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post #5836 of 5977
Using my medium (old larger version) green duffle right now on a road trip. Usually try to get away with a smaller bag for a trip of only 4 days but this one involves social events so have to pack a couple of pairs of shoes - which are usually the deal breaker for using a smaller bag.

A full medium duffle is not a bag I would want to haul around an airport terminal on a 6 hour layover but it is great for this type of trip. Load it up, easy to pack in car, easy to maneuver in small or crowded hotel elevators or up a flight of stairs, completely unpack, throw the deflated duffle in a small corner of a closet or under the bed.
post #5837 of 5977

I have the same issue with the zippers on my new Filson Original Briefcase - one zipper is smooth while the other is rough and loud.  Are there any tips to make the one zipper smoother?

post #5838 of 5977
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Originally Posted by gtrplyr8 View Post

I have the same issue with the zippers on my new Filson Original Briefcase - one zipper is smooth while the other is rough and loud.  Are there any tips to make the one zipper smoother?

Use a hard wax to lubricate
Edited by milw50717 - 8/24/16 at 10:31am
post #5839 of 5977
graphite dust, ie rub a lead pencil along the teeth and that should smoothen out the action
post #5840 of 5977

Hello there,

 

recently I've become a happy owner of Filson 256 (navy). My desire for this was bag long, but since I live in EU the price was always the problem - almost double to normal price in Filson store.

 

Anyway, I'm new here, but I've been lurking this forum for sometime. And there are really mixed opinions about how to take care of your bag. My OCD won't let me put my lovely bag on ugly floor, I'm periodicly checking if the rain is coming, etc. 

To complete my addiciton I would love to know if it's alright to spray the canvas with some impregnation/water resistant spray for example with this https://www.collonil.com.au/dress-impragnierer-534.html or should I go for something different?

 

Also, would be ok to use this oil for occasional treatment of leather - I've read that that its ok (I know that mink oil will darknen the leather, but that's not a problem to me). https://www.saphirmedailledorshop.co.uk/lotion-125ml.html

 

 

And one last thing. After like 2 months of using it, I've noticed weird white/faded strain (I don't exactly know how to call it) behind the hand straps. I'm including picture and I hope it will speak for itself. Note that second photo is with flash on

 

I'm sorry for any typo you will find.

 

 

post #5841 of 5977
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Originally Posted by Kailo View Post

Hello there,

recently I've become a happy owner of Filson 256 (navy). My desire for this was bag long, but since I live in EU the price was always the problem - almost double to normal price in Filson store.

Anyway, I'm new here, but I've been lurking this forum for sometime. And there are really mixed opinions about how to take care of your bag. My OCD won't let me put my lovely bag on ugly floor, I'm periodicly checking if the rain is coming, etc. 
To complete my addiciton I would love to know if it's alright to spray the canvas with some impregnation/water resistant spray for example with this https://www.collonil.com.au/dress-impragnierer-534.html or should I go for something different?

Also, would be ok to use this oil for occasional treatment of leather - I've read that that its ok (I know that mink oil will darknen the leather, but that's not a problem to me). https://www.saphirmedailledorshop.co.uk/lotion-125ml.html


And one last thing. After like 2 months of using it, I've noticed weird white/faded strain (I don't exactly know how to call it) behind the hand straps. I'm including picture and I hope it will speak for itself. Note that second photo is with flash on

I'm sorry for any typo you will find.
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The fading looks normal and has happened on my olive 256 also.

I use Obenauf's HDLP on the leather of my Filson bags.
post #5842 of 5977

Kailo......

 

That's totally normal and what you're doing there is building up the "patina" which makes the Filson bags so awesome.  

 

My recommendation:  Drop it in some dirt, bang it around a bit, slam it in the car door, let the dog chew it, and let the rain come down on it...

 

That's what the Filson bags are made for, in my humble opinion!

post #5843 of 5977
New Filsons are the ugliest Filsons.
post #5844 of 5977

Almost pulled the trigger on a 24 hour briefcase until I pulled out my 70257. I think the rugged twill ones still look better. The 2 pockets popping out on the twill just doesn't appeal to me aesthetically, but I do like the practicality of it. Still considering the 48 hour duffle, even tho I have the small duffle right now. Still don't like the pocket look, but all the compartments make it appealing when I use it to pack my kids' stuff.

post #5845 of 5977

Yeaah, you are right. I'm overreacting it. And it's true that whenever I saw older Filson they looked more awesome, than the new one.

 

Thanks, Churchill W for recommendation

 

mgrennier and cbfn thanks for such a great statement. It raised my smile.

post #5846 of 5977


I think the small duffle and the rucksack are a perfect pairing for a long weekend getaway.
post #5847 of 5977
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Originally Posted by theboywholived View Post



I think the small duffle and the rucksack are a perfect pairing for a long weekend getaway.

I don't think they I knew that they made the rucksack in Navy.
post #5848 of 5977
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

New Filsons are the ugliest Filsons.

 

Amen to that.... here's my 256 which is a few years old.  Goes pretty much everywhere with me, from construction sites to the office and some travel even.

Great bag and getting better every year.

 

Come to think of it these pics don't do it justice, it's even more stained than it looks like below. Stupid lighting in my apartment washed it out.

Oh well.

 

 

 

post #5849 of 5977
Nice! Looks a bit like my green 257, but I've made it waterproof with Fjällräven's Greenland Wax which made it look even more stained and patinaed. I love it.
post #5850 of 5977

gambit - I agree with you on the choice of the heavier twill.  

 

I have the 24 hour briefcase and I love it.  The extra pockets on the front (compared to the Original briefcase, for example) just make it too damn convenient.  I am always sliding in a water bottle, or my sunglass case in the slots behind the pocket and keep a small camera and other random stuff in the pockets.

 

BUT - the moment they come out with a similar bag with the heavier 22 oz twill, I'll probably buy it the day it comes out.  

 

The lighter-weight cloth on the 24 hour bag is awesome, but just not quite as awesome as the 22 oz twill.  

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