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post #511 of 725

A friend of mine who lives in the US called Filson for me and their customer service rep told him that a size Large would fit me better with a 43" chest and broad shoulders.

Another Filson customer service rep finally sent me this via e-mail:

 

"...

 

For your reference, I am including the measurements of the All-Season Raincoat for you:

SPECS S M L

 

 

 

 

 

CHEST 46 49 52

 

 

SWEEP 46 49 52

 

 

NECK 19 3/4 20 1/4 20 ¾

 

 

BACK 32 32 3/4 33 ½

 

 

SLEEVE 35 ¾ 36 ½ 37 ¼

 

 

CUFF 13 5/8 14 14 3/8

 

 

 
Since we do design generously for layering, I do advise that you take your measurements while wearing the clothing that you would normally be wearing underneath this coat. This can help you in the perspective of the space absorbed by the layers.

 

..."

 

 

 

Good to have the measures now, but still not 100% sure which size to choose. I don't want it to be slim cut, but don't want to swim in it either. Both, Medium and Large, seem to be generously sized and not too far away from each other IMO.

 

 

A customer service rep of hanksclothing.com, the site where I probably will order the All Season raincoat and a Medium Tin Cloth field bag from, send me this:

 

"...

 

Sizing is so subjective on these items that we do not offer sizing recommendations other then general help and must disclaim that we recommend caution if ordering internationally as returns or exchanges can be very expensive.

Generally it is always best to err on the size of to Large. This allows you to wear things under the coat if needed. A little to Small and it is unwearable. A little to big it is wearable but a little to big.

 

..."

 

 

I'm doing a lot of sports like surfing, running, cycling, pumping iron (not too heavy, though, don't want to look like Schwarzenegger...) and I think I'll probably "broaden" a bit within the next years, so a size Large might be the better choice?

 

Questions upon questions...

 

Too bad I can't get that coat over here in Germany. Would make it easier and would cost less money to send back if the size isn't perfect.

 

However, will sleep over it and make a decision in the morning.

 

Thanks again for your help, ConcreteFiction!

 

Cheers

post #512 of 725

After re-measuring my chest it's more a 44" than a 43".

Ordered an All Season raincoat in size Large and a Medium Tin Cloth field bag through Hank's Clothing in Binghamton, NY.

Will post up a review and pics as soon as delivered...

post #513 of 725

Since buying Filson stuff from the US is much cheaper than buying in a German Store I just bought another Filson product, the small tin cloth duffle. Even with pre-paid taxes and duties I save $50 on that bag. Filson stuff is pretty expensive over here.

post #514 of 725
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Originally Posted by garsag View Post

Hi!

I'm a Norwgian and will go to New York in February to study for about 3,5 months. And for that I figured out I'm going to need something new to hold my computer, books etc. I have desired a 257 for a long time now, and thought this trip would be the perfect moment to acquire one. So my question is really, where in NY do I get one cheapest? Or is it best to check it out in some store and then purchase online (from filsonguy, for example)?

Thanks

You're better off buying online and having it shipped to you in New York. I don't think I have seen a good deal on Filson stuff at any local stores. A friend just ordered a 257 from Cable Car Clothiers.
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Originally Posted by roots1976 View Post

Since buying Filson stuff from the US is much cheaper than buying in a German Store I just bought another Filson product, the small tin cloth duffle. Even with pre-paid taxes and duties I save $50 on that bag. Filson stuff is pretty expensive over here.

Nice pick. I use mine at least once or twice a week.
post #515 of 725
Finally got my Apolis X Filson up in case anyone's in the market.
post #516 of 725

There's another Filson x Apolis on ebay btw.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300853461646

post #517 of 725

OK, got both the Filson All Season Raincoat and the Medium Tin Cloth Field Bag. Short review, pics later:

 

The coat is a good fit on me in size L (44). It definitely IS generously sized/cut, as the Filson site states. First thought it would be a tad big on me and that a size M would have been the better choice. It's a good fit, though. It's not that this coat fits like a size bigger, but it is very wide, especially from pit to pit resp. the chest width with hugh arm holes. That's for layering. To get a tighter chest fit someone would have to choose a S  instead of a L, while the arms and all would be too short, shoulders too narrow. That coat is definitely not for those looking for a tight fit, metrosexual fitting coat. This is a real outdoor clothing, well made, comfortable and generously cut for more layering and enough space for movement. I really like mine and I'm glad I got one in L. The quality overall is very good. It has classic look to it while still not too conservative looking. I'm just glad Filson does not use any tartan lining and such in most of his jackets/coats. I never liked that. Barbour has that and while the quality might be OK the jackets/coats look too squirearchy like IMO and make me think of British royals and stuff like that. The Filson coat looks classy while representing the working class heritage somehow. That's just my opinion, though, and I know someone else would think differently.

 

 

The bag is really nice, but it has limited space. DIN A4 papers and stuff hardly fits in there, because of the rounded bottom and the narrow opening, making it not the perfect bag for carrying folders, papers to the job. I'll definitely watch out for another, more square bag like the style 240, the small carry on bag, which is a bit wider and has a bigger opening. Anyway, the Medium Tin Cloth Field Bag is very well made, withstands a proper downpour with ease, and looks like it will last for a couple years or longer. I really love it. The nylon straps and the tin cloth make it a heavy duty bag that sure will age nicely.

 

 

Pics to come...

post #518 of 725

Edit:

 

I use to wear a longsleeve t-shirt under my coats/jackets most of the time in winter. No layering, no more jackets and pullovers under it. Just a longslleve and a scarf plus gloves. We have slightyl sub zero temperatures here at the moment and that coat keeps me warm and protects me from the rain/snow and icy winds. Very impressed!

post #519 of 725
reversible dog coat in small.




post #520 of 725
Anybody have any experience with Extra Long version of the Weekender coat. I currently own the Field Jacket in Extra Long, but have never felt that it was long enough. I called Filson today and they told me that the back length of the Weekender in Extra Long size L was 32.75". I found this to contradict what it says on the website as it states that the back length of the non Extra Long version is on average 32" and that the Extra Long version is 1.5" longer.

If in fact the regular length jacket has a back length of 32.75 and the Extra Long version is 1.5" longer, that would be about perfect for me (I'm 6'4"), but if it really is just 32.75", that might still be too short.
post #521 of 725
Bought an Oregon Trail Jacket as a birthday present to myself earlier this month.

My only qualms with it is that I would have preferred a built-in hood that hid in the collar rather than a buttoned hood (hood not included). I also wish there was a zipper in addition to the buttons on the front of the jacket.
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Otherwise I think I am going to enjoy the jacket. Originally I was looking for a field jacket, but I think this almost fits the bill. I plan on using it as my travel jacket as well as something to use during the spring and fall.
post #522 of 725
So I ordered a Weekender to see if it would fit me better than my Field Jacket. I checked the box when ordering from the website that said they could use a recycled box if one were available. I paid the $23.50 for three day shipping. When looking at the Tracking on FedEx.com I could see that the entire package just sat for full day so that they could wait until the third day to deliver it instead of just delivering it on the second day. When I got home from work tonight I picked up the package on my front door. The jacket didn't come in a box at all, but rather one of those plastic FedEx envelopes. The package has a giant tear on the side. I haven't actually had the time to open the item up yet, but when I do I'll take pics of the item in the packaging before I open the package. That way if the item is in anyway messed up, I'll have the proof I need to make my case.

I think I'd be much less upset if I hadn't had to pay such an outrageous shipping cost. Hell for $12 the Post Office will "give" me a box big enough to ship the jacket and they would've had it to me in 2 days.
post #523 of 725
that dog coat is awesome. gotta get two for my boys
post #524 of 725
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

So I ordered a Weekender to see if it would fit me better than my Field Jacket. I checked the box when ordering from the website that said they could use a recycled box if one were available. I paid the $23.50 for three day shipping. When looking at the Tracking on FedEx.com I could see that the entire package just sat for full day so that they could wait until the third day to deliver it instead of just delivering it on the second day. When I got home from work tonight I picked up the package on my front door. The jacket didn't come in a box at all, but rather one of those plastic FedEx envelopes. The package has a giant tear on the side. I haven't actually had the time to open the item up yet, but when I do I'll take pics of the item in the packaging before I open the package. That way if the item is in anyway messed up, I'll have the proof I need to make my case.

I think I'd be much less upset if I hadn't had to pay such an outrageous shipping cost. Hell for $12 the Post Office will "give" me a box big enough to ship the jacket and they would've had it to me in 2 days.

In my experience with Fedex they usually deliver it early if they can get it there early. UPS never delivers before the scheduled date and sometimes after
post #525 of 725
256 and 258 now available in Navy:

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