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

I've spoken with quite a few people at Filson about this. The general consensus is a brush and light water. Absolutely soap. Filson bags get dirty, stained, and worn- that's one of the beauties of owning one. It's like a vintage instrument- I'd take the feel of a beat up and well played 60 year old tele or les paul over a shiny new one any day!

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I am going to have to break your heart. A Swaine Adeney Brigg briefcase looks 100x better.

Thanks for your input, but I have a feeling ivanswk was looking for a different look/use for this bag and was not looking for a SAB replacement and probably won't be heartbroken.
post #2088 of 3945
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I am going to have to break your heart. A Swaine Adeney Brigg briefcase looks 100x better.

you're an asshole
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I got my first Filson bag for Christmas, a tan #257 laptop briefcase and I love it.
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The truth will set you free.

The Swaine Adeney Brigg is clearly the superior bag. Filson should stick to making roughneck wear, leave the sophisticated gentlemanly goods to those who know how to make them.

Quit being a dick. This is a Filson thread. Not a "tell me that my stuff is inferior" to another brand thread.

Also, people buy Filson, not only because it's extremely durable, but they also have some of the best customer service around. Oh, and its made in the good old USA.
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Originally Posted by Verf View Post

The truth will set you free.

The Swaine Adeney Brigg is clearly the superior bag. Filson should stick to making roughneck wear, leave the sophisticated gentlemanly goods to those who know how to make them.

I also think you're an asshole. You seem to be one of those people that can't enjoy something unless you let other people know you have it?
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Back to topic. :)

 

Her's my Otter Green 70256, christmas gift to myself :) I'ts my first Filson product. Reading this thread to get info on what to choose, 70256/7 and which color. The green color is nicer in reality than in pictures. Dark green, would not be afraid that it is "to green". When it comes to size, I will chime in with previous posters. 70256 will be large enough for most people for their day to day activites to work.

 

Only minor concern is that the leather seems a bit dry and stiff, will find som stuff to apply.

 

Sorry about the chair....

 

 

700

 

 

With my 15' T500 Lenovo (and power cord) inside:

 

700


Edited by daghoi - 12/29/12 at 1:35am
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I agree that the leather does feel a bit dry when new. Let me know what you go with to moisturize? I have Obenauf's at home I could try.

I used the 257 on travel as a carry on and it was nice. A bit heavy when loaded to carry on the shoulder though.

As a daily carry into work it's a bit big as I don't carry much to and from work. (sometimes lunch, water, tablet, umbrella)
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I agree that the leather does feel a bit dry when new. Let me know what you go with to moisturize? I have Obenauf's at home I could try.
I used the 257 on travel as a carry on and it was nice. A bit heavy when loaded to carry on the shoulder though.
As a daily carry into work it's a bit big as I don't carry much to and from work. (sometimes lunch, water, tablet, umbrella)

 

I used Mink Oil, it's what i had for hand. Applied a thin layer to start with.

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I highly recommend Obenauf's. Filson's leather seems to love it.
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How do you guys apply it to the straps? Both sides?
post #2097 of 3945
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How do you guys apply it to the straps? Both sides?

Fingers. Both sides, taking care not to get any on the cloth. Wipe off excess.
Edited by milw50717 - 12/29/12 at 1:58pm
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+1
Fingers and both sides. Improved instantly , guess I will see the final result tomorow.
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Okay, Gents...

I'm truly torn and would love some qualified opinions...

I am building a new camera bag using a padded DSLR insert. I'm trying to decide between the Medium Field Bag and the Small Field bag. I've found inserts that would fit either.

I typically shoot a Canon 5D, using both the standard lens and a 300mm, so I need some volume, but I don't want more bag than I need.  

 

Thoughts...

post #2100 of 3945
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Originally Posted by Tugman View Post

Okay, Gents...
I'm truly torn and would love some qualified opinions...
I am building a new camera bag using a padded DSLR insert. I'm trying to decide between the Medium Field Bag and the Small Field bag. I've found inserts that would fit either.
I typically shoot a Canon 5D, using both the standard lens and a 300mm, so I need some volume, but I don't want more bag than I need.  

Thoughts...

I am far from the avid photographer. I have a vintage Pentax K1000 that I will occasionally take with me while camping or fishing; but when I do, I take it in my medium field bag. I usually just carry the camera, an extra lens or two, a couple rolls of film, and somewhere small odds and ends. I have plenty of extra room in the medium field bag, but I'd hate to have the small field bag and risk not having enough room for any additional equipment I might find I need.
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