Pre-ordered mine as well. Love the cruiser style, but be advised that this one doesn't have side hand warmer pockets. Don't know why they wouldn't have those, but they didn't have them on the Scarlet Cruiser last year either so I guess it's an "authenticity" thing. Still, for $300+ it would be nice.
Anyway, looks to be a great weight for fall and spring, when my double mac is too much. Will be interesting to see what the material is actually like, I'm hoping it's similar to whipcord, but a little lighter/ smoother.
Great Jacket, I have it in black. The brown and green take a hood, that is not an option for black however. I prefer the Seattle weight for a liner in that jacket however they no longer offer the vest, just the jacket in Seattle weight (grhhhh!). The weekender fits a bit smaller than other Filson items that I own and a Large liner fits better than the XL which is what the jacket is. So you might want to try different liners and sizes in it if you can. Size down one size to start with if you can't. For the temp range you are talking I feel it is perfect and about the range I wear mine in.
Yes I would try a medium zip in liner in a large weekender jacket.
Seattle Weight is a mid weight wool. The weekender is made to take liner vests although I often wear a wool jacket liner in mine in addition to the vest. The heaviest vest liner is Mackinaw wool and the lightest Moleskin. The Seattle weight is slightly less heavy than the Mackinaw. But now is only offered in a jacket and not a vest.
You might want to size up if you plan on layering with a sweater. Sounds like you have a store near you that offers items to try on and I would do that and don't be afraid to ask the SA questions about options on the liners.
The liners for the Filson Jackets that are vests are fairly plain. But I like them and often wear the zip in vests on their own. Several of my friends wear the button up vests, including one that lives near Tysons Corner Va. and he wears a Mack vest all winter. The jacket liners are the same and I also wear those, wool is hard to beat period. Especially in the damp wet cold of the East or anywhere else. I prefer the midweight wool but when it gets really cold I will wear gore tex over it as a shell.
The bunching can be stopped in the weekender by using a liner a size smaller as I stated earlier. The length in the sleeves for you may be a show stopper though from the sounds of things. I normally wear a Large in Filson but the XL weekender with a large liner fits me perfectly especially over a sweater or heavy wool shirt.
Nice, I like cover and shelter cloth the best for most wear. I would assume the dog would also
No offense taken. I realized that a picture that I took last week in SD pheasant hunting had a picture of my black weekender in it:
The first year it collected lint badly but with a little time and sun exposure it is fine. There is something about a well worn Filson, especially chaps or a Tin Cloth jacket with duct tape patching it that says no need for the Orvis crowd to apply....