- May 28, 2019
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I have the 48 hour and have traveled quite a bit with it. I've had it for about two years now.
I've had no concerns with the wear and tear on the tin cloth. Mine is holding up very well and is in great shape.
I've also had the 24 hour bag (which is basically the same bag, just smaller) - it was also a great bag but I did notice a bit more wear and tear on the corners of that bag along with the front pocket zippers not being as sturdy as the traditional Filson super-strength zippers (it was actually the fabric around the zippers that failed on mine - Filson took care of me though). Each of these issues were caused by my daily carry of the 24 hour bag - the 48 hour bag will just get a lot less use. Even if you travel a ton, there is no way it will go through as much wear and tear as any daily carry bag.
I can't recommend the 48 hour bag enough. I think it's one of the most well-designed bags that the modern Filson company has produced.
There are some real purists on this forum who will only do the thicker twill bags. I have a lot of respect for them and their wants, but trust me, the 48 hour bag will suit you VERY well for years and years and years.
The only risk of you hanging out on this forum is that the desire to buy the next and the newest (or maybe better said as the 'oldest') bag on this forum is very addictive. That desire will undoubtedly be stronger than any risk of the 48 hour bag failing.
You have been looking for the draftsman weight for years! Did you find the playing card case and the pen case?I finally went ahead and put my stuff on the bag list...but only the ones I use! Well, only the ones I remember. BTW, I'm looking for a Whidbey Carry-all if anyone has one laying around. That, and no price is too high for a Draftsman Weight - my last Filson bucket list item.
Thanks OMG! I ended up finding one a few months back but ended up selling it after I got it... just not enough cold weather here in TX to justify having two of them!@woodsjw thought about you when I saw this. Might be one size too large though
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Very nice bags. Filson has got a good rolling luggage assortment. It's only too bad that none of their rolling luggage is truly carry-on, except for their now discontinued Small rolling duffle when not full, which I have and like a lot.Lastly, the regular rolling duffle. No damage on this on, thankfully.
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Handle works well, and patina on the leather patches is nice
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Both this and the XL have these zipped internal pockets. They almost seem to work better when laid flat across the top of your stuff, which might make sense for quick access to smaller / important items
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I could see us using this as a family hauler - it’s not so huge as to be untenable, but is definitely a capacious bag. For all those reasons it’d probably sell well too, especially given that new here it’s about £600!!
So, if you made it this far, thanks for reading. Any advice or suggestions as to what to keep and what to sell (or offers...) is welcome! It’s going to be hard to justify my large duffle and pullman - and outfitter and 2x rolling duffles.
Finally - @OtterMeanGreen - I hope I haven’t induced you into an OG coma ;-)
I've contemplated buying such a garment bag on sale. Until I saw how big it really was (would be too heavy for me with shoes and shoe trees included) and some reviewers said the hanger holders were not shut tight.270 Garment bag.
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This feels like a US army issue uniform carrier somehow. It’s as very nice, overbuilt piece, but I guess feels a bit outdated in shape. It would swallow a lot of stuff I think, and the shoe pockets on the inside are neat. I think the buckles on the bottom are in the wrong place - surely this is where all the abrasion will occur?
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Shoulder strap is missing on this one. I wouldn’t mind keeping this - be a fun way to show up to a black tie country weekend with my tux. And given that happens about once every 5 years, I guess I’ll probably sell this one.