or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures - Page 234

post #3496 of 4315
Quote:
Originally Posted by wquiles View Post

First trip this week with my 257 - I am glad I got this size - it was perfect for my needs:

To use the 256 you must be prepared to travel light and organised. For air travel I generally take the 258 mainly for the additional padding for laptop and camera. I am kind of paranoid about my camera(s), less so for the laptop. Fits in the overheads or under seat.
post #3497 of 4315

I machine-washed my otter 257 and now it's about 1cm smaller - just what I had wished for.

post #3498 of 4315
I read somewhere in this thread that Filson would provide a luggage grip for the 256 if requested. A few weeks ago, I called their customer service line and asked if I could possibly purchase one. The customer service representative wasn't sure if that was something they could do, but said he would get in touch with the production department. He took my contact/shipping info and said someone would get back to me.

I hadn't heard from them since then, so I thought perhaps my request might have slipped through the cracks.

I got an unexpected FedEx delivery this morning. I literally told the FedEx guy I didn't recall ordering anything. Below is what Filson sent in a padded envelope for exactly $0.



I was given a navy 256 for Christmas and it is my first Filson bag. I absolutely love the size of it. After this positive customer service experience, I can assure it won't be my last.
post #3499 of 4315
Any good deals on tan 256 bags right now? Thinking about picking one up to try out.
post #3500 of 4315
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomatic View Post

I machine-washed my otter 257 and now it's about 1cm smaller - just what I had wished for.

Did the material shrink uniformly, such that the shape was retained reasonably well ?

Any before and after images ?

Are you planning to rewax ?
- If so, please post before and after images.
post #3501 of 4315

It stayed in shape and I waxed the whole bag with Filson (or Domke) Wax. The leather looks a bit more worn than a natural break-in but it's fine. It's also softer now. Pictures pending.

post #3502 of 4315
Quote:
Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post


Thanks for posting the tag, it's nice to see the model# and SKU.
post #3503 of 4315
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomatic View Post

It stayed in shape and I waxed the whole bag with Filson (or Domke) Wax. The leather looks a bit more worn than a natural break-in but it's fine. It's also softer now. Pictures pending.

I've been thinking of doing the same thing with my tan. Would love to see some pics!
post #3504 of 4315
It's always a surprise to flick through the Filson website and catalog looking for their latest wild and whacky items.

Historically correct copper flask in Filson Tin Cloth cover

69162-alt-1.jpg

69162-main-207.jpg
post #3505 of 4315
Before I used my 257 for the first time I waxed my 257 with this one, which I have used before for other products that require waxing:



After 2-3x light coatings (heatgun for each coat), it took in a very slightly darker tone:



Will
post #3506 of 4315
Quote:
Originally Posted by wquiles View Post

Before I used my 257 for the first time I waxed my 257 with this one, which I have used before for other products that require waxing:

Will likely float on water now biggrin.gif

Glad to see that it still appears to have a dry finish to the material. That is one of my big concerns about rewaxing these bags.

Beeswax and paraffin according to the website

http://www.fjallraven.us/products/greenland-wax

http://www.fjallraven.com/guides/material-guides/greenland-wax
post #3507 of 4315
Quote:
Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Glad to see that it still appears to have a dry finish to the material. That is one of my big concerns about rewaxing these bags.

Yes, the color/tint is almost 95% intact, as the wax tends to very slightly darken the canvas. I also like it since it leaves no greasy residue - it feels completely dry to the touch, as the canvas absorbs the wax completely as you apply the heat gun over it. There is nothing to rub over pants, clothing, etc.., so I applied the finish all over the bag, with an extra 1-2 coats on the very bottom, where it will likely be easier to get wet/dirty.
Edited by wquiles - 2/28/14 at 11:48am
post #3508 of 4315
I'm thinking that applying from a bar is going to allow you to apply thinner coats than if you are painting on a liquid. Multiple thinner coats are then going to absorb nicely into the cloth.

Thanks for posting the images. Good to see.
post #3509 of 4315
Quote:
Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

I'm thinking that applying from a bar is going to allow you to apply thinner coats than if you are painting on a liquid. Multiple thinner coats are then going to absorb nicely into the cloth.

Exactly. That is why I have been using this for years now. It is very easy to apply, leaves no residue, only slightly darkens the fabric, and you have great control on how much to apply, by deciding how many layers (and where to apply additional layers). But I can't take any credit - the links you posted above do cover how to apply, and where they recommend to apply additional layers.
post #3510 of 4315
Quote:
Originally Posted by wquiles View Post

Exactly. That is why I have been using this for years now. It is very easy to apply, leaves no residue, only slightly darkens the fabric, and you have great control on how much to apply, by deciding how many layers (and where to apply additional layers). But I can't take any credit - the links you posted above do cover how to apply, and where they recommend to apply additional layers.

I may have to give up the ease and convenience of spraying with 3M scotchguard
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures