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post #781 of 3972
I carry my pullman with my briefcase. My preference is to carry both bags, by their handles, in each hand when walking. I find it hard to walk with a huge bag on my shoulder...but that doesn't have much to do with the pullman...it pretty much applies to all large shoulder bags. The bag is heavy when packed to the brim, and the shoulder strap is nice, but not as comfortable as the more practical travel bags (tumi, briggs, tom binh, etc.). I love my Pullman, but not because it is light and amazingly practical for travel...I like the way the thing looks, and that is why I use it.
post #782 of 3972
Saw this 258 (model?) out in the wild on my commute today. Can anyone confirm model #?

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post #783 of 3972
looks like a 257 in tan
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Saw this 258 (model?) out in the wild on my commute today. Can anyone confirm model #?
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post #784 of 3972
Thanks. I definitely don't need a bag as big as the 258 then.
post #785 of 3972
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Originally Posted by huskyzealot View Post

I carry my pullman with my briefcase. My preference is to carry both bags, by their handles, in each hand when walking. I find it hard to walk with a huge bag on my shoulder...but that doesn't have much to do with the pullman...it pretty much applies to all large shoulder bags. The bag is heavy when packed to the brim, and the shoulder strap is nice, but not as comfortable as the more practical travel bags (tumi, briggs, tom binh, etc.). I love my Pullman, but not because it is light and amazingly practical for travel...I like the way the thing looks, and that is why I use it.

Thanks, I think I'm set to buy, just need to find the sale...
post #786 of 3972
Thread Starter 
here's a super quick modification that I made to my zippered tote bag:

1. find and extra thin belt from the wife/girlfriend and thread it through like so:

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2. then put the outside handle under the belt - which holds it down so it won't flop around. The belt will become a shoulder strap and the inside handle will become the other shoulder strap.

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3. Now the tote can become a convertible back pack.

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Now your hands are free again.

I've had it like this for a year and there's been no problem with durability and its actually comfortable. the belt tucks into the outside pouch pocket when not in use. I've done this when riding a bike/commuting (no more fugly sport backpack/bike tote), and especially for travel with other luggage.


The above pic was from a Europe trip starting in Prague. The tote bag was my extra carry on. If you've seen one you know its cavernous and can hold tons of stuff.
post #787 of 3972
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My little number.
post #788 of 3972
Here are some pics of a well loved Filson 258 in otter green -- I have it on sale in the B&S.

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post #789 of 3972
After much consideration I am selling my BNWT tan Filson 256 and keeping the 257. Brand new, never used, all tags, first quality, ships in the original packaging and box from Filson. Local pickup in Vancouver is $190 or $200 shipped Canada/CONUS. (Link)

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I posted a review here so I don't feel too guilty about the B&S plug. smile.gif
post #790 of 3972
My 257 chockers. Two casebooks, FRCP, another supplement, and my laptop inside. Emanuel CivPro in the outside pocket.

I had additional holes punched further up the shoulder strap so I can wear it messenger style while on my bike without it flopping around. Works a treat.

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post #791 of 3972
Has anyone had experience with this shop?

http://www.outlandusa.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=256

(Listed also on ebay)

Are this first quality?

Thanks
post #792 of 3972
Hickey Freeman is having their FF sale at this moment (ending tonight actually).
The 25% off code HICKEYFF can also be applied to the filson bags they carry online
http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/mens-bags/
The selection is limited though, only 220s in tan and 252 Leather Field Satchels.
post #793 of 3972
Great thread, looking for a good weekend bag (Fri-Sun) and one for longer trips. I see that the nylon bags get no love. Any recommendations with pics?
post #794 of 3972
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Originally Posted by Islander View Post

After much consideration I am selling my BNWT tan Filson 256 and keeping the 257. Brand new, never used, all tags, first quality, ships in the original packaging and box from Filson. Local pickup in Vancouver is $190 or $200 shipped Canada/CONUS. (Link)

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I posted a review here so I don't feel too guilty about the B&S plug. smile.gif
Great seller here. Would kop if I didnt already have one. Btw, I have both the 256 and 257 and I think you made the right call. 257 holds about 33% more stuff without looking that much larger
post #795 of 3972
Thanks R. You happy with the SNS?
Come on Vancouver, for $190 I will put a brand new 256 in your hands... save me the shipping!
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