THANKS much much! :)
Just a heads up, if anyone else used the visa/giltcity deal last month for OnwardReserve.com but didn't get their order in before they sold out, OnwardReserve has filsons back in stock as of this morning.
Just ordered a tan 257 and matching small duffle. Be aware, they've jacked up some of the prices to match filson's website. Had to pay an extra $35 for the duffle.
My Filson 256 has started to smell due to moisture. It was kept for sometime in an enclosed space while it was still slightly damp.
Is there anyway to clean the bag and remove the smell? I've tried water and a damp cloth, and even vodka.
Also, should I look into rewaxing the bag? The oil finish wax on Filson's website seems suitable for the job.
Has anyone seen this monstrosity:
It would have been great without the pleated front snap pocket. And... who the hell is going to pay $350 for that? Better off with a GoRuck or any number of options.
Also, it looks like they've learned from the Rucksack that:
1. The rucksack bare-leather straps are ridiculously uncomfortable
2. Having a padded back panel is expected
If you find some time, could you post some photos of the bag? I'm still on the fence, but leaning toward yes since it's 50% off.