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Anyone ever 'modified' a Filson Small Duffle to give it more structure?


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Jan 20, 2015
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Does anyone have any ideas on how to give a Filson Smal Duffle more structure?

I love this bag and how it looks but:

1. It looks completely unstructured and just like a heap of cloth when empty or anything less than 3/4 full
2. When it does get 3/4 full it becomes quite substantially heavy.

I've had some ideas of maybe sewing some reinforcement structures around the sides or bottom of the bag etc. but not sure how it will turn out. Was wondering if anyone here has ever tried/ventured into doing something like this.

I've did a minor modification already of sewing velcro strips on the inside compartment of the bag so that I can keep stuff securely in there, and that has worked very well for me so far!

Would appreciate any input at all Thanks!

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