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post #631 of 4139
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Originally Posted by chenzhongbi View Post

My order status changed from "processing" yesterday to "void". The pending payment has been released too.
It sucks.

I'm starting to think that they let me slide just because it was a tote and not a 256 or anything more expensive.
post #632 of 4139
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Originally Posted by hymo View Post

The old ones seem to turn a deep chestnut. The new ones do not. I'm 99% sure the leather on the new ones are corrected grain. This is a 15-year old bag.

and you've concluded this how? Did you put your 6-month old bag from Context and put it into a time machine forward 15 years?
post #633 of 4139
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Originally Posted by raptorrapture View Post


I'm starting to think that they let me slide just because it was a tote and not a 256 or anything more expensive.

Possible. Or they noticed a large influx of filson orders with discounts since you posted here. They probably had already processed your order at that time, but decided to cancel all the new ones.
Anyway, I need to turn back to Crane's. They told me over the phone today a new shipment of 256s will be in this month.
post #634 of 4139
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and you've concluded this how? Did you put your 6-month old bag from Context and put it into a time machine forward 15 years?

You're stupider than I thought.
post #635 of 4139
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Originally Posted by supermidget View Post

got my 256 from an extremely unlikely place, nordstrom rack, albeit at an great price ($80). so far am loving the brown. i've been wondering about anyone's experiences with filson's warranty and how they honor it. any stories?

I bought a well used 257 via ebay and it had several yrs of wear but was structurally sound. The only significant damage was a 1" length of the zipper that came unstitched. I contacted Filson to inquire about repair (at my cost) but because it had an X'd out tag, they would not repair even for a fee.

I asked them to provide me the correct dimensions/size of the zipper so I could source a replacement and have it repaired locally. Rather than provide dimensions, they simply mailed me a replacement part. It took a few months but a new zipper eventually arrived. It was a pleasant surprise and a great example of excellent customer service.
post #636 of 4139
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Originally Posted by hymo View Post

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and you've concluded this how? Did you put your 6-month old bag from Context and put it into a time machine forward 15 years?

You're stupider than I thought.

Since you're the guru around here, please enlighten us....
post #637 of 4139

It is great to hear about the excellent customer service!  I can't believe that still exists today!  still scratching my head about how popular this bag is though!

post #638 of 4139
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Originally Posted by entrero View Post


Since you're the guru around here, please enlighten us....

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post #639 of 4139
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Originally Posted by hymo View Post

I really am beginning to think that Filson has changed the leather on their bags. The old ones seem to turn a deep chestnut. The new ones do not. I'm 99% sure the leather on the new ones are corrected grain. This is a 15-year old bag.

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That's sound logic. Can you post a picture of a new 15-year old bag for comparison?
post #640 of 4139
Anyone have the small field bag?
http://www.filson.com/products/field-bag-small.70230.html

If so, how does it look in person? I have the medium version and would like something smaller to just carry my lunch and a book, but I'm afraid the small sized one is approaching purse territory. Does Filson carry another in-between alternative?
post #641 of 4139
Just placed an order yesterday for a Filson Red Label navy blue zippered tote. Now I just have to wait until 10/17 for them to arrive. If the bag looks as good in person as the pics I will be very happy.
post #642 of 4139
ordered the 256 in brown, again - at full price this time - on New Egg (they have free shipping, Filson.com does not). Hopefully this one actually ships.
post #643 of 4139
Is it not blindingly obvious that the leather is coated with acrylic paint? Full grain leather is only ever dyed. Stained, if you will. Never painted over with an opaque acrylic paint.

I hate to use Louis Vuitton as an example since I am revolted by that brand, but they use full grain leather and they are easy to google for. Notice the waterspots. Notice the transparency of the leather. You're looking at mildly dyed leather, not a thick coat of acrylic paint on leather.
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When oiled, it takes on a deeper hue but the transparency remains:
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Also, the flawlessness of the surface of those Filson leather should tell any idiot that the leather was sanded. My strap is about 1m (I did not measure, just estimated) and the leather has none of the natural creasing common to cowhide. It is actually more flawless than calfskin. Normal aniline dyed cowhide would show a hell lot more "surface interest".

So Filson uses sanded, acrylic-coated leather.
post #644 of 4139
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Originally Posted by hymo View Post

So Filson uses sanded, acrylic-coated leather.

Wait, so is this a good thing or bad thing? As a leather n00b, I genuinely want to know.
post #645 of 4139
my god i give up

what does it matter anyway, the filsons are great bags. i love my 256 and 220.
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