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What do you typically use the small field bag for? I'm about to buy a brand new vintage era piece just for the strap and am contemplating on selling it off to recoup some costs or just keeping it. Not really my style but I guess I could grow into liking it. Just not sure what I could possibly use it for considering the size.
I have two of them, use one as the dog walking bag, to carry water for me and dog/ bags to pick up poop from neighbors yards, some dog treats and clicker, stuff like that. The other is my "fishing" bag, small plastic containers with some lures/leaders/hooks, it has room for a couple of tools, like pliers and knife. The smaller size and oval opening limit the size of things that can be carried, but they suit my purpose(s)
 

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Ah gotcha, that's helpful. Guess I should just wait till it arrives and see. The only other thing I could see it being used for in my case is leaving it in one of my vehicles with some tools like jumper cables and what not. Seems like a big waste though. Thanks for the input!
Medium field bag works better for vehicle bag (jumper cables, etc) small is just too small (I have tried)
 

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Medium field bag works better for vehicle bag (jumper cables, etc) small is just too small (I have tried)
This is good to know, thank you for this. I just bought a truck and am thinking of which bag will best suit my needs of cables, straps, etc etc.

anyone using anything other than a med field bag? I was thinking of just using a small duffle but wouldn’t mind something that would fit under the rear seat, although that’s a richer fit (2020 GMC Canyon)
 

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This is good to know, thank you for this. I just bought a truck and am thinking of which bag will best suit my needs of cables, straps, etc etc.

anyone using anything other than a med field bag? I was thinking of just using a small duffle but wouldn’t mind something that would fit under the rear seat, although that’s a richer fit (2020 GMC Canyon)
Small duffel would be nice, maybe a 24hr bag (can put LOTS in it)
 

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Small duffel would be nice, maybe a 24hr bag (can put LOTS in it)
Ah! A 24hr could work, and I have a tan one that isn’t in use I was considering selling. This would be a great since its thinner than the small duffle. It may even fit under the seat. Can you really fit a lot in one?

I have a brown small duffle also that I need a use for but it’s probably just going to be a family ‘use where needed’ bag.
 

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This is good to know, thank you for this. I just bought a truck and am thinking of which bag will best suit my needs of cables, straps, etc etc.

anyone using anything other than a med field bag? I was thinking of just using a small duffle but wouldn’t mind something that would fit under the rear seat, although that’s a richer fit (2020 GMC Canyon)
sportsman works well
 

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Ah! A 24hr could work, and I have a tan one that isn’t in use I was considering selling. This would be a great since its thinner than the small duffle. It may even fit under the seat. Can you really fit a lot in one?

I have a brown small duffle also that I need a use for but it’s probably just going to be a family ‘use where needed’ bag.
One can fit a ton of stuff in a 24 hr bag (well maybe not 2000 lbs) but a LOT of stuff. It would easily hold jumper cables/first aid kit/some tools/flares/zip ties/tape (stuff I carry in my car)
 

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I have two of them, use one as the dog walking bag, to carry water for me and dog/ bags to pick up poop from neighbors yards, some dog treats and clicker, stuff like that. The other is my "fishing" bag, small plastic containers with some lures/leaders/hooks, it has room for a couple of tools, like pliers and knife. The smaller size and oval opening limit the size of things that can be carried, but they suit my purpose(s)
Very helpful! That actually did cross my mind on using it for fishing. Currently using a plastic compartment box that does the trick so we'll see.. It would actually make the perfect mountain/road bike bag now that I think of it lol. I haven't been back on a mountain back for years but this might be a good excuse to start up again.. Thanks for the input~!
 

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Does anyone have any experience with the Rugged Twill Ranger Backpack - the one with fabric closure straps, not leather?

I am looking for a back pack for short day hikes or family outings and this one is on sale at Filson right now.
 

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Very helpful! That actually did cross my mind on using it for fishing. Currently using a plastic compartment box that does the trick so we'll see.. It would actually make the perfect mountain/road bike bag now that I think of it lol. I haven't been back on a mountain back for years but this might be a good excuse to start up again.. Thanks for the input~!
Like this? (Not my pic)

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One can fit a ton of stuff in a 24 hr bag (well maybe not 2000 lbs) but a LOT of stuff. It would easily hold jumper cables/first aid kit/some tools/flares/zip ties/tape (stuff I carry in my car)
I have packed the 24 with a few items, and I think it’s going to be the key. Thanks for the lead on this one. Also, it’s nice to use a bag I already have
 

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I have packed the 24 with a few items, and I think it’s going to be the key. Thanks for the lead on this one. Also, it’s nice to use a bag I already have
I use one of my 24hr bags as a "pool bag" to go to my son's house (pool in back yard) can put all the drinks I want to take, towel, Huggies, cigars, flip-flops, towel, plus anything else I need. It's a great bag. I have another one that is my go to work "briefcase", but I'm not going to work at the moment, so it sits there, just waiting.....
 

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I thought I would try to do my part as a new member here and post some pictures. I recently bought a 256 Original Briefcase from one of the discount sellers on eBay.

I own several pieces of Filson clothing, but this is my first bag. Having read through a good section of this thread I know there is an ongoing discussion about the quality of the leather over the years.

I am quite happy with the leather on this particular bag. It was not dry or stiff feeling when I got it although I did apply some Obenauf's LP.

The backside of the shoulder strap is smoother than the hand strap and creases/wrinkles less when bent the opposite way. In the pictures below the hand strap is on the left and the shoulder strap is on the right.

I would love to hear your thoughts/comments.

Best,
Matthew

Front Side of Straps


Back Side of Straps


Reverse Bend


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