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 266

post #3976 of 4178

I hadn't noticed this before, but it seems that all items in the "Heavy Tin" line are only available until August 31st. This includes briefcase, tote and all size duffles without wheels. They are also only available from the Filson website.

http://www.filson.com/luggage/online-exclusives/-1015/

post #3977 of 4178

Has anyone experienced what appears to be "fraying" on the inner side of the leather straps (filson 256/7/8)? I'm not sure I've ever seen this before in leather, but the leather material itself has taken on the appearance of having little threads pulling out of it all along the inner face of the strap/handles.

 

It's not really a problem, but I'm curious as to what it is, what causes it (shoddy leather?), how to prevent it from being exacerbated by further use and etc. 

post #3978 of 4178
Pics??
post #3979 of 4178
Long time reader of this thread. I have a small collection of otter green Filson bags - medium travel bag (246), small duffel bag (220) and the newest addition to the family - original tin cloth briefcase (70016).

Originally I had the hardest time deciding between the 256 and 257. I tend to haul a lot of crap with me to work so I was leaning towards the 257. This past Spring I was in Portland and visited the Filson store there and immediately fell for the 70016 tin cloth version of the 256. I also picked up a navy 256 for my gf that I have yet to "borrow."

After a few months with this bag, here are my impressions:

The not so good:
  • internal organization isn't the best. The bag lacks useful inside zip up pockets. It has two long dividers, one of which has some utility pockets for pens and small thin items.
  • the bag can get a little "floppy" if you try to stand it up. not a lot of structural integrity
  • a bit on the heavy side

The good:
  • looks amazing
  • useful long outer pockets (with brass key clip)
  • solid construction
  • more comfortable shoulder strap than 220 and 246 (though not leather)
  • bigger than you think

To that last point - I found myself in the office the other day where I had my personal laptop with me, and also needed to take my work laptop home. The bag carried both, without complaint. Despite my minor gripes I'm a big fan of this bag.




post #3980 of 4178
Quote:
Originally Posted by hpw View Post

Long time reader of this thread. I have a small collection of otter green Filson bags - medium travel bag (246), small duffel bag (220) and the newest addition to the family - original tin cloth briefcase (70016).

Originally I had the hardest time deciding between the 256 and 257. I tend to haul a lot of crap with me to work so I was leaning towards the 257. This past Spring I was in Portland and visited the Filson store there and immediately fell for the 70016 tin cloth version of the 256. I also picked up a navy 256 for my gf that I have yet to "borrow."

After a few months with this bag, here are my impressions:

The not so good:
  • internal organization isn't the best. The bag lacks useful inside zip up pockets. It has two long dividers, one of which has some utility pockets for pens and small thin items.
  • the bag can get a little "floppy" if you try to stand it up. not a lot of structural integrity
  • a bit on the heavy side

The good:
  • looks amazing
  • useful long outer pockets (with brass key clip)
  • solid construction
  • more comfortable shoulder strap than 220 and 246 (though not leather)
  • bigger than you think

To that last point - I found myself in the office the other day where I had my personal laptop with me, and also needed to take my work laptop home. The bag carried both, without complaint. Despite my minor gripes I'm a big fan of this bag.

It looks like a nice big, but what made you go for a tin cloth bag when all your others are the rugged twill?

post #3981 of 4178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Therossinator View Post

It looks like a nice big, but what made you go for a tin cloth bag when all your others are the rugged twill?

Just handling the 70016 vs the 256 in store helped me decide. Capacity-wise they are the same. Weight-wise the rugged twill was notably heavier. The 256 is better with regards to rigidity and ability to stand on its own. For a daily office bag I didn't need the durability of rugged twill. Those are the main reasons, plus I much preferred the strap on on the 70016. I've carried my rugged twill bags packed to the gills through airports and the leather strap just isn't so comfortable.

My gf carries her navy 256 primarily by the handles so she hasn't said anything to me about the leather strap, though she doesn't use the bag daily.

If you tend to be harsh on your bags or your work requires something more heavy duty- the 256 is a great choice. One thing I forgot to note in my previous post - cost. The 256 is about $75 cheaper than a 70016. I haven't seen the heavy tin briefcases yet either but those are even cheaper at $225.
post #3982 of 4178
Quote:
Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Pics??

 

post #3983 of 4178

I have that weird underside peeling look to my strap too, no idea what is causing it, nor do I worry too much, they do sell straps so if the day that ever wears out I can replace it. The bag itself is what I worry more about fraying.

post #3984 of 4178
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarrisonTran View Post
 

I have that weird underside peeling look to my strap too, no idea what is causing it, nor do I worry too much, they do sell straps so if the day that ever wears out I can replace it. The bag itself is what I worry more about fraying.

True, forgot the strap was attached with clippers. Doesn't cause any problems, I just like the feel of perfectly smooth leather :satisfied:

post #3985 of 4178
that filson backpack looks awesome but $350 is way too much.
post #3986 of 4178

 

$149 @ Filson 

post #3987 of 4178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireges View Post






That's simply the underside of the hide. Leather has a grain side (smooth) and the non grain side which is rough. That's where the term Roughout comes from, an item with the rough side out. Perfectly normal for full grain leather goods.
post #3988 of 4178
Quote:
Originally Posted by chev4x4 View Post




$149 @ Filson 

Terrible looking.
post #3989 of 4178

Thinking of grabbing the 222 in Green from the Soho store in NYC.  Any place cheaper online that is legit?  I need it fairly soon so unless I can get a good discount I don't mind paying full retail.

 

Thanks.

post #3990 of 4178

 

$149 @ Filson

------------------------------------------------

 

$99.90 @ Filson 


Edited by chev4x4 - 8/6/14 at 6:13pm
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