Every Filson product is produced in Seattle, Washington, as it has been for over 100 years. We are proud to carry this iconic American brand. Twill and leather bags, briefcases, luggage and accessories. Each piece sold comes with a Filson Lifetime Guarantee. Filson bags on our website is in our inventory, ready to ship. We also offer personalization on most items. If you do not see an item that you are looking for we are happy to order it for you! The entire range is available.
RUGGED QUALITY FOR OVER 100 YEARS
Born in 1850, C. C. Filson inherited his father's pioneer spirit and love of the outdoors. After homesteading in Nebraska and roaming the country as a railroad conductor, he moved to the small city of Seattle, Washington in the 1890s.
Filson's timing couldn't have been better. By 1897, the Great Klondike Gold Rush was on, and thousands of fortune hunters were stampeding into Seattle, headed north. Armed with a strong work ethic, a reputation for honesty and several years' experience operating a small loggers' outfitting store, C. C. Filson was ready to stake his claim to fame. Here is what he had to say in our 1914 catalog:
"To our customers: if a man is going North, he should come to us for his outfit, because we have obtained our ideas of what is best to wear in that country from the experience of the man from the North -- not merely one -- but hundreds of them. Our materials are the very best obtainable, for we know that the best is none too good and that quality is of vital importance. You can depend absolutely upon our goods both as to material and workmanship."
WHAT WORKED THEN, STILL WORKS NOW
Over the years, Filson's philosophy has never changed: Make sure it's the absolute best. Clinton Filson spent a lot of time talking to his customers and refining his designs to their specifications. So it's not surprising that the items that worked then still work today, over 100 years later. Comfort, protection and durability never go out of style.
FILSON'S LIFETIME GUARANTEE:
The lifetime guarantee specifically refers to the time at which, through normal use, the product can no longer function in its intended purpose.
WHAT DOESN'T THE LIFETIME GUARANTEE COVER?
Our guarantee covers the failure of materials or workmanship, including defects, discovered through normal wear. Excessive wear and tear, animal damage, abuse, misuse or neglect is not covered by our warranty. We also can't guarantee against accidents or damage incurred as a result of repairs, modifications or alterations done by a third party.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED "GENERAL WEAR"?
General wear is the natural breakdown of materials over a long period of normal usage. After years of wear, you may see a bit of fraying at the cuff. Eventually, the notch you always use on your belt may stretch. Once you've put enough miles on it, that luggage may show some scuffs on the corners that see a lot of traffic. This isn't a failure of materials or workmanship; it is simply the natural course of any well-built product. If a Filson item has served you well but is showing a lifetime of normal use, we hope you'll consider buying a replacement to last another lifetime.
IS THERE ANYTHING FILSON WON'T DO?
Just barely. Here are a few accommodations Filson unfortunately cannot make.
- Exchanges for a newer version of a particular style
- Size exchanges on well-used or older items
- Repair or replacement of items purchased through non-authorized retailers
- Repair or replacement of items not made by Filson
- Exchanges of items without a defect
If the issue is not related to a failure of our product, the exchange or return will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Filson Returns Team.