Filson to Launch Spring '09 Travel Line at ORSM

Filson (www.filson.com) Filson is unveiling a line specifically designed for the travel needs of male and female outdoor adventurers and leisure travelers at ORSM (Booth #30001).
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SEATTLE, Wash. (June 2008) – Building upon the success of its classic apparel and luggage products, Filson is unveiling a line specifically designed for the travel needs of both outdoor adventurers and leisure travelers looking for style combined with durability and versatility. For women, the Voyage line features lightweight, classically-styled shirts, shorts and jackets that can be used for travel or general outdoor pursuits. For men, the line features lightweight travel basics not only designed for daily use, but also, for a variety of outdoor weather conditions. The Spring '09 line will be showcased at booth #30001 at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (ORSM) this August.

“The Filson brand, with its inherent quality and classic design, has long resonated with travelers,” said Bill Kulczycki, president and CEO of Filson. “These pieces represent the next generation of travel-inspired apparel that solidifies our standing in this market niche. We have combined our classic designs with distinctive fabrics that can withstand the rigors of travel. Details such as well-placed pockets, mesh venting, and chest security pockets provide solutions to a wide range of travel needs. The women's line, launched last year, continues to have momentum, while the men's line provides a fresh take on mainstay performance classics.”

Women Voyage Apparel
Filson's Women's Voyage line adeptly combines performance details with a tailored look including contoured seams, mesh venting and security pockets ideal for traveling
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through airports, on trains, hiking or bird watching.

The Voyage Jacket, using a versatile cotton and nylon poplin fabric blend, has contoured seams, a zipper front closure, double front pockets, articulated sleeves and a back elasticized waistband It is available in desert tan, olive green and slate.

The Voyage Shirt, made of nylon and polyester blended fabric, has security chest pockets and back sleeves with mesh venting. Offered in both long and short sleeve versions, the shirt is available in desert tan, dovetail gray and oxford blue.

The Voyage Pants, featuring a cotton and nylon poplin fabric blend, have front patch pockets and a relaxed double button fixed waistband with a drawcord for a comfortable fit and an inside right hand zipper security pocket. The Women's Voyage Pants are available in desert tan, olive green and slate.

Filson Men's Line
Filson is leveraging its rich heritage with durable, reliable pieces designed to excel during unexpected travel situations, in the backcountry, or on a fishing expedition.

The Travel Long Sleeve Shirt, crafted from a nylon and polyester fabric blend, has back sleeve mesh venting, side hem vents, multiple chest pockets and a button and tab on the inside sleeve for securing the sleeve when rolled up. It is available in desert tan, dovetail gray and oxford blue.

The Travel Pants, in cotton and nylon poplin fabric blend, have an adjustable side waist tab, sewn-in welt hand pockets and zipper secured back patch pockets. The Travel Pants are available in desert tan, olive green and slate.

The Men's Guide Long Sleeve Shirt, constructed of a cotton and nylon, has zipper secure chest pockets with bellows, a back yoke and back sleeve and underarm core mesh venting. Also available in a short sleeve version, it is offered in desert tan, olive green and slate.
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Filson's Luggage Line – Engineered for Travel
Filson's iconic luggage line has long been admired for its rugged craftsmanship. It owes its toughness to the industrial weight 22-ounces per yard rugged twill, constructed to withstand the most punishing travel. Josh Bernstein, international explorer and Discovery Channel host, has been traveling with Filson luggage and can attest to its function and durability. “I travel close to 150,000 miles per year through dozens and dozens of countries, and I need my luggage to be tough enough to keep up,” said Bernstein. “Whether it's horse packing in the Andes, dog sledding in the Arctic, or exploring tombs in Ancient Egypt, my Filson luggage happily meets all the challenges of extreme travel and somehow manages to look even better for it."

Filson's Small and Large Carry On Bags, highly water-repellent, have a large storm flap with heavy-duty buckles for security and weather protection. The large version opens flat for easy packing and has a front zippered pocket. Both are available in Dark Tan and Otter Green.

The Pullman, designed for efficient packing, contains two large compartments that open fully and lay flat, as well as two full-length outer zippered pockets, one on each side. The Pullman is available in Dark Tan and Otter Green.

Filson's Medium Travel Bag provides ample carrying space in a compact design, ideal for an overnight getaway. It features a spacious interior compartment plus two full-length side pockets for separating wet items from dry clothing. Outside are two full-length open pockets plus an open pocket on each end. The Medium Travel Bag is available in Dark Tan, Otter Green and Brown.
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About Filson: Filson, a leading outfitter for outdoor enthusiasts, is committed to providing the highest performance apparel that stands up to the toughest conditions. The company's 110 year legacy is built upon its reputation for honesty, quality and durability. The brand's tough yet comfortable outdoor clothing is a favorite among hunters and fishermen, engineers and explorers, mariners and miners, and anyone who has a passion for the outdoors. Renowned for proprietary fabrics such as heavyweight Tin Cloth and warm, rugged Mackinaw Wool, Filson's quality apparel and accessories have made it a trans-generational brand. The company's flagship retail store is located in Seattle, Washington, where the company is headquartered, and another retail store is located in Denver, Colorado. For information or a free catalog, call #800-624-0201 or visit www.filson.com.

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