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post #2041 of 4086
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Originally Posted by Brooks View Post

That's interesting. Do you (or any one else) know why there's these variances? Were they original produced by YKK and then eventually made "in house"?

I'm guessing they switched away from YKK zippers for financial reasons. Looking at both zippers, the Filson zippers appear to be more copper colored while the YKK zippers appear to be more yellow colored. I think I prefer the look of the YKK.

On a different note, I recently treated the bridle leather of my 246 with Obenauf's LP. The issue is that some of the stitching has turned white. Can I assume that this will eventually be absorbed by the leather and fade away? It's been three days now and there is still significant white coloring on some of the stitching.
post #2042 of 4086
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Originally Posted by jeannoob View Post
Wow fishing with style. Do fishermen usually wear raw denim when fly fishing ? tongue.gif

 

Nah, only when wadding wet... nest.gif

 

The back of my rig this spring when fishing on the lower Root. On call and had to carry the laptop and then headed out to shoot some skeet in the afternoon at the club. There aren't any trout in NE Iowa or SE Mn. either, or any limestone streams. It is a secret we are trying to keep damn it and then someone has to make a video, sighhh.....  Nice job BTW.

 

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post #2043 of 4086
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Originally Posted by ircfas133 View Post

Does anyone know how to properly clean a Filson bag?  I suppose water is not okay...


Water is fine but try brushing with a stiff bristle brush first. If brushing doesn't work, use water and a sponge or cloth to spot clean the dirty marks. I've also used a diluted solution with laundry detergent. the only problem is that once you use water & soap, the wax in the material and water resistance will be gone so you'll need to rewax those areas with filson wax or maybe try otter wax or even barbour's wax.

post #2044 of 4086
regarding zippers. I got my 257 in late october from Joe's and it had YKK zippers
post #2045 of 4086
Union made has navy fils on bags.....

http://unionmadegoods.com/filson_Tote_Bag_with_Zipper_in_Navy_7859.html

It's my favorite color yet I just bought the otter... foo.gif
Edited by Xericx - 12/14/12 at 11:30pm
post #2046 of 4086
Hello All Filson-ophiles,
 
I am about to buy my first ever Filson bag. It is supposed to be a replacement for my Freitag F46 CLARK bag (http://www.freitag.ch/Fundamentals/Sports-Bags/CLARK/pa/ZH_48987).
If you know the model mentioned above you know that I am used to have quite heavy and big bag and also equipped with almost one compartment only.
 
I will use this bag:
- when going for a weekend or few days long trips (MacBookPro 17", iPad, chargers, cosmetics, hoody, a pair of pants, few pairs of socks and underwear, few T-shirts, a book and around 8"x6"x6" plastic food container)
- when going to the gym: (shoes, socks, shorts ... etc, here shouldn't be a problem with any bag, only if you may have problems with fitting the bag itself into the locker)
- when going for bigger trip, as my hand luggage.
 
I am looking at two models now. I was looking only at Duffel but after reading most of this thread, started thinking that Traveler may be a better choice. Both would be size: medium, both in the same color: "tan", both have same price.
 
My worries are: 
- will they easily contain the mentioned laptop 15.5"x10.5"x1"?
- is color called "tan" the same as here at the image http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f127/s3lam/DSC_7920.jpg those images on Filson's page are not too complimentary for the products. I believe that this is Traveler medium on the image I have "stolen" from one of previous answers.
- is there any online store based in Europe selling them? I Googled quite a bit and it is not an easy task
 
Thank you for your help in advance,
Jacek
post #2047 of 4086

The 257 has a pocket for a water bottle where the strap is. My question is if 256 also got the same pocket?

post #2048 of 4086
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Originally Posted by qwerty3 View Post

The 257 has a pocket for a water bottle where the strap is. My question is if 256 also got the same pocket?

It has a pocket, but if you read earlier in the thread (no more than three weeks), you can barely fit anything in them.
post #2049 of 4086
All the exterior pockets on the 257 make it near perfect. I call mine 'Jaws'
post #2050 of 4086
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Originally Posted by JacekZ View Post

Hello All Filson-ophiles,
 
I am about to buy my first ever Filson bag. It is supposed to be a replacement for my Freitag F46 CLARK bag (http://www.freitag.ch/Fundamentals/Sports-Bags/CLARK/pa/ZH_48987).
If you know the model mentioned above you know that I am used to have quite heavy and big bag and also equipped with almost one compartment only.
 
I will use this bag:
- when going for a weekend or few days long trips (MacBookPro 17", iPad, chargers, cosmetics, hoody, a pair of pants, few pairs of socks and underwear, few T-shirts, a book and around 8"x6"x6" plastic food container)
- when going to the gym: (shoes, socks, shorts ... etc, here shouldn't be a problem with any bag, only if you may have problems with fitting the bag itself into the locker)
- when going for bigger trip, as my hand luggage.
 
I am looking at two models now. I was looking only at Duffel but after reading most of this thread, started thinking that Traveler may be a better choice. Both would be size: medium, both in the same color: "tan", both have same price.
 
My worries are: 
- will they easily contain the mentioned laptop 15.5"x10.5"x1"?
- is color called "tan" the same as here at the image http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f127/s3lam/DSC_7920.jpg those images on Filson's page are not too complimentary for the products. I believe that this is Traveler medium on the image I have "stolen" from one of previous answers.
- is there any online store based in Europe selling them? I Googled quite a bit and it is not an easy task
 
Thank you for your help in advance,
Jacek

Hey Jacek, welcome to the forum. I've had the medium duffle for a year and just got the medium travel bag last week (so I probably can't lend as much insight about that as other members can). The medium duffle is probably too big if you want one bag for all of these things. It can be used for weekend trips, but it isn't an ideal carryon. Also, unless you bring quite a bit to the gym, it won't make a good gym bag because it will be so empty and lacking structure. The medium travel bag would likely suit your needs much better. I'm not sure how big of a laptop the outer sleeves can fit, but i would guess a laptop that size could definitely fit on the inside. I can check tomorrow, but another member may be able to provide info sooner. As for the medium travel bag as a gym bag, I don't know if it would be too big, but I think it would be ok. It might be a little much, however it wouldn't have as much extra empty area as the medium duffle.

I'm not sure about online stores in Europe, but depending on where you are located, you could try placing a phone order at one of these places http://www.filson.com/filson/our-company/international-orders/
post #2051 of 4086

Thank you for your reply deem. You were really helpful. I think that my 17" MBP should fit in with the sleeve as this is really thin one. I will go with medium Traveler then. Probably will order it form US. Cheers.

post #2052 of 4086

What is the difference between the Filson tin cloth and the Filson rugged twill?


Edited by Verf - 12/17/12 at 8:08am
post #2053 of 4086

I can't say enough good things about my 257. I've had it long enough to know that I love it. The outside pockets are perfect for quickly stashing items (such as a scarf, phone, etc.). I've made use of the key ring on the outside more than once. I did remove the shoulder strap from day one so I can't comment on that (I never like them). The leather handle grip is comfortable enough for my trip to and from the car with a laptop inside. I really have nothing to complain about. For me, it's been the perfect marriage of style and utility.....not too much of either.

 

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post #2054 of 4086
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Originally Posted by Verf View Post

What is the difference between the Filson tin cloth and the Filson rugged twill?
The rugged twill I don't think is treated with anything, whereas the tin cloth is treated with oil. The rugged twill also feels like a heavier fabric to me.
post #2055 of 4086

I think you would be very pleased with the Small Travel Bag...sounds like it would fit the bill perfectly...

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