Field Trip | Touring the Filson Factory
The Padded Computer Bag is composed of numerous panels. Seen here is the padding that may protect your multi thousand dollar laptop. Each seam on this bag is not simply sewn, but bound to ensure strength and durability. The workers that assemble these units work on a "fast" line and don't simply do their section and move on. They are knowledgeable in all steps and processes in each bag. On this day their unit target was 180 briefcases.
Some of the equipment in the factory is highly technical and very modern. But some machines simply do their job well and don't need replacing. This sewing machine is from the 1940's and has installed countless D Rings on the sides of bags.
One of the most exciting sights at the factory was seeing this fabric. In collaboration with Mossy Oak, Filson is releasing new patterns this fall (which we have on order!) This is the Shadow Grass pattern of camo being made into the forthcoming Excursion Bag. This bag will be on every hunter's Christmas Wish List!