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post #5566 of 5981

Watched "Runner Runner" a few nights ago and I'm pretty sure Justin Timberlake's character was using a Filson MTB throughout the movie. Looks like he just used his real bag in the movie:

 

post #5567 of 5981
Ok. I'll stop with the Meridian pics but here is one more shot of the bag fully packed (5 day business/pleasure trip) in the airplane luggage thing. It is loaded up and fits with room to spare.

It has definitely suffered from some denim transfer from walking through the airport a couple times but this is a sweet bag. Made even sweeter by the heads up from dcg as I was able to snag it for half price.

This bag replaced my medium travel bag and I'd say it's an improvement in every way. (Not the 22oz twill like the MTB - but lighter because of it). The only thing it's missing in my opinion is one more outside pocket for a water bottle or whatever. - and a keychain holder.

If you get a chance, buy it.
post #5568 of 5981

Waxed my small duffle last NYE

Here`s my waxed laptop bag
post #5569 of 5981
Curious. Anyone have an opinion about the black Filson duffle and bags (or own one)?

I was thinking the Filson rustic waxed look is so popular (and copied) at this point that a black Filson would retain the durability but gives it a fresh spin.

Okay, not my choice for camping but for serious business luggage, black has always been popular as it hides grime and grease so well - advantageous for more formal or business settings.
post #5570 of 5981

I wanted a Navy 258 to double my destroyed Tan 256 as a weekender/Overnight-business-trip bag, and because I'm a consistent guy who know what he wants and never change, here a pictures of the used 257 in otter I just grabbed from Ebay.

 

 

As you can see, leather have seen some time. It looks like to be an good old one (assumption based on the un-sewed pockets, the label and the un-stiched shoulder strap design). It seems to have seen a lot of humidity, probably water but no washing machine (no wobble in the zippers). Canevas is in perfect condition and leather needs a lot of care, starting now.

 

257 vs 256. Leather color for reference

 

Starting the first of many conditionning steps

 

Upper part have received some care. Bottom part, not yet.

post #5571 of 5981
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soletrane View Post

Curious. Anyone have an opinion about the black Filson duffle and bags (or own one)?

I was thinking the Filson rustic waxed look is so popular (and copied) at this point that a black Filson would retain the durability but gives it a fresh spin.

Okay, not my choice for camping but for serious business luggage, black has always been popular as it hides grime and grease so well - advantageous for more formal or business settings.

Black is too standard. It lacks the leather/canevas contrast. Like the brown, but more classic & with less aging potential. I would never go for it.

post #5572 of 5981
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Originally Posted by nevadabob View Post
 

More New Filson vs. Old FIlson:

 

New Filson: Duffle - Medium #11070325; 20x13x12; $395

 

Old Filson: Duffle - Medium #70222; 24.25x13.75x11.5; $345

 

By all means identical but for the size and the price. $50 more for 715 cubic inches less; roughly the equivalent of Filson's Original Briefcase #256

 

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re the post above: Looking at the new bags makes me wonder if my Filson obsession will come to an end shortly. There's not much to distinguish the top two shelves' goods from other brands. In fact, if I saw one of those in the wild, I would ask "Is that a Filson?" instead of knowing "There goes another Filson."

 

I think the new medium is a better size, the old one at 24" wide was too big to be a "medium". I would gladly pay more money for the new medium, since they sized it right this time.

 

Does anyone know when the new duffle will be released?

 

Edit, I think the old medium is better looking though, for the new one the vertical leather straps running down the side of the duffle are spaced too far apart. Looks strange.

 

Old:

New:


Edited by ertu - 2/1/16 at 5:54pm
post #5573 of 5981
Agreed, the new medium duffle at 45 linear inches is now a handy size particularly in view of it being sized precisely at the maximum carry-on size for many airlines.

Though I liked the capacity of the old medium duffle. It is a nice size for a checked bag that one can still easily transport on one's shoulder from baggage carousel to ground transportation. I would highly recommend people get one - if they are on the fence - while they are still widely available and often at below MSRP.
post #5574 of 5981

 

 

Hi, new poster here. This thread is an amazing resource and a dangerous temptation! 

 

TL:DR - I like Filson stuff. Do I get medium or large duffle? 

 

Longer version…

 

I’m in Australia. I use a 258 padded briefcase daily, with a modification (more on that below). I have a tan pullman which I love. Also a wool mackinaw cruiser vest and a scout vest. I’m a fan :-). Pictured is the bags hard at work in remote Western Australia. 

 

 

 

 

On the briefcase - I ride a folding bike (brompton). It has a carrier frame for luggage, most of which is proprietary. I really wanted to be able to carry my 258 on it. So, I took out one of the internal dividers and used it to cover the frame, and it now matches pretty well. The frame attaches to the bag using a couple of velcro cable straps. This allows me to remove it in 30 seconds when not required. 

 

 

 

 

I have a question for the assembled wisdom, if I may. I’m about to buy a Filson duffle but am struggling to decide between large and medium. Usage will be for sailing, skiing and general travel, where I’ll be happy to check it in, haul it, and not baby it (unlike the pullman). 

 

My problem is knowing if the medium is big enough. According to the dimensions, it’s a bit larger than the pullman in volume. But I need to be able to get boots, towels and so on for some trips, and on others, a 7-10 days of business and casual clothing - 2 suits, 2pair dress shoes, quilted jacket, jeans, shirts, gym gear. (Electronics and dopp go in my 258). 

 

Will the medium be large enough? Or do I just go with the large and enjoy the larger opening zipper, and more room to find what I’m looking for inside? 

 

Your input is appreciated! 

 

Mark

post #5575 of 5981
Hi Mark,
Great first post and love the pictures. I have used the medium duffle for 10-14 day business trips as my primary (checked) bag and it had plenty of capacity. However, there was no single item that was much bulkier than a pair of athletic shoes or a medium weight sweater. However, if you plan on regularly packing bulkier items like winter boots, sporting equipment, heavy winter outerwear, I would consider the large as it is better to have the extra capacity and not need than need and not have. .

My take on the medium duffle is that it hits a sweet spot between capacity but still being a manageable bag to carry on your shoulder (if necessary)! It is only your mention of using it for winter sporting use that tips the scales in favor of the large.
Edited by Soletrane - 2/4/16 at 1:10pm
post #5576 of 5981

Mark, 

I recently picked up a medium duffle and went on a 4 day trip to the US for a bud's wedding.  I packed it with a pair of Alden boots with trees, 3 crewneck merino sweaters, 2 pair of denim, underwear, socks, tees and two button down shirts and a hoodie.    Suit was in a suit bag so not in the duffle.

I noticed there was still lots of room in the bag.  

Wish I had taken pics.

Hope that helps.

post #5577 of 5981

Soletrane and Canuck - Thank you both. 

 

Soletrane - I agree with you - its the bulky winter stuff that's probably the problem. (Hmm. Get a medium, then later add a small duffle....! ). I think it's hard looking at pictures and dimensions - my Pullman can swallow vast amounts of stuff, and on paper, the medium is volumetrically larger. But of course, in real life sometimes things are different. 

 

At this point I'm with Soletrane - better to have the space and not to need it, than the other way round. But...smaller will be easier to carry and store. 

 

Choice is torment said the Buddha....

post #5578 of 5981
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Originally Posted by speedy611 View Post

Soletrane and Canuck - Thank you both. 

Soletrane - I agree with you - its the bulky winter stuff that's probably the problem. (Hmm. Get a medium, then later add a small duffle....! ). I think it's hard looking at pictures and dimensions - my Pullman can swallow vast amounts of stuff, and on paper, the medium is volumetrically larger. But of course, in real life sometimes things are different. 

At this point I'm with Soletrane - better to have the space and not to need it, than the other way round. But...smaller will be easier to carry and store. 

Choice is torment said the Buddha....

One thing to consider is if you fill up a large duffle it's gonna be heavy as shit. I say get the medium. You have the Pullman if you need to pack more.
post #5579 of 5981
Other things for consideration:
- there is a new medium and old medium duffle, the old version is closer in size to the large than the medium. I suspect it will be discontinued.
- the large duffle is mainly greater in the dimension of length compared to the old medium. Less than 6 inches longer. It is not nearly as big a difference as the small vs medium in size.
- I have taken the medium on a two week winter time business trip as my checked bag and started to wish I had more capacity. And this is without any sports gear or boots. Just cold weather clothing.
- having a large duffle stuffed to 80% capacity (comparable to a medium duffle) will be smaller as this is soft sided luggage. Very different than getting a too big hard sided piece which has fixed dimensions regardless if it is stuffed or empty.
post #5580 of 5981
A new store in San Francisco ...

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... I need to hide my wallet.
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