Filson is the leading manufacturer of must-have items for outdoor enthusiasts. It is the favourite brand of fishermen, engineers and explorers, mariners and miners and anyone who loves the outdoors. Filson was founded in 1897 with the opening of C.C. Filson's Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers, specializing in items to outfit the stampeders to the Klondike Gold Rush. The gold rush faded into history, but Filson kept listening to his customers and outdoorsmen kept coming to Filson for rugged clothing.