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post #3376 of 4211
They only thing I would add is that i carry a 15" retina display MacBook and the new body design allows for it to fit in the computer slot in either bag. This creates a lot more usable space in the 256 than having to use the main compartment
post #3377 of 4211
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Originally Posted by letsi View Post

How about the usage of Nano Protector on the original briefcases?
Ye or nay for waterproofing/stainproofing it that way as opposed to Filson wax?

I have not heard of that particular product. Maybe try it on a small area of material, let it dry and check everything is OK before applying to the whole bag.
post #3378 of 4211
Leather strap on my iPad case is ripping apart after a year's use (started with a crack after a few months). What should I do about it?
post #3379 of 4211
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Leather strap on my iPad case is ripping apart after a year's use (started with a crack after a few months). What should I do about it?

Contact Filson customer service.

Take it to a good cobbler and see what they recommend by way of repair

Condition the leather occasionally
post #3380 of 4211
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Leather strap on my iPad case is ripping apart after a year's use (started with a crack after a few months). What should I do about it?
PhotoScape
post #3381 of 4211
Filson is finally selling replacement leather straps on their website. Interestingly, they say the strap for the 256 is 40" long but I measured it being 44" long using the shortest hole. As a short guy, I always felt the strap was a tad long so I'd consider getting a shorter strap (possibly the 34" version).

http://www.filson.com/products/leather-shoulder-strap-with-pad.70001.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage&fmetaProduct=10
post #3382 of 4211
2 week old text and image from the Filson instagram feed. They are recycling (or is that upcycling?) repaired luggage to the NYC fashionables.

Wonder what prices they were asking ?

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Tonight only, we will be in NYC for a special presentation of one-of-a-kind, vintage Filson luggage. Each bag has been hand-selected, hand-repaired and is guaranteed to last a lifetime. Join us from 7-9PM at What Goes Around Comes Around. 351 West Broadway.
post #3383 of 4211
dupe
post #3384 of 4211
Has the sizing for the Filsons small, medium and large duffle bags deviated over the many years of them being produced?

Eg is a small filson duffle from 1970 the same size as one produced today?
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According to Filson website the luggage collection was reintroduced in 1991 in Rugged Twill and bridle leather.

Not sure if that means they had stopped producing them or they simply switched materials. I'd love to be let loose in the Filson archives to find out.

There are snippets of old Filson catalos out there (e.g. - http://archivalclothing.com/from-the-archives-filson-catalog-circa-198x/), but haven't seen any featuring luggage.
post #3386 of 4211
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

According to Filson website the luggage collection was reintroduced in 1991 in Rugged Twill and bridle leather.

Not sure if that means they had stopped producing them or they simply switched materials. I'd love to be let loose in the Filson archives to find out.

There are snippets of old Filson catalos out there (e.g. - http://archivalclothing.com/from-the-archives-filson-catalog-circa-198x/), but haven't seen any featuring luggage.


Great response, thanks mate
post #3387 of 4211

Can anyone give me a good comparison between the medium duffle and the Pullman? I'm female, but am looking for a great travel bag that I can carryon and last for about a week or so of travel. I really like the navy duffle and if I'm being shallow, I think the navy color works pretty well for females. However, I'm concerned that the navy duffle would not work as a carryon bag and that it doesn't have as much organization as the Pullman. If the Pullman was offered in navy, I think I'd scoop it up pretty quickly, but since it isn't, I'm not sure which way to go. Thank you in advance for help :)

post #3388 of 4211
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Can anyone give me a good comparison between the medium duffle and the Pullman? I'm female, but am looking for a great travel bag that I can carryon and last for about a week or so of travel. I really like the navy duffle and if I'm being shallow, I think the navy color works pretty well for females. However, I'm concerned that the navy duffle would not work as a carryon bag and that it doesn't have as much organization as the Pullman. If the Pullman was offered in navy, I think I'd scoop it up pretty quickly, but since it isn't, I'm not sure which way to go. Thank you in advance for help :)

I have yet to handle the Pullman in-person, but the medium duffle (which I own and love) is too big for carryon size by a good amount...but as long as you only fill it half full, it's then moldable to whatever shape you want, including those carryon-size-check cages and the smallest overhead bins on the smallest planes (definite advantage over rollerboards for the latter use).  If you filled it, it would be pretty obviously not a carryon size...but I keep mine half-filled and use it as a carryon all the time.  Beyond that, the duffle has legitimately zero organization, so it's much better if you're planning to have a place to unpack.  If you don't plan on unpacking the bag, the Pullman would be your obvious answer, imho.

 

Also, you could try contacting Filson to see if they have any plans to release the Pullman in navy.  They'd likely stay tight-lipped on something like that, but you never know...especially given their great customer service.

post #3389 of 4211

You might want to check out the medium travel bag. It's smaller than the Pullman but that means it's easier to carry and will fit in to all overhead bins. They offer it in navy and holds more than enough to last you for 3-4 days. A week might be pushing it unless it's mostly summer clothes. But then again womens clothes seem to take up much less space than mens so that might be more than enough for you. When I say that, I means my wifes underwear or a shirt of hers takes up much less space than mine. So if she took the same amount of clothes, hers would take up about a third the space mine do.

post #3390 of 4211
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Haha I wasn't talking about durability. I just prefer the feel of a stiffer/rigid bag. Rigidity is what makes it feel a tad more like a briefcase than lets say a cheaper brand messenger bag or a tote. I'm confident the navy will last a long time, and I'm not really worried about it because of filson's great CS. 


I see what you're saying.  Their briefcase i have is too flimsy for carrying what many carry in a briefcase but it is canvas after all.  I just deal with that problem.  Besides, I don't wear a suit to work and if my papers look like I just pulled them out of a goats ass no one cares.

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