Upgraded: Filson’s New Factory
The double-edged statement, out with the old, and in with the new doesn’t apply to a company like Filson. At least when it comes to their tin cloth bags, which are virtually bullet proof. However, this is exactly the case at their Seattle home, where they recently unveiled a new factory, showroom, and headquarters carved out of a converted warehouse, and sits at a mere 57,000 square feet.
Filson has long been among my list of favorite brands. While I appreciate their stateside roots, well made product and integrity, my appreciation started with a Mackinaw Cruiser I had when I was younger. Not understanding what was good or bad at the time, I remember a jacket that was indestructible and kept me out of trouble. Looking back, it all makes sense and my attention eventually graduated to tin cloth bags. Although the cruiser has since been outgrown, several bags remain a fixture in my rotation. And now a number of years in, they’re as good as day one.
For 116 years, Filson has remained consistent and is now a well oiled machine. Their products rarely change and often improve. It’s safe to assume that while their factory has changed, the trusted quality of their bags won’t. [Filson]Paul + Williams