Mackinaw Wool Vest


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A classic vest made with 100% Mackinaw Wool and cut roomy for easy layering.

Our Mackinaw Wool Vest, universally trusted by ranchers, loggers and all manner of sportsmen, has proven itself to be as versatile, functional and practical as any product we’ve ever manufactured. This vest's all-conditions performance has made it cornerstone in the Filson product line for more than fifty years.

This classic wool vest provides warmth with excellent breathability, even when wet. Worn over a warm shirt while active, it’s the perfect blend of warmth and breathability in temperatures down to near freezing. Worn under a rain shell, it takes the edge off when wading thigh-deep in an icy steelhead run. Under a Filson wool coat, it adds that extra bit of comfort in temperatures that can take your breath away.

The Mackinaw Wool Vest is our iconic wool that's provided protection from cold and wet conditions for over a century. Because our Mackinaw Wool is manufactured with an uncommonly tight weave, it excels at blocking the wind and withstands hard use for decades. Mackinaw Wool is also very simple to care for. Dried dirt brushes off with ease, leaving no trace of its existence. To remove odors, a dry Mackinaw Wool Vest can simply be tumbled in a warm dryer.

The design of the Mackinaw Wool Vest works just as well indoors, whether drawing up plans for your next big project or working in a chilly warehouse. The V-shaped neckline adds no bulk around the neck, so there’s still plenty of breathing room for a heavy shirt and a rain shell zipped chin-high. The front features open and slotted chest pockets plus side-entry hand pockets.

  • Built with our warm, breathable and durable Mackinaw Wool
  • Button-front closure
  • V-shaped neckline
  • Side handwarmer pockets
  • Open-stow and slotted-utility chest pockets
  • Provides breathable warmth, wet or dry
sku 11010055
manufacturing Made in USA
material 24-oz./LY 100% virgin Mackinaw Wool (plaids 26-oz.)
care Dry clean
FIT INTENT Relaxed fit allows room for midweight layers underneath Size Expectations Size Guide
mackinaw 100% virgin wool filson quality 24-0z. weight wool mackinaw 100% virgin wool filson quality 24-0z. weight wool

Our Warmest Wool

Woven to our unique specifications, our heavyweight 24-oz. Mackinaw Wool provides greater resilience, more natural insulating qualities, increased breathability and superior water repellency. It comes from a small herd of hardy sheep in the northwestern United States and Canada. Our wool will absorb as much as 30% of its own weight in moisture without becoming damp or clammy, allowing it to retain body warmth even when very wet. The fibers can even be bent and flexed 20,000 times without breaking. We’re certain that there is no finer wool than Filson’s 100% virgin Mackinaw Wool.

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