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post #3676 of 4136
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Originally Posted by casuallyreading View Post

Finally ready to get my first filson as i have a trip coming up and emailed revolve and no more new member discount, so now im left refreshing this page and checking google trying to find any sort of discount as im in Aus, and shipping anything here that weighs more than a pound is $50+.

May end up just biting the bullet and paying full retail from revolve as they offer free shipping at least frown.gif .They must have only just ended that discount also as i saw people a month or so saying they still got it then.

Don't forget to look at the Marketplace for pre-owned items and save some $.
post #3677 of 4136
Just rewaxed my 232 with DIY Greenland wax - 90% Gulf paraffin wax & 10% beeswax - bars and a hair dryer. Several light coats soaked in very nicely and the OG that was looking a bit light has darkened and stiffened back up. Because you are using light coats of a solid wax it is easy to apply just enough wax so as to avoid a heavy wet look finish that I dread on the luggage. Very happy with the results and the darkening and stiffening of the material is something that you don't see with my previous 3M scotchguard treatment.

The 'after' picture


Edited by milw50717 - 4/9/14 at 10:19pm
post #3678 of 4136

And its on its way small tan duffle!!, managed to find a 10% off code for revolve (CANDY) and free shipping to aus though opted for extra $8 for express shipping as i need to be on a plane in 3weeks time and its Easter and other various public holidays are coming up here. So should get here with time to spare...... is it here yet!! haha.

 

It took me a while to decide on which to get (they're all so great!), I went through every single page on this thread over the past week or so and for a carry on the small duffle seemed the best, and looked nice and clean. I was looking to get something with an outside pocket or something to make getting my passport and tickets out easier but if it becomes too much of a hassle i guess i have an excuse to get another :D

post #3679 of 4136
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Just rewaxed my 232 with DIY Greenland wax - 90% Gulf paraffin wax & 10% beeswax - bars and a hair dryer. Several light coats soaked in very nicely and the OG that was looking a bit light has darkened and stiffened back up. Because you are using light coats of a solid wax it is easy to apply just enough wax so as to avoid a heavy wet look finish that I dread on the luggage. Very happy with the results and the darkening and stiffening of the material is something that you don't see with my previous 3M scotchguard treatment.

The 'after' picture
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Beautiful. I actually did exactly the same on my 257 yesterday; it looks close to new again despite three years of everyday use.
post #3680 of 4136
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Just rewaxed my 232 with DIY Greenland wax - 90% Gulf paraffin wax & 10% beeswax - bars and a hair dryer. Several light coats soaked in very nicely and the OG that was looking a bit light has darkened and stiffened back up. Because you are using light coats of a solid wax it is easy to apply just enough wax so as to avoid a heavy wet look finish that I dread on the luggage. Very happy with the results and the darkening and stiffening of the material is something that you don't see with my previous 3M scotchguard treatment. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The 'after' picture

 

Any particular reason you choose Greenland over other types of wax (e.g., Otter)?

post #3681 of 4136
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Any particular reason you choose Greenland over other types of wax (e.g., Otter)?

Cost and the fact that I could make it myself from materials found locally.
post #3682 of 4136

There's another flash sales site carrying Filson right now - Huckberry.

 

They have some of the newer Filson bags (72 hr bag, duffle backpack, large carry-on bag) as well as some clothing.  Looks to be a 20% credit on your next purchase, which certainly isn't as good as the Brooks Brothers sales, but maybe this will help somebody out.

post #3683 of 4136

Revolve has the 257 in Otter Green and Tan for $275.

 

Download the iPhone app and there is a 20% off code: iphone20

 

Got an Otter Green 257 for $220 no tax and free priority shipping - pretty good deal!

post #3684 of 4136
Used to be $191 free shipping IIRC Too bad they got rid of 30% discount
post #3685 of 4136
One item 20% off on Backcountry today only. The code is SAVE20. $2 two-day shipping as well.

They have the 256, 258, medium duffel, as well as some other stuff.

http://www.backcountry.com/filson
post #3686 of 4136

Has anyone seen Brooks Brother's exclusive 257 in olive green?

 

I really like the more subtle toned-down earthy color but wonder how it would age... I'm a bit concerned that it'll fade into a greyish brown.

 

Does anyone have any experience with the olive color sold through Brooks?

 

I assume the bag is otherwise an exact and precise 257 in all other regards, as per Filson's normal specs - right? No "updated" fashion details or anything like that; at least none that I can see online.

 

Lastly, I know it's been broguht up before but does anyone have experience with putting their brand new Filson through a gentle wash cycle to soften it up and wear in the fabric? Would you remove the leather straps before doing so, or just toss it all in the machine? Other than potentially spoiling the water resistant qualities of the fabric, would there be any other causes for concern?

 

Thanks!

post #3687 of 4136
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Has anyone seen Brooks Brother's exclusive 257 in olive green?

 

I really like the more subtle toned-down earthy color but wonder how it would age... I'm a bit concerned that it'll fade into a greyish brown.

 

Does anyone have any experience with the olive color sold through Brooks?

 

I assume the bag is otherwise an exact and precise 257 in all other regards, as per Filson's normal specs - right? No "updated" fashion details or anything like that; at least none that I can see online.

 

Lastly, I know it's been broguht up before but does anyone have experience with putting their brand new Filson through a gentle wash cycle to soften it up and wear in the fabric? Would you remove the leather straps before doing so, or just toss it all in the machine? Other than potentially spoiling the water resistant qualities of the fabric, would there be any other causes for concern?

 

Thanks!

 

As far as I know/in my experience, the "olive green" is actually just otter green.  I have some pieces from BB and from elsewhere, and they're both the same green.

post #3688 of 4136
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Lastly, I know it's been broguht up before but does anyone have experience with putting their brand new Filson through a gentle wash cycle to soften it up and wear in the fabric? Would you remove the leather straps before doing so, or just toss it all in the machine? Other than potentially spoiling the water resistant qualities of the fabric, would there be any other causes for concern?

Perhaps you should consider buying one of the slim fit, pre-aged Brooklyn hipster range, rather than going through all the hassle yourself ?

Available as collabs with a number of select raw denim makers to get just the right tone of indigo bleed.

If you persist in this madness endevour.

Take off the leather shoulder strap. The handles are not removable and all leather will need to be reconditioned after the wash.

Depending on the wash the fabric may shrink and it may or may not shrink equally in all dimensions. This could leave you with a misshapen bag. I don't believe that this has been an issue for others that have done this, but past success is no guarantee.

Good luck and please report back with details of your progress.





NB - There is no Brooklyn hipster range .. but surely Filson's marketing department have spotted this gap in the market.
post #3689 of 4136
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Originally Posted by jivyivy View Post

 

Lastly, I know it's been broguht up before but does anyone have experience with putting their brand new Filson through a gentle wash cycle to soften it up and wear in the fabric? Would you remove the leather straps before doing so, or just toss it all in the machine? Other than potentially spoiling the water resistant qualities of the fabric, would there be any other causes for concern?

 

Don't do this. As milw50717 mentioned, you can't remove all the leather straps. The wash will ruin the leather straps! I accidently washed a bridle leather belt (Filson straps are made of bridle leather) and the belt was completely unusable as a result (the wash will remove all the oils from the belt leaving it wrinkled, shriveled, and dry), even after a vigorous effort to recondition and treat with Obenauf's and a number of other products. 

post #3690 of 4136

Thanks everyone, I have no intention of doing this... I was just curious whether it would turn out alright.

 

I had been eyeing this vintage bag on Etsy (at insane mark-up) but a friend of mine believes that it's water washed as he recognizes the preactice from a nearby Filson distributor.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/181467141/ … efcase-bag

 

I don't even think it'd really be necessary with the darker olive color. I wouldn't chance it myself eitherway.

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