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Filson’s Refreshing New Classics

Written by Cator Sparks Posted on July 29, 2013

Even icons need upgrades. For autumn/winter 2013, we are stoked to see Filson (since 1897!) offering up some fresh options to some of our favorite accessories. There is some great color blocking on several bags and the use of Safety Orange (usually reserved for hunting apparel) is a great accent on others.

For the first time, Filson’s iconic Tin Cloth and heavyweight Rugged Twill fabrics come together on weekend bags like the Original Sportsman and everyday bags like the Tote Briefcase. Always a favorite, The Original Sportsman now features a layer of otter green waterproof Tin Cloth on the bottom to prevent spills and stains with a contrasting layer of tan rugged twill on the top. The Tote Briefcase (one we love for the office to the gym and then to a date) adds a protective Tin Cloth covering on top and on two front flap pockets as an extra measure for keeping the elements out of the Rugged Twill body.

The Twill Backpack  is perfect for back to school and comes in three color ways — blaze orange/tan, otter green, and navy. With a practical, large outer pocket and a roomy zip opening, this pack can hold everything you need for quick trips and everyday use this summer and into the fall. It also includes a padded computer pocket and has comfortable, padded straps.

Filson’s Large Zip Tote is another addition to the new collection that’s perfect for carrying everything you need for the weekend. It has a spacious, divider-free interior, two open front pockets, and sturdy bridle leather handles. It’s available in three color blocked versions — otter green/tan, tan/navy, and navy/otter green.

As much as we love out stained, ripped, loved and storied old bags, sometimes it nice to step it up with new classics.