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Michael Newby
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What Is It?




Tin cloth is an old fashioned oiled canvas water-resistant fabric. Filson makes pants, bibs, jackets and hats out of the cloth.

Where To Get It:
Amazon.com
Filson.com the official Filson website
 
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I give these a 9 out of 10 acorns.

This is some of the toughest outerwear that you can get your hands on. Filson's motto is "Filson - might as well have the best" and they try to live up to it. These are made of all natural materials (metal zippers and snaps are the only exception) and waterproofed with a natural waterproofing agent made mainly from beeswax and natural oils.

These garments are stiff, especially until they are worn enough to be properly broken in, but I feel like I'm wearing a suit of armor with this stuff on. As long as you maintain the finish (every garment comes with a can of wax/oil) this stuff laughs at the worst weather. You can crash through thick underbrush without worrying about the fabric snagging and tearing, even blackberry brambles have a hard time getting through (although some do).

These aren't made to be a fashion statement, but they are made to do their job. You don't wash these, you brush them off with a stiff brush. Once you've had them for a while and done a few coats of finish the fabric starts to look a little like leather. This is the same stuff that old time woodman wore to protect themselves from the harsh PNW winters while logging in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
 
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Forgot to mention that Filson also makes some pretty good bags and packs if you can handle the price and want something you'll hand down to your grandkids.
 
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