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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    i did some googlefu and here's a small grainy pic of a 256 with a 15" MBP and stuff:

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    it'll be tight especially if your tupperware is thick.
     
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  2. althanis

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    That's what she said.
     
  3. rennavate

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    Maybe neither the 256 or the 257 will fit my laptop... noooooooo.
     
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    257 will absolutely fit it, my 13" has liberally with extra space.
     
  5. rennavate

    rennavate Senior member

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    But my laptop is 15" wide, and the 256 and 257 are only 16" wide. It will probably be a snug fit?
     
  6. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Yeah, you got one inch extra and, as said, it's canvas; it'll move. :teach:
     
  7. spacemanvt

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    i am sure this has been asked before but does the 256 or 257 ever on sale anywhere?
     
  8. Winston S.

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  10. ashon

    ashon New Member

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    still on peeps, 15% off. just ordered a brown 257 for $221.
     
  11. luker

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    too bad glensoutdoors do not have #240..probably have to get it from hiltonstentcity
     
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  12. althanis

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    The Sportsman comes up to about $200.... But I don't need it right now... Argh, so tempting.
     
  13. uncleguito

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    That 15% off code at Hilton's still works. Ordered my 256 on Sunday and it arrived on Tuesday.

    The quality of this thing far exceeded my expectations. Love the brown for my office environment.
     
  14. msmatlock

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    My OG 257 arrived today. Very pleased.

    Question for current owners:
    I see a lot of discussion in this thread about adding a grip to the 256, but no talk of removing it from the 257. After handling a friend's broken-in 256, I really prefer the feel of the bare handles to the handgrip. I know that I'll be too lazy to ever snap the thing and it'll just get in the way. Has anyone tried this with success? I realize that there will be sew holes in the leather initially, but I feel like those will contract over time.

    Can anyone offer a persuasive argument for or against removing the grip?

     
  15. spacemanvt

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    guys thanks for the glens outdoors info, i spent alot of time debating and went with a 256 in tan like everyone else.
    the 256 is the same size as the earnest alexander bags i have handled before so it seems as if its the right size.

    good price after the sale....
     
  16. msmatlock

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    One other 257 question: I've never seen a detailed image of the interior to see that these large accessory "pockets" are open on the bottom. It's hard to imagine that this happened by accident, so I have to assume this is as designed. These would be perfect to hold a mouse, external hdd etc. if they had a bottom. Being bottomless, it seems those items would just slide out and end up in a pile at the bottom of the bag. Is this consistent with how yours are designed? If so, how to do you use these?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    See the first post of this very thread.
     
  18. msmatlock

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    Admittedly, with 70pgs I'd only read backwards through the thread...thanks for the correction. So I see the bottomless pockets are documented, so my question is just how useful they are as designed and if anyone has modded them to reliably hold smaller items.

     
  19. Caboose66

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    Just for clarification... the pockets in the front, zippered compartment of the 258 are a mix of closed and open-bottom. There are 4 various-sized open-bottom pockets and 2 closed-bottom pockets. 1 of the closed-bottom pockets is fairly large and would easily hold an external HD and/or a mouse. The other closed-bottom pocket is fairly small, but large enough to hold a couple thumb-drives, pack of gum, etc. so those things do not end up swimming around the bottom of your bag. That pocket is also perfectly sized for business cards and I imagine that's what it was designed for. The 4 pen pockets are also closed-bottom. While I would have preferred more closed-bottom pockets, I do appreciate having at least one fairly large open-bottom to hold my laptop charger.

    Cheers, Dean
     
  20. David Zaritsky

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    Received my 257 from Glen Outdoors for under $200...and I am very impressed. I have a few Jack Spades but there is something very ORIGONAL about these Filsons that make me excited to begin the breaking in process...
     

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