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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. OtterMeanGreen

    OtterMeanGreen Senior member

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    My first real Filson was the 24 hour bag (called the 72 hour bag when I bought it). I was at first worried about the tan (WAY over that now, BTW) so I got it in Navy. I loved, loved, loved that bag - OMG is right that the front pockets are amazing (and the little pockets behind the front pockets are PERFECT for a water bottle, etc.).

    After about 8 months of moderately hard traveling use, the zipper on one of the front pockets ripped. I was going through Detroit (my original hometown, BTW) so I stopped into their Detroit store to talk about my options. He decided right then and there that, instead of sending it back for repair, he'll just give me a brand new one from the backroom. I decided to get the Tan and give up my beloved Navy.

    So that puts me in the unique position of being able to personally assess the tin cloth in both Navy and Tan.

    I will say, that it is NIGHT AND DAY.

    The Tin Cloth is less durable - very small tears were showing through in the 4 corners on the bag bottom and the zipper material on the front pockets was laughably NOT to Filson standards. Plus, the Tan Tin cloth, much like the picture you've posted just looked "dirty" - not "patina'd" but just dirty. If you see them side-by-side, it's very apparent. Dirt on the heavy twill looks "aged". Dirt on the Tin cloth looks like crap.

    Now, if Filson were to release a bag in heavy twill with the pockets on front, it would be very hard for me to NOT give Filson some more money. Those pockets on the front of the 24 hour bag are beyond useful.
     


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