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Happy to help feed the addiction. I didn't end up making the purchase. I've got a mackinaw red 260 and a tan 261 with an 11/09 build date, so I couldn't justify the purchase. Awfully tempting though! I'm holding out for the large travel bag in navy...
I’m not positive if I’ve ever seen an LTB in Navy before. The MTB I’ve definitely seen in Navy, I’ll keep an eye out otherwise.

I also passed on the very cheap Totes, which strangely enough doesn’t feature the same “260/70260” build numbers. They’re listed as 20189186. Besides not being a huge fan of the colors a minimalist only needs one Tote, and I am still quite smitten with my 1994 Build Date #260

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I've been to the Seattle flagship, both NY Stores, London store, both Dallas area stores, Austin and Detroit, plus the Minneapolis outlet. The Seattle flagship and the main New York store are the most similar except that Seattle has the factory attached to it, which gives it a leg up, IMO.

I'd prefer the Seattle store especially if we could do a custom FRD session. That would be crazy good although I don't need anything else at the moment (I mean seriously, how can I travel with my 6 Filson bags?) (or is it 7?)

We could also include a trip up to the Seattle outlet store (not in Seattle but close-ish).

Who's going to pick a weekend?
I’ll need a heads up because I am totally driving to Seattle. A. I’m not about to wear a mask for 5 hours on a plane. B. I’ve never driven across the US and I’m dying to take one, especially on the famous Route 66. It’s a bit out of the way to Seattle but oh well. Plus I can finally take a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway.
 
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New acquisition for me, and one that I will hopefully have for decades to come. As I stated previously I listed (now sold) my Tanner Goods Natural Tooling Leather Belt. It just wasn’t working out for me and I simply wasn’t wearing it. Luckily I was able to get $56 for it and I applied that to a very familiar company

Ashland Leather in Natural Horween Chromexcel Leather with solid brass hardware.

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With a generous and rare 25% off I pulled the trigger and couldn’t be happier. It’s very thick but also incredibly smooth and pliable.

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I’ll need a heads up because I am totally driving to Seattle. A. I’m not about to wear a mask for 5 hours on a plane. B. I’ve never driven across the US and I’m dying to take one, especially on the famous Route 66. It’s a bit out of the way to Seattle but oh well. Plus I can finally take a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway.
I live just a few minutes away on Route 66 as it goes through the St. Louis area.
 

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I’m not positive if I’ve ever seen an LTB in Navy before. The MTB I’ve definitely seen in Navy, I’ll keep an eye out otherwise.

I also passed on the very cheap Totes, which strangely enough doesn’t feature the same “260/70260” build numbers. They’re listed as 20189186. Besides not being a huge fan of the colors a minimalist only needs one Tote, and I am still quite smitten with my 1994 Build Date #260

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Beautiful tote, Otter.

Thanks for keeping an eye out. I've had a crack at a few of 'em but was married at the time and my ex wasn't a fan of spending the money on it. My brother bought a tan large travel bag in 2009 or so when he was visiting me up in Marquette. We both agree that the function of it is so much better than the Pullman's design, with one side being deeper than the other.

Here's a pic of his from Thanksgiving - just a quick snap as we were loading up his truck. It's been all over the country with him, as he works as a millwright and traveled to Nebraska, Utah, Georgia, etc. Now he's married with kids and uses it on every trip they take. I've offered several times to help him get it sent in to be repaired, but he won't let it out of his sight... probably afraid I'll borrow it. :)

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Beautiful tote, Otter.

Thanks for keeping an eye out. I've had a crack at a few of 'em but was married at the time and my ex wasn't a fan of spending the money on it. My brother bought a tan large travel bag in 2009 or so when he was visiting me up in Marquette. We both agree that the function of it is so much better than the Pullman's design, with one side being deeper than the other.

Here's a pic of his from Thanksgiving - just a quick snap as we were loading up his truck. It's been all over the country with him, as he works as a millwright and traveled to Nebraska, Utah, Georgia, etc. Now he's married with kids and uses it on every trip they take. I've offered several times to help him get it sent in to be repaired, but he won't let it out of his sight... probably afraid I'll borrow it. :)

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Oh that’s what you’re taking about. Gotcha! They definitely offer that in Navy because I too almost pulled the trigger on a few. The bag your brother has is the #70081 Large Twill Carry On. It replaced the Large Carry On #242. The Large Travel Bag is the one I am searching for in Otter Green (Talon of course). It’s designation is #248.

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Oh that’s what you’re taking about. Gotcha! They definitely offer that in Navy because I too almost pulled the trigger on a few. The bag your brother has is the #70081 Large Twill Carry On. It replaced the Large Carry On #242. The Large Travel Bag is the one I am searching for in Otter Green (Talon of course). It’s designation is #248.

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YES! Thank you for the correction, Otter! Thanks for offering to keep a lookout for one. :)
 

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YES! Thank you for the correction, Otter! Thanks for offering to keep a lookout for one. :)
No problem! I agree with you though, carries much better then the Pullman or #242 because of the shoulder strap mounting points and the fact that all of the interior storage is on one side. As @Soletrane has stated multiple times, the #242 carries much better in the hand with its chunky leather hand strap and how it’s mounted to the Twill. The Pullman and #242 do offer that quintessential Filson timeless look, so there is a trade off.
 

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No problem! I agree with you though, carries much better then the Pullman or #242 because of the shoulder strap mounting points and the fact that all of the interior storage is on one side. As @Soletrane has stated multiple times, the #242 carries much better in the hand with its chunky leather hand strap and how it’s mounted to the Twill. The Pullman and #242 do offer that quintessential Filson timeless look, so there is a trade off.
Agree about the carry points as well. If I remember right, the interior of the navy large twill carry on is tan, which makes finding things easier against a lighter background. If I ever find one, I'll just have to decide whether or not I get rid of the navy large duffel or the tan small pullman I have... or keep 'em all.
 

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I actually got rid of my 242 because I didn't like how the shoulder strap carried lol.. The MOB I have is much more practical.
 

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Agree about the carry points as well. If I remember right, the interior of the navy large twill carry on is tan, which makes finding things easier against a lighter background. If I ever find one, I'll just have to decide whether or not I get rid of the navy large duffel or the tan small pullman I have... or keep 'em all.
Everyone eventually needs a Duffel but not a Small Pullman, so I say keep the Large Duffel and sell the Small Pullman for funds. That’s why I sold the MTB, because once I have the LTB in hand I would have no use for it, and a bag without a purpose is a sad bag. :(
 

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