Six months of abuse on two Alaskan Guide Shirts has proven to be indiscernible. Comfortable fit, room to move, and toughness are absolutes when purchasing my outdoor clothing. From ice fishing for brook trout to working fireside on cool spring evenings – these shirts have been ideal. Filson’s website calls the product a “favorite of bush pilots, year-round guides, and anyone who works or hunts in the cold.” I’m not a pilot, guide, or hunter, but I would already recommend this for anyone who spends and enjoys time in the outdoors.
Absolute durability is apparent with each use. Bushwacking through dense brush and overgrown forests to reach fishing holes is worriless and snag-free. When the sun drops below the tree line, along with the temperatures, the 7 oz. shirt holds your body heat well. Warmer weather has pushed my favorite shirts a few hangers back in the closet, but summer in
is a short season. Maine
I will warn that the shirt is long until laundered. I wear size large and was astonished when I held the shirt up and looked at the length. I was hoping they’d sent the wrong size. But, after washing and drying on medium heat – each shrunk to a perfect size. I’d also note that a button or two were loose on both shirts. After a quick stitch, they are now solid as a rock.
Overall, The Alaskan Guide Shirt is already a Backwoods Plaid favorite. It’s been a staple for Filson since the beginning and so will it be with me. I look forward to providing plenty of wear and tear in hopes that it holds up and always looks as good as it does now. Swing into the Filson online store to pick one up.
P.S. – I successfully passed the motorcycle course and received my license in this shirt last weekend. I’m thinking plaid will look damn good atop a blacked out Harley Davidson.