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post #5626 of 5981
I have an otter 257 I have carried for three years. Still looks new. How do I break this mutha in? Patina??
post #5627 of 5981
Store it outside? Repeated exposure to direct sun and rain will cause most material to age much more quickly.
post #5628 of 5981
Store outside? Wouldn't that make it smell bad? Love the bag but wonder how long to loosen it up. Handles and canvas still very stiff.
post #5629 of 5981
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Originally Posted by Roostertxp View Post

Store outside? Wouldn't that make it smell bad? Love the bag but wonder how long to loosen it up. Handles and canvas still very stiff.
Unless you live in permanent rainy places, natural sunlight usually deodorizes stuff not the other way around. Been using the otter bag regularly for 2 years and it has nice rusty bronze hue. I am guessing leaving it on direct sunlight will fasten the process.
post #5630 of 5981
Roostertxp,
If you leave the bag in a permanently damp place, it may get moldy. However, if the pattern of exposure matches what the bag would get with heavy outdoor use - exposure to sun and heat some days; rain or snow others - it should age. I have a leather jacket that accidentally got a nice fading in my attic just from exposure to bright sunlight through a small window.

I know from changing from city life to suburban one, my clothes, shoes and bags get a lot less wear as the are mostly in the protective environment of my car.
post #5631 of 5981

Thanks for the advice mgrennier and milw50717. Bit the bullet and went ahead and got the 24-hour in otter green!

 

One question on the nature of the tin cloth. The Filson website says it is oil finished but is it meant to be actually greasy? I left the bag overnight on some paper towels and this is what I saw the next morning.

 

You can see the rectangular outline of the bag. The "V" shaped lines on the right are from the front pockets not being fully expanded.

 

post #5632 of 5981
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

Unless you live in permanent rainy places, natural sunlight usually deodorizes stuff not the other way around. Been using the otter bag regularly for 2 years and it has nice rusty bronze hue. I am guessing leaving it on direct sunlight will fasten the process.
Can you post a pic of yours?
post #5633 of 5981
I gave it to my brother and moved on to tan 257 but sure I will ask him to take a couple snaps. smile.gif
post #5634 of 5981
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Originally Posted by Roostertxp View Post

I have an otter 257 I have carried for three years. Still looks new. How do I break this mutha in? Patina??

You must baby yours. Mine is patinaing more than I want, faded brown spots, etc.

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post #5635 of 5981
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

You must baby yours. Mine is patinaing more than I want, faded brown spots, etc.
Yours looks great. I love that look.

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post #5636 of 5981

This thread has been very educational - I received a graduation gift of a 257 in otter green back in December, and also got the small and (old) medium duffles in the same color for travel.  Last week I got the small tin cloth duffle bag in Tan for the gym.  Found it on eBay new for $90, and honestly I am very impressed with the bag for the cost.  I am happy to know that in these 4 bags I have all of my bases covered and won't have to purchase anything new for many years.

post #5637 of 5981

I have a friend here in town selling his tin cloth medium duffel, brand new, for $100, if any of you would like a proxy! I have no affiliation or will make no profit from it, just passing along a good deal.

 

http://www.filson.com/tin-cloth-medium-duffle-bag.html

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Another day in the office
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Got some work done to the rolltop bag. 

post #5640 of 5981
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Originally Posted by Mikhail100 View Post

Thanks for the advice mgrennier and milw50717. Bit the bullet and went ahead and got the 24-hour in otter green!

One question on the nature of the tin cloth. The Filson website says it is oil finished but is it meant to be actually greasy? I left the bag overnight on some paper towels and this is what I saw the next morning.

Sounds about right. That is the difference between the oil finish and the dry finish.
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