Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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  1. alladin

    alladin Senior member

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    Hi,

    Are the internal compartments on the 256 and 257 collapsible?

    I am wondering if the can be converted to a weekend bag - I have considered the carry-on bag, but prefer having the two straps.

    Thanks
     


  2. jsallen10

    jsallen10 Active Member

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    I'm looking for a decently sized weekend bag that will hold a couple days worth of clothes, a book, sandals and maybe even my macbook... a bag where I can just toss everything in quickly and access quickly at the same time (which is why I want a bigger zipper opening). As far as quality goes, this is my first bag and I'm sure there will be more to come in the future so it doesn't need to last forever, though it wouldn't hurt either. I do want it to feel solid in my hands though. Does anyone know the quality of this Passage Expedition duffle bag? It doesn't seem to be as popular as the regular duffle it seems like because it's made cheap materials even though the price is similar to others? I really like the extended zip opening and zippered pocket and it appears to be just slightly bigger than the small duffle. I just have no idea what to make of the nylon outer and whether or not the zippers feel solid and last (it does not note they are "heavy duty")? http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/screen_s...555335_003.jpg http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/screen_s...555335_002.jpg http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_im.../211555335.jpg
     


  3. click here

    click here Senior member

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    Just get the Filson duffle bag. They look awesome as seen in this video.
     


  4. Wess

    Wess Well-Known Member

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    Don't buy from Crane's! Get it from this seller, it's much cheaper

    http://cgi.ebay.com/FILSON-Padded-La...item255cb4763f

    only $240 with free shipping


    I second this. After waiting a month and then never got a reply on two mails I bought mine (257 tan) here, no issue at all.
     


  5. skovbo13

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    Hi,

    Are the internal compartments on the 256 and 257 collapsible?

    I am wondering if the can be converted to a weekend bag - I have considered the carry-on bag, but prefer having the two straps.

    Thanks



    The inner compartments are made out of the same canvas as the bag itself, so yes, you could say they are collapsible.

    I have been using my 257 as a weekend bag a couple of times now, highly recommended.
     


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    [​IMG]

    tan rucksack for someone who requested a pic earlier
     


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    click here Senior member

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    Filson RuckSack Filson Medium Field Bag Filson Duffle Bag Filson 256 Bag
     


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    Picture of a pretty well worn small field bag (Not mine).
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    tan rucksack for someone who requested a pic earlier


    Whoa, great bag.
     


  10. Rambo

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    Just got in my 256 in brown with the handles attached. Great little briefcase. For you guys looking to stuff laptops and books and shit in there you'll probably need to go with the 257.
     


  11. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Just got in my 256 in brown with the handles attached. Great little briefcase. For you guys looking to stuff laptops and books and shit in there you'll probably need to go with the 257.

    The thing with the 257 is that although it seems only marginally bigger than the 256 it's actually a lot bulkier and heavier.

    I just got the tote with zipper and it a lot easier to carry around. It's just a empty compartment inside though (surprisingly almost the same cubic space as the 257). I'll post pics later.
     


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    The thing with the 257 is that although it seems only marginally bigger than the 256 it's actually a lot bulkier and heavier. I just got the tote with zipper and it a lot easier to carry around. It's just a empty compartment inside though (surprisingly almost the same cubic space as the 257). I'll post pics later.
    I was just proffing my opinion as to interior size since people are always asking if so-and-so would fit in one of the bags.
     


  13. alladin

    alladin Senior member

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    The inner compartments are made out of the same canvas as the bag itself, so yes, you could say they are collapsible.

    I have been using my 257 as a weekend bag a couple of times now, highly recommended.


    Thanks!
     


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  15. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Cable Car Clothiers still has Filson for 30% off their prices (add to cart). Thanks to Put This On.

    http://www.cablecarclothiers.com/acc...es_travel.html



    NICE PRICES! Thanks to both of you!

    Here's a tote with zipper i just got.

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    Its a lot easier to carry around then the briefcase 257. The straps are long so they are to be used over the shoulder, but there is no option to have a long messenger bag style sling strap. Its still easy to carry though. I was out shopping with my wife last weekend and didn't want to lug around all her bags throughout manhattan so I just brought this tote with me and put whatever inside. We even walked a couple leisurely miles in the park afterwards. It was comfortable enough.

    bag has one main compartment with no inside pockets. (it would of been nice if they put some things for pens or a small sub pouch. The sides have two pockets to stuff a umbrella or water bottle. And there are two pouches on the outside (with one latch for keys ect).

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    capacity is almost the same as the inside of the large briefcase 257. For comparison contents: 15" laptop in sleeve, 7lbs book - there is still more space for other stuff (jacket ect).

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    compare with my 257 from last year: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=133759
     


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