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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post


Oliver Spencer on Queen St. W carries Filson.
Not sure about a discount though.

 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

space4lyfe, yeah all the stores mentioned above carry. Uncle Otis, Oliver Spencer, and Nomad. Sometimes the Nomad and UOtis guys will give like 10-15% off if they like you. Say you're from forum and you like the item etc and would normally get it online for way cheaper but would rather support local stores etc can they hook you up with any small discount etc....

 

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Originally Posted by NickInTO View Post


Add Motoretta on College, just west of Bathurst to the list. They have a large selection in Filson, but no discount that I know of.

Ok thanks everyone, I will check all the stores out in a couple days :D

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

space4lyfe, yeah all the stores mentioned above carry. Uncle Otis, Oliver Spencer, and Nomad. Sometimes the Nomad and UOtis guys will give like 10-15% off if they like you. Say you're from forum and you like the item etc and would normally get it online for way cheaper but would rather support local stores etc can they hook you up with any small discount etc....

This is good info.
Thanks for sharing.
post #4083 of 4379
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Originally Posted by wquiles View Post

Good luck. Like you, I wish your their sizing were more consistent. Right now it is still a little bit of a hit and miss. My Tin Clock jacket (now discontinued model called the Timberline) is size Small, and it is still larger around the body then the Alaska Fit Med size Mike Marker, and about as big as my older (26-oz) size 40 wool Mackinaw Cruiser.


I own quite a bit of Filson clothing and I have to say that their sizing is screwed up on a regular basis.  It's been a few years since i bought any but i can see that it is still a problem.

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Just picked this up, actually really like it (got a great price on it as it was discontinued as well, like $150).



These as well. Filson's cork insoles are really comfortable.
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Originally Posted by tomatic View Post

Currently using a Medium Travel and Duffel for carry-on but I'm looking for something large to check-in. Has anyone got any long-term experience with the Large Duffel or something like http://www.filson.com/products/rolling-duffle-large.70188.html [Nylon, really?].

I'm trying to decide between a med travel bag and a med duffle. You have any pics of them side by side? Would be interested to hear your thoughts comparing the 2
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In case you missed it, STP has some new Filson stuff online.

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


I'm trying to decide between a med travel bag and a med duffle. You have any pics of them side by side? Would be interested to hear your thoughts comparing the 2



Would really love to see a side by side comparison as well!  

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I saw a while back on this thread someone talking about how Filson have started using a different material on some of their bags.

I'm looking into purchasing a Medoum Travel Bag off of a seller in eBay, and the listing States the material is 100% Cotton Twill.

Is this what the travel bags have always been made with? I had one a few years back and I thought it was made out of a canvas mix.

I might be completely off here, just wanted to confirm with someone with more knowledge than me before I commit to the buy.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by BluePlateKing View Post

I saw a while back on this thread someone talking about how Filson have started using a different material on some of their bags.

I'm looking into purchasing a Medoum Travel Bag off of a seller in eBay, and the listing States the material is 100% Cotton Twill.

Is this what the travel bags have always been made with? I had one a few years back and I thought it was made out of a canvas mix.

I might be completely off here, just wanted to confirm with someone with more knowledge than me before I commit to the buy.

Thanks!

I don't know if it is different than before, but here is the fabric info from Filson's site:

Made from 22-oz. 100% cotton oil finish Rugged Twill with 100% Genuine Bridle Leather.
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The 22 oz is the same stuff it's always been. Only difference you'll notice is that the navy, while apparently being the same weight, feels less stiff than the tan/green/brown. I think Filson said it's somehow finished differently. It's still very water repellent, in my experience. But I wish it felt the same as the other colors.
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Just for shits and giggles, I broke out my digital calipers and measured the thickness of a few similar areas of tan, brown, and navy Filson briefcases. Navy was consistently about 10-15% thinner.

Edit - more specifically, I measured 2 points on all bags - the top flaps (two pieces of fabric sewn together), and the back pockets (one piece of fabric folded over). Took a few measurements for each location for each bag. Navy material is 16-17% thinner than tan in both locations, and 12-13% thinner than brown on my bags (I have a brown 256, tan 257, navy 258).

Also fwiw, the moss heavy tin briefcase is about 24% thicker than the tan twill (measured using only the back pocket, as the top layer of the flap is a different material).

This is probably more info than anyone really cares about. Obviously, I was bored.
Edited by dcg - 9/2/14 at 12:49pm
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Can't debate those findings.
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Just for shits and giggles, I broke out my digital calipers and measured the thickness of a few similar areas of tan, brown, and navy Filson briefcases. Navy was consistently about 10-15% thinner.

Edit - more specifically, I measured 2 points on all bags - the top flaps (two pieces of fabric sewn together), and the back pockets (one piece of fabric folded over). Took a few measurements for each location for each bag. Navy material is 16-17% thinner than tan in both locations, and 12-13% thinner than brown on my bags (I have a brown 256, tan 257, navy 258).

Also fwiw, the moss heavy tin briefcase is about 24% thicker than the tan twill (measured using only the back pocket, as the top layer of the flap is a different material).

This is probably more info than anyone really cares about. Obviously, I was bored.

I appreciate it.  Facts are cool, and stuff.

 

How do you like the heavy tin briefcase?  I pulled the trigger on one last night, and am excited to see how it compares to my regular otter twill bags.  (photos never hurt!)

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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

I appreciate it.  Facts are cool, and stuff.

How do you like the heavy tin briefcase?  I pulled the trigger on one last night, and am excited to see how it compares to my regular otter twill bags.  (photos never hurt!)

I'm on the fence. Not because of anything having to do with the quality. The material is fantastic, and I think the briefcase represents a great value vs. the twill 256 (as pointed out earlier in the thread, it's actually cheaper - $225 for the heavy tin, $248 for the twill, and $325 for the "regular" tin cloth). This pricing doesn't really make a lot of sense to me, but I'll take it smile.gif Only difference I can see, as was also pointed out, is that there's no leather trim by the zipper. No big deal to me, and in some ways I find it better, as it's easier to access the contents.

My issue is that I'm not sure how useful it is to have a briefcase in this material. I don't see myself carrying it into a business meeting (due to the looks, and the fact that it's incredibly waxy), so it wouldn't make sense for me to replace my brown 256 with the heavy tin model.

The only other downside is, again, the top of the flap is a different material. That wasn't all that apparent to me when looking at the website. Color is the same, but it's a noticeably smoother material - probably tin cloth.

As for pics, mine looks just like the one on the Filson site, wax marks and all smile.gif. If you've got a good use for a more casual briefcase, I strongly recommend it.
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post


I'm on the fence. Not because of anything having to do with the quality. The material is fantastic, and I think the briefcase represents a great value vs. the twill 256 (as pointed out earlier in the thread, it's actually cheaper - $225 for the heavy tin, $248 for the twill, and $325 for the "regular" tin cloth). This pricing doesn't really make a lot of sense to me, but I'll take it smile.gif Only difference I can see, as was also pointed out, is that there's no leather trim by the zipper. No big deal to me, and in some ways I find it better, as it's easier to access the contents.

My issue is that I'm not sure how useful it is to have a briefcase in this material. I don't see myself carrying it into a business meeting (due to the looks, and the fact that it's incredibly waxy), so it wouldn't make sense for me to replace my brown 256 with the heavy tin model.

The only other downside is, again, the top of the flap is a different material. That wasn't all that apparent to me when looking at the website. Color is the same, but it's a noticeably smoother material - probably tin cloth.

As for pics, mine looks just like the one on the Filson site, wax marks and all smile.gif. If you've got a good use for a more casual briefcase, I strongly recommend it.

I appreciate it.  I own a Teranishi Daytripper which looks a bit nicer than the Filson, so it being casual isn't a problem.  Sounds like I'm going to like it.

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