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Does anyone have any info on the Filson/Apolis Activism bag?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by WhoKnewI, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. unicornwarrior

    unicornwarrior Well-Known Member

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    Context has it up for pre-order.

    pre-ordered it from Mauro.

    Can't wait to buy this baby and use her for school
     
  2. Chip

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    I wish the bag came with the handgrip.
     
  3. Crane's

    Crane's Well-Known Member

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    I wish the bag came with the handgrip.

    Send it back to Filson and have them install one.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    The cheaper bag is also made by Filson.

    So I think you are saying this bag costs more than the same Filson model because this bag uses Ugandan cotton which costs more because the Ugandan workers are paid more than the workers who makes Filson's cotton (and maybe the Ugandan cotton is also better for some other reason since you say they "source the material based on quality"). I have no idea where Filson gets its "tin cloth" cotton, but I have no reason to doubt you about which workers are better paid.


    How does the Uganda fabric compare to Filson's standard 256 fabric? Comparable durability, weight, stiffness, etc? Also, any ideas on how the color will fade with time?

    The normal 256 material is waxed 22 ounce cotton twill.
    The price difference is due to this item being a limited number custom run.


    The FilsonxApolis collaboration is made from a 17 ounce fabric, iirc from my conversations with Raan Parton (the designer at Apolis), and is also softer than the usual 22 ounce fabric. The material is more expensive than the usual 22 ounce cotton twill, and is not something that Filson has in house, nor is it the standard weight or construction, so as Carl (Crane's) implied, it requires reconfiguring the production line for a very limited run. I imagine that because of the difference in the weight and stiffness of the cloth, the tension in the machines have to be reconfigured as well. 17 ounce denim is pretty sturdy. It's probably not as indestructible as the 22 ounce cloth, but it will stand up to anything that would not shatter your laptop.
     
  5. Crane's

    Crane's Well-Known Member

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    Once we get these in I'm going to snag one. I like the bag, the concept behind it and it's limited availability.
     
  6. Chip

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    Send it back to Filson and have them install one.

    Fo FREE??
     
  7. Crane's

    Crane's Well-Known Member

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    Fo FREE??

    It's not free. If I heard it right it costs ten bucks.
     
  8. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    Crane's Well-Known Member

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    Robin, we have 8 or 9 of these coming and all but one will be for sale.
     
  10. pdsf

    pdsf Well-Known Member

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    It's not free. If I heard it right it costs ten bucks.

    That's what it says on the Filson site. It says "installed for 20 bucks" so I guess the 10 bucks is for the handgrip only.
     
  11. kidtwist91

    kidtwist91 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a bag like this but it is out of my price range. Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheaper alternative? Thanks.
     
  12. g transistor

    g transistor Well-Known Member

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    The normal Filson briefcase.
     
  13. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    were these supposed to get to retailers by now? or was it they were being shipped from apolis by the 15th?
     
  14. robmar19

    robmar19 Well-Known Member

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    I just need some money and i will definitely buy this joint... in retailers now? www.the189.com
     
  15. KC5

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    were these supposed to get to retailers by now? or was it they were being shipped from apolis by the 15th?

    Based on some of the blogs and websites I came across, I was under the impression the retailers would have them from Filson by now (somewhere between 8/1-8/15). I don't think I've seen anything anywhere showing anyone having them yet, so it's possible your assumption is correct. Hopefully everyone gets these things soon, and we can have our bags in the next week or so!

    (I know I'm just speculating here - hopefully one of our sponsors/retailers can chime in.)
     
  16. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    they are running toward the end of the ship window. I think they wil ship for Apolis on the 15th and get to most retailers by the 19th.
    I would imagine context , krane , and myself getting ourstuff around that time.
     
  17. dunkin

    dunkin Well-Known Member

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    grrrr
    I was just told that apolis act. doesnt expect to get the bag until beginning of september which means pre-orders probably wont receive them until around mid-september....

    anyone care to confirm?
     
  18. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    that is not cool. i hope you r dead wrong haha
     
  19. KC5

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    that is not cool. i hope you r dead wrong haha

    +1. I could have wasted that money on something else in the extra month!

    (...if you're right, that is)
     

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