A classic vest made with 100% Mackinaw Wool and cut roomy for easy layering.
Our 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 we’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 our 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 downto 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 the same warm wool used in our Mackinaw Wool Cruiser that's provided protection from cold and wet conditions for over a century. Because our Mackinaw Wool is manufactured with uncommonly-tight weave, it excels at blocking the wind and withstands hard 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.
The Mackinaw Wool Vest–an integral part of an outdoorsman’s kit that performs in any environment.
Built with our warm, breathable and durable Mackinaw Wool
Side handwarmer pockets
Open-stow and slotted-utility chest pockets
Provides breathable warmth, wet or dry
Dry Clean Only
Made in USA
Material: 24-oz. 100% virgin Mackinaw Wool (plaids 26-oz.)
OUR WARMEST WOOL
Woven to our unique specifications, our heavyweight 24-oz. Mackinaw Wool provides greater resilience, more natural insulating qualities, increased breathability and superior water repellency. It comes from a small herd of hardy sheep in the northwestern United States and Canada. Our wool will absorb as much as 30% of its own weight in moisture without becoming damp or clammy, allowing it to retain body warmth even when very wet. The fibers can even be bent and flexed 20,000 times without breaking. We’re certain that there is no finer wool than Filson’s 100% virgin Mackinaw Wool.