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You can console yourself with the knowledge that you got all those extra years of use out of your garment bag.

It is interesting to see garment bags decline in popularity so much. I figure it is probably the result of the prevalence of the ‘business casual’ dress code which makes carrying several suits on a business trip less a requirement for most business travelers than in years past. Plus people like the convenience/comfort of modern roller bags vs schlepping a heavy garment bag on one shoulder.

I examined the Filson garment bag at The Rack. They are really heavy duty.
Completely agree. Of my recent group of bags that I got as a bundle, the garment bag was the first to get sold. What a bag though. Couldn’t fault the build quality nor the aesthetics. Just a shame that it’s utility has waned.

You are spot on with your terminology of the sling bag. A fanny pack here has an entirely different meaning!
 

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Just picked this new to me Filson x Burton 2-wheeler to replace my 12-yo High Sierra AT3.

Based upon my initial inspection, Filson provided the twill, zips and snaps to the Chinese manufacturer. The leather bits do not look and feel like the typical Wickett & Craig stock.

If there's interest, I can provide more pictures and additional specifications when I find a little more time to go over it with a finer toothed comb.

This is just my second collab peice. I once owned the Filson x Levi's trucker ... I sold it after a couple of years since I was never able to adjust to the clammy-feel of the waxed canvas.
 

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Just picked this new to me Filson x Burton 2-wheeler to replace my 12-yo High Sierra AT3.

Based upon my initial inspection, Filson provided the twill, zips and snaps to the Chinese manufacturer. The leather bits do not look and feel like the typical Wickett & Craig stock.

If there's interest, I can provide more pictures and additional specifications when I find a little more time to go over it with a finer toothed comb.

This is just my second collab peice. I once owned the Filson x Levi's trucker ... I sold it after a couple of years since I was never able to adjust to the clammy-feel of the waxed canvas.
My brother would’ve loved that bag (two of his fav brands) he’s a snowboarder

Pics of the inside would be appreciated
 

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My brother would’ve loved that bag (two of his fav brands) he’s a snowboarder

Pics of the inside would be appreciated
I think Outside magazine once featured this collaboration. It looked amazing in their photo.
 

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Just picked this new to me Filson x Burton 2-wheeler to replace my 12-yo High Sierra AT3.

Based upon my initial inspection, Filson provided the twill, zips and snaps to the Chinese manufacturer. The leather bits do not look and feel like the typical Wickett & Craig stock.

If there's interest, I can provide more pictures and additional specifications when I find a little more time to go over it with a finer toothed comb.

This is just my second collab peice. I once owned the Filson x Levi's trucker ... I sold it after a couple of years since I was never able to adjust to the clammy-feel of the waxed canvas.
Interesting find. I’d be happy to hear more. I know @OtterMeanGreen was looking for one of these so I’m sure he’d be pleased to get some detail too.
 

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I’ve been using the original heavy (non-aev) tin 256 for the last week and a half. Love it. This is one I’ve kept as mine since 2015 or so. Have the medium and small duffle that I consider mine as well. All bulletproof.
 

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Daily use (briefcase) vs occasional use (medium duffle) I bought both of these in December 2016. Crazy how much the briefcase is changing!
If I didn’t have my bags in front of me, I’d swear these were mine lol. I have a daily 257 that looked just like it ( just waxed today for the first time) and an occasional med duffel that still looks new. Both tan
 

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I've attached more pics of the luggage. It's in really good shape and has no mustiness .. then again, its probably only 4/5 years old (there's no build tag). I picked it up from an American ex-pat now living here in the Toronto area.

Unlike the run of the mill Burton Flight Deck, this Filson variant features the following added touches:
- wool divider
- functional exterior compression straps
- Cobra quick-release buckles (overkill for luggage, but a nod to the overbuilt characteristics of many of our Filson pieces)

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@Kwaker - congrats, that’s a very nice and unusual piece. Thanks for all the extra pics. It looks very well organized inside.

Topic jump - vintage Filson garment dating: do I read this as October 1994? (9410)
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What’s the 3251 for?
 

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@Kwaker - congrats, that’s a very nice and unusual piece. Thanks for all the extra pics. It looks very well organized inside.

Topic jump - vintage Filson garment dating: do I read this as October 1994? (9410)
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What’s the 3251 for?
That’s the right date. I don’t remember when they switched from YYMM to MMYY, but the early 90s stuff has the year first.
 

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@Kwaker - congrats, that’s a very nice and unusual piece. Thanks for all the extra pics. It looks very well organized inside.

Topic jump - vintage Filson garment dating: do I read this as October 1994? (9410)
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What’s the 3251 for?
Your Filson garment was produced on September 4, 1910. I believe that C.C. himself may have worn it....
 

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