Received my Filson Apolis and small Filson Field bag from Crane's yesterday. Can't be more pleased with them. Solidly built with quality construction. Zippers are nice and heavy and the brass hardware are a nice touch. Got a nice number too, #82 of 200. Thanks DCrane!
Can this bag be waxed, or what can be applied to them to help keep the rain/snow from damaging it?
Scotchgard or something like that is as far as I would go. You could wax it but beware. It's a tedious process on unwaxed stuff and you will destroy the value of the piece if you ever decide to sell it.