Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    It is possible to store them in a dryer place? I don't have they stored anywhere special and I don't have any issue with mildew.
     


  2. GamaH

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    So my 256s are coming tomorrow. I am excited!
     


  3. GamaH

    GamaH Well-Known Member

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    ... aaaaand it's here.

    It's a lot heavier than I was expecting though. But damn, it's so sexy, and smells so good. :happy:
     


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    filson ought to make a fragrance that captures that smell. although it might only be alluring to SF members...
     


  5. Roostertxp

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    Why would they mildew? Where the hell do you store them?
     
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  6. mike134

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    some people actually still use these for camping, fishing, hunting trips. If they get wet, they will often smell mildewy which is very difficult to remove. It's also a huge problem with oil skin clothing.
     


  7. mike134

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    by the way, UV light (from the sun) helps to destroy the mildew smell. Leave your bag in the sun for a few hours, then turn it inside out and leave it in the sun again.
     


  8. Roostertxp

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    My rucksack has been wet many times and has no mildew smell. No odors at all. Sorry pal, but you are wrong!
     


  9. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    It depends where you live. In the Puget Sound area of Wa. State (ironically because that is where Filson is made) it is going to mildew if not stored properly. Even more so West of the Olympic Mountains in the rain forest. And the deep South East of the US. Of course depends how wet and how you store them. But yes if your in the "wrong" area and not climate controlled then they will mildew but so will every thing else.

    I have my new pullman sitting in the garage to help reduce the bright brass to more of a patina due to humidity. Been sitting there for a couple of months with some heavy tiles in it hanging on a hook to help develop a set in the shoulder strap except when I use it. Some places around the country it would be prime for mildew, but not quite enough humidity here for mildew to be too much of a problem. Remember the super bowl commercial for Acura where they go to Baudette Mn. for Winter testing at 20 below? And conclude with if your car can't handle the winter here you don't need a new car but a new place to live? That is where I go to get cell phone reception when hunting that area:

    [​IMG]

    I don't use many Filson bags there because of the damn ATV's and theft, but I also want water proof storage and use dry bags and containers instead. The coolers are to keep food warm and prevent it from freezing, not the other way around. No problem with mildew there LOL. The point about UV is a good one also. I have my Grandfathers waxed cotton hunting pants for busting through brush that are almost 100 years old and when I want to freshen them I hang them out in the sun.
     


  10. JackFlash

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    Obenauf's HDLP or Obenauf's leather oil for Filson straps? I'm sure I can't go wrong with either, but any preferences between the two?
     
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  11. mike134

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    I use Obenauf's LP and haven't had any problems.

    One guy in here was saying he was getting a brownish transfer from his straps on to white shirts, I'm not sure what he was using, but I would avoid that one.

    I think Obenauf's LP pretty much is leather oil, except it releases slowly over time due to the wax substrate.
     


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  13. Roostertxp

    Roostertxp Well-Known Member

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    Anyone selling a used 257? Pm me if you have one for sell.
     


  14. destiny7

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    I received my Filson 256 if anyone debating on purchasing messenger bag I would recommend them. Its very resourceful and also fit in my Apple Mac 13.
     


  15. ap10046

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    We have very humid climate where I live and all my belts, shoes, bags - especially the Filsons, pick up that horrible white mildewy "fungus" very quickly.
    Yes, the sun (and we have a lot of that, too) does help, but you can't store stuff outside..!
     


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