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One item 20% off on Backcountry today only. The code is SAVE20. $2 two-day shipping as well. They have the 256, 258, medium duffel, as well as some other stuff. http://www.backcountry.com/filson
I just shove the shoulder pad into the back pocket.
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). http://www.filson.com/products/leather-shoulder-strap-with-pad.70001.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage&fmetaProduct=10
Use a hair dryer to heat up the wax when applying. Otherwise you will get white spots on the stitching after the LP dries.
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).
Filson bike anyone? http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/11/14/dream-city-bike-filson-takes-shinolas-waterford-made-bixby-to-new-heights-of-luxury/
After using a 257 for a few years in a business casual environment, I ended up downgrading to a 256. The 257 is nice but since I only carry a MacBook Pro and the occasional book, it was too bulky for office use. I prefer the slimmer silhouette of the 256 for office/everyday use. Looking back, I probably could have gotten away with the 256 during college as I never really had many classes scheduled back-to-back and I always lived on or near campus. But a 257 is probably a...
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