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post #2341 of 3917
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Originally Posted by spacemanvt View Post

does anyone have any thoughts on using the medium duffle in real life?

I have one at home that I am considering returning as while it looks cool, i think functionally it may not be all that.
Seems a bit hard to find stuff inside of it, and is rather uncomfortable to lug around.

I also have an Rei Cargo Weekender http://www.rei.com/product/747934/rei-cargo-weekender-bag , which i currently use for all my weekend trips and it is alot more functional. U shaped zippers, mutliple compartments,lighter,etc.... and its only ~60 bucks. Of course its REI, and nylon. Not so cool looking.

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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

I've had my medium duffle for about a year. While I love the material and everything, I am disliking it more and more because of its size and weight. I probably would've been fine with a small. I find it easy to pack but lugging it around an airport or city is a bitch.

Maybe I'm just a pussy but I might look for a lighter and smaller bag.

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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

Yeah. It all depends what you use it for. If I needed it for a weekend golf trip, that's one thing. I fucking hated myself toting it around Asia for two weeks.

I use the medium duffle all the time, weight is a bit too much but function and durability is more important for me in bags. Find it perfect for asia, over the shoulder means no issues with crowds, easy to toss into cabs and stuff like that. Again depends on what you prefer i guess. And my 257 is way heavier than the porter bag I was debating but ended up going with 257 though kinda wish I kept the porter. Canvas / leather (real useful canvas, not the thin waxed stuff) is always gonna weigh way too much.
post #2342 of 3917
The truth is, you only buy Filson to be stylish. If you want performance i.e. water resistance and light-weight there are far better options out there.
post #2343 of 3917
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

The truth is, you only buy Filson to be stylish. If you want performance i.e. water resistance and light-weight there are far better options out there.

any recs on a different bag to use as a carry on that's lighter weight and quality?
post #2344 of 3917
Agree with AriGold ... as I use my medium Field Bag as a diaper bag, I realize that my purchase was driven more by fashion than by function.

On the other hand, my Levi's by Filson trucker jacket is super practical this time of year.
post #2345 of 3917
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

The truth is, you only buy Filson to be stylish. If you want performance i.e. water resistance and light-weight there are far better options out there.

Mine has served me well for over 20 years, before they were stylish and USA made products were common.
post #2346 of 3917

I have been reading this thread for a while and enjoy all the input.

I was wondering if anyone out there would like to trade a green 258 for a 257 straight up.

I have used it for a while in college when I had a lot to transport and now don't need all the space.

It is in great shape, nicely worn, but no damage.

Thanks,

post #2347 of 3917
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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post

Mine has served me well for over 20 years, before they invented less stylish but more technical and practical gear.

Fixed that for you. and i agree that Filson bags are extremely durable.
post #2348 of 3917
Completely with AriGold. Even the stylish part is debatable. Many prefer the lightweight tech-fabric of Samsonite and Tumi in the outside-SF world.
post #2349 of 3917
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

Completely with AriGold. Even the stylish part is debatable. Many prefer the lightweight tech-fabric of Samsonite and Tumi in the outside-SF world.

I've been asked a ridiculous amount of times who made my duffle. Never a word about any more outdoorsy or technical gear
post #2350 of 3917
I have light computer bags, backpacks and other luggage but they are all stuck in the closet while I use the Filson. Light weight doesn't last long in the hold of a plane.

Chad
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

The truth is, you only buy Filson to be stylish. If you want performance i.e. water resistance and light-weight there are far better options out there.

how practical is wearing a suit, shirt, leather soled shoes to work when we could be wearing sneakers, dry-fit tech underwear, and goretex jumpsuits? (don't rule out seeing that in SW&D forums though wink.gif )
post #2352 of 3917
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

how practical is wearing a suit, shirt, leather soled shoes to work when we could be wearing sneakers, dry-fit tech underwear, and goretex jumpsuits? (don't rule out seeing that in SW&D forums though wink.gif )

haha lawrence i do not dissent from your view. I use both a filson briefcase for my papers and MBA, and my recently acquired filson duffle for the gym and my snowboarding weekend trips. My vanity exceeds my need for something light weight, plus i am exceptionally strong and muscular so i am happy to use the filson. For those other weaker/beta men out there, choosing filson may not be so practical or for lugging around big loads over a long period of time.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

haha lawrence i do not dissent from your view. I use both a filson briefcase for my papers and MBA, and my recently acquired filson duffle for the gym and my snowboarding weekend trips. My vanity exceeds my need for something light weight, plus i am exceptionally strong and muscular so i am happy to use the filson. For those other weaker/beta men out there, choosing filson may not be so practical or for lugging around big loads over a long period of time.

On a trip last year to Peru I went with a dual pronged approach: for the bulk of my stuff I brought my Patagoina MLC bag (Maximum Legal Carry on Bag) and a Filson Zippered Tote for the rest.

I understand the 256/257/258 can be heavy, but I think the Zippered Tote is as practical/utilitarian as a travel bag can get.
post #2354 of 3917

Hello,

 

I am looking for a carry on bag for one and two days travel. Is there any suggestion of what Filson bag to choose?

I have looked at Duffle bag small and it seems like a good choice, or?

 

 

Thanks!

-sandecker

post #2355 of 3917
has anyone seen this?
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/filson-twill-carry-on/3512712?origin=keywordsearch

It looks like a cool compromise between a 256/travel bag/ and a pullman
i cant find it on the filson site or anywhere else though. some sort of nordstrom exclusive?
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