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post #991 of 3946
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post


Actually I did use 60 grit. Started with 120 but wanted more nap and the 60 provided that. Was a bit nervous but having another identical strap on my Filson flyrod case I had a back out plan smile.gif

 

A lot of Filson items are back ordered this time of year. They get hit hard over Christmas and even the custom shop stops taking orders for a few months so they can catch up. My shotgun case will not ship until sometime next month.

 


60 grit it is, then.  Thanks for the pointer.  The strap doesn't do me much good sitting on a shelf, so I'm not too worried about destroying the pad.  Actually, Filson makes a big deal about how great their product are ("Might as well have the best").  Why do you suppose they ship a strap design that, to be blunt, doesn't do the job?
 

 

post #992 of 3946
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Originally Posted by riton View Post

Finally got my 256 from Cable Car Clothiers !!
It took more time to be cleared by the customs than cross the Atlantic Ocean !

The material is indeed tough and the bag is quite heavy ! Too bad I could not order the handle in time while it was special ordered. Guess I will try to find a handle somewhere else.


Do you recall if you were billed when you placed the order or did they wait until they had shipped? I just want to make sure that they are using the same practice for both our orders. I am still waiting for mine to ship, but was billed three weeks ago.
post #993 of 3946
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Originally Posted by motosacto View Post


Why do you suppose they ship a strap design that, to be blunt, doesn't do the job?
 

 


It does work OEM, but when new is slightly slick yet. And is very thick so it will last a long, long time. Durability is likely the design principle behind it, and simplicity. So it could be considered usable as is. Over time and with wear it grips better. Sanding just ages it much faster. Sure was nice this morning to just throw it on and not worry about it slipping though!

 

post #994 of 3946
Apolis x Filson restocked. Not really worth the premium but the black is super nice:

http://store.apolisglobal.com/event/store.item/itemGUID/e6f653ca-66e0-4a77-b1f0-edf4e348c6d1/
post #995 of 3946
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


Do you recall if you were billed when you placed the order or did they wait until they had shipped? I just want to make sure that they are using the same practice for both our orders. I am still waiting for mine to ship, but was billed three weeks ago.


Ordered mine was from CCC and I was billed at the time I ordered it too. It was not dropped shipped from Filson but came in a box from CCC, they had to order it from Filson because it was not in stock.

post #996 of 3946
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post



Ordered mine was from CCC and I was billed at the time I ordered it too. It was not dropped shipped from Filson but came in a box from CCC, they had to order it from Filson because it was not in stock.

Ugh. Just got a call that I received a package at my billing address that I only visit every couple of months even though it was supposed to be shipped to work. Guess good news is that it is here, bad news is that I will have to go two hours (roundtrip) out of my way to get it.
post #997 of 3946
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Originally Posted by poorman View Post

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Here's a pic of some guy with the otter green briefcase.
I'm not a big fan of the green anymore. I'm glad I went with brown.


Is this the 257? Looks to be about 6" wide...

 

 

 

Looks like those shoes are some form of Alden Indy...

 

post #998 of 3946

Yeah, I may bite the bullet and use the sandpaper.  I've got a multi-tool that will probably help with keeping it controlled so I don't hit/weaken the stitching.  Still might pursue the custom strap from Brookwood though... just to have an option and because I like his work so much.

By the way, the backorder didn't last too long.  Mine is on it's way from The Wharf Online in California as of this morning.  Funny thing too because I only live about an hour away from the Filson factory/store in Seattle, yet my bag is being shipped from there to California and then back north to me.  But, I saved my self a little coin and an unplanned trip to the big City.

 

Dean

post #999 of 3946
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Originally Posted by Bear View Post




Is this the 257? Looks to be about 6" wide...



Looks like those shoes are some form of Alden Indy...


Looks like a 256 to me...and Red Wings.
post #1000 of 3946
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post


It does work OEM, but when new is slightly slick yet. And is very thick so it will last a long, long time. Durability is likely the design principle behind it, and simplicity. So it could be considered usable as is. Over time and with wear it grips better. Sanding just ages it much faster. Sure was nice this morning to just throw it on and not worry about it slipping though!

 



 

 



To do the job (for me), the strap has to a) not break and b) stay on my shoulder. Filson bridle leather is strong, but the shoulder pad is almost designed to slip. I used my shoulder strap for nearly a year and gave up on it in frustration. Seems like it could be an easy fix for them--i'm hoping a little sandpaper will do the job, but wouldn't it be great if they just made one side roughout in the first place?

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the fix. I have a pullman on backorder and if the treatment on my 257 works, and I'll give that shoulder strap the treatment, too!
post #1001 of 3946
I've had a small duffel for a few years now and a 257 for nearly six months. Never had slippage issues with either shoulder strap.
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Originally Posted by motosacto View Post
To do the job (for me), the strap has to a) not break and b) stay on my shoulder. Filson bridle leather is strong, but the shoulder pad is almost designed to slip. I used my shoulder strap for nearly a year and gave up on it in frustration. Seems like it could be an easy fix for them--i'm hoping a little sandpaper will do the job, but wouldn't it be great if they just made one side roughout in the first place?
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the fix. I have a pullman on backorder and if the treatment on my 257 works, and I'll give that shoulder strap the treatment, too!


My next purchase from Filson will likely be a pullman, I've wanted one for years. Might go tan on that one just for tradition and to me the pullman just looks good, especially in tan. If I can carry it on all the time dirt shouldn't be a problem. As long as it isn't over packed sounds like you can usually get by with it as carry on. I'm very interested in what you think of yours when you get it and start to use it. LawrenceMD posted earlier about http://hiltonstentcity.com/ and they have the pullman on sale right now plus 15% off which puts it at just under $300. Picked up a Filson Seattle weight wool vest from hiltons tent city couple of weeks ago, they were one of the only places in the country to still have it in stock.

post #1003 of 3946
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Apolis x Filson restocked. Not really worth the premium but the black is super nice:
http://store.apolisglobal.com/event/store.item/itemGUID/e6f653ca-66e0-4a77-b1f0-edf4e348c6d1/


looks good!will love to have it for work but ya...price is steep..

 

post #1004 of 3946
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Originally Posted by stewartu View Post


I have both the 240 and the 256. I use the 240 as carry-on luggage and really can recommend it.


Thanks for the recommendation..not in a hurry to get yet..guess I'll wait if there's any sale...

post #1005 of 3946
Hi fellow Filson aficionados. I'm looking for two bags for which I hope filson can fill a need.

First is a non-business carry-on for air travel. I normally carry my 256 and occasionally the 257 but would like to add something a little less business case but would like the ability to carry a laptop. For this, I'm thinking of the Sportsman bag. In addition to a laptop, I'd like to carry a mid-sized DSLR (just one attached lens, 16-85mm), reading material and essentials like phone, small notepad, pens, etc. Anybody have pictures of the sportsman bag with some other filson? Preferably along side one of the briefcases as they are so common and easily comparable for size reference.

Secondly, I'm looking for a smaller bag to carry every-day items and the same DSLR and lens but no laptop. For this I was thinking small Field Bag. Same request...anybody have pictures of this one adjacent to one of the briefcases for reference?

I found plenty of images via google search. If anyone's looking for something similar, here's what I found so far:

Sportsman Bag:

272

490

350

467


Field Bag, Small and Medium:

261


490
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