Filson Launches their New Motorcycle Line

It is easy to love the Filson brand, a company steeped in the wax canvas and the forests of the Pacific Northwest. In a surprise release, they have launched several new offerings for motorcyclists, including two jackets, a vest, and pants; all with motorcycle-specific features like abrasion and water resistant materials. I met with their team at the outdoor retailer show to get a first-hand look at the new jackets and pants.

Alcan Canvas Cruiser
The most versatile piece of the collection, the Alcan Canvas Cruiser is made of abrasion-resistant 100% cotton canvas with wax coating and a 7-ounce 100% Cordura® Ballistic Nylon overlay for extra durability. The collar height is designed to be worn with a helmet without interference. The Cruiser accepts Filson zip-in liners for added warmth or can be worn unzipped with closed snaps for added ventilation. MSRP $495

Alcan Quilted Jacket
This insulated waxed cotton canvas jacket is built with Cordura® reinforcement on the shoulders and arms for riding and everyday use. The jacket features a two-way, welted-front zipper closure, hand pockets lined with cotton Moleskin, and 60g PrimaLoft Gold insulation. Cordura® overlays at front/back yoke and sleeves add extra durability and abrasion resistance. MSRP $450

Alcan Canvas Vest
This wind and water-resistant waxed cotton vest features a Cordura®-reinforced overlay on the yoke, with a two-way zip front closure, snap-close storm flap, zippered hand and left-chest pocket, and moleskin-lined hand pockets for warmth. MSRP $275

Alcan Double Front Pant
Built with Filson’s durable Dry Finish Tin Cloth, the Alcan Double Front Pant features a 7-ounce 100% Cordura® Ballistic Nylon + DWR overlay and 100% Cotton heavy twill pocket lining. The legs are an additional inch in length to provide coverage on the motorcycle and include a pocket patch reinforced with Cordura® for knife storage. MSRP $245

Alcan Tin Cloth Tool Roll
Designed for tool organization and transport, the Alcan Tin Cloth Tool Roll contains four 2-liter compartments and one interior clear vinyl zipper pocket with key fob. The inner shell is constructed with 15-ounce 100% cotton Oil Finish Tin Cloth and the outer shell with Cordura® to keep items protected. MSRP $125

Alcan Tin Cloth Tool Backpack
Built with 15-ounce 100% cotton Oil Finish Tin Cloth and lined with 100% nylon, the Alcan Tin Cloth Tool Backpack was designed for transporting your gear. The backpack features 35 liters of storage, padded shoulder straps with D-rings, interior laptop sleeve, zippered pocket at rear, and Cordura® reinforcement on the bottom. MSRP $245

Alcan Leather Gloves
The Alcan Leather Gloves are built with a durable goatskin leather shell, reinforced deerskin suede palm and foam padding at knuckles for protection on rides. The gloves also feature a conductive leather forefinger and thumb and leather pull tab at cuff. MRSP $98

Their Zero DS Electric Motorcycle Concept
Spring trail clearing with the new Zero DS, complete with Filson bags and a monster chainsaw. Zero makes quality, street-legal dual sport electric motorcycles. We have tested these bikes in the past, and the DS is a fun and surprisingly capable solution for backcountry exploration (and the daily commute).


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Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and include three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar travels include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. He lives in Prescott, Arizona