lined with our famous Moleskin cotton from Britain’s historic Brisbane Moss for warmth and comfort. On the chest are a zippered pocket that’s ideal for securely storing a phone with easy access and a slotted utility pocket to keep pens, screwdrivers or small tools handy. To ensure the needed coverage while riding, or for taller men, the hem is a drop-tail design and the sleeves are one inch longer than standard. The cotton corduroy-lined standing collar is designed for maximum wind protection without rubbing or interference with a helmet.
The Alcan Canvas Cruiser–engineered for protection while riding, and just as functional on the job or whenever maximum water, wind and abrasion resistance is required.