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I have really enjoyed getting to know more about Filson and its history from reading through this thread.

I have a question that may have been asked already, but I could not find anything on it.

The small duffle was numbered 70220. The original medium duffle was 70222. Large was 70223. Extra Large was 70224.

Did Filson ever make a 221/70221? If not, would that have been a better choice for the small, carry on size medium duffle, than 70325 and fit in the numbering scheme since it would be between the 70220 and 70222 in size?
 

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I have really enjoyed getting to know more about Filson and its history from reading through this thread.

I have a question that may have been asked already, but I could not find anything on it.

The small duffle was numbered 70220. The original medium duffle was 70222. Large was 70223. Extra Large was 70224.

Did Filson ever make a 221/70221? If not, would that have been a better choice for the small, carry on size medium duffle, than 70325 and fit in the numbering scheme since it would be between the 70220 and 70222 in size?
To add to this, they could have kept the 70222 in the line up with them as I still feel it has a solid place in my collection of duffles
 

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To add to this, they could have kept the 70222 in the line up with them as I still feel it has a solid place in my collection of duffles
What do you all think about the 223 large duffle? Good for longer trips if not quite filed to capacity so that it’s not too heavy? Other? I’m considering one for longer car trips where I won’t have to carry long distances. not carry through airport, etc. Thanks for your thoughts.
 

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What do you all think about the 223 large duffle? Good for longer trips if not quite filed to capacity so that it’s not too heavy? Other? I’m considering one for longer car trips where I won’t have to carry long distances. not carry through airport, etc. Thanks for your thoughts.
I don’t have a strong opinion as I have 2 smalls, a 222 medium and a 70325 carry on medium. The 222 is more than I need usually, and my FiL has a large and it is just huge to me. That said, I’ll probably get one at some point as it would be nice for camping gear and throw in the bed of the truck.
 

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What do you all think about the 223 large duffle? Good for longer trips if not quite filed to capacity so that it’s not too heavy? Other? I’m considering one for longer car trips where I won’t have to carry long distances. not carry through airport, etc. Thanks for your thoughts.
I have never wanted for more than the med, I cannot imagine lugging a lg around.
 

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What do you all think about the 223 large duffle? Good for longer trips if not quite filed to capacity so that it’s not too heavy? Other? I’m considering one for longer car trips where I won’t have to carry long distances. not carry through airport, etc. Thanks for your thoughts.
I just looked at mine. It's new. I got it several months ago thinking I would use it for any of my outdoor hobbies that have lots of bulky stuff that I want to wrangle. Car camping, hunting, ATVing, snowmobiling, paddling (although I have better/specific use duffles for that activity).

Anyway, I wouldn't want a larger one unless it had wheels. I can easily see me using this for the purposes I describe. Like I said, I see it as a way to wrangle a bunch of loose stuff. I would only use it for car transportation, there would be no way I would carry it long distances. I doubt I would fill it with clothes. That would be incredibly heavy.
 
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This is what I used:
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Yeah I know pretty odd. It was actually recommended to me years ago by an associate at the Seattle flagship. He glanced the thirsty leather on my old Medium field bag I was lugging around and suggested this product to me. Hey I guess if it’s good enough for the pricey leather seats in your ride it must be fine for the leather on your bags. I like that it goes on clean and there’s no greasy feel afterwards.
Anyways, thats what I used this time around. I do have Obenaufs and other products.
 

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I have really enjoyed getting to know more about Filson and its history from reading through this thread.

I have a question that may have been asked already, but I could not find anything on it.

The small duffle was numbered 70220. The original medium duffle was 70222. Large was 70223. Extra Large was 70224.

Did Filson ever make a 221/70221? If not, would that have been a better choice for the small, carry on size medium duffle, than 70325 and fit in the numbering scheme since it would be between the 70220 and 70222 in size?
All of the original Filson’s actually only carried the 3 digit nomenclature. It wasn’t until early 2012 when they switched to 5 digit build numbers, which was when Bedrock Manufacturing took control. For instance my Sportsman which was built in October 2010 and was labeled as such:

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As opposed to (January 2014). I still don't know why "70" was chosen.

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This is what I used:
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Yeah I know pretty odd. It was actually recommended to me years ago by an associate at the Seattle flagship. He glanced the thirsty leather on my old Medium field bag I was lugging around and suggested this product to me. Hey I guess if it’s good enough for the pricey leather seats in your ride it must be fine for the leather on your bags. I like that it goes on clean and there’s no greasy feel afterwards.
Anyways, thats what I used this time around. I do have Obenaufs and other products.
Not to be argumentative but leather car seats are treated and sealed, so the products designed for them aren't the best for fine leather goods.
 

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To add to this, they could have kept the 70222 in the line up with them as I still feel it has a solid place in my collection of duffles
I have not seen a 70222 in person as of yet. That size has been recommended to me by several old school Filson owners over the 70325.

I do plan to add a medium duffle eventually but at this point am not sure which one to pick.
 

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This is what I used:

Yeah I know pretty odd. It was actually recommended to me years ago by an associate at the Seattle flagship. He glanced the thirsty leather on my old Medium field bag I was lugging around and suggested this product to me. Hey I guess if it’s good enough for the pricey leather seats in your ride it must be fine for the leather on your bags. I like that it goes on clean and there’s no greasy feel afterwards.
Anyways, thats what I used this time around. I do have Obenaufs and other products.
FilsonDude,

Thank you for the informative posts. Your sleeve looks great! My sleeve looks like your "before" pictures. I did buy some Obenaufs recently based on posts earlier in the thread for my 257. Would you say that could do the job as well?
 

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All of the original Filson’s actually only carried the 3 digit nomenclature. It wasn’t until early 2012 when they switched to 5 digit build numbers, which was when Bedrock Manufacturing took control. For instance my Sportsman which was built in October 2010 and was labeled as such:
OMG, thank you for the history lesson. I was aware of the 3 then 5 digit nomenclature, just not the timing of same. Now I guess they have added the 110 in front for 8 digits. Any idea on why that happened?

Also, any thoughts/comments on the 70221 vs 70325?
 

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