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post #2266 of 4415
For those who have the 257, how do you guys have the handles placed together? I originally did it like this:



Until I realized doing it like this is more comfortable for me to hold:



My only concern about the second way is that it's been wearing out the leather a lot faster since I normally carry this bag full and without the shoulder strap:

post #2267 of 4415
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Does the Filson Duffle make a good traveler? Have to go to Cali for a few days and don't want to check a bag at the airport, but my tote won't be large enough to take what I want.
(Just the plain ass one)
http://www.filson.com/products/oil-finish-duffle-bag-small.70110.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage&fmetaProduct=10

I have the small duffle in twill, which is the same size as that oil finish bag. I just got back from a 6 day trip to Charlotte and San Fransisco and used the duffle and a 256 briefcase with no additional luggage. I'll try to remember everything I had packed and which bag it went in:

Duffle:
One three-piece suit (rolled)
6 dress shirts (folded)
One pair of jeans
One pair swim trunks
6-7 undershirts
2 t-shirts
One tie case with 4 ties + cuff links + watch
One pair of cowboy boots (folded over)
Underwear and socks for the week

256:
Laptop (well, it's a slim Dell ultrabook)
Papers/Materials (about 1" worth)
Normal briefcase things (ear buds, glasses case, pens, chargers, etc.)
Toiletries in clear bag
Casual Jacket (rolled)
Extra things in outer pockets (cashews, mostly. I love cashews.)

On me:
Sport coat
Dress shirt
Jeans
Balmorals

I might have left a few things out, but overall I didn't feel like I forgot or needed anything during the entire trip (even with the various activities ranging from suit-and-tie meetings to casual wine country days). The main advantage was being able to avoid checking a bag on all of my flights throughout the week. Bonus - the soft duffle also allowed me to stuff it in smaller spaces on cramped flights where I watched some have to do a gate-check for their rigid roller carry-ons.
post #2268 of 4415
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

If the stitching got white from LP, that means the wax didn't fully melt. You need to blast it with a hair dryer until it really melts, and the leather starts slurping it up (when the pores of the leather open up, there's no mistaking it, the wax just starts disappearing).

Thanks, this is working. You really have to blast the leather on high.
post #2269 of 4415
I ordered a new Filson flask of ebay.

For my Canadian friends. The seller is offering about a 20% discount, no tax and shipping for free.

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M1
post #2270 of 4415
Dang that's a sweet flask.
post #2271 of 4415
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brooks View Post

For those who have the 257, how do you guys have the handles placed together? I originally did it like this:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Until I realized doing it like this is more comfortable for me to hold:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

My only concern about the second way is that it's been wearing out the leather a lot faster since I normally carry this bag full and without the shoulder strap:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I carry my 256 with handgrip the first way. No ill effect yet.
post #2272 of 4415
Quote:
Originally Posted by justinsmnz View Post

I have the small duffle in twill, which is the same size as that oil finish bag. I just got back from a 6 day trip to Charlotte and San Fransisco and used the duffle and a 256 briefcase with no additional luggage. I'll try to remember everything I had packed and which bag it went in:

Duffle:
One three-piece suit (rolled)
6 dress shirts (folded)
One pair of jeans
One pair swim trunks
6-7 undershirts
2 t-shirts
One tie case with 4 ties + cuff links + watch
One pair of cowboy boots (folded over)
Underwear and socks for the week

256:
Laptop (well, it's a slim Dell ultrabook)
Papers/Materials (about 1" worth)
Normal briefcase things (ear buds, glasses case, pens, chargers, etc.)
Toiletries in clear bag
Casual Jacket (rolled)
Extra things in outer pockets (cashews, mostly. I love cashews.)

On me:
Sport coat
Dress shirt
Jeans
Balmorals

I might have left a few things out, but overall I didn't feel like I forgot or needed anything during the entire trip (even with the various activities ranging from suit-and-tie meetings to casual wine country days). The main advantage was being able to avoid checking a bag on all of my flights throughout the week. Bonus - the soft duffle also allowed me to stuff it in smaller spaces on cramped flights where I watched some have to do a gate-check for their rigid roller carry-ons.

Thats awesome! thanks! and yea cashews are awesome.
post #2273 of 4415
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

I ordered a new Filson flask of ebay.

For my Canadian friends. The seller is offering about a 20% discount, no tax and shipping for free. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M1

I've been contemplating getting this for a while now. Just not sure if it is worth that much.
post #2274 of 4415

Ordered some shoulder-pads from Filson for my Rucksack. The straps are my biggest complaint. They are uncomfortable and slide off my shoulders. The pads help, and I really like what they add to the look:

 

 

 

The only other thing I would like to make this Rucksack perfect would be swapping out the securing belt-buckles on the front with push-buckles. I looked at doing this, but the leather strap around the buckle is riveted on, not a Chicago-screw, so pretty much hopeless here =/

post #2275 of 4415

Can anyone comment on the amount of padding the 256 original brief provides for a laptop? I'm worried that my Asus Zenbook will be highly susceptible to damage even in an Incase sleeve. 

post #2276 of 4415
Quote:
Originally Posted by youngnoung View Post

Can anyone comment on the amount of padding the 256 original brief provides for a laptop? I'm worried that my Asus Zenbook will be highly susceptible to damage even in an Incase sleeve. 
Not really any.
post #2277 of 4415
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

The only other thing I would like to make this Rucksack perfect would be swapping out the securing belt-buckles on the front with push-buckles. I looked at doing this, but the leather strap around the buckle is riveted on, not a Chicago-screw, so pretty much hopeless here =/
If you have done tools or have a friend who does then you could try to drill out the rivet without damaging the leather then replace it with a Chicago screw. I've never tried anything like this though.
post #2278 of 4415
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brooks View Post

For those who have the 257, how do you guys have the handles placed together? I originally did it like this:



Until I realized doing it like this is more comfortable for me to hold:



My only concern about the second way is that it's been wearing out the leather a lot faster since I normally carry this bag full and without the shoulder strap:


I have a 257 and afix the handles as shown in your first picture.  However, I use the shoulder strap every day and only use the handles to carry my bag when I don't want to throw the strap across my shoulder.  As a side note, my bag is so old, it came with the single leather piece on the strap to serve as a pad.  At some point, I was told, they went to a padded piece of leather on the strap, which is tons more durable and more comfortable.  It was $10 at the Portland Filson store and is worth every penny.  If anyone has the old one, it's worth it to get the newer version. 

post #2279 of 4415
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Ordered some shoulder-pads from Filson for my Rucksack. The straps are my biggest complaint. They are uncomfortable and slide off my shoulders. The pads help, and I really like what they add to the look:

 

 

 

The only other thing I would like to make this Rucksack perfect would be swapping out the securing belt-buckles on the front with push-buckles. I looked at doing this, but the leather strap around the buckle is riveted on, not a Chicago-screw, so pretty much hopeless here =/

 

 

Depending on the rivets, but most are basically a post that when applied through the hole will flatten out on the other side to secure the leather.  If you take a small needle nose pliers you can left the cap off to expose the flattened rivet. Again with the pliers gently start lifting the flattened part up. This should make the original post and you should be able to pull it out the other end. If it doesn't even have a cap on the other end, the post is probably split to flatten end you could just lift up the splits.  I hope I explained this right.

post #2280 of 4415
Just got my new medium traveler from cranes. This bag is awesome. Fits way more than i thought it would. I'll post more pics if anyone is interested.
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