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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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!
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.
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....