Originally Posted by Stripes
Large Briefcase/Computer Bag - http://www.filson.com/product/index....entPage=family
This bag looks to have more than enough room for everything I need, and would probably be my first choice as of right now. If I bought this bag, I would probably just buy a smaller bag for casual use.
I suppose I could always for the Robert Geller Fall '08 Large Calfskin Backpack.
Any opinions on these or suggestions of other bags would be greatly appreciated.
Originally Posted by Crane's
I'm an affiliate member of this site and the largest Filson Flagship dealer in the Midwest. Here's the deal. Call the store at one of the numbers in my sig, mention you're from Styleforum and get 30 percent off that computer bag.
That's a good deal on the Filson 257!! +1 for Crane's - that store is awesome.
I have a 257 and like the bag alot. It's a little big for "casual" use (though I use it for that in addition to work and school use), but accordingly has lots of space for a macbook and textbooks. You might want to get a slim sleeve for your macbook though or things could get a big crowded.
It's also nice that the bag has handles, so you can carry by hand instead of over-the-shoulder if it's really heavy/uncomfortable. The quality of the bag is excellent, it really looks like it will last me for life. And, I'm not too concerned about getting it dirty because it just adds character to the canvas. The only negative thing I would say about the bag is it's a bit heavy because the canvas is so thick (22 oz. I believe), so the bag by itself (when empty) weighs about 3 pounds.
This is certainly a bag that will be suitable for professional use down the line as well imo.
And...you can always get a smaller #240 (medium field bag) for casual use too!!