Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. Islander

    Islander Senior member

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    Thanks R. You happy with the SNS?
    Come on Vancouver, for $190 I will put a brand new 256 in your hands... save me the shipping!
     
  2. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    My trusty Filson 258 after ~14 months of use. I replaced the leather strap with a wider, custom made, fixed-length strap made of military grade cotton canvas webbing.

    [​IMG]
     
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    love it. looks great with fit my 256 :D thanks again.

    P.S. could you provide some feedback? thanks!

    gorgeous. and a lovely pic too
     
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    Alter Senior member

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    I love this idea! I have stopped using my zippered tote recently because I find ti tough to keep in my hands while I am fumbling with iphone, camera, babies, etc. I have been cursing that it doesn't come with a shoulder strap but your solution looks good. I will try it! Thanks!
     
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    Looking at getting a Filson bag to use as a diaper bag. I don't love the 257 or medium field bag because of the flap/straps (think that would be a pain if accessing it frequently), or the tote bags because of a lack of internal organization and a real shoulder strap. Anyone care to dispel these assumptions or suggest a bag that would be perfect for me? Thanks so much.
     
  6. 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?
     
  7. Winston S.

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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.
     
  8. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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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.
     
  9. 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.
     
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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
     
  11. 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.
     
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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)
     
  13. johnH123

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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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    So how does your mom like it?
     

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