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I can appreciate that sentiment. But I kinda like the idea of using them hard and letting the scuffs and stains come as they may.

Okay, not so much with my tan or smaller bags like my Sportsman but certainly with the 242 and DEFINITELY with the heavy tin moss duffle. I have checked them both for years and they keep looking better (to my eye). The 34oz heavy tin material is extremely resistant to stains and scuffs - it is as incrementally tougher from the twill as the twill is from the regular tin cloth.
I agree on the using them hard, or at least as intended and not having to worry they won't hold up- at least the 264,265 and 266 and small field bag...Mine see rain, dirt, mud, snow some blood and get tossed in the back of the truck or quad, accompany me to the sporting clays range, upland fields, waterfowl blinds and in my opinion look better for it. If they did not hold up i'd have to move on, but with all that hard use I've never had any issue. Every now and then I clean them up and they look great, and twice a year I treat the leather.
 

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I agree on the using them hard, or at least as intended and not having to worry they won't hold up- at least the 264,265 and 266 and small field bag...Mine see rain, dirt, mud, snow some blood and get tossed in the back of the truck or quad, accompany me to the sporting clays range, upland fields, waterfowl blinds and in my opinion look better for it. If they did not hold up i'd have to move on, but with all that hard use I've never had any issue. Every now and then I clean them up and they look great, and twice a year I treat the leather.
I've flown several times checking my talon 239 (XL Outfiller), and it's come out on the baggage belt unscathed every time.
 

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I have the VP Weekender too and I love it, but I’d never check it. It’s strictly a carry on for me!
Can we expect a H2H comparison coming between the retired champ and the hungry contender, woodsjw? 😉
 

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I agree on the using them hard, or at least as intended and not having to worry they won't hold up- at least the 264,265 and 266 and small field bag...Mine see rain, dirt, mud, snow some blood and get tossed in the back of the truck or quad, accompany me to the sporting clays range, upland fields, waterfowl blinds and in my opinion look better for it. If they did not hold up i'd have to move on, but with all that hard use I've never had any issue. Every now and then I clean them up and they look great, and twice a year I treat the leather.
I used to worry much more about keeping my favorite stuff cosmetically pristine when I was younger. But as I grew older, it became much more apparent that most of these items will outlast me and likely end up in the hands of strangers or stored in my grandkid’s attic. So I might as well get as much use out of them while I can. I now think of it as patina-building!
 

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Filson Mile Marker Jacket.

I need some quick advice! I found a Mile Marker Jacket at a local store at a heavy discount. They only have one in stock. I tried it on and the body fits great but the sleeves feel a tad too short... anyone else own this jacket? What are your thoughts? Probably would be fine with a long sleeve shirt under it.... not sure if the sleeves can be taken out at all.
 

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Filson Mile Marker Jacket.

I need some quick advice! I found a Mile Marker Jacket at a local store at a heavy discount. They only have one in stock. I tried it on and the body fits great but the sleeves feel a tad too short... anyone else own this jacket? What are your thoughts? Probably would be fine with a long sleeve shirt under it.... not sure if the sleeves can be taken out at all.
Generally, sleeves taken out will be very expensive, so don't bother with that.

Try the jacket on with a sweater> do the sleeves rest at the beginning of your hand? Then it's fine. Otherwise they are too short.
 

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Filson Mile Marker Jacket.

I need some quick advice! I found a Mile Marker Jacket at a local store at a heavy discount. They only have one in stock. I tried it on and the body fits great but the sleeves feel a tad too short... anyone else own this jacket? What are your thoughts? Probably would be fine with a long sleeve shirt under it.... not sure if the sleeves can be taken out at all.
You could also send us a picture: it's much easier. 🙂
 

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Generally, sleeves taken out will be very expensive, so don't bother with that.

Try the jacket on with a sweater> do the sleeves rest at the beginning of your hand? Then it's fine. Otherwise they are too short.
I’d agree - modifying sleeves is possible but often difficult due to the lining etc etc.

I have long arms and always struggle with sleeve length. Basically I live with it. If the sleeve comes to my wrist bone with arms by my side I consider it “good enough”.

So if the jacket is discounted enough and you like it otherwise then it’s probably worth it.

Pics!
 

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Ok, my 48 hr duffle is for sale in UK / EU. First edition variant with inside stow pockets and leather pull tabs. Excellent condition. PM me for more pics etc if interested!

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Ok, my 48 hr duffle is for sale in UK / EU. First edition variant with inside stow pockets and leather pull tabs. Excellent condition. PM me for more pics etc if interested!

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It's crazy the ebbs and flows of how we feel about our Filson gear. That's a nice one - and probably my favorite Filson travel bag. That said, you now have me thinking of a 242 just to go full retro.

Maybe I'll sell my Medium Duffle (which I also love) and get one. I might be shot if I bring home another Filson bag.
 

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It's crazy the ebbs and flows of how we feel about our Filson gear. That's a nice one - and probably my favorite Filson travel bag. That said, you now have me thinking of a 242 just to go full retro.

Maybe I'll sell my Medium Duffle (which I also love) and get one. I might be shot if I bring home another Filson bag.
Yes. In a perfect world I’d probably keep it. But I don’t like having too much stuff, especially if it’s not going to get used often. Circumstances change too - the 48 was an attempt as a “one bag” solution for 1-2 night biz trips. I don’t do those at the moment, but I do have 3-5 day trips so need more space. I fear too that I’m sliding toward classic Filson more and more. All my bags are now part of the early / original line up, and all twill, excepting the tin cloth large tote.

And just to shift the blame - this is @TinMan3 and @soltrane fault! :)
 

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I have the VP Weekender too and I love it, but I’d never check it. It’s strictly a carry on for me!
The only thing I'd sorta worry about is the handle straps getting hung up on something, but the hardware, leather and materials on my VP briefcase as extremely beefy. No worries about the materials if I was checking a bag of the same build.
 

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