We have now on stock a very useful signature Filson Jacket - Tin Cloth Short Cruiser Jacket. Water repellent, abrasion resistant and with high potential to age well. These are the arguments why to own this jacket and wear it every day. You can expect really nice aging of this jacket. And you can expect that you'll wear it for many many years to come. It can be easily re-waxed to re-vive the impregnation.
Not for all the year but otherwise very nice short sleeve Northwest Camp Shirt. Where are your bears?
And then, we have something quite new. We all know Rugged Twill fabric used in immortal Filson bags. There is an option which is lighter and also less expensive. We have to point out that these are NOT made in USA. We have to say that it does not lower the quality. But time will tell...
The Ripstop Nylon was started to be used during the WWII. Good use was for example, parachutes which were originally made of silk. Silk was imported from Asia and it was a bit complicated during the war. This Ripstop Nylon fabric is now over 80 years old.
You should remember that the fabric is called ripstop, not rip-proof – an important distinction. If a hole develops in the fabric as a result of abrasion, puncture or melting, enough tension on the fabric can cause the hole to expand by tearing. The ripstop pattern acts like a fence, containing that tear within the boundaries of the grid-square. So, If a parachute develops a small hole, the ripstop reinforcing can prevent that hole from turning into catastrophic failure. Or if a campfire spark melts a small hole in a backpack on a week-long excursion, the ripstop fabric can help prevent further damage that could ruin the trip.
The use of ripstop is not limited to ultralight applications, however. Heavier, thicker fabrics can be made exceptionally strong by incorporating ripstop reinforcement into the weave. This is exactly what Filson has done with our new Ripstop Nylon luggage and bags. The midweight 500-denier Cordura® nylon fabric is extremely abrasion resistant to start with, and the heavy-duty threads incorporated into ripstop weave provide exceptional tear strength.
New style made of this fabric is a Ripstop Nylon Backpack, your new 35 litre friend for treks. Even for longer treks because of padded, ergonomic shoulder straps, an adjustable sternum strap and a padded back panel. Again, a lot of pockets and practical details.