Tin Cloth

Born from the need to protect forestry workers
from thorns and briars in the rain-soaked Pacific
Northwest wilderness, our oil finish Tin Cloth has
also gained a reliable following from sportsmen
and tradesmen who need water-repellent,
abrasion-resistant outerwear.

Dubbed “Tin Cloth” by loggers in the Pacific Northwest because it protected them from sharp limbs and saw blades like a set of armor. The water-repellent canvas also kept them dry during the rainy season, where one might work for weeks under constant rainfall.

I work as a forest tech
in northern bc

”I work as a forest tech in northern BC so 75%
of my year is spent in the bush. I haven't found
a jacket that can hold up to the elements
better than this coat. Good water proofing,
great wind-proofing and unreal durability. This
jacket can handle all of the elements
and scrub brush with ease.”

— STEVE P.

How tin cloth
is made

Milled in Scotland, our oil finish Tin Cloth is a tightly woven canvas duck fabric that’s saturated with a liquefied paraffin-wax and oil mixture under heat and high pressure. This forces the wax into the core of the all-natural cotton fibers for thorough, lasting protection from wind, water and abrasion.

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cloth products

Oil finish Tin Cloth is used to make a variety of
Filson goods. Click here to see the
complete
lineup, including jackets, pants, vests, hats,
wallets, bags and more.

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