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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LawrenceMD, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Mujib

    Mujib Well-Known Member

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    Uh oh. I wish I had ordered the travel bag.
     
  2. Xericx

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    i posted this a while ago but here are some of my medium travel bag pics. I've used internationally as a carry on...and a bunch of times domestically. but when its completely full to the brim it doesn't fit in a sizer so well but I've never been stopped...just kind of a second glance by a gate agent (it was on thanskgiving eve though where they are on the lookou):

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    Those are early pics when I first got it....I have been using it more recently for casual travel so hopefully breaking it in more.
     
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  3. iDoc

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    I wholeheartedly agree with everything below.

     
  4. Mujib

    Mujib Well-Known Member

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    How does the Pullman compare to the travel bag? Does it work as a carry-on?

    Will BB allow me to exchange the large duffle and pay the difference (sale price difference) for the Pullman or travel bag when they become available again?
     
  5. SaddleSC

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    The Pullman is a very nice bag also, although it has a completely different layout than the travel bag. It opens flat and uses retention straps inside to hold folded clothes down as you close it. I find the medium travel bag to be more versatile (for the items I carry) due to its top-open layout. When I owned the Pullman, it was great for folded clothes, but it made packing loose or oddly shaped items (toiletry kit, souveniers, etc.) a little more difficult to contain.

    I prefer the medium travel bag for my purposes, but the Pullman is certainly another great option if you tend to pack a lot of folded items:)
     
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    Some of us don't like the exposed Harris Tweed under the straps. I've seen it in person though and it is nice, but I don't like the Harris Tweed under the straps. The Filson rep also showed me the Harris Tweed totes they did for Unionmade as well as an Indigo 256 or 257 with saddle tan bridle straps. I would rather get one of those.

    http://www.unionmadegoods.com/UNIONMADE_Indigo_Filson_Large_Briefcase_In_Indigo_6727.html

    http://www.unionmadegoods.com/UNIONMADE_Harris_Tweed_Filson_Tote_in_Dark_Olive_7625.html

    http://www.unionmadegoods.com/UNIONMADE_Harris_Tweed_Filson_Tote_in_Olive_7626.html
     
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  8. deem

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    Damn you, SaddleSC. After reading this, I went and ordered the medium travel bag as well lol. The more I look at pics, the more I think I'll end up agreeing with you on the medium travel bag. I guess I'll have to wait for both to arrive and I see them in person.
     
  9. Mujib

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    That was you? I saw it reappear and then quickly disappear on the site.

    I made the mistake of placing my order through the store sales associate. He apparently waited a long time to place the order, because he called me more than five hours later to tell me the bag is no longer available.
     
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  10. rinard

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    Strongly considering a 256, but I'm curious about one thing -- just how narrow are the end pockets? Would they fit a standard plastic water bottle, for instance?
     
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    just ordered large wheeled duffel in tan, gonna complete trifecta of wheeled duffel....
    anyone know the item# for extra large wheeled duffel? I'll try to ask the SA if he can get those instead of the large one..
     
  12. Winston S.

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    Not possible in my opinion. You'd be lucky to fit a few pens in it.
     
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  13. SaddleSC

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    Haha...you will not be disappointed:) It is a fantastic bag...congrats!
     
  14. SaddleSC

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    Definitely not possible...they are extraordinarily narrow on the 256.
     
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  15. Liquidus

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    You mean the outside end? You can definitely put water bottles in there...
     
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    You mean the outside end? You can definitely put water bottles in there...
     
  17. Winston S.

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    I think we're talking about the ends where the d-rings are for the shoulder strap.
     
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  18. Brooks

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    Like the others have said you're not going to get much in there. You can probably get a few more things in a 257 but definitely not a water bottle or can of pop. All I've got in mind is a reflective leg strap for when I ride my bike and a hacky sack.
     
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    Hey Mujib, sorry if that was me. I thought there was one still available after I checked out, but I could have been wrong. When I decide on a bag, I'll pm you before returning it to see if you are still interested.
     
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  20. Mujib

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    No problem. I was just kidding.
     

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