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post #5386 of 5981
The side snaps are the same as well as copper rivets, as well as the attachment points.

Also the bags in the background of the other picture look like VP briefcases to me as well.

Mine is actually the briefcase. I would just inquire for the other dimensions if theyre not listed. Although I thinj I remember the duffle being 20 inches long.
post #5387 of 5981
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Originally Posted by snapehead View Post

Hmm very interesting. Do you happen to have a link to the listing? I'd be very interested in exploring further. Thanks so much

Snapehead, that listing has expired. But do a search on "RJL LTD" and a couple of other bags pop up.
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Gambit - I have the all-tan Heritage Sportsman.  BEST bag I've ever had - just so versatile and perfectly sized for a one night overnight trip.  (or for carrying a gun and ammo to the range, or for carrying bottles of whiskey to a party - don't ask me how I know this)

 

I got mine from Filson directly (or perhaps Amazon, not sure).

 

it's the one bag I have that I'll never get rid of.

post #5389 of 5981
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Originally Posted by 4strongwinds View Post

In weight it might be similar, but in durability it is not. I looked at the 24 hrs bag (former 72hrs) and the tin cloth looks good, it will age quickly and nicely, the cover cloth is a nice soft cotton inside, but i shyed away from it because i worried about how fast it will wear. I've had Barbour jackets in a similar fabric, they're great but they do fray within a season or two at the cuffs and at the friction points. For me the point of a filson bag is partly in the twill and its strength over time. I really liked the 24hrs bag, and the 48 duffle looks very similar, but they look too light to me for repeated use, unfortunately (or fortunately for my wallet).

That's unfortunate to hear. I really like the way the 48 looks, but if it's going to wear quickly then that's a deal breaker. I guess same applies to the meridian.

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I think the width of the bag is also key. If you have a duffel bag that is tall and narrow (briefcase proportions) like the 48h, it doesn't lend itself as well to packing stacks of clothes with the least amount of folding though it might be easier to walk with. Case in point, the medium travel bag was a favorite for travel because it was wide and square which made packing clothing very easy.

You're absolutely right about width (or depth as Filson refers to it as). The briefcase type design like the 48 I would use those Eagle folders, but if the material isn't up to what it should be then I would pass. Maybe I just stick with my small and medium for now and hope to land the 266 and call it a day.
post #5390 of 5981
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Originally Posted by mgrennier View Post

Gambit - I have the all-tan Heritage Sportsman.  BEST bag I've ever had - just so versatile and perfectly sized for a one night overnight trip.  (or for carrying a gun and ammo to the range, or for carrying bottles of whiskey to a party - don't ask me how I know this)

I got mine from Filson directly (or perhaps Amazon, not sure).

it's the one bag I have that I'll never get rid of.

Everyone loves that bag! Why on earth would Filson move on from such a beloved and well thought out design? Other companies do these things and it's kind of frustrating. If it ain't broke don't fix it right? Also, it's perfectly reasonable to carry whiskey in style to a party. Paper bag? We're not animals!
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I think the one I have is still active.  I have model 70073.  I think Soletrane and others have the 70266.  Here is a shot of my Heritage Sportsman at a Paris train station.  (not a great pic, admittedly).  

 

It definitely has more "tin cloth" which is their lighter weight material, but I've used it nearly weekly for about 8 months now and it's held up very well.  I have it here in a hotel with me today as I'm on the road right now.  

 

Let me know if you'd like to see more pics of how it's wearing.  

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Originally Posted by gambit402 View Post

Everyone loves that bag! Why on earth would Filson move on from such a beloved and well thought out design? Other companies do these things and it's kind of frustrating. If it ain't broke don't fix it right? Also, it's perfectly reasonable to carry whiskey in style to a party. Paper bag? We're not animals!

The heritage bag is actually the successor to the 70266... Main issue with the old 70266 is you wouldn't want to fill up the exterior pockets too much (as you could very well do) as it'll hang away from your body making it quite unwieldy to move around.

This link would probably clear your confusion: http://filsonfan.com/?s=sportsman

I had that issue too when I had it fully packed back when I had the bag and I also recall many posters in this thread praising the new heritage version (although I do like the look of 266 better) and the 70266 wasn't too popular back then (say 1+ year ago). Just search for sportsman in this thread and you'll get lots of hits.
Edited by letsi - 12/12/15 at 10:05am
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Originally Posted by Samir View Post

I have the 256 in black with the grey Harris Tweed. It gets a loooot of compliments, but I was thinking about getting a 257 for more space anyway.

Black and olive does match to a certain extent. Depending on your body build, the 257 might look too big on a small build person (i.e. which would be me at 174 at 130pounds) The 257 looked like it was carrying me instead of the other way around. Well, off it went for a Tan 256 biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

Large duffel is way too big imo. I bought one and packed for my wife and I for a weeks stay in mn. When I got back I asked Filson if they would credit the bag if I bought 2 med and they were super nice about it. Very happy with the med.

 

Super nice is an understatement.  You're very fortunate to have had them allow you to exchange it after using it.  

post #5395 of 5981
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Originally Posted by mgrennier View Post

It definitely has more "tin cloth" which is their lighter weight material, but I've used it nearly weekly for about 8 months now and it's held up very well.
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The whole bottom part of the new sportsman is indeed tin cloth, but it's layered on top of a twill layer. It will wear but just as an outter layer not the main material.
I'd be curious to see how it ages if you can take pics, i've had mine just fora couple of months.
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Originally Posted by mgrennier View Post

I think the one I have is still active.  I have model 70073.  I think Soletrane and others have the 70266.  Here is a shot of my Heritage Sportsman at a Paris train station.  (not a great pic, admittedly).  

It definitely has more "tin cloth" which is their lighter weight material, but I've used it nearly weekly for about 8 months now and it's held up very well.  I have it here in a hotel with me today as I'm on the road right now.  

Let me know if you'd like to see more pics of how it's wearing.  


If you have some additional pics that would be great, would love to see the wear on this. Looks like you have the tan/otter combo?
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Originally Posted by letsi View Post

The heritage bag is actually the successor to the 70266... Main issue with the old 70266 is you wouldn't want to fill up the exterior pockets too much (as you could very well do) as it'll hang away from your body making it quite unwieldy to move around.

This link would probably clear your confusion: http://filsonfan.com/?s=sportsman

I had that issue too when I had it fully packed back when I had the bag and I also recall many posters in this thread praising the new heritage version (although I do like the look of 266 better) and the 70266 wasn't too popular back then (say 1+ year ago). Just search for sportsman in this thread and you'll get lots of hits.

That's what I kind of got the impression of after reading through a lot of pages (waiting for my tires to be changed). Im afraid the button closer would get on my nerves and I liked the monotone color scheme.
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Any thought on the small Pullman? I wish it came in navy, but it looks like it would be a good functional piece that's easier to carry as it's not too wide. Maybe even the 258?
post #5398 of 5981
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

Super nice is an understatement.  You're very fortunate to have had them allow you to exchange it after using it.  

Well that's why people buy Filson and where the money is going to quality isn't a priority now... AE and Filson has the same CS strategy I guess... Awesome customer service strategy but someone's paying for it.
post #5399 of 5981
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Originally Posted by gambit402 View Post

If you have some additional pics that would be great, would love to see the wear on this. Looks like you have the tan/otter combo?
That's what I kind of got the impression of after reading through a lot of pages (waiting for my tires to be changed). Im afraid the button closer would get on my nerves and I liked the monotone color scheme.
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Originally Posted by gambit402 View Post

Any thought on the small Pullman? I wish it came in navy, but it looks like it would be a good functional piece that's easier to carry as it's not too wide. Maybe even the 258?

Am afraid I can't give more feedback since I never owned the heritage version before.

I'll choose the small Pullman over 258 if it's for baggage purpose. If you are going to use it more for daily carry the 258 might make sense for periodic baggage load. Also the navy twill always felt less substantial than the Tan and olive counterpart but Filson has always insist they are of the same weight *shrug* I'll take the small Pullman in Tan but that's just me.
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The Sportsman 266 has definitely become more popular post-discontinuation. I remember many preferring the medium travel bag due to the greater capacity. However, you don't get the Sportsman for max capacity, IMHO, you get it when you want a small duffle with a lot of organization.

To me, the bulbous side pockets are a non-issue. Fill them if you want max capacity or leave them half filled if you want a more streamlined look. You choose. The side pockets also have very handy compartments to store small items plus a key strap AND behind the zippered pocket itself is an additional "secret" place to store things. It is pretty remarkable. i travel transatlantic a good deal - I can't overstate how much I like having a place for everything from loose change (open end pocket) to my cell phone (stash pocket) to my charger (side pocket). None of that typical rummaging around to find something. And my emergency change of clothes stay all very neat and unwrinkled in the middle compartment due to the dividers which stops the clothes from shifting around.
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