Filson's Mackinaw Wool Vest, universally trusted by ranchers, loggers and all manner of sportsmen, has proven itself to be as versatile, functional and practical as any product they've ever manufactured. There’s a very good reason it’s been a cornerstone in the Filson product line for more than half a century–it performs admirably in countless situations out of doors, or in.
This pillar of Filson's product line provides warmth with minimal bulk, while maintaining excellent breathability–and does so even if it gets soaking wet. Worn over a warm shirt while actively chasing upland birds, it’s the perfect blend of warmth and breathability in temperatures down to near freezing. Worn under a rain shell, it takes the edge off when wading thigh-deep in an icy steelhead run. Under a Filson wool coat, it adds that extra bit of comfort in temperatures that can take your breath away.
The Mackinaw Wool Vest is built with Filson's warmest wool from the iconic Pendleton Woolen Mills, the same wool used in their Cruiser that’s provided protection from cold and wet conditions for over a century. Because their Mackinaw Wool is made with the fleece of sheep raised in the Pacific Northwest, naturally it’s the ideal wool to shield humans from soggy or frigid weather. With uncommonly-tight weave, it’s a formidable barrier to wind, and withstands tough use for decades. Due to its complex fiber structure, Mackinaw Wool also offers an unheralded benefit–it’s very simple to care for. Dried dirt brushes off with ease, leaving no trace of its existence. To remove odors, a dry Mackinaw Wool Vest can be tumbled in a warm dryer, and nearly always come out smelling fresh.
The design of the Mackinaw Wool Vest works just as well indoors, whether working in a chilly warehouse or construction site, or sitting behind a computer drawing up plans for your next big project. In addition to creating a classic appearance that works just about anywhere, the V-shaped neckline adds no bulk around the neck, so there’s still plenty of breathing room for a heavy shirt and a rain shell zipped chin-high. The hand pockets have a raised outer-edge to prevent contents from easily sliding out, and the chest pockets are open-stow and slotted-utility.