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post #1381 of 4398
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

I agree, i recently got a 257 and I was afraid it was going to be too big. It turns out it is the perfect briefcase size for me- I have a heavy 15 inch dell laptop with an extended battery for work, and i carry around its charger, an ipad, a GMAT book, maybe a magazine and the requisite pens, earbuds and other small accessories. It fits perfectly. If the bag was any smaller, i would imagine it would be pretty difficult putting everything in quickly without playing tetris.

Exactly the information I was looking for. I'll probably grab one towards the end of summer.
post #1382 of 4398
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Originally Posted by KingSpence View Post

Buffalowang, does all that fit into your 256?

I don't own a 256. Was just saying that from all that, I decided to get a 257. Will post reference photos once it comes in.
post #1383 of 4398
yeahhh my bad. Wrong thread
Edited by omgitswes - 6/12/12 at 9:17am
post #1384 of 4398
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Originally Posted by omgitswes View Post

My girlfriend bought me a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 for our anniversary. Just had a glass last night and I love it.
It's super easy to drink though so I have to be careful or else I'll find myself drink too much

Wrong thread? I prefer Glenlivet myself between that and Glenfiddich.
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As a student, I recommend the 257. 256 is probably just too small when you have to bring laptop/notebook/textbooks and other stuff for the day. On my tuesdays last semester, I had 4 classes and was at school for 13 hours. I couldn't even fit everything I needed for the day in the 257, but that was including bringing enough food for two meals.
 

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For a student: 257
Working professional: 256
post #1387 of 4398
After owning a 256 for a year, I sold it to my brother and got a 257 as the replacement. The widths of the two bags really change the overall silhouette.

The 256 is shaped more like a traditional briefcase because of its thinness. The disadvantage of this is that it does not stand up on its own as easily as the 257 does. It also has difficulty holding wide items. If you fit too much stuff into it, it becomes a bloated tick.

The 257 is shaped more like a messenger bag, at least when it's broken in. The interesting thing is that my 257 is now having trouble standing up on its own when my 13" MBP is in the inner sleeve. A couple of times I've thought about going back to the slimmer 256 because most of the time I'm not filling it to capacity. But every once and a while I do and I'm glad I have it.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Wrong thread? I prefer Glenlivet myself between that and Glenfiddich.

I'm an Irish guy. Tullamore Dew 12 year old Special Reserve... Not that it's relevant to this thread.
post #1389 of 4398
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Originally Posted by redrabbitowski View Post

One question: Is it safe to assume that if I were to have any problems with it, Filson would be willing to service it and I could bypass Joe's?

That's a safe assumption. I don't know why Filson would not service goods from Joe's.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

For a student: 257
Working professional: 256

+1
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Can somebody post pictures of what their 257 looks like over their shoulder?

 

I got my tan 256 today and I'm impressed by the build quality. It's a little stiff but that's expected from something that's built to last 20 years. 

 

So far I'm not liking the handle straps just flopping around as there's no handle. I start school on Monday and don't feel like waiting forever to send it back into Filson then receive it back. Is there any other way to add a buckle to the straps to hold them together that flows with the brown leather? 

 

I also don't like how the bag looks squarish when it's full. It feels more like a briefcase than a bag. Does the 257 also have this same quality?

post #1392 of 4398
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Originally Posted by KingSpence View Post

Can somebody post pictures of what their 257 looks like over their shoulder?

This chap always has some good shots of filsons in use - http://tw.user.bid.yahoo.com/tw/user/Y5502978261&u=:Y5502978261&tp=?userID=Y5502978261&u=:Y5502978261&clf=9

257 page - http://tw.page.bid.yahoo.com/tw/auction/f36959766?u=Y5502978261
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post #1394 of 4398
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Originally Posted by KingSpence View Post

Can somebody post pictures of what their 257 looks like over their shoulder?

I got my tan 256 today and I'm impressed by the build quality. It's a little stiff but that's expected from something that's built to last 20 years. 

So far I'm not liking the handle straps just flopping around as there's no handle. I start school on Monday and don't feel like waiting forever to send it back into Filson then receive it back. Is there any other way to add a buckle to the straps to hold them together that flows with the brown leather? 

I also don't like how the bag looks squarish when it's full. It feels more like a briefcase than a bag. Does the 257 also have this same quality?

Might be looking for a tan 256. I have a 257. Trade? :P
post #1395 of 4398
I own a filson 256 with the extra handle grip and I think it is 100% worth it, if you can afford to go without your bag for a short while, get the grips, and don't worry about converting to a 257 anymore. For me unless you are carrying clothing or other light items, filling a 257 to capacity with electronics and books will break your shoulders... at which point you are better off with a backpack (or the filson rucksack)
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