Just got a 37" strap ordered direct from Filson. The stock strap for the 256/257/258 is 46" and I find that too long (I'm 5'6").
I wanted to order the 40" strap as I figured that would be short enough but it's not in stock.
That makes no sense. The color shouldn't matter.I wonder why Filson is getting so weird regarding the handgrip?Having used a non-handgrip 256, 257, and now a factory-installed handgrip 256, I can say it's essential!
Filson is finally selling replacement leather straps on their website. Interestingly, they say the strap for the 256 is 40" long but I measured it being 44" long using the shortest hole. As a short guy, I always felt the strap was a tad long so I'd consider getting a shorter strap (possibly the 34" version).
If you have a MacBook, I highly recommend the WaterField bags "Outback sleeve". It fits snugly in my 256 inner pocket and the aesthetics are a perfect compliment to the Filson. Made in the USA as well.http://www.sfbags.com/products/outback-laptop-sleeve/outback-sleeve.php
I have a Medium Travel Bag but have not used it as a carry-on yet. However, the last time I checked it was the largest Filson bag that is carry-on compliant at 42" linear inches (45" linear inches is the limit for United Airlines).