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post #451 of 684
Really liking Filson's 1897 collection. Just pre-orered an "Alaskan tuxedo" -- the Forestry Cloth Cruiser. I also liked the crimson Mackinaw from last season.

http://www.filson.com/products/forestry-cloth-cruiser-coat-no-16.10214.html

post #452 of 684

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.

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Really liking Filson's 1897 collection. Just pre-orered an "Alaskan tuxedo" -- the Forestry Cloth Cruiser. I also liked the crimson Mackinaw from last season.
http://www.filson.com/products/forestry-cloth-cruiser-coat-no-16.10214.html
post #453 of 684
I recently had the pleasure of trying on a cover cloth weekender. Fantastic jacket. Any thoughts on its utility as a winter coat? I'd get it with the wool liner and/or want to be able to layer a sweater or a fleece under it when the temps drop.

I'm in DC, so I don't expect to have to deal with anything in the 20sF or below.
post #454 of 684
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

I recently had the pleasure of trying on a cover cloth weekender. Fantastic jacket. Any thoughts on its utility as a winter coat? I'd get it with the wool liner and/or want to be able to layer a sweater or a fleece under it when the temps drop.
I'm in DC, so I don't expect to have to deal with anything in the 20sF or below.

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.

post #455 of 684
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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.

Meaning if I get a large (that's what I tried on...I'm a 42s, by the way), I should experiment with a medium liner?

What do you mean by "seattle weight"?

I tried on a large while wearing a thin cotton sweater and a Filson fleece lent to me by the salesman. It all felt good and trim, although it made me wonder if I would be able to pull off both a liner and a sweater.
post #456 of 684
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post


Meaning if I get a large (that's what I tried on...I'm a 42s, by the way), I should experiment with a medium liner?
What do you mean by "seattle weight"?
I tried on a large while wearing a thin cotton sweater and a Filson fleece lent to me by the salesman. It all felt good and trim, although it made me wonder if I would be able to pull off both a liner and a sweater.

 

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.

post #457 of 684
What's the consensus? Do we prefer a jacket liner or a vest? Which weight?

The reviews of the weekender on the Filson site indicate that some people find that the liner bunches...perhaps that's a bigger problem with the heavier Mackinaw liners than with the lighter fare?
post #458 of 684
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

I recently had the pleasure of trying on a cover cloth weekender. Fantastic jacket. Any thoughts on its utility as a winter coat? I'd get it with the wool liner and/or want to be able to layer a sweater or a fleece under it when the temps drop.
I'm in DC, so I don't expect to have to deal with anything in the 20sF or below.

try zipping in one of those north face fleece vests (that is used for zip-in liners as well as being a regular fleece jacket). I did that with my Filson Rain Jacket when it got really cold (like below 20ºF). I understand the black filson weekender is a lot slimmer fitting (in my own experience) so you might have to really size down with the fleece. For instance with my filson rain coat I have a small (but it fits more like a medium in other brands, and use an old north face fleece vest size small zipped in as an insulator on very bitter cold days).

the filson vests are great, but with the slimmer fit of the black weekender it can get really bulky unless if you size up (which defeats the purpose of having a nice fitting weekender jacket).

other than that though I just layer with a thin merino wool sweater, that'll actually get you through pretty much any temperature above 30ºF with a good hat and gloves.
post #459 of 684
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

try zipping in one of those north face fleece vests (that is used for zip-in liners as well as being a regular fleece jacket). I did that with my Filson Rain Jacket when it got really cold (like below 20ºF). I understand the black filson weekender is a lot slimmer fitting (in my own experience) so you might have to really size down with the fleece. For instance with my filson rain coat I have a small (but it fits more like a medium in other brands, and use an old north face fleece vest size small zipped in as an insulator on very bitter cold days).
the filson vests are great, but with the slimmer fit of the black weekender it can get really bulky unless if you size up (which defeats the purpose of having a nice fitting weekender jacket).
other than that though I just layer with a thin merino wool sweater, that'll actually get you through pretty much any temperature above 30ºF with a good hat and gloves.

This echos a comment by the sales guy: he said that black weekender was cut different than the other weekenders. I couldn't find anything on the Filson website, however, that backs that up. Are you saying the black is different or just that the weekenders--whatever the color--are more trim that other Filson jackets?

I'd hate to size up: the already too long sleeves would be ridiculous on me.

Edit: I just called Filson, who said no, the black is no different from the others. Nice woman, by the way. I always appreciate when customer service reps seem to know their company's products. It's surprisingly rare.
Edited by DC Office Hack - 11/15/12 at 9:08am
post #460 of 684
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

This echos a comment by the sales guy: he said that black weekender was cut different than the other weekenders. I couldn't find anything on the Filson website, however, that backs that up. Are you saying the black is different or just that the weekenders--whatever the color--are more trim that other Filson jackets?
I'd hate to size up: the already too long sleeves would be ridiculous on me.

^yes the black weekender is cut slimmer from the other weekenders. I tried them on first hand at Hilton's Tent City in Boston a couple months back. and the black weekender is an awesome jacket thats cut a little slimmer. the only knock on it is that they don't offer a black hood for it (they only have the normal green/brown/ hoods).

normall filson jackets are cut fuller (almost a size bigger) unless its a collaboration like the Levi's stuff (which was actually cut super slim).

just try zipping in a north face/or another brand's zip in vest. usually the stores that carry filson will have north face too. the one thing with filson jackets is that they are heavy, so think about how heavy zipping in even a mid weight filson vest will make that jacket.

here's something cool I finally tried out from filson:

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Filson dog coats for my dog! they have the oiled cloth for wet weather and are reversible, one has an orange cloth for hiking in hunting areas, and the other one is the super warm Mackinaw wool for when its very cold.
post #461 of 684
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

^yes the black weekender is cut slimmer from the other weekenders. I tried them on first hand at Hilton's Tent City in Boston a couple months back. and the black weekender is an awesome jacket thats cut a little slimmer. the only knock on it is that they don't offer a black hood for it (they only have the normal green/brown/ hoods).
normall filson jackets are cut fuller (almost a size bigger) unless its a collaboration like the Levi's stuff (which was actually cut super slim).
just try zipping in a north face/or another brand's zip in vest. usually the stores that carry filson will have north face too. the one thing with filson jackets is that they are heavy, so think about how heavy zipping in even a mid weight filson vest will make that jacket.
here's something cool I finally tried out from filson:
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Filson dog coats for my dog! they have the oiled cloth for wet weather and are reversible, one has an orange cloth for hiking in hunting areas, and the other one is the super warm Mackinaw wool for when its very cold.

I love the pics! Too cute!

Regretably, the Filson dealer near me only carries the black. It's a pity. I'd like to see the others. I don't want the brown because it looks to work-wear/Carrhart for me. I don't know what to make of the olive...does it look like a Barbour or like a work coat? The black has the advantage of being definitely not for working in the fields.

No offense to guys who wear Filsons for working outdoors...it's just not a look that suits me.
post #462 of 684
getting those coats for my dogs
post #463 of 684
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

What's the consensus? Do we prefer a jacket liner or a vest? Which weight?
The reviews of the weekender on the Filson site indicate that some people find that the liner bunches...perhaps that's a bigger problem with the heavier Mackinaw liners than with the lighter fare?

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.

 

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

^yes the black weekender is cut slimmer from the other weekenders. I tried them on first hand at Hilton's Tent City in Boston a couple months back. and the black weekender is an awesome jacket thats cut a little slimmer. the only knock on it is that they don't offer a black hood for it (they only have the normal green/brown/ hoods).
normall filson jackets are cut fuller (almost a size bigger) unless its a collaboration like the Levi's stuff (which was actually cut super slim).
just try zipping in a north face/or another brand's zip in vest. usually the stores that carry filson will have north face too. the one thing with filson jackets is that they are heavy, so think about how heavy zipping in even a mid weight filson vest will make that jacket.
here's something cool I finally tried out from filson:
8187627419_d26d2c2054_z.jpg
8187627583_ebd5d228f0_z.jpg
8187629151_f5b54067cc_z.jpg
Filson dog coats for my dog! they have the oiled cloth for wet weather and are reversible, one has an orange cloth for hiking in hunting areas, and the other one is the super warm Mackinaw wool for when its very cold.

 

Nice, I like cover and shelter cloth the best for most wear. I would assume the dog would also smile.gif

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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

I love the pics! Too cute!
Regretably, the Filson dealer near me only carries the black. It's a pity. I'd like to see the others. I don't want the brown because it looks to work-wear/Carrhart for me. I don't know what to make of the olive...does it look like a Barbour or like a work coat? The black has the advantage of being definitely not for working in the fields.
No offense to guys who wear Filsons for working outdoors...it's just not a look that suits me.

 

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:

 

 

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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....

post #464 of 684
I've had good experience with Filson products and I wanted your opinions on Filson jackets... I took a quick look at their website and there are just way too many options.

Which one do you think is worth getting? I live in Northern California. It gets cold but not THAT cold. I need something that keeps me warm and keeps the wind out. Rain resistance would be nice... And something that dress down easily with t-shirt/henley and jeans or casual button ups + chinos.

Or are the fits of jackets way too boxy to even bother?
post #465 of 684
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

I've had good experience with Filson products and I wanted your opinions on Filson jackets... I took a quick look at their website and there are just way too many options.
Which one do you think is worth getting? I live in Northern California. It gets cold but not THAT cold. I need something that keeps me warm and keeps the wind out. Rain resistance would be nice... And something that dress down easily with t-shirt/henley and jeans or casual button ups + chinos.
Or are the fits of jackets way too boxy to even bother?

The filson rain coat is actually a great all arounder. Its great for even frigid temps because it can accept a liner. It already has a hood and is great for that 30ºF-55ºF range. I sized to a small but the cut is a bit boxy (just make sure to try the smaller size if you're normally a medium/large/extra large) I'm normally a medium in other brands (40" chest and normal arm length) they also have an extra long version if you size down to compensate.

The Weekender in black is slim cut (sized correctly) and an awesome coat, it can also accept a insulation liner, but they don't have a matching black hood (the hoods are sold separately). It works perfect for the city as well as the outdoors.

The recent Filson Collaborations have been really really exciting. The levi's trucker jacket was a hit and the also offer it in black now (which looks awesome). The new Filson-Burton collaboration is awesome too... think about it... simple snow board jackets offered in the Filson Oiled cloths.

just hit up the filson website. its all there... from there do some google-fu to find better pricing.

one quick warning about filson jackets though... they often times come with the same zipper used in their bags. that same huge heavy assed duty zipper with the sharp teeth. It looks cool and rugged bit is heavy and a bit too much for some.
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