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post #3196 of 3973

green looks great! A very sharp looking casual bag, enjoy

post #3197 of 3973

nice looking bag! guys im curious do u guys condition the leather on these bags?

post #3198 of 3973
Yes. I use Obenauf's Leather Oil. It is thebomb.com when it comes to protecting leather.
post #3199 of 3973

yes i agree! i use obenauf for my boots!

post #3200 of 3973

any other products i should get to care for the bag? i read about some wax thing for the canvas?

post #3201 of 3973

does anyone treat the underside of the strap in any way. I noticed when I tried a bag on that it was quite slick and was falling off of my shoulder. I am wondering if there is a way to get a bit better traction (so to speak)

post #3202 of 3973

Does anyone use the Sportman bag for travel? I am curious if I could do a 3 day trip in it? i.e. 2 pair of pants, a few button downs, maybe an extra pair of shoes or running shoes.

post #3203 of 3973

I use the small duffle for weekend trips all of the time. A quick size comparison shows the Sportsman's bag is 396 cubic inches larger than the small duffle, so I'd say you will have no problems.

post #3204 of 3973
If the main purpose is travel, the Medium Travel bag is probably a better choice than the Sportsman bag. Similar external dimensions, but more storage (the obvious downside being fewer pockets). Another potential downside is the curved opening on the Sportsman vs. straight on the Travel Bag. But overall, you can get more in the Travel Bag - I just did a 6 day trip with the travel bag and a rucksack.
post #3205 of 3973
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

Does anyone use the Sportman bag for travel? I am curious if I could do a 3 day trip in it? i.e. 2 pair of pants, a few button downs, maybe an extra pair of shoes or running shoes.

 

I've done a 7-day leisure trip during summer with the sportsman — so only t-shirts, jeans and toiletry but there was really no place left in the end. Next time i would probably bring a medium travel bag.

post #3206 of 3973
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

does anyone treat the underside of the strap in any way. I noticed when I tried a bag on that it was quite slick and was falling off of my shoulder. I am wondering if there is a way to get a bit better traction (so to speak)

I did take sand paper the underside of my 257 shoulder pad. it helped but has gotten smooth again over time.
post #3207 of 3973
Anyone tried waxing/reproofing their Filson Bag? I'm curious for the Tan how much it does/doesn't darken the canvas. I've seen Otter Wax but would like to know if anyone has a recommendation as well- I have a small tin of the Filson wax but am trying to avoid petroleum based on anything I have.
post #3208 of 3973
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Originally Posted by US Grant View Post

Anyone tried waxing/reproofing their Filson Bag? I'm curious for the Tan how much it does/doesn't darken the canvas. I've seen Otter Wax but would like to know if anyone has a recommendation as well- I have a small tin of the Filson wax but am trying to avoid petroleum based on anything I have.

Common sense says you use the manufacturer's wax to reproof. I have Filson, Barbour and Outback waxed/oiled cotton items. I use the specific makers treatment on their products and don't mix them ever. The last thing I need to find out the hard way is the treatments are not compatible. Treating it will darken it but that is normal and expected.
post #3209 of 3973
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Originally Posted by US Grant View Post

Anyone tried waxing/reproofing their Filson Bag? I'm curious for the Tan how much it does/doesn't darken the canvas. I've seen Otter Wax but would like to know if anyone has a recommendation as well- I have a small tin of the Filson wax but am trying to avoid petroleum based on anything I have.

I was advised from Filson to use something milder than their oil finish wax, like beeswax.  I've used the beeswax without any problems.  It didn't darken my tan rucksack much at all.

post #3210 of 3973
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Originally Posted by tim y View Post

I was advised from Filson to use something milder than their oil finish wax, like beeswax.  I've used the beeswax without any problems.  It didn't darken my tan rucksack much at all.

Filson themselves do not rewax their twill or tin cloth luggage.

http://www.filson.com/filson/customer-care/special-services/
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What we can't do: Footwear, Twill and Tin cloth Luggage, Shooting Shirts, Sweaters, Brush pants, Hats, Leather accessories, and briar / burr chaps.
Please call customer service if you have rewaxing service questions.
Call 800-624-0201 Monday-Friday 6am-6pm, Saturday 7am-4pm Pacific Time

Too fiddly, not cost effective or, as mentioned by tim y, maybe they do not recommend it for some reason, such as they are not oil finish items ?

The Filson website shows related items. Obenaufs LP is shown for the briefcases. Filson wax for oil finish jackets and pants. Thinking about it for a short time, Filson do not supply a tin of the wax with the luggage as they do with their oil finish jackets. The instructions with the tin state "clothing and "garments" specifically.

People have tried it before on this forum, never seen before and after images though to see if there are changes in colour or the dry finish. If you do reproof with the oil finish wax maybe take some photos and let us see the results?
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