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Here we go again; new rugged-version Duffles, Briefcases, Totes: http://www.filson.com/products/duffle-bag-medium.70177.html http://www.filson.com/products/original-briefcase-heavy-tin.70163.html http://www.filson.com/products/tote.70170.html     On another note, I wonder how long it'll take them to finally release the small Field Bag in navy.
Just released: Daypack, Outfitter and a new Travel kit + 15" Case from what I see.
Found: Medium Field Bag Tan/Navy 50% off   Anyone have any experience with the color block versions? This one seems to look still better than the otter/navy bags but I'm not sure if I'd call it timeless.   http://bagstreets.com/post/91172104385/deal-alert-medium-field-bag-navy-tan-color-block  
  Update: Launching June 1st!
 I've had the limited black 256 run by Apolis and sold it within a month — Too many white streaks + Dust/Lint magnet. Tried to wax it with Filson and Domke but it didn't look as nice compared to doing the same with an Otter Green.
 I owned the Apolis black version (seems to be identical minus the badge) and it was a real lint magnet and didn't age as well as the otter/tan equivalents. More like a beaten canvas shopping tote.
Does anyone have a real-world comparison between the rugged twill medium field bag and the tin cloth version? It seems they both look kinda saggy when not fully loaded but the tin might be better suited for light city trips.
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It stayed in shape and I waxed the whole bag with Filson (or Domke) Wax. The leather looks a bit more worn than a natural break-in but it's fine. It's also softer now. Pictures pending.
I machine-washed my otter 257 and now it's about 1cm smaller - just what I had wished for.
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