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post #5596 of 5603

Ok i understand. A 34oz heavy clothes small duffle would be great :-)


Your thouhts about the 073 are probably right. Better waterprofness is always a good point and when laying on the ground it makes perfectly sense to cover that part with the thin clothes. On the other hand, I will use it mainly indoor, in the car, train, airplane. In the gym, office, plane my biggest concern is always the ground, because you teare it, squeeze it rub it. So the bottom and the edges have to be built really strong for my purpose. At the end I have no doupt, that the 22oz rugged twill also is a coverage against rain and wetness in general.


The last thing is, do you know how the black 22oz rugged twill ages? I mean, I've seen many pictures from vintage tan and otter green twill. I'm curious how the black twill's patina looks like after 3-5 years.

post #5597 of 5603
Originally Posted by snapehead View Post

In light of the decrease in quality for increased price, does anyone have any opinions on the bags from Vermilyea pelle?


I bought a VP bag recently, and the quality/craftsmanship is outstanding. Highly recommended.


Check out their Instagram 

post #5598 of 5603
Sightsofsounds, thanks for sharing the Instagram link. You can see the quality of the materials in the pics. The day bag is interesting - can serve as a carry-on bag on a plane and a briefcase (work) or tote (play) at your eventual destination.
post #5599 of 5603

Has anyone purchased a Filson from seller rustic_gear on eBay?  Are their bags legit? I'm looking at purchasing another 70220.  


Thanks in advance.

post #5600 of 5603
Have not purchased one personally but I've heard feedback in this thread couple years back that it's legit then. nod[1].gif
post #5601 of 5603

Re: black twill, never seen a pic of an old black twill Filson piece.   Generally, there aren't as many in circulation and they haven't been produced for all that long.   I assume with enough use and exposure to sun, they would fade into grey-black, but don't know for sure.


Re:  Ebay, there's a reseller who always has the medium duffle at a way below MSRP price with a best offer option.   With the medium duffle (old size) poised to possibly discontinue, it's always a temptation.


Re: Vermilyea Pelle, a few people have bought VP here, but haven't seen any of the typical online reviews or the obvious Filson H2H comparison here or anywhere else unfortunately.   The leather certainly looks great in the pics - and the canvas looks heavily waxed in some models.  If they had the design I wanted, I would be tempted.

post #5602 of 5603

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on Filson's 48 Hour Duffel?




I have a Filson Laptop Bag at the moment and I am quite fond of it. However, I often go on business trips and would like something where I can fir my laptop into as well as a change of clothes, and toiletries too.

post #5603 of 5603

Kevin24,  if you're looking for an overnight carry-on type travel bag for business to put a change of clothes, toiletries, power cords and a laptop the 48H duffle seems perfect.   The only criticism that some might levy against it is that I think it is made from the lighter 15oz tin cloth rather than the heavier 22oz twill and has the fabric strap rather than leather one.  


I have also seen travelers use the zipped tote (ref 261) similarly though it's a simpler, smaller piece but like the briefcases, the 48 hour duffle, it also has that narrower, taller configuration which works well for carrying laptops, files books and other business items.

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