You can now buy one-of-a-kind bags from the Filson Restoration Department and Workshop. The Seattle-based brand has been outfitting loggers, hunters and all forms of rugged outdoorsmen for over 120 years, and over that time it’s had on one of the best lifetime guarantees in the business. To support that lofty warranty, Filson also has one of the top in-house restoration departments around. Along with repairing customers’ much-loved bags and outerwear, the Restoration Department and Workshop also upcycles well-worn products and produces custom creations.
“We have such a wide range of materials we get to work with but often very limited quantities of those things so we spend a lot of time creatively problem solving around our limitations,” said workshop team member Marissa Barnard in an interview. “You have to constantly be adapting and reworking your ideas at every step to make sure you have what you need to get the job done.” In the past, these one-of-a-kind pieces have only been available in limited quantities at Filson’s flagship stores. The brand also did a limited release of one-of-a-kind bags online in November 2019 — it sold out immediately. If you want one for yourself, you’re in luck. Filson is selling 24 of these unique products on its website today (and is shipping in the United States only).
“Filson’s legacy of quality craftsmanship is hard to beat,” Barnard said. “Giving us the chance to extend the life of our products even further makes perfect sense for a place committed to making things that will last a lifetime.” Choose from well-worn bags that have been repaired and restored or custom pieces made with deadstock and short-run materials. But act fast — once they’re gone, they’re gone.