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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. Crane's

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    LP is for leather, don't use it on twill. I rewax my twill stuff once in a blue moon. It's a tedious and time consuming process that involves several cans of wax and a hair dryer. The process is very much like my infamous Crane's method of waterproofing boots. It doesn't darken the fabric anymore than what a "fresh" new bag from Filson looks like.

    In the last year I added a tan twill messenger bag and a tan oiled tin cloth backpack. My backpack is one of the early ones without the sleeve. It works great for rock hunting/fishing/hiking day trips. I don't find it to be too uncomfortable when it's loaded up. Sure it's not an Osprey but for light trips or around town it isn't a big deal IMO. The messenger makes for a decent camera bag and it's also great for the days that I don't need a 257's worth of crap with me when working.
     


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    Has anyone seen or gotten the red label tote (261) in cobalt? Any comparisons to the navy?

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    What camera equipment are you carrying and what padding?

    I'm wondering if a Domke wrap would work well in yhe messenger bag?
     


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    Camera body, speedlight, 2 or 3 lenses, spare batteries or film, notebook, pens... I use a good old fashioned towel on the bottom for padding and another one folded up down and around to keep things from bouncing against each other. I use a towel in a similiar fashion to what Saddleback Leather does with their camera bag divider sort of thing. Tanner makes a very interesting camera bag these days. I'm going to be talking to them soon about getting one. It's very Filson like. Check it out when you get a chance. I'm going to pick one up soon.
     


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    ^ That leather :slayer:
     
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    I used a field bag for eons. It's too bad I left it in the garage for a while. Damn mice found it, chewed it up and turned it into their house. I wonder if it's covered under warranty? LOL!



    Not only the leather but the tan waxed twill and heavy wool divider system. If there ever was a camera bag that screams "me" this would be it. It fits my personal style and tastes to a tee.
     


  8. Dingusberry

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    What's the difference between Filson 256 and 257, except for the size?
     


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    Tore apart between the 2 sportsmen bag:

    sportsmen bag
    - Love the 2 additional bass zip - but looks idential to my 257
    - Leather strap

    original (new) sportsmen bag
    - Looks both awesome in some photos, but ugly in others -> the one with tan top and otter green bottom
    - Yucky new strap - I can get away with it by using my 257 though.

    Or heck both and just get a small duffle bag.

    Sadly there is no Filson store in Singapore so I have to take a gamble. Any advice?
     


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    been using this for awhile now . . .

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    :)
     


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    Is anyone still waiting for a filson from onward reserve that was on backstock during that gilt city deal? They said they'd be in in a couple weeks when I first ordered back at the start of June. Still hasn't shipped.
     


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    Anyone know if it's possible to order directly from specific Filson stores?
     


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    I believe that you can simply call up a Filson store (excluding the outlet) and place an order. What it would gain you over ordering over the web or via their 1-800 number I am not sure.
     


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    Are your selection criteria purely based upon looks with no functional requirements ?

    Small duffle for the win if you don't need the pockets of the sportsman bags - of which I would only consider the 70266.
     


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