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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 ;-)
@speedy611 congrats on the purchase looks like you’ve got some great bags there! Appreciate the detail you gave to describe the conditions as well. I don’t think you would have any issue getting Filson to fix that XL in my experience. The one issue I can see is they might deem it easier to replace vs repair. So that’s always a risk, I’ve been able to work with them and come to agreement before hand that we would talk about replace vs repair before any action was taken if they felt a repair was not worth the effort.
 

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@speedy611 congrats on the purchase looks like you’ve got some great bags there! Appreciate the detail you gave to describe the conditions as well. I don’t think you would have any issue getting Filson to fix that XL in my experience. The one issue I can see is they might deem it easier to replace vs repair. So that’s always a risk, I’ve been able to work with them and come to agreement before hand that we would talk about replace vs repair before any action was taken if they felt a repair was not worth the effort.
Thank you. Yes, it’s an interesting one - if they wanted to replace I’d have to think about that. Either way it’s not a bad situation to be in!
 

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OK folks, several posts coming up. Feel free to skip ahead if you aren’t interested!

Last week I was browsing facebook marketplace, which here in the UK is used as a local classifieds site, and is a great resource. This is a bad habit and can lead to a lot of ‘what if’ questions.

To my astonishment, there was a new post matching my ‘Filson’ search. 4 bags being sold as a bundle. For the not very much amount of about $70 per bag. For you US based bargain hunters, this isn’t all that unusual perhaps, but here, it’s unprecedented in my experience.

So, negotiations ensue, postage is arranged and these things show up yesterday. I knew approximately which models I was getting, but the photos were a little blurry, and the build tags not shown. I was told the bags were about 8 years old, and I could see the older style ‘might as well have the best’ tags, plus what looked like YKK zips. Seller was an assistant for someone, knew little about the bags, or their rarity in this market.

Here’s what I saw after unpacking the parcel

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Thus:
Garment bag 270 08/05
Large outfitter 239 11/06
Large rolling duffle 283 07/06
XL rolling duffle 284 06/05

Overall, condition is very good. Twill is soft and doesn’t smell. Leather is good, with russet colours coming through where scratched. A few areas on the twill with small marks that can be removed with a little TLC.

I guess I didn’t really buy these to keep all of them, but figured if I could sell one or two I’d be break even.

I’ll comment on each in some posts below.
That’s an interesting haul and very cool that you have the old Filson gear.
 

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Here’s the 239 large outfitter. I’d never seen one of these in the flesh, but heard about them. Wow. It’s a beast, both in size and construction. I had initially thought from the seller pic that this was an MTB, but then saw the side zip pockets and a tell tale zip puller down below. So it had to be an outfitter, but didn’t know if it was the regular or large.

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A very square, handsome bag. Of the 4 this is the most likely to be kept.

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Yes, that’s RW 877 with lots of room to spare in the base compartment. The inner fabric dividers are missing I think, because there are studs where they might have gone.

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4 big YKK zips on this thing.

A padded shoulder strap was included and it’s hard to be sure, but it seems absolutely brand new and unused. It might be a replacement.

Would I use this? For large car carry, yes. It’s a good shape for a car trunk - more efficient and boxy than my large duffle. I will test pack both to see which holds more.

I have a talon version of this bag in tan. It’s a total beast. I’ve checked it on numerous flights and has nothing but some darkened fabric to show for it. Love it.
 

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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.
It also has got the zipped internal pocket, but not the flap covering the main compartment. I feel it makes it stand out from the other duffles that way, so I don't miss it.
I have returned my (only recently updated) Rolling carry-on bag as I've come to the conclusion that no European airline would accept it as carry-on...Quite an oversight on Filson's part, I feel.
Coming from a guy who just travelled all over Europe with a rolling carry on as a carry on, it fit the requirements of Aegean Air, Jet 2 and Easy Jet without a problem. Size was never an issue, weight was more my concern as most of the EU airlines limit to 10-12kg. Anyways, not sure where you came up with the rolling carry on not being a carry on in Europe as this was not my experience at all. I even measured for each to make sure it was fine so I’m positive on this one.
 
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Speedy611, an interesting haul! Definitely would keep the Outfitter - collectible and I could see it being a nice and unique piece for weekend trips via car to the country. Having a dedicated place to put muddy or sandy footwear or even wet swim trunks is super handy.

I realize the rolling xl duffle needs repair but it is intriguing as there are definitely times when I have needed to carry a lot but the resulting weight and size is just too unwieldy to hand or strap carry for any practical distance. The question I would have is how it maneuvers with the length and relatively narrow wheelbase i.e. is it prone to tip over when being pulled? Probably the regular rolling duffe is a good size already (and in better condition) so it might be the keeper for me. Especially if it’s as least as big as the old ‘medium’ duffle which I have found easily big enough for two plus weeks for me.

The garment bag is useful for carrying formal clothing (like uniforms or tuxes). But I have had pretty good success with lighter suit carriers when I wanted to minimize wrinkling. This looks like something that might be handy for a very formal wedding out in the country where one needs several changes of clothing. But I can’t see it getting much use otherwise for most people these days. I have noted that each passing year, I see less and less business travelers use full size garment bags like were commonly in use when I was starting out in the workforce.
 

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Has anyone seen any of the new “Mackinaw Red” luggage on the secondary market at a reasonable price yet? I’m considering a small duffle in that color but can’t afford full retail price (and/or don’t want to).
 

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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.
It also has got the zipped internal pocket, but not the flap covering the main compartment. I feel it makes it stand out from the other duffles that way, so I don't miss it.
I have returned my (only recently updated) Rolling carry-on bag as I've come to the conclusion that no European airline would accept it as carry-on...Quite an oversight on Filson's part, I feel.
For the most part, airlines (except perhaps Lufthansa or other German-based airlines) aren't too finicky unless your luggage is grossly over-sized or there's a problem. I travel a fair bit and my 22" bag hasn't been a problem on my international flights, though mine are mostly to Asia, though I traveled quite a bit in Europe last year. I don't usually get to fly in premium cabins :(
 
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Coming from a guy who just travelled all over Europe with a rolling carry on as a carry on, it fit the requirements of Aegean Air, Jet 2 and Easy Jet without a problem. Size was never an issue, weight was more my concern as most of the EU airlines limit to 10-12kg. Anyways, not sure where you came up with the rolling carry on not being a carry on in Europe as this was not my experience at all. I even measured for each to make sure it was fine so I’m positive on this one.
Travelling from Belgium and having considered 3 airlines; Brussels airlines, Ryanair and KLm. For each one of these the rolling carry-on's dimensions exceed the limit.
I've eventually chosen KLM after taking the Thalys to Amsterdam and used my small rolling duffle, which is smaller than the rolling carry-on.
The small rolling duffle even, did not fit into the overhead compartiment when fully packed, but I was lucky enough to store it hnder the seat.

I only know one of your airlines;easyjet. They have got a good reputation regarding luggage, so it's possible. Nonetheless, Brussels Airlines, KLM and Ryanair are major players and you shouldn't get your rolling carry-on in their airplanes if you check the allowed dimensions.
 

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Travelling from Belgium and having considered 3 airlines; Brussels airlines, Ryanair and KLm. For each one of these the rolling carry-on's dimensions exceed the limit.
I've eventually chosen KLM after taking the Thalys to Amsterdam and used my small rolling duffle, which is smaller than the rolling carry-on.
The small rolling duffle even, did not fit into the overhead compartiment when fully packed, but I was lucky enough to store it hnder the seat.

I only know one of your airlines;easyjet. They have got a good reputation regarding luggage, so it's possible. Nonetheless, Brussels Airlines, KLM and Ryanair are major players and you shouldn't get your rolling carry-on in their airplanes if you check the allowed dimensions.
Ryanair is garbage. Haven't flown KLM in many years and never flown Brussels. I guess I shouldn't be surprised they're on the stricter side of things.
 

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At a local fishing store today I stumbled across a Filson Tote I’m not familiar with... originally $400 they have it marked down to $225 until tomorrow, then it goes back to $299.

Anyone seen this thing before? I kinda want it...View attachment 1225105
I ended up stopping back by my local store and they ended up marking down the bag further to $170... for that price I couldn't pass it up. I've been carrying it to work for the last week and I absolutely love it. It's got great internal organization, a spacious main compartment, perfect sized water bottle pockets on each side... my only complaint is that it can hold so much that it can become very heavy if I'm not mindful of overfilling it.

I'll post some pictures of the interior when I get a chance.
 

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I ended up stopping back by my local store and they ended up marking down the bag further to $170... for that price I couldn't pass it up. I've been carrying it to work for the last week and I absolutely love it. It's got great internal organization, a spacious main compartment, perfect sized water bottle pockets on each side... my only complaint is that it can hold so much that it can become very heavy if I'm not mindful of overfilling it.

I'll post some pictures of the interior when I get a chance.
That’s a nice bag at a great price Woods. How does the canvas feel compared to twill? Is it thicker? I’m assuming it’s not waxed/impregnated like the twill, so will age differently.
 

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Has anyone seen any of the new “Mackinaw Red” luggage on the secondary market at a reasonable price yet? I’m considering a small duffle in that color but can’t afford full retail price (and/or don’t want to).
The red duffle caught my eye too. Thought it might look really good faded with the Nantucket Red color. Plus I like the honey colored leather. MSRP is more than I wish to pay too. Especially since I already have an old Talon era small duffle in tan.
 

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