Seattle based and privately owned, Filson manufacturers goods for outdoor enthusiasts who live a rugged life. The company designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells outdoor clothing, accessories, and luggage that last for generations.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Travis Platt Contributing writer
We have a common saying here at CYTIES: “In Filson We Trust.” The brand was started in Seattle by outfitting prospectors headed outdoors for the gold rush. Now, over 100 years later, it has become the trademark of modern pioneers of all kinds. Filson comes with a style that doesn’t just serve its purpose but looks damn good, too.
This location south of Downtown is the Filson flagship, offering all the best in rugged outdoor clothing, the best bags on earth, and watches that can survive almost any depth or storm. A massive neon green Filson sign looms over an entire warehouse dedicated to the idea of a specific outdoors lifestyle.
the best part of the Filson brand is taking it with you
Swing open the large wooden doors and march up to the top level, passing couches and tables with reading materials and blankets that transport you from industrial streets to a serene mountain cabin getaway. Not only is Filson’s unique selection of items developed, cut, and sewn on the premises, they’re also all field-tested to ensure reliability.
Under wide-open metal rafters are a mix of tan, blue, and bright red flannels that are top of the line quality. Leather goods of all kinds are offered alongside caps and outdoor accessories such as knives, journals, and flasks. Every man deserves something Filson in their collection, and it’s good to know that whatever chosen comes with a lifetime warranty. Our CYTIES Pick-up? The Filson Short Cruiser Jacket, made of canvas cotton that repels all water or rain and cuts through the wind with ease. Or check out the Rucksack, a bag that will hang on your shoulders for all your travels forward.
Because after all, the best part of the Filson brand is taking it with you. Items here will travel alongside you for the rest of your life and will no doubt be passed along to your future lineage, with the stories of your boundless travels written in the fabric.
Look for the US Forest Service line, honoring the rangers, smokejumpers, scientists that keep our forests safe
Check out the line of watches, Filson dials are made to withstand all the elements
Grab a Filson Travel Kit, you’ll have it for life
This is more than a store, kick back by the fire with some reading material and take it in—the only thing missing is the sound of the great wide open