Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LawrenceMD, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. althanis

    althanis Senior member

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    I took a piece of large grain sandpaper and just did a single swipe across, and then again to create a crosshatch pattern in the leather; that helped the get some grip, because otherwise as you've said it slips off too easily.

    However, I should warn you that carrying these sorts of heavy things on your shoulder isn't recommended. My right shoulder can handle the weight a lot better than my left, which means I have more muscle on that side. It can also mess up your back.
     


  2. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    This. I do it to all the pads on the straps of my Filson bags.

    Posted a quick how to back last year in here. I sand the whole thing but avoid the stitching. It works very well. I also hang them when I first get them at night with heavy ceramic tiles in them from a hook for the first couple of weeks. It helps put a curved set in the strap and pad.


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  3. Brooks

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    Can anyone post pictures of their 232 medium field bags? I went through the thread and there aren't many pictures of them. I'm considering getting one of these and would love to see what yours looks like.
     


  4. milw50717

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    Some images from da web


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  5. Brooks

    Brooks Senior member

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    Thanks mil. After talking to Crane's and seeing these pictures I realize I need the small field bag but I want the medium one. I'm considering if I should just get both... :)
     


  6. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Always size up :)

    You'll always find additional things to put in the bag.
     


  7. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    Go to filsonfan.com for more reviews.
    There's field bag vs carry on discussion.
     


  8. Brooks

    Brooks Senior member

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    That's what I keep hearing! :)

    I also know myself that i will at times need a bigger bag. The thing I'm concerned about the medium are the times when I'm not carrying so much stuff. I don't want to be carrying such a big bag for only a wallet, phone, keys and some small notebooks.
     


  9. Brooks

    Brooks Senior member

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    I just went there and the very first thing on the page is: Review: Filson Field Bag 232

    Is this a sign that I should buy one? :D
     


  10. Salad

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    I sent mine back and it was received there on the 7th and I got it back today, so exactly 2 weeks. They told me it would be as long as up to a month but I think they say that to lower expectations. Really glad I went with brown and the 256 vs. the 257. I have a larger bag so I didn't need extra room. Now that I have it I can say the leather grip is a must.
     


  11. jasonleb1

    jasonleb1 Senior member

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    Well, I got the 30% off coupon but it doesn't apply to the Levis Trucker. [​IMG]
     


  12. brokeassp

    brokeassp Senior member

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    30% off where? joe`s?
     


  13. Brooks

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    30% is pretty sweet. As far as I can tell Joe's is doing 20%
     


  14. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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  15. Brooks

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    Thanks for the link mil. I was hoping it was going to apply to the 232 but sadly, no. Still sounds like a great deal though.
     


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