Wool Jackets

Wool Jackets

Wool, the original performance fabric, protects in a wider range of weather conditions than any other fabric. The Filson legacy of manufacturing highest-quality wool jackets since 1897 is unequalled.

Mackinaw Wool Jackets

Mackinaw is Filson’s warmest wool for jackets. It weighs 24 ounces per linear yard and is made from the longest and strongest fleece fibers. Its tight 2x2 twill weave blocks wind and rain, with density that provides outstanding durability.

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Patented in 1914, C.C. Filson’s Cruiser was designed for foresters working in soggy Pacific Northwest forests. By the 1920s, Filson Wool Cruisers were adopted by U.S. Forest Service personnel for field use, and by the 1950’s as uniform attire. That tradition continues today.

Wool Jac-Shirts

The original Filson Jac-Shirt is made with 18-oz. 100% wool and serves as a heavy shirt or light jacket. A versatile favorite for more than 50 years, our Jac-Shirts are made in a range of wools and insulations for a various weather conditions.

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Our Jac-Shirt is an outdoor staple providing the versatile warmth that only 100% wool can. The fabric is crafted with a tight weave delivering an optimum balance of breathability and wind resistance, while providing durability for decades of service.

Lined Wool Jackets

From our iconic Alaskan Guide flannel to innovative PrimaLoft® insulation, adding linings to our wool jackets extends their comfort range into colder weather conditions.

Engineered for the Outdoors

Long Mackinaw Wool Cruiser

All the legendary warmth and durability of our Mackinaw Wool Cruiser, in thigh-length coverage for added protection. It’s lined with our signature Alaskan Guide flannel and sewn in the USA in our Kent, Washington factory.

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Discounted First-Quality Goods

Wool Jackets in The Outlet

You can’t predict everything. On occasion we find ourselves with a surplus of clothing and gear. The Outlet provides discounted first-quality goods from previous seasons.

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About Filson

The Wool Experts.

During the Alaskan Gold Rush, warm and durable wool was literally a matter of survival and Filson was the outfitter of choice. Since the gold rush, Filson’s iconic wool jackets and wool pants have been prized by foresters and sportsmen from the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains. Our 1914-patented Mackinaw Wool Cruiser is our most famous jacket and the prime example of the performance and lasting value of a top-quality wool jacket.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Differences Between Filson Wools?

Mackinaw Wool

At 24 ounces per linear yard, Mackinaw is Filson’s warmest jacket wool. The longest and strongest large-diameter fibers are selected from the sheep’s fleece for Mackinaw Wool. Its tight 2x2 twill weave blocks wind and water, with density that provides outstanding durability.

Seattle Wool

Filson Seattle Wool weighs 18 ounces per linear yard, ideal for a fabric that can serve as a heavy shirt or light jacket. It’s made with finer fleece fibers than those used for Mackinaw, giving it a softer hand feel. Seattle Wool is woven in a 2x2 pattern with smaller-diameter yarns than Mackinaw Wool, making it less thick and heavy.

Forestry Cloth Wool

A lightweight wool at 13 ounces per liner yard, Forestry Cloth is an archival fabric we first used in the 1920s. It’s worsted, meaning the yarns are very tightly twisted prior to weaving. This gives it a firm surface and makes it highly wind resistant. 

What Makes Wool a Good Material for Jackets?

Because wool is warm and breathable even when it gets wet, it’s been the preferred fabric in the outdoors for centuries. Wool has a unique fiber structure that naturally wicks moisture away for evaporation.

Why Choose Wool?

Wool wicks away moisture and absorbs up to 30% of its own weight in water without feeling damp or clammy, keeping the wearer dry in snow and light rain. Wool is comfortable in a wider range of weather conditions than any other fabric. With most synthetics, multiple garments are required in order to match a wool coat’s comfort in cold, wet weather. Because wool is more breathable than traditional rain gear, you’ll stay drier from the inside than when wearing a nylon or waxed-cotton jacket.

How to Care for Wool Jackets

Caring for wool is quite simple. Lightly brush the dirt or dried mud with a soft nylon-bristled brush. The unique structure of wool fibers allows dirt to easily release from the fabric. Wool that gets oily stains should be professionally dry-cleaned rather than washed in water. When storing a wool jacket during warmer months, hanging it in a cloth bag with cedar shavings will prevent moth damage. Wool should never be stored wet or in moist places and should only be dried at room temperature.

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