- Jan 15, 2014
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My small field bag taking a well-deserved rest from its many trips in Dresden, Germany
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Here is a fully stuffed LTB. Hopefully not the last picture (still waiting for American to locate it after last night’s flight).MTB arrived yesterday. I really like it a lot. More then I thought I would, in fact. I'll try to take some pictures of it with my VP Weekender and share them here very soon.
I don’t think many people pay attention to other people’s luggage. But when they do, I tend to get comments expressing admiration for the (1) bag itself; (2) how compactly I am packing; (3) how strong I am to carry a bag without wheels. All good. Not that I care too much as I use Filson entirely as a personal stylistic preference since It just feels right. Just like I prefer using a DSLR to my iPhone. Or chinos rather than slacks. Or a dive watch to a dress watch. Lace-ups to loafers. Or an SUV to a sedan....
Interesting that they are using this leather on a lot of the FRD bags. It’s strange in that it almost has a waxy feel to the outside. It’s also 1.5 times as thick as their ‘normal’ bridle leather. I’m sure it will darken with age but I’m curious how the finishing process was different on this leather.
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I am a big fan of mine, but don't really have too many occasions to use it as in its name is good for two nighters. I did bring it along for a seven day trip, but it was more an auxiliary bag for my Osprey 60 liter duffle.I am looking at getting the 48h duffle, missed out on the one sold by speedy611 a few pages back, so scanning eBay and other sources at the moment.
The style of this bag if fantastic imho, but I'm having some concerns regarding the material. I have a couple of 22-oz twill/canvas bags, and one tin cloth backpack (model #017). I feel that the latter is not as rugged and durable as the twill bags. It's like it gets worn at the "wrinkles" of the cloth. The softer twill does not show this wear at all. I do not use my tin cloth backpack a lot, but I really like its appearance and functionality. Would perhaps use it more If I felt that its material was more durable. Am I exaggerating or have you tin cloth bag owners also observed this?
I have the 48 hour and have traveled quite a bit with it. I've had it for about two years now.I am a big fan of mine, but don't really have too many occasions to use it as in its name is good for two nighters. I did bring it along for a seven day trip, but it was more an auxiliary bag for my Osprey 60 liter duffle.
I have not had any issues with the tin cloth as of yet, but you are right it is less rugged than the twill and I have worn out holes in the latter. The used tin cloth backpackI picked up also has tears near the drawstring from wear and tear, so your concern regarding tin cloth is not unwarranted. I would still recommend the 48-hour though. It's great with all of its pockets. I like it so much I am on the hunt for a 24-hour to daily carry instead of my 256 or leather field satchel.