29 Sep

Filson: A Great American Brand

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Filson has guaranteed that their products will stand the test of time.  They offer the kind of products that become family heirlooms and are passed down to kids from their parents and grandparents. The founder of Filson, Clinton C. Filson, was the same kind of hard-working, tough outdoorsman that we’ve noticed many Filson customers are. Filson customers have high expectations for quality and toughness because they are the kind of people who really put those items to the test out in the woods, on farms, in workshops, and more. Filson is based right here in the Pacific Northwest; you can’t get much more American than Filson.  Drew’s can get any Filson at discounted pricing call for a discount at 1-800-722-0393

Long History and Good Values

Filson is a company with a long history that was started in Seattle in the 1890’s with strong American values that remain the focus of the company today. He had a reputation for honesty and was trusted as a reliable and hard-working individual by his customers. His first major group of customers were the guys heading north for the gold rush. These guys were heading into a harsh and unknown environment and needed products that they could bet their lives on. Quality gear at the time was sometimes the difference between life and death in the Yukon.  From the beginning, the brand created and image for itself of offering unbeatable quality that you can really depend on, and we have found them to be one of the few manufacturers around to continue to offer top notch quality and products.

“Our materials are the very best obtainable, for we know that the best is none too good and that quality is of vital importance. You can depend absolutely upon our goods both as to material and workmanship.” -C.C. Filson

Made in the USA

These days it can be tough to find quality products that are made right here in the USA. Not many brands stick to a set of core American values and aren’t committed to making products in the US, where they’re not only high quality, but they create jobs for hard-working Americans. Filson has a wide array of Made in USA products to choose from.

At Drew’s we are proud to offer a variety of Filson products in the store and online including vests, bags, coats, socks, and more. Filson is an American brand that we believe in and know that our customers will be getting the very best when they choose Filson. Contact us to learn more about the products we offer. If you’re looking for a particular item, but don’t find it on our website, let us know and we can check our in store inventory (which differs from the products we show online) or do a dealer search and special order that item for you.

8 Sep

Oregon Trail Boot Wax

If you’ve ever noticed that your boot oil or wax has a strong odor there is likely a reason; most are made with harsh chemicals and petroleum distillates or animal fats that can be harmful to the stitching and overtime will ruin the integrity of the leather. Additionally, these strong odors are not conducive to hunting as the unnatural scents can disrupt big game hunting.

In an effort to provide our customers with a product better suited to meet their needs we decided to make it ourselves. Oregon Trail boot wax is made here in our Eugene, Oregon in the back of our store, using a unique and innovative method to melt and dispense the wax. This all-natural product was originally developed for the severe conditions in the Northwest, but is quickly gaining popularity among firefighters, loggers, ranchers, and hunters. Oregon Trail boot wax provides the best protection available, using only natural ingredients with a beeswax base to help restore and preserve the leather, while repelling outside elements. We know your boots are expensive and we want to help you get the most life out of your leather goods.

Oregon Trail wax is offered in 4oz and 8oz sizes. It readily absorbs into any kind of leather, stays absorbed in the leather longer than other treatments, and will not harm glued-on rubber rand or boot stitching. Application is simple and straightforward: apply the wax by hand or with a brush or cloth, allow some time to absorb into the leather, and then wipe off the excess. (No heat is required.) Repeat as needed when the leather becomes discolored or dry areas are observed in the leather. As with any leather protector or oil based product, it will darken the appearance of the leather.

About this product:
• Repels water better
• Restores dry leather to a soft condition and keeps it protected for the future
• Helps prevent premature cracking in flex areas
• Contains no harmful silicone or petroleum
• Is odorless before and after applied (important to those who hunt)
• Applies easily with a clean cloth or dabber brush
• Penetrates deeply into leather
• Will darken the leather