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I have no experience with Filson's soy wax material, but I wouldn't consider their tin cloth to necessarily be the gold standard. Though I love it still, my Tin Cruiser has been patched & rewaxed so many times it's approaching Theseus Paradox territory. I've only had it four years, so I find these claims of decades of use to be baffling. Perhaps it's the imported cotton fabric that's to blame?

 

Tin cloth isn't what it used to be. The Tin Cloth hunting pants used to be able to stand up on their own.

 

 

Anymore not so much. Good news is that there is nothing like well worn and duct taped Filson Tin to tell the Orvis crowd no need to apply for membership. Any Barbour item would be shredded in a lot less time with the same use. 

post #767 of 773
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Originally Posted by broken_oracle View Post

I have no experience with Filson's soy wax material, but I wouldn't consider their tin cloth to necessarily be the gold standard. Though I love it still, my Tin Cruiser has been patched & rewaxed so many times it's approaching Theseus Paradox territory. I've only had it four years, so I find these claims of decades of use to be baffling. Perhaps it's the imported cotton fabric that's to blame?

That's insane.  I have a tin cloth Cruiser that's lived 40% of the life of yours, and while it's starting to break in, it's nothing like yours.

post #768 of 773

Added a Boiled Wool Seattle Cruiser this week in spite of needing another Cruiser like a hole in my head.  However, at $144 on clearance down from $300 (originally 495) at STP, I just could not resist.

 

As others have alluded to, it is somewhat stiff.  That said, I am quite confident that once broken in it will be pretty rad.  Really like the navy color with the olive Alaskan Guide Shirt fabric lining.  

 

I still think my favorite Cruiser is the camo/otter green Seattle Cruiser made of Yukon Wool that was briefly available prior to Filson renaming the Seattle Fit Cruiser simply the Mackinaw Cruiser Seattle Fit.

post #769 of 773
Does anyone know if it is good idea to size down for the mackinaw wool vest? The description says it is a classic fit and roomy for layering. Thanks.

http://www.filson.com/men/vests/mackinaw-wool-vest-alaska-fit.html#220
post #770 of 773
I wear a 40L suit, bought a size 40 mackinaw vest some years ago. There's definitely room for layering beneath - if you'll be wearing it outdoors in truly cold parts of the country, as I do, that's probably a good idea. If not, and you'll just have it over a normal shirt (& undershirt?), I'd definitely go one size down.
post #771 of 773
Thanks for the tip! I'm in the most temperate province in Canada, so I'll probably size down.
post #772 of 773

What is the best way to shop for Filson's backpacks in Europe ? I want to order it online and ship it to my place. 

Also some stylish / same better quality alternatives ?

 

Thanks

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EDIT - SOLD!!!
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Hey guys, thought since you're all Filson fans here I'd offer something pretty interesting. Here's a luggage tag for bags, totes, etc. Brand new with tags. Retail is $42 with shipping. I dunno, gimme say $25 plus $5 shipping for a total of $30 to anywhere in North America and it's yours. PM me if you're interested.


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