September 23, 2010
This company has so many new products it's hard to know where to start. We narrowed it down to two top picks, one each for the guys and the gals. On the men's side, we strongly recommend the Mesh Game Bag for those sweating out the birds in the early season.
It has ample room to stash all the things you need, like a box of shells, e-collar transmitter and water bottles, but the long-strapped, low-slung design keeps the vest to a minimum, and the mesh back helps keep you cool.
Got grouse or chukars on your upland agenda? Then you'll appreciate the Upland Chukar from Filson. The Super-tough, full-grain leather body will get you over tough, rocky terrain without weighing you down, and the 41â„2-inch height is just what you need when you don't need a tall boot, as it still provides ample ankle support when working over uneven landscapes.
Of course, the oil-tanned leather is also highly water resistant, as is the leather lining, and there's even Tin Cloth at the tongue gussets, so early morning dew on short grasses won't leave you with soaking wet socks and feet.
For the ladies, we just couldn't resist picking Filson's new Women's Tin Cloth Field Jacket. Button-cuffed and with a collar of warm mackinaw wool, this coat is nipped in at the waist for a tailored look and non-gun-inhibiting fit. It also sports the ability to load birds both front and back, and a zip interior placket gets added protection and wind resistance with a front button placket.
Contact: Filson; (866) 860-8906; www.filson.com