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Has anyone ever used this product on Filson bags? 

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Is the 256 ideal for a daily commute carrying a dish aprox 6in x 6in, 3-4in deep? Along with misc items, mags, phone, keys, water, wallet, etc?

 

Thank You

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Originally Posted by Demosthene View Post
 

Hi everyone,

Long time lurker here, I finally managed to get the money and a good plan to have a Filson briefcase transfered to me from an adress in US to France (as Filson prices here are crazy).

Question now is : Where to find the best online deal for a 258 briefcase in Navy ? 

 

The 258 would be my second briefcase with my now 4 years old every day carry 256 in Tan. The 256 would stay my everyday bag. And the 258 will become a travel companion when I have to stay overnight for work. I intend to fill it with the mandatory computer, cables, 1 packing cubes of clothes and some small stuff.

 

To respect the thread's subject, here are some pictures of my 256 that has been home-rewaxed a few weeks ago and is begining to recover to my clumsiness in the process;

 

 

Practically speaking, I understand the value of wax to renew the water repellency - and major props to you for trying - but frankly, I haven't seen a pic yet of a home wax job that made me want to follow suit.  

 

On one popular Filson blog site, an extremely heavy-handed wax job seemed to have left the briefcase simultaneously looking shiny, oily and dirty.   It was praised on the site, but to me, served as more of an endorsement for benign neglect being the best course of action for care and maintenance of a Filson 256 or 257.   At the end of the day, of course, to each his own.

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Practically speaking, I understand the value of wax to renew the water repellency - and major props to you for trying - but frankly, I haven't seen a pic yet of a home wax job that made me want to follow suit.  

 

On one popular Filson blog site, an extremely heavy-handed wax job seemed to have left the briefcase simultaneously looking shiny, oily and dirty.   It was praised on the site, but to me, served as more of an endorsement for benign neglect being the best course of action for care and maintenance of a Filson 256 or 257.   At the end of the day, of course, to each his own.

I could not agree more. If I had to do a waxing again, I wouldn't.

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Originally Posted by wickid View Post
 

Is the 256 ideal for a daily commute carrying a dish aprox 6in x 6in, 3-4in deep? Along with misc items, mags, phone, keys, water, wallet, etc?

 

Thank You

You will have no problem fitting these in a 256.

However, the thickness of the dishes if exceeding 4inches will show when in your bag. Not a problem though.

 

Enjoy your Filson ride.

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I was sure of myself and buying a 258 but now I doubt, facing the 48h duffle, which could be more adapted to what I intend to do with it.

 

Question is : How durable is the Tin cloth ? I intend to keep this bag for the next 30 years. I know the twill would do the job perfectly. In your opinion, will the tin cloth be as durable ?

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Tin cloth is nowhere near as durable as the twill, unfortunately
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Tin cloth is nowhere near as durable as the twill, unfortunately

That was my reason not to get the 72 hrs (now 24) bag. It looked perfect but for the tin cloth. I like the fabric but it is much thinner and was not going to wear as well as the twill and for me one of the point of a Fison bag is its durability. Tin cloth is great for jackets, For bag it seems more of an aesthetic and weight gain than a practical solution.
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Originally Posted by Soletrane View Post

 
Practically speaking, I understand the value of wax to renew the water repellency - and major props to you for trying - but frankly, I haven't seen a pic yet of a home wax job that made me want to follow suit.  

On one popular Filson blog site, an extremely heavy-handed wax job seemed to have left the briefcase simultaneously looking shiny, oily and dirty.   It was praised on the site, but to me, served as more of an endorsement for benign neglect being the best course of action for care and maintenance of a Filson 256 or 257.   At the end of the day, of course, to each his own.
I could not agree more. If I had to do a waxing again, I wouldn't.

Filson do not offer rewaxing of their twill luggage. I only rewax the informal bags, the formal briefcase get sprayed with Scotchguard.

My 232 has been rewaxed a couple of times now and there is some sheen where the bag repeatedly rubs against itself and other things, which I can see some people not liking. On the other hand rewaxing does help darken the faded material and does help with water repellency.
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Has anyone ever used this product on Filson bags? 

I have used other scotchguard products on my briefcases without problems.
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There's a set of five navy bags for sale on eBay (MTB, MFB, BP, etc.).

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I would like to know how the older Filson style 110 fit compares with the Seattle.

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I would like to know how the older Filson style 110 fit compares with the Seattle.

Moved your post over here @tkwrtr
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My question had noting to do with a bag.

I wanted to know how the old "Style 110' Filson Jacket fit compared with the newer Filson Seattle jacket.

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


Moved your post over here @tkwrtr

My question had noting to do with a bag.

I wanted to know how the old "Style 110' Filson Jacket fit compared with the newer Filson Seattle jacket.

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