There are heritage brands and there is Filson. The Seattle-based brand is one of the few remaining manufacturers that legitimately makes its products with the intentions that they will get field-tested. The latest collection is heavy on safety orange, which not only looks cool, but also protects you from hunters if you like to enjoy the outdoors. Filson utilizes its well-known Tin Cloth on an assortment of backpacks, jackets, vests, and bags—while it might sound cliche to say the fabric "gets better with age," peep these customer stories. Seems pretty legit. Well-made items will never go out of style, and are even harder to kill. Check for these items when it starts to get chilly in the fall.

[via Selectism]