Originally Posted by infinity8
...I am considering a purchase of the Filson 256 bag...But the colors looks so much different, are they really the same?
Originally Posted by matstyleku
yes, those are tan, it's just the lighting. In person, I personally think it's closer to the second picture.
You'll notice that throughout this thread, the colors vary significantly. As stated above, it's simply the lighting, white balance settings, monitor variations, etc. While the second pic you posted above is pretty accurate, it will also lighten over time. The color in the following images is also fairly accurate (on my monitor). It's a 257 with 10+ years of use. I picked it up at ebay and the zipper had a small tear (but still closes). Filson wouldn't repair the bag with an X'd out tag but they sent me a replacement zipper for free so I could have it replaced locally. The pics were taken before I cleaned it and conditioned the leather. It's clearly pretty thirsty in these photos but really came back to life with some Obenauf LP.