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Old 09-14-2021, 06:30 PM
rubicon762 rubicon762 is offline
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Default Filson Mackinaw cruiser wool coat. Worth it?

Hi all
Is the Filson Double Mackinaw cruiser wool coat worth it?


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Old 09-14-2021, 07:42 PM
MarkV MarkV is online now
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There was a time that no respectable logger would go into the woods without a Red/Black Mackinaw Cruiser Jacket. If you are into 100 percent wool, I doubt that you will regret a Filson.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:08 PM
martindc1 martindc1 is online now
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I picked up a single Mack on eBay and I really like it. There are a lot of upsides, the downsides are that it doesn’t pack down and doesn’t block the wind very well. Upsides are well made, nice fit, lots of pocket space, warm etc. I wear mine in the woods but it’s nice enough to wear as a nice coat if you’re into that.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:40 PM
la Fiere la Fiere is offline
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I have a Filson single mackinaw that my wife bought for me 20 years ago. I wear it every winter. It still looks close to new.

It's a little on the heavy / stiff side, but otherwise comfortable and good looking.

It's really no different than buying tools or reloading equipment. You can make the investment and have something for a lifetime, but the initial cost can be a bit unsettling. I've got a couple pairs of Alden shoes that I bought in the 80's that I still wear regularly.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:54 PM
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One of the few 'positives' about my being 72, is that a 'lifetime' supply of anything starts to cost less and less. LOL
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:05 PM
4gun-drill 4gun-drill is offline
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I have one and really like it. I’m sure it’s the highest quality coat I own. I have a couple other “cruisers” as well and enjoy them all. If I had the money I wouldn’t mind spending $500 on it. However, I bought mine used on Epay. I think I got it for under $200 and is in like new condition.
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:00 PM
35 Whelen 35 Whelen is online now
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When I began going on elk hunts in the Rocky Mountains, I learned QUICK the value of wool clothing; it insulates when wet. I got most of mine on eBay, and found some really good buys on Filson and Pendleton.

Only you can decide if it's worth $500.
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:18 PM
ACampComLegacy ACampComLegacy is offline
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Yep .

I'm partial to Orvis brand clothing - pretty high end stuff . But Filson is probably equal quality , if not higher ...
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Old 09-15-2021, 05:59 AM
pmclaine pmclaine is offline
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Love my Filson Macinaw. Its worth it to me.

Johnson wool mills in Vt also offers great wool.

I have Filson bibs, hoodie and vest in wool. Cant praise it enough.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:59 AM
TSimonetti TSimonetti is offline
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Never heard of these, now I kind of feel like I can't live without one. How does that happen?
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