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post #5776 of 5981
I got this bag recently. I've not experienced any of the wax rubbing off onto things. Remember that the back of the bag which goes against your body isn't waxed.
Overall I like the bag a lot. The tin cloth is really characterful. The zip side entry and removable sleeve are useful. Overall capacity is good - larger than perhaps might be expected from the dimensions. It's a classic Filson product - unfussy and functional. I have Filsons 232 field bag, 258 computer bag, large duffle and Pullman so think I have a reasonable basis for comparison. Hope this helps.
post #5777 of 5981
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Originally Posted by speedy611 View Post

I got this bag recently. I've not experienced any of the wax rubbing off onto things. Remember that the back of the bag which goes against your body isn't waxed.
Overall I like the bag a lot. The tin cloth is really characterful. The zip side entry and removable sleeve are useful. Overall capacity is good - larger than perhaps might be expected from the dimensions. It's a classic Filson product - unfussy and functional. I have Filsons 232 field bag, 258 computer bag, large duffle and Pullman so think I have a reasonable basis for comparison. Hope this helps.

Thanks for the info! Are the straps comfortable considering they are just a piece of leather with no padding? Speaking of the leather, how is the leather quality of those straps?
post #5778 of 5981
My straps were quite stiff at first but have softened up quickly. They are comfortable - quite broad and supportive. Quality is excellent - leather is thick and increasingly supple.

I've basically set a length that works over my jacket / largest clothing item and just leave it at that. Somewhat to my surprise I don't feel the need to re- adjust them all the time as you might with a modern sliding buckle. There is some lesson here somewhere about the value of "progress"...
Part of the attraction for me of Filson gear is the simplicity and "putting up with" in exchange for character, durability and quality.
post #5779 of 5981

177itch: That's a nice looking bag.  Makes the "tote" look less like a tote and more of a great carry-on bag.  I hope Filson's listening!

 

Or - perhaps I'll buy myself a tote and send it to you for the "upgrade!"

post #5780 of 5981
I'd love to modify another one!
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Originally Posted by mgrennier View Post

177itch: That's a nice looking bag.  Makes the "tote" look less like a tote and more of a great carry-on bag.  I hope Filson's listening!

Or - perhaps I'll buy myself a tote and send it to you for the "upgrade!"

I'd love to modify another one!
post #5781 of 5981
Was their another giant price increase? I saw the small duffle at $350, the zip tote at $195, the open tote at $170...maybe it was quoting in Canadian dollars???
Edited by Soletrane - 7/6/16 at 4:04pm
post #5782 of 5981

Soletrane, you are correct.  Seems like everything went up substantially...I guess to offset the sale price savings.  The small field bag went from $185 to $250.  I guess I will be shopping the secondary markets now.

post #5783 of 5981
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Originally Posted by Soletrane View Post

Was their another giant price increase? I saw the small duffle at $350, the zip tote at $195, the open tote at $170...maybe it was quoting in Canadian dollars???

 

Yep. Everything just took a big jump in price. The Tin cloth backpack I wanted went up $90 and the Field satchel went up $105. Pretty outrageous. 

post #5784 of 5981
The jumps are huge - surely not reflected in increased wages of people who actually sew the luggage.

As a point of comparison, on ebags.com with their 20% off July 4th sale extended to midnight tonight, I can get the same small duffle for $228 (vs $350).

I don't really want or need any more Filson luggage since I am covered for any possible travel scenarios - but a part of me still wants to buy pieces before all the prices go up everywhere.
post #5785 of 5981
Golly! Filson's margins must be huge right now. It is onviously buying lower quality leather and subbing cheaper tin cloth for twill whenever it can.

The last few bags I've purchased, I've looked for made-on dates in 2013 (other than the twill carry-all I just snagged at the sale). That seems to be safe enough.

It's funny, I told my wife while flipping through the most recent magazine that the items I'd earmarked weren't even made by Filson - a beer growler and a lantern.
post #5786 of 5981


Only had the rucksack a week but walked packed full about 5 miles and love it. Feels good and will get better as it forms to my shape. What more can you say.
post #5787 of 5981

Issue resolved. Can delete this post. 


Edited by jesses - 7/10/16 at 7:46am
post #5788 of 5981

48 hour duffel, torn between the otter green and the navy. I wear jeans mostly. Probably getting the OG 

post #5789 of 5981

I had a 24 hour bag in Navy.  That Navy is beautiful.  Refined.

 

The otter is awesome too but more in a woodsy, outdoorsy way.  Either way is great!

post #5790 of 5981

I just got my first Filson 256 in navy. Absolutely love it. I got it found eBay with good discount. However, I found the tag on the bag is in black, which is very different from the ones I see (commonly in white). Is it a new tag, or is it possible the bag is fake? Thanks.

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