- Feb 4, 2017
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I carried a 24HR Briefcase for over a year, 5 days a week. It was my sole Filson. Tin Cloth will patina much different then Rugged Twill, which is why I recommend opting for a darker material, mine was of course Otter Green. I haven’t seen a patinaed Tan that has changed my mind on that front. The material doesn’t breath very well but I’ve never had any sweating issues, and I carried mine in the peak of summer. You won’t find a better bag that features an organizational layout that’s as well thought of as the 24HR. However it’s not as supportive as it’s Rugged Twill cousin; for example when i was considering selling mine I loaded it up as I would for an extended trip side by side with one of the #70257’s that I ordered (before returning them due to the telltale leather QC issues). The results: the #70257 distributed the weight much better but was slightly more cluttered. The 24HR distributed the weight towards the center of the bag and appeared much heavier, but organizationally speaking, was far superior. I decided to go with the lesser of two evils, which is why I still carry a #257. I do find myself regretting selling it from time to time, the leather (early 2015) was perfect without any of the later faults and it carried & packed great on an EDC level.Having only rugged twill bags myself, how much of a stain risk is the tin cloth?
The 24hr briefcase always looked their most enticing bigger briefcase to me, but I've read some things about tin cloth that I'm a bit worried about, especially during warmer days;