- Jul 25, 2008
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I just ordered a new 258 in the brown color (which, BTW, I really like - tan seemed to get too stained and I never warmed to the green color bags). However, the hand carry straps seem much thinner and less substantial than on previous Filson bags I have owned. Oddly, the rear carry strap is thicker than the front one which is noticeably thinner and feels much less substantial. Even the leather side pieces that the shoulder strap attaches to seem thinner and less substantial than on prior bags. Am I nuts? Has anyone else gotten a new bag recently and found this to be the case? Just wondering if Filson has begun cutting some corners, which would be quite disappointing. Don't get me wrong, I think the overall quality of the bag is fine and will hold up ok but there does seem to be a noticeable difference....