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post #3586 of 4071
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post
 

Questions about the Zippered Tote (#70261)

 

1. Is this bag masculine enough? It kind of reminds me of a purse...

2. The handles seem pretty long. If I carry it in my hands at 5'9", will the bag be hitting the ground or flopping around too much?

 

I am also considering the 257 but it seems like it has way too many pockets inside. I want a bag that will be used 90% of the time for: 2 glass tupperware (6"x8") laying down flat, 24 oz blender bottle protein shaker, a thin file with some papers, and other small items. The other 10% of the time it would be used as a laptop bag with laptop accessories and a book or two, or as a 1 or 2 night travel bag.

Sorry i totally misread your post. I thought you were talking about the 257. The tote definitely looks feminine. I don't think I would ever carry one.

post #3587 of 4071
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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

 

All handles on Filson bags will be like this eventually. It's just a matter of time. Oiling fastens the process, I guess. 

post #3588 of 4071
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Originally Posted by Evolve View Post

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.

I assume that we are talking here about the leather handles and straps on luggage.

How long has your "new" bag been sat on the hot, dry shelf of the retailer before you received it and has the leather dried out ?

It could be a few days to a few months to a few years. The leather could be just fine or it could be a bit dry, If the leather looks and feels dry then a coat of HDLP or a good oil/conditioner should not harm. It will also help soften the leather and aid with the breaking in process.

In my experience Filson luggage handles and straps do sometimes, but not always, come out of the factory a little dry. As a general rule I will treat all my leather handles and straps with HDLP before use. Some will suck up many coats of HDLP, others will suck up less. The trick is not not over condition, just the amount that the leather will take.
Edited by milw50717 - 3/12/14 at 7:41am
post #3589 of 4071
Would a laptop that's 15 length by 10 height by 2 depth fit into the 257 laptop section? I am almost ready to pull the trigger on a tan one. Its my very clunky looking hp work laptop.
post #3590 of 4071
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Originally Posted by Ulsterman View Post

Would a laptop that's 15 length by 10 height by 2 depth fit into the 257 laptop section? I am almost ready to pull the trigger on a tan one. Its my very clunky looking hp work laptop.

My Macbook Pro in padded sleeve fits perfectly in my 257. Its dimensions are 

  • Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
  • Width: 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)
  • Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)

That's the best I can offer as far as answering your question.

post #3591 of 4071
Loving my new black tincloth 256. So much lighter than the canvas 257 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #3592 of 4071
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Originally Posted by Triplock View Post

My Macbook Pro in padded sleeve fits perfectly in my 257. Its dimensions are 
[*] Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
[*] Width: 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)
[*] Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)

That's the best I can offer as far as answering your question.

Hi Triplock

Very helpful indeed, and thank you. If you would permit me one follow up question. My laptop has about an 3/4 inch to one inch more height than yours and maybe half an inch more width.

From looking at your laptop in your bag do you think there's enough extra space left for the difference or is your laptop pretty snug?

U
post #3593 of 4071
My 15" retina Pro in a sleeve (very thin) fits in the 256
post #3594 of 4071
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

My 15" retina Pro in a sleeve (very thin) fits in the 256

Pro in 256

 

 


Pro in a sleeve in 257

post #3595 of 4071
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Originally Posted by chev4x4 View Post
 

Pro in 256

 

 


Pro in a sleeve in 257

I dont place mine in the middle of the 256. I place it in the 1st section. This is the sleeve I use

http://www.sfbags.com/products/laptopsuedejacket/laptopsuedejacket.htm

post #3596 of 4071
Waterfield is the best fistbump.gif

I have a smart case for 13 retina and it only fit in the middle space of 256.
post #3597 of 4071
Received my Filson bags back from repair. Maybe about a month, or a little bit more roundtrip? I'd say it was at their factory for about 3 weeks, and a week each way for shipping, to repair a cracked leather strap on my duffel, and a broken snap on a panel of my original sportsmans bag. Filson is wonderful as always! I think they may have just given me new bags, honestly, since these have a different feel to the leather. Going to have to give them an oil, they have that super dry bridal strap feel to them.
post #3598 of 4071
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Originally Posted by Ulsterman View Post


Hi Triplock

Very helpful indeed, and thank you. If you would permit me one follow up question. My laptop has about an 3/4 inch to one inch more height than yours and maybe half an inch more width.

From looking at your laptop in your bag do you think there's enough extra space left for the difference or is your laptop pretty snug?

U

I think you'll be ok. In the sleeve and located in the first section there might be an inch or so to spare left to right. The thickness shouldn't be a problem. Without a sleeve you'll even more room but there's not much padding in a canvas bag so I wouldn't recommend that. I have the tin cloth 256 but the sturdy canvas and extra room of the 257 definitely suits me better.

post #3599 of 4071
Did they contact you? I sent my bag last week but no call from them.
post #3600 of 4071
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

I assume that we are talking here about the leather handles and straps on luggage.

How long has your "new" bag been sat on the hot, dry shelf of the retailer before you received it and has the leather dried out ?

It could be a few days to a few months to a few years. The leather could be just fine or it could be a bit dry, If the leather looks and feels dry then a coat of HDLP or a good oil/conditioner should not harm. It will also help soften the leather and aid with the breaking in process.

In my experience Filson luggage handles and straps do sometimes, but not always, come out of the factory a little dry. As a general rule I will treat all my leather handles and straps with HDLP before use. Some will suck up many coats of HDLP, others will suck up less. The trick is not not over condition, just the amount that the leather will take.

Fair enough. I have a 256 on the way from Revolve Clothing. It's backordered 'til the 21st, so this certainly isn't a case where the bag has sat on a retailer shelf for years. I don't plan to use any products on the leather or canvas.
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