"Try to recall your sensations on the coldest night you have ever known: try to intensify the most bitter ice blast that has ever pierced your marrow by a thousandfold; even then you will not be able to realize spring in the Chilkoot Canyon, far less midwinter on the Klondike." These were the words of Hume Nisbet describing the 1897 Klondike Goldrush. These were the harsh conditions that Filson originally constructed apparel for using only the toughest, warmest and highest quality heavyweight materials, basically to keep prospective prospectors alive.

Today Filson adhere to the same standards and customer relationships that made them great in the first place.