When you already make outdoor apparel for the intrepid traveler and outdoorsman, progressing to motorcycle apparel only makes sense.
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Filson, the outdoor outfitter and apparel manufacturer, announced today the launch of the Alcan collection, created to equip motorcycle riders for dirt road and double track exploration. Inspired by the vast network of roads providing access to the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the collection includes pants, jackets, a helmet and gloves for riding, along with a tool backpack and tool roll, all made from classic, hard-wearing and inherently durable Filson materials.
The Alcan collection was designed to protect riders from the elements and abrasion, with thoughtful, rider-specific details like longer sleeves and pant legs, articulated elbows, extended back panels for coverage, and Cordura reinforcement. While designed specifically for riders, the collection is versatile enough for rugged everyday wear on or off the motorcycle.
“Riders have been wearing Filson gear on the bike for decades for its function and durability, so this collection was a natural extension for us,” said Alex Carleton, Chief Creative Officer of Filson. “With the Alcan line, we started with classic Filson styles and enhanced them to better meet the needs of riders.”
Products feature a heavy-duty cotton canvas saturated with a special paraffin wax mixture by England’s iconic British Millerain, a process that has been used to treat fabric for water resistance since the early 1900s. The polyurethane-coated ballistic nylon, a tight, basket-weave of nylon threads originally developed by DuPont for WWII flak jackets, offers durability and weather protection. Pockets feature 12-oz. Moleskin, a very soft and warm sueded cotton from Brisbane Moss, the famed U.K. mill that has produced warm and protective clothing for over 140 years.
The durability of the Alcan collection was put to the test on the rugged, 500+ mile journey through Washington’s Backcountry Discovery Route. A team of riders battled the elements on this bucket list adventure from the North Cascades of Washington to the mighty Columbia River. Watch the video here.
Alcan Canvas Cruiser – Features zippered, moleskin-lined hand pockets, a corduroy-lined standing collar that rides just below helmet height and an interior zipper that is compatible with select Filson zip-in liners for added warmth. MSRP: $495. Images here.
Alcan Quilted Jacket – Combines the classic bomber-jacket styling with outstanding protection from weather and abrasion. Quilted between the tough outer shell and the nylon lining is a layer of 60-gram PrimaLoft Gold, the warmest and lightest synthetic insulation available. MSRP: $450. Images here.
Alcan Canvas Vest – Engineered for function and utility, the Alcan Canvas Vest features zippered chest and hand pockets to keep gear or accessories secure even in high winds, as well as a chest slotted-utility pocket for small tools. The corduroy-lined collar height is compatible with helmets. MSRP: $275. Images here.
Alcan Double Front Pants – Built with Filson’s signature dry finish Tin Cloth and extra protection where it’s needed most. The seat is reinforced with an extra layer of Tin Cloth and the double-layered legs feature articulated knees for comfort while riding and ease of motion. Zippered pockets secure valuables and protect from knife wear. MSRP: $250. Images here.
Alcan Tin Cloth Tool Backpack – Features adjustable, contoured and padded shoulder straps and nylon-webbing waist belt and sternum straps for comfort and stability. The large front zippered pocket folds down to create a work surface and contains slotted pockets for tools. MSRP: $245. Images here.
Alcan Tin Cloth Tool Roll – Interior features zippered clear pocket with key fob and a sturdy buckle closure secures it when rolled. The exterior is equipped with daisy-chain webbing for attaching added gear or securing the tool roll. MSRP: $125. Images here.
Filson x Bell MX-9 Adventure Motorcycle Helmet – This dual-sport helmet is comfortable on-road or off and features limited-edition Filson logo graphics. The polycarbonate shell is lightweight, yet tough. Equipped with Bell’s exclusive MIPS technology and scratch-resistant, anti-fog adjustable visor with airflow vents. Interior liner can be removed for washing. MSRP: $265. Images here.
Alcan Leather Gloves – Manufactured by Washington-based JRC Glove Company and built with premium deerskin that’s durable, soft and pliable. Padded knuckles and palms provide protection from debris and absorb vibration while riding. The acrylic rib-knit cuffs keep them secure and seal out the wind. MSRP: $165. Images here.
The full Alcan collection is available now in select retail stores and online at Filson.com.