Close banner

Support Outside Online

Love Outside?

Help fund our award-winning journalism with a contribution today.

Contribute to Outside

Ode to the Filson USFS Ranger Pack

One of our favorite new packs pays homage to the Forest Service—and looks good doing it

The Filson USFS Ranger pack (Photo: Dustin Sammann)
The Filson USFS Ranger pack

Gear that hails our outdoor playgrounds has become a thing in recent years. Much of this is due to the National Park Service’s centennial in 2016, which stirred up pride in America’s best idea. More recently, the battle over public lands has provided the inspiration. So far, we think Filson has paid tribute best. Last fall the Seattle brand launched a line of apparel and accessories featuring the iconic badge of the U.S. Forest Service, an acknowledgment of the 34,250 employees who oversee 193 million acres of federally managed trails and woodlands. Our favorite from that collection? The USFS Ranger pack. With tough cotton twill—in vintage Gifford Pinchot–esque drab green—and leather straps and drawcord, the 25-liter satchel boasts the famed Filson durability prized by folks who’ve been making the most of America’s natural places for more than a century. $245


Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
From Outside Magazine, January/February 2018
Filed To: AccessoriesPublic LandsSeattleUSFS
Lead Photo: Dustin Sammann