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 Senior 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
     


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    I wish the bag came with the handgrip.
     


  3. Crane's

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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 Admin Moderator

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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.
     


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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.
     


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    Send it back to Filson and have them install one.

    Fo FREE??
     


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    Fo FREE??

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




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


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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.
     


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    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.
     


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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?
     


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


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