Mackinaw Cruiser by Filson

On December 22, 2011, in Mens, Outerwear, by Ryan & Ben

As much fun as we have been having looking at decorations, hunting down the perfect gifts for our loved ones, and attending random holiday parties, we have to admit that it has been pretty tough to get into the Christmas spirit this year.  Why?  Because yesterday it was 60 degrees and rainy and today it is once again shaping up to be unseasonably warm.  We aren’t asking for sub zero temps and 10 feet of snow, but a little nip in the air and some frost sure would help set the scent a bit more.  Not to mention, we are itching to break out some heavier gear like the Mackinaw Cruiser ($290) from Filson.

The Mackinaw Cruiser was first introduced in 1914, and in nearly 100 years not much has changed.  Made of an extremely heavy 24 oz. Mackinaw wool, this coat is the only layer you will need on everything but the coldest of days.  Though it isn’t waterproof, the Cruiser can absorb 30% of it’s weight in water before you will start to feel damp, so if you happen across a chance rain shower or snow storm it will still keep you protected.  Just like the rest of the Filson line, the Mackinaw Cruiser is made to perform in the field, and with an array of pockets you will have a place to store just about everything you need.  We love the fact that Filson uses numerical sizes for these coats, but the cut is pretty generous so we recommend sizing down.  With a classic style that looks just as good today as it did back in 1914, and extremely high quality materials and construction, this is a coat that you can literally wear for the rest of your life.


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