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post #3571 of 4143
I have to agree with milw50717. It depends on what else is on your person. Also, to a lesser degree, it depends on what you carry in it.
post #3572 of 4143
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Hold it up to the light and you will likely see little pin prick holes through it. I have a baseball cap somewhere, but I don't really rate it as waterproof. The material is a bit thin and you never seem able to fill the holes for any length of time.

I checked it as you suggested, and you were right - thin indeed. But I still have to try it, so I went ahead and gave it 2 heavy coats of the Greenland Wax all over the cap, and additional 2 heavy coats just on the seams on top - it noticeably darkened the material, and now when held against the light, there is less light through it. I am back in Texas (so don't have the daily rain as I had in Seattle), but I will report later how well (or not) it holds up.
post #3573 of 4143

I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger on a tan Zippered Tote (261). I didn't get the cheapest price at $140 on ebay but I'm tired of carrying a bunch of individual items and small lunch bag to work everyday. This is my first Filson so I am eagerly anticipating the quality.

post #3574 of 4143
Lunch bag you say ... a 215 perhaps ?

Waxed cotton and Horween leather.

thumb_8_grande.jpg

But, not Filson mwink[1].gif
post #3575 of 4143
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Lunch bag you say ... a 215 perhaps ?

Waxed cotton and Horween leather.

thumb_8_grande.jpg

But, not Filson mwink[1].gif

 

Haha that does look like a nice lunch bag...

post #3576 of 4143
Just FYI (not sure if it is something that has been discussed here):

I know that the briefcase shoulder strap (e.g., on the 256) is too long for some people. I bought a new 256 yesterday at a Filson retail store, and the salesperson who was assisting me was able to replace the original strap with a shorter one. I believe there are two optional purchasable shoulder straps: one is 30 inches and the other one is 34. I picked the 34 inch one.
post #3577 of 4143
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Originally Posted by praguewatermelon View Post

Just FYI (not sure if it is something that has been discussed here):

I know that the briefcase shoulder strap (e.g., on the 256) is too long for some people. I bought a new 256 yesterday at a Filson retail store, and the salesperson who was assisting me was able to replace the original strap with a shorter one. I believe there are two optional purchasable shoulder straps: one is 30 inches and the other one is 34. I picked the 34 inch one.

Various sizes are available for purchase.
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Replacement strap is available in the sizes that your bag's strap originally came with. Made with Genuine Bridle Leather and brass fittings. Made in USA.

Size 30 fits: 70057 Scoped Gun Case, 70214 Original Scoped Gun Case

Size 34 fits: 70243 Pullman

Size 37 fits: 70007 Rugged Twill & Leather Medium Field Bag, 70091 Twill Medium Field Bag, 70102 Wool Duffle Bag-Small, 70103 Wool Field Bag-Medium, 70104 Wool Duffle Bag with wool side panels, 70220 Duffle Bag-Small, 70230 Field Bag - Small, 70232 Field Bag - Medium, 70240 Carry-on Bag-Small, 70252 Leather Field Satchel, 79014 Canvas Field Bag - Small, 79021 Canvas Field Bag - Medium, 92062 Sebago Medium Field Bag, 92078 Levi's Duffle Bag

Size 40 fits: 70042 Wool Large Duffle, 70045 Wool Striped Large Duffle, 70056 Unscoped Gun Case, 70081 Large Twill Carry-on Travel Bag, 70212 Original Unscoped Gun Case, 70217 Fly Rod Case, 70222 Duffle Bag-Medium, 70223 Duffle Bag-Large, 70242 Carry-on Bag-Large, 70270 Garment Bag, 92061 Sebago Duffle Bag, 92069 Oil Finish Le Chameau Medium Field Bag, 70008 Rugged Twill Utility Bag, 70066 Twill and Tweed Original Briefcase, 70141 Basket Bag - TBD, 70246 Travel Bag-Medium, 70248 Travel Bag-Large, 70256 Original Briefcase, 70257 Briefcase Computer Bag, 70266 Sportsman's Bag

Size 45 fits: 70224 Duffle Bag-Extra Large

One thought that pops into my head is that it may be better to have a longer strap - that you can punch extra holes into - if you are wearing extra layers of clothing against the elements.
post #3578 of 4143
I guess it depends on your height. I am only 5 8. I wore a jacket when I tried the 34 inch strap. it was long enough. Although you could make more holes on the original strap, the problem is that part of the strap that sticks out from the buckle gets way too long.
post #3579 of 4143
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Originally Posted by praguewatermelon View Post

I guess it depends on your height. I am only 5 8. I wore a jacket when I tried the 34 inch strap. it was long enough. Although you could make more holes on the original strap, the problem is that part of the strap that sticks out from the buckle gets way too long.

Interesting. I am 5'9" and have a few holes left on my strap. How high up does the bag sit? Would love to see a few pics if possible
post #3580 of 4143
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Originally Posted by praguewatermelon View Post

I guess it depends on your height. I am only 5 8. I wore a jacket when I tried the 34 inch strap. it was long enough. Although you could make more holes on the original strap, the problem is that part of the strap that sticks out from the buckle gets way too long.

I'm guessing you wore the bag on one shoulder and not across the body ?
post #3581 of 4143
Hi, so I've treated my handles with obenauf HDLP and after a month or so, it looks like the below. I guess even when they came, it was kind of like this. Is this normal? This is in regards to the underside of the straps. It's kind of dry and brittle feeling. Any suggestions as well? Thanks
post #3582 of 4143
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Originally Posted by ehrgeiz View Post

Hi, so I've treated my handles with obenauf HDLP and after a month or so, it looks like the below. I guess even when they came, it was kind of like this. Is this normal? This is in regards to the underside of the straps. It's kind of dry and brittle feeling. Any suggestions as well? Thanks

I never treated my bag, owned for about a month now, carry it most days, my handles do not look anything like that where it looks dry. It's still smooth on both sides of the handle, hope this info helps you.

post #3583 of 4143
Apply more HDLP (or a liquid leather conditioner or oil). Keep applying until the leather soaks up no more and wipe off any excess.
Edited by milw50717 - 3/12/14 at 7:39am
post #3584 of 4143

Wait why are you guys treating your bags with products? 

post #3585 of 4143
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post

Wait why are you guys treating your bags with products? 

I'm confused, too. I can understand treating a bag/leather when it starts to show signs of wear (and with a Filson, this will be after years of use), but applying products to a brand new bag as some sort of preventative measure seems silly. Overkill, to say the least, and it's no surprise that doing so had an adverse effect.
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