The original gold digger’s waistcoat by Filson, USA. Still made of heavy Mackinaw fabric.
Pure virgin wool, warm by nature, water-resistant and long-lasting.
Just like more than 120 years ago, this waistcoat is made of heavy 24-ounce virgin wool at Filson’s in Seattle. The dense Mackinaw fabric (named after the street of Mackinac, one of the most important trade routes of the 19th century) keeps you warm in a natural way. It is wind-proof and rain simply drips off.
Comfort, protection and longevity are never out of fashion.
In the 1890s, the waistcoat protected gold diggers, railway workers and lumberjacks from the bitterly cold Canadian winters. Today, it is the declared favourite of many fishermen, hunters, gardeners, dog owners, ...
The Klondike gold rush established the corporate success of Filson.
Founded in 1897 under the name “C.C. Filson’s Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers”, the company equipped hosts of northbound adventurers. Five-button panel, two pockets, a chest pocket, three pen and tool sleeves.
Casual straight style. Length in size 40: 64cm (25.2"). Colour: Anthracite. 100% virgin wool. Dry clean. Made in USA.