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Meet Filson Clothing Fan, Kevin Ramsey
I've been a brand inspector for the state of Montana since 2002. Before this, I grew up and worked on ranches in southern Wyoming. I've always worked outside no matter what the weather. Up until about 9 years ago, I'd always relied on cotton layers covered by a heavy Carhart coat to stay warm.
My dad had told me about Filson clothes, but I'd never thought too much about it, until one day we were in Billings Army Navy Surplus and found a blue and black Filson Mackinaw coat on the discontinued rack. My dad and my wife talked me into buying it. It was a great looking jacket, but I figured it would just hang in the closet.
These boots were developed by the military for cold weather and extreme cold weather conditions. Mickey Mouse Boots are the best cold weather boot in the world, ideal for hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, working construction and in the oil fields. They keep your feet warm all day long. It is recommended that you wear them with one pair of wool socks with the top of the sock folded over the top of the boot to avoid chafing.
Designed for Cold Weather
The Mickey Mouse boot has two layers of thick wool insulation that wick moisture along with an insulating air bladder made of two layers of rubber. The exterior of the boot is waterproof, made of heavy rubber. There is an air valve in the boot that should be kept closed during normal use. When flying at high altitudes the valve should be opened to allow pressure equalizations.
Since the U.S. Military is responsible for equipping our troops with the best in combat gear, we have found that military surplus cold weather gear is some of the best available for outfitters and outdoorsmen.
Our featured cold weather gear is a 10 man arctic tent that has breathable wind resistant, olive drab cotton sateen cloth. The breathable properties of the cloth allows the the transfer of condensation from the interior to the outside.
Cold weather is something we are very familiar with in Montana. Our store serves many outdoor enthusiasts, oil field workers and construction workers who make their living working in extreme cold conditions. Because of this need, we provide a wide variety of rugged and practical cold weather clothing.
Two important rules for working and playing in cold weather is to dress in layers and keep moisture away from your body. In future articles we will explain the benefits of our Wool Plus under garments and how they work in cold weather conditions.