Filson and Chris Stapleton Debut ‘Traveller Collection’
August 31, 2023
Collection fuses Stapleton’s artistic spirit with Filson’s unwavering commitment to superior craftsmanship
Seattle, WA—August 31, 2023/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Filson, the original American heritage outfitter, today announced a collaboration with award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician, Chris Stapleton. The ‘Traveller Collection’ is a five-piece ensemble meticulously designed and handcrafted, available on October 5, 2023.
“The Filson x Chris Stapleton collaboration goes beyond a mere endorsement; it is a true creative partnership,” says Alex Carleton, CCO at Filson. “Working closely with our design team, Stapleton’s insights and preferences influenced the Collection’s aesthetics and functionality. This collaborative approach ensures that each item in the ‘Traveller Collection’ bears the distinct mark of both Filson’s time-honored craftsmanship and Chris Stapleton’s creative input, resulting in a Collection that seamlessly merges heritage and contemporary style.”
The ’Traveller Collection’ harmoniously marries authenticity, functionality, and artistic expression, and is comprised of:
The Traveller Outfitter Bag | $995
Unearthed from the Filson archives, this Rugged Twill bag seamlessly blends heritage and functionality. With separate top and bottom compartments and exclusive yellow zippers personally selected by Chris Stapleton, it offers optimal utility and flair for adventurers.
The Traveller Stowaway Backpack | $195
A versatile backpack featuring a drawstring-cinch top closure and lightweight and unstructured body, this bag made with Ranger dry-waxed ripstop cotton from British Millerain fits a lot and packs down without taking up a lot of space.
The Traveller Dopp Kit | $65
Showcasing the mastered design of Filson’s popular Rugged Twill Travel Kit, this bag comes in a special ‘Cinder’ colorway and includes a collaboration hangtag.
The Traveller Medium Duffle Bag | $595
Crafted with dependable Rugged Twill and resilient harness leather, this enduring duffle embodies a timeless design made special with Chris Stapleton’s signature debossed onto the leather tab.
The Traveller Suit Cover | $225
Made with Ranger dry-waxed ripstop cotton from British Millerain, this suit cover is durable and one-of-a-kind, bearing Chris Stapleton’s initials on the zipper pulls and custom collaboration tags.
Chris Stapleton’s connection to Filson can be traced back to his formative years with his father, who wore Filson gear while hunting. Ever since, Stapleton has been donning Filson gear on the road and in daily life—and the connection between Filson and Chris Stapleton goes far beyond practicality and style.
“It’s been an incredible process developing the ‘Traveller Collection’ with Filson.” says Chris Stapleton. “Inspired by my needs on the road and the desire to revive archived Filson pieces, we’ve created products that I genuinely use and love. Filson feels like part of my family, and their commitment to lasting craftsmanship aligns perfectly with my values. It’s been an honor to collaborate with such a legendary brand that creates products meant to outlive us all.”
The Chris Stapleton ‘Traveller Collection’ will be available for purchase exclusively on Filson.com starting October 5, 2023. Available now is a custom Filson graphic tee supporting Outlaw State of Kind (OSOK), a charitable fund founded by Chris and Morgane Stapleton that supports a variety of causes in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, of which all proceeds will be donated to OSOK. Buy the graphic tee on Filson.com now.
For more information about the Chris Stapleton ‘Traveller Collection’, visit Filson.com.
Established in Seattle in 1897 to outfit prospectors headed for the Yukon, the company’s 124-year legacy is built upon its reputation for honesty, quality and durability. Filson’s long-lasting gear is the choice of explorers, adventurers, ranchers, hunters, anglers, engineers and anyone with a passion for the outdoors. Over a century after its founding, the Filson headquarters remain in Seattle, Washington.
About Chris Stapleton:
Kentucky-born Chris Stapleton is an 8x Grammy, 14x CMA and 10x ACM Award-winner and one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians. He will release his highly anticipated new album, Higher, on November 10 (Mercury Nashville). Produced by Stapleton, Dave Cobb and Morgane Stapleton and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the record consists of 14 tracks that showcase Stapleton’s supernatural voice and musical versatility with songs that defy easy categorization. Already receiving critical acclaim, Billboard praises lead single, “White Horse,” calling it “a hell-raising anthem…finds Stapleton pairing an outlaw swagger with some heaven-scraping vocals.” The new record follows 2020’s acclaimed Starting Over, which won three awards at the 67th Annual GRAMMYs in addition to earning Album of the Year honors at both the CMA and ACM Awards. Prior to Starting Over, Stapleton released a pair of Platinum-certified releases in 2017—From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2—as well as his x5 Platinum breakthrough solo debut album in 2015, Traveller. Known for his electric live performances, Stapleton will continue his “All-American Road Show” tour through this fall including shows in Memphis, Long Island, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and more. In addition to his work as a musician, Stapleton and his wife, Morgane, are also founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart.