Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Lets make a thread to use to compare the different Filson Bags in their different colors. This way you don't have to do multiple google searches to see whats up and compare. SO PLEASE PUT PICTURES UP OF YOUR FILSON BAGS SO WE CAN SEE THE COLORS/MODELS/POTENTIAL PATINA AND WEAR. THANKS! My dad uses filson bags for lugging around fishing gear. Honestly before I joined styleforum I didn't even know filson made other bags for anything else except for hunting outdoorsman activities. I used to wonder why he'd spend money on those "ugly green tote bags"... lol Thanks to Styleforum now I know that Filson even makes briefcases and travel bags so I ended up buying a 257 large briefcase in brown. Honestly this bag is large enough to travel with (can fit your travel crap and a change of clothes with a laptop). I'll probably end up getting another filson, the 256, to use as an everyday briefcase. [​IMG][​IMG] Natural light brown: notice how the brown is a little monotone with the leather. I like this for a travel bag... but I'll probably end up getting the tan (which has a nice contrast with the leather) for a regular 256 briefcase for regular work use. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] The inside has 3 flaps for organizing with lots of small pockets (some "pockets" actually are hollow through to the bottom). Here there is a macbook (13" computer) bare, with a thick laptop sleeve, and with a huge 7lbs book. I figure the book would represent a change of clothes, dopp kit, and some shoes. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] take note: the macbook with thick sleeve was actually a tight fit. I would use a sleeve with a computer because the huge/robust brass teeth of the zipper would be a scratch danger. Inside the bag they actually include a small padlock engraved with filson logo. Nice touch. [​IMG] After sifting through so many of the threads about filson bags (i.e. which one should i get 256 or 257) I recommend the 257 for those who are going to use it to lug a larger computer (anything bigger than 13"). Also those who plan to bring a lot of stuff: papers/large books/tons of photo lenses ect. This is also a great bag for traveling (and for lugging around a change of clothes. For those who plan to use it as a simple briefcase/day bag and don't want the option of hauling more stuff stick with the 256. Hopefully the brown will wear in well and look even better (like those old green filsons which aren't so "ugly" to me anymore).
     


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    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    here's a post a saw of the 257 in tan: thanks to sf member milosh for the original pics from the post.
    My 257 arrived yesterday and it's great. It looks great and is definitely the right size. I snapped a few pictures today: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I really don't understand why these are so well liked. I mean its just a canvas bag, and for that matter, one I would not be seen carrying while in a suit on the way to work. It may be good afield but otherwise not that impressive really.
     


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    What does it take to be impressive? LV logos plastered all over and a $1,200 price tag?

    Filson has been making top of the line waxed canvas & leather goods for over 100 years and are counted among the treasured possessions of presidents, scholars and captains of industry along with thousands of other discerning men and women in every walk of life.

    I guess you must know something they don't.
     


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    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    i get that you dont really care. i used to feel the same exact way whenever my dad would buy one of these bags for his fishing gear. but the more you look around its increasingly difficult to find simple bags made of canvas that are this robust (the last decades long - kind of robust) And carry lifetime warranty. sure there are jack spade bags amongst others canvas bags, but they fall into a more trendy type of subset where its more style than substance. often the other brands will be even more expensive. here you have bags that owners will often times rather repair than have replaced by the filson warranty.
    I really don't understand why these are so well liked. I mean its just a canvas bag, and for that matter, one I would not be seen carrying while in a suit on the way to work. It may be good afield but otherwise not that impressive really.
     


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    The best part about Filson bags is that they're "just canvas bags."
     


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    Nice pics Lawrence, better than the Crane's and Filson's websites. Now I'm more inclined to buy one.
     


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    Great pics, Lawrence. I'm hoping someone could post pics of their totes and cabin bags too.
     


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    I bought a 258 a few months ago in Tan. My raw denim has really run on the inner side that I carry, but I actually think it gives the bag character. I'll take pics when I get the chance
     


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    I order the Apolis x Filson bag a while back. I should be getting it pretty soon. I'll post some pics when I get it. This is the stock photo : [​IMG]
     


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    Could someone post pics (not stock photos) of either a tote or a duffel bag?

    it seems that the only filsons i see around town are the 257 (which seem to be everywhere)
     


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    I order the Apolis x Filson bag a while back. I should be getting it pretty soon. I'll post some pics when I get it.

    This is the stock photo :

    [​IMG]


    That bag is hot shit.
     


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    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Could someone post pics (not stock photos) of either a tote or a duffel bag? it seems that the only filsons i see around town are the 257 (which seem to be everywhere)
    here's a post i found with the pullman model as well as the ubiquitous 257 in tan. thanks to Fiddy for the pics from the original post. The pullman looks like a great travel bag.
    Ordered the Pullman and 257 from Crane's last week. Both bags arrived today, very happy with both of them... [​IMG] A few shots of the 257... [​IMG] [​IMG] Shown with 15" MBP... [​IMG] [​IMG] And the Pullman... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    The best part about Filson bags is that they're "just canvas bags."


    I see.
     


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