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I have a dry duffle backpack and the non-dry version (camo). I wouldn't want to carry the dry one around every day as it doesn't breathe at all.
I just grossly overpaid for a Filson shave kit mislabeled as a travel kit on ebay this morning and I'm looking to do the same for any of the items listed above. I will pay double the original list price for any of the above in new condition.
Filson has only been making luggage since 1991 so, yes, I can say with confidence that its duffle bags have never had exterior pockets. Look for a second tag like the one in the picture below. It will have a style number confirming your medium travel bag. It should also have a date. My guess is 2006 based on the shoulder pad, YKK zippers and the brass rings on the leather handles.
Filson duffle bags do not have exterior pockets (except, currently, on the limited edition leather accented medium duffle - and even then, only on the ends of the bag). Filson duffle bags do not have full-length interior pockets.
That looks like a Large Travel Bag.
I can't speak for the thickness of the leather on the belts but OF used solid brass buckles. NF uses plated brass.
I agree this is an issue with "New Filson" bags. I never heard of issues with "Old Filson" bags. The easiest way to tell is to look at the style number: 257 = Old Filson. 70257 = New Filson. The switch was made in 2012 when Bedrock bought Filson.
New "limited release" bags are up on the Filson website now. The portland store has some of the light briefcases and they feel like they're made of thin pleather.
I used a ton of the Filson wax on my grip case not too long ago. It probably would have set better if I had a heat source, but I like to lay my wax on like I do my barkdust - extra thick. Since it's oil based there's no worry about rust. I prefer to use the manufacturer's own material whenever possible.
Find a #70219 luggage tag in brown. Perfect match.
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