Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LawrenceMD, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. harveyrabbit

    harveyrabbit Senior member

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    Any experiences or feedback on the rucksack? I have typically used my sportsman bag as a smaller, more portable kit than my duffle. I really like the sportsman due the many compartments. But I am looking for something that may be easier to get around with for day excursions. I like the idea of the rucksack for a camera, laptop, water bottle and other sundries, but would appreciate any insights from current or former owners.

    Thanks.
     


  2. Winston S.

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    Did you mean color or bits of the leather? I've never actually noticed either happening, but doesn't mean it's not happening.
     


  3. Winston S.

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    Thesilentist posted this on his tumblr:

     


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    Colour from the leather. I suppose if you're wearing a rather dark flannel underneath, it's not noticeable. But a lightweight button-up or light coloured t-shirt will see transfer from the armpits up to the top of the shoulder.
     


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    lol, I think the guy that said the white scuffs are "white out" is making fun of me. But I think it really is paint transfer from a poorly painted drywall wall.
     


  6. raneym305

    raneym305 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a used medium or duffle in either tan or brown.

    I know I know... I was just criticizing the duffle a couple of weeks ago, but this is a gift for my brother-in-law and he is dead set on the medium duffle.

    If you have one you'd be willing to let go of for a reasonable price or are looking to trade for something, PM me.

    I'm having a tough time finding a used medium duffle on Craigslist and Ebay.

    Thanks alot!
     


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    Which size duffel is best for short trips (weekend...up to a week). Medium or large? I don't really have anywhere to go to compare sizes.
     


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    Worth a PM...
     


  9. raneym305

    raneym305 Well-Known Member

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    I PMed him. He said he'd get back to me after the weekend. Haven't heard back yet. My Bro-in-law's birthday isn't until the first of September, so I'm not on a time crunch.

    I've got a green Large Wheeled Duffle I was going to give him, but he hasn't stopped talking about how much he wants a medium duffle for the last couple of weeks, so I figured I'd try to find one of those instead.
     


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    I had gotten a PM back from huskeyzealot, he wanted $200 for the tan medium duffle plus shipping. You can get a new one for $250 shipped, so probably not worth it to buy used.
     


  11. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Some people think they are worth more used. At least one ebay seller I saw this past week. I am not one of these people.
     


  12. Winston S.

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    +1
     
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    raney,
    Looks like you're in the Seattle area... have you thought about a trip up to the beautiful Skagit Valley (Burlington) to peruse the Filson Outlet? Last time I was in there, they had tons of various luggage items.... can't be sure you'd find the medium duffle though. Might be worth a call ... (360)503-1897
     


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    Thanks to everyone that gave feedback on the rucksak. I tried it on today and found I didn't like how it rode on my back. Disappointing. I thought I might be able to get by with a medium field bag, but I opted out. Bummed I don't have something a bit more portable for my next trip, but I will manage with my sportsmen and new wheeled duffle.

    @raneym305- I have used the medium duffle in the past, but depending on the type of travel your brother-in-law does the wheels may be doing him a big favor. If you have to tote the duffel for any distance, and assuming you aren't in the field, the wheels win.

    -H
     


  15. raneym305

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    Yeah, I checked it out last week. They didn't have any 2nd medium duffles. Everything was vintage. I'll just keep looking around.

    Speaking of the Burlington Store: If there's anyone planning on making up trip up here to the Great Northwest, I highly recommend you go to both the Burlington store and The Flagship store!
     


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