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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    this setup looks horrific. just get one of the briefcases instead.


    Filsons are not known for their internal organization. Either get a zippered tote and deal (plenty of outside pocked, not much inside) or get one of the briefcases, or get something else. Personally I don't see the point of a Filson as a diaper bag, they age great, they aren't for convenience, unless you plan to have infant babies for 10 years straight?
     
  2. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Don't love the look either. I have the same bag and don't see an issue with just carrying it over one shoulder.
     
  3. Alter

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    Not ideal, I know... but the bag itself is great so I would rather not just have it sit in a closet. I wouldn't carry it around all day like that but there are times when I need both hands free and this looks like a good and simple solution. That being said, I am thinking about buying a medium field bag.
     
  4. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    I only use the strap when I'm traveling or on my bike commute. Basically situations where I need to carry heavier things and need unencumbered hands/arms.

    So when I get to my destination I just tuck in the strap and use it as a regular tote. No matter how secure/ergonomic messenger bags are - they suck compared to backpacks when it comes to hauling a lot of stuff comfortably.

    Then again backpacks suck when it comes to looks - so I like having the extra strap that hides easily in my tote as a compromise.
     
  5. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    get the tote bag and get camera bag insert, similar to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0292K701KQEC4XWG4VST
     
  6. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    The insert is a great idea for bottles etc but the lack of a strap on the totes is a problem if you have to carry a baby around. I thought about it and decided that a medium filed bag is the best bet. A small field bag would probably be sufficient if it is just a few diapers and other baby stuff.

    But actually, I ended up getting a non-Filson backpack because I usually have a baby in a sling of some sort so the shoulder strap style didn't work well. If you are just looking for something to hang off the back of a stroller then a tote bag would be fine.
     
  7. FOP

    FOP Active Member

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    I would suggest the Sportsman's Bag. Made (presumably) to haul skeet-shooting gear it carries like a duffle but has usable exterior pockets and internal dividers/organization.

    [​IMG]

    (GIS shows it fully loaded and fit pics)
     
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  8. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    What's the best filson bag for travelling (we're talking flying home for two weeks over Christmas etc)? I don't have a lot a clothing as it is and I've caught the 'pack light' bug...so I'm trying to decide between a large duffle or an XL duffle. The large looks about right but I'm wondering if the XL would/wouldn't be overkill. Any recommendations on colour (I'd like the tan if it was a dark tan, but judging by pictures it looks lighter then I'd like so I'm leaning towards green)?

    If you've got one to sell I might be interested.
     
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  10. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    So how does your mom like it?
     
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  11. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    I don't think either one fits carry-on requirements. You need the small.
     
  12. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    Modification idea... I find with my 257 loaded with laptop and books it's really heavy to carry by handle or even shoulder strap, so I run the shoulder strap through the closed handles (between them), and put the strap on the longest setting. This makes two loops (one on either side of the handles) and then I wear it as a two shouldered packpack, across my back horizontally.

    anyone try that?
     
  13. rkusmant

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    Yeah or even better get the Pullman, just got one for myself recently and liking it.
     
  14. anonymouz

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    lol...just tried it out. Looks funky but it works/
     
  15. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    kinda like this right? (ie horizontal across the back, although two shoulder loops) It looks a little funky, and also probably only works if you're small like us, but I think it does work.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. duchuy0501

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    I receive the same question from everyone. My bad?
     
  17. raptorrapture

    raptorrapture Senior member

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    What you posted isn't a Filson bag (unless I'm mistaken), so why did you post it in this thread?
     
  18. anonymouz

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    Yeah - it looks something like that. You just need to be small enough to fit under the straps
     
  19. johnnyletrois

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    Just tried this and it actually works pretty well. I can't see a situation where I would ever do it, but it does work.

    I had an extra series of holes punched in the shoulder strap so that I can cinch it up tight and wear it like a messenger bag. I find that this is how I carry my 257 most of the time.
     
  20. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    Come on fellas. If you need a backpack, buy a backpack.
     
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