A Mackinaw Wool jacket with over a century of proven reliability.
When you want to wear one jacket regardless of changing weather conditions, our original Mackinaw Wool Cruiser excels. It’s made with durable wool in an uncommonly tight weave that turns away wind while remaining highly breathable. Wool’s complex natural structure wicks moisture to the tip of each fiber, enabling it to insulate dry or wet. It’s wet-weather performance is the reason wool has been the fabric of choice for outdoor protection for centuries. With four flapped pockets on the front and a full-width pocket the entire back, two layers of wool protect most of the torso, right where it’s most needed.
Originally patented in 1914, C.C. Filson’s Cruiser was designed for foresters working in the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest forests. Originally offered as a pullover shirt as well as a button-front jacket, the Cruiser rapidly became one of the most imitated jackets on the market. With its utility and performance also appreciated by hunters, the Cruiser was soon offered in red/black plaid and bright scarlet colors. Filson woolen goods were adopted by the U.S. Forest Service as early as the 1920s, and by the 1940’s, Filson was producing variations of the Cruiser as U.S.F.S. field and uniform attire.
With more than a century of reliable service, our often-imitated Mackinaw Wool Cruiser has an enviable heritage and proves the adage, “what worked then, works now.”
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