- Oct 18, 2017
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Finally my Waxy heavy tin duffle starts to soften up and get some nice wear!
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Ask the sellers of the ones in your price range if their bags are seconds.Hi all, not having much success with searching.. but curious if anyone has purchased a waxed canvas small duffle from ebay? They seem to be going for $210-$220 for brand new but I am unsure what to expect. Based on what I've read here, I could be expecting a second quality bag?
Mgrennier, the 256 is how I imagine a 256 should age - gentle fading and softening of the twill and leather.Gratuitous shot of my typical road warrior load on the streets of Chicago (waiting for my uber)
256 - first time in the wild for me with my talon-era Original. Still has a bit of a musty smell but dramatically better than it was. Hoping that some use will eventually get rid of the last remaining wet tent smell.
And of course the newer medium duffle which is one of my favorite bags - indestructible.
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Mine has a build date of 06/16 so it's a newer one. The thing about the Medium Duffles is that they reduced the size of the medium to a much more manageable size (airport overhead friendly) than the previous one. I think they reduced the size some time in 2015 or 2016 so it's a pretty recent change.That Medium Duffel in NAVY is looking more fetching each and every time I see it. What is happening to me , can I actually be considering a bedrock duffel over a talon era otter green or tan?
Can I ask what month/year it was built so I can keep that in mind if one crosses my path?
Yes, I have done that and await their response- but also looking for feedback from any members who may have purchased same. Cheers!
Dude, I'm hoping so. Maybe it's just me, but every time I pick it up I have the not-so-faint smell of an old canvas tent. I'm going to push through and persevere though because I do like the look of it better than my '14 version.Mgrennier, the 256 is how I imagine a 256 should age - gentle fading and softening of the twill and leather.
I think frequent use combined with defumigation, sunshine, etc eventually kills the funk.
Thanks Fueco- appreciate the feedback. I'll wait to hear back from the seller.I’m not responding as a Filson expert, but as an EBay expert. The answer to your question will vary from seller to seller, and unless another person here has dealt with one of the sellers you are looking at, their experience will be irrelevant.
As for me, I always list seconds as such. But I don’t sell that much Filson stuff.
You seem to be constantly traveling internationally. I assume for business?
I have the old medium duffle in heavy tin - it's a beast so I only use as a checked bag or a long family vacation. Last business trip with it was a 2 week plus trip to Switzerland in the winter. Size comes in handy for weekend cold weather gear. Can only imagine how big the L or XL are/were!Mine has a build date of 06/16 so it's a newer one. The thing about the Medium Duffles is that they reduced the size of the medium to a much more manageable size (airport overhead friendly) than the previous one. I think they reduced the size some time in 2015 or 2016 so it's a pretty recent change.
If you look for an older one, you're bound to get a much bigger "medium". Here are the sizes:
Newer Medium Duffle: 20 x 13 x 12 = 3,120 cubic inches
Older Medium Duffle: 24.5 x 13.75 x 11.5 = 3,874 cubic inches
I owned an older one and it was friggin huge (reminded me of the size of the old Army duffles you'd see guys carry back in the day).
I'm really a fan of the Navy. I think it looks awesome. That said, I think the 48 hour that I'll eventually get will be green (my first green Filson except for my Fly Fishing Vest)