Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. Islander

    Islander Senior member

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    I got this one from Baker's Shoes and Clothing... meh.

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  2. deem

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    Hey everyone, I finally pulled the trigger on a Filson medium duffle 222 in tan. Thanks for all of the input and pictures in this thread. I shared the bag with my girlfriend this weekend when we flew to my home for the thanksgiving, and it worked very well. The bag held far more than I thought it would, without it being too heavy to comfortably carry around the airport before I checked in. I've read that it can be used as a carry-on if it isn't completely full, but I didn't want to even try since it was during thanksgiving weekend and since I purchased it as a bag to check (as well as to use on car trips). The bag held enough clothes for both my girlfriend and me. On my half of the bag I was able to easily fit 2 pairs of pants, 4 pairs of socks & boxers, 3 t-shirts, 1 l/s thermal, 1 hockey jersey (go pens!), 2 l/s button down shirts, and Clarks desert boots. My girlfriend easily fit on her side all the stuff she wanted to bring. On top of everything, we were able to fit both of our fall jackets. The bag zipped easily and wasn't difficult/awkward to carry. I'm very happy with the purchase. I hope this write-up was helpful, and feel free to message me if you have any questions.
     
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    Any experience with the large wheeled duffel bag? I'm thinking of buying it to be stuffed up to 50 lbs. pretty much for airline checked bag, need to find lightweight ones so I can fit more stuff.
     


  4. Samir

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    I recently purchased the Sportman's bag for travel purposes, and debuted it during Thanksgiving as I visited India for 9 days. It held a lot more stuff than I thought it would, still wasn't heavy, and worked out really well. I got it in green, which despite being my least favorite color of the three choices, looks fantastic - I got a few compliments. The construction also seems really great. At 40% off, I'm very happy with the purchase.

    Estimated contents: pair of khakis, pair of shorts, 4-5 undershirts, 5-6 pairs of socks, 5-6 boxers, 2 short sleeve tees, 2 long sleeve tees, 2 polos, soccer shorts, dopp kit - definitely could have fit more.

    I wasn't in need of the internal dividers so I removed them to create one giant compartment, but I could see them being handy if I needed to divide up the contents more.

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    i didn't really like the wheeled extra large bag i had, maybe the large is better. the wheels added weight to an already heavy bag and when filled, the bag was almost always too heavy for even a checked bag (if you don't want to pay a fee). also, the thing kept falling sideways when it was being pulled, i came to the conclusion that duffles don't really work well with wheels...but again, maybe the large is better than the extra-large.
     


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    Hey guys, I just got a Filson 256 briefcase from Hansons outfitters. There's some things that I'm not to sure about.
    First, their website said it was $225, but when it arrived the price on the receipt was actually $252, and I have no idea why it was more expensive (shipping was free too). Second, I was just inspecting the bag and on the main leather strap, there appears to be a small rip and a lot of scuff marks on the underside of it. However, on the other side, everything looks pristine.
    Now I'm new to Filson, but from what I've read, I don't think their bags should have this kind of issue. Is it just me or has anyone else encountered these kinds of issues as well?
     


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    Just ordered the large wheeled duffel, ebags said that it's 8lbs empty which is good for the bag of its size.

    I'm looking forward to seeing age-ing of my pullman in years later, also I used it in train ride, so I need to haul the bag for quite a bit, the shoulder strap attachment actually works well because if the attachments are on the side of the bag, your pants will kept on rubbing the bags. Just a thought....
     


  9. jeannoob

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    here are pics:

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    The first picture is more of what it looks like in person. Do you guys think I should call Hansons or Filsons, or am I making a mountain out of a molehill?
    Keep in mind I have never even worn this bag at all. It came out of the package like this.

    Thanks!
     


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    ^That is absolutely nothing. Just use the bag.
     


  11. Winston S.

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    The underside of my 261 straps look like that now and probably worse after a year of wear. I don't recall what they look liked new.
     


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    Thanks for your input guys. I tend to get OCD sometimes haha. Anyways, I talked to Hansons and they made a mistake with the price and is going to give me credit. They were also nice enough to send a strap.
    Anyways after a days use, I have to say this bag is really built to last. The cotton on this bag is just as, if not, tougher than some of the raw heavyweight denim I have. Seriously, I'm pretty sure couriers in WWI could have used this.
     


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    Hi Guys,

    I recently bought a Filson 257..I love it, however since the underside of the pad on the shoulder strap is smooth leather, it keeps slipping off my shoulder. Has anyone else experienced a similar problem?? How have you solved for it??

    Thanks,
    PK.
     


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    I wear it across my chest or take the strap off and use the handles. It bothers me that it slips off all the time, maybe I need bigger shoulders:D
     
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    Is there any special product registration that you need to complete for Filson's warranty? The only one I could find on their website only asked for a couple specifics about my purchase.
     


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