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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    Lol..it was an adventure getting it though, an expensive one... I looked everywhere, called Filson support almost every few days for a month to try and locate one, and they said it would be repeated in June, then they changed their tune and said it would not be repeated and I would be lucky if I got a purchased return. Eventually I found one in Europe at quite a monstrous price and they wouldn't ship to me..so I had to set up a forwarding address!! Ended up paying a massive UPS brokerage fee for it, because they wouldn't not include the invoice..it was plastered all over the box! Received it finally after paying even more to the forwarders for their handling and shipping! All in all, the bag must be seen in person, the leather flap is so soft, but really thick, looks and feels good enough to eat!
     
  2. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Senior member

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    Ah! my order shipped from glens outdoor already!

    stoked!
     
  3. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    The Filson Oil Finish wax also works well on the bags...I apply it to the areas that get the most beat up (edges and bottom)...it does a nice job of preventing fraying and general wear...also creates a pretty cool patina.
     
  4. rpiotr01

    rpiotr01 Well-Known Member

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    That's a hell of an effort right there. I had no idea the Filson-Sebago bag of all things was so scarce. Everything else from that collection seems to be in pretty good stock still.
     
  5. Room101

    Room101 New Member

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    Ordered my 257 in brown this afternoon from Glen's using the lastchance promo code for 25% off. Total was $195 with free shipping and it shipped today, expected delivery on Thursday. Nice!
     
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  6. luker

    luker Well-Known Member

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    wanted the 230 brown but was told backorder till june...
     
  7. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Senior member

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    i just recieved my 256 from glensoutdoors. its def a bit smaller than I thought, but I think the size will work since I am not lugging a laptop to work and back... I was hoping it would be big enough to hold a change of clothes to but i think the dimensions are smaller than filson actually has listed at. The depth is actually 3" not 4" as filson.com shows.

    One question... does it look slightly discolored even new? I see some white sort of discoloration across parts of the bag... pretty certain its the waxed cotton though.
     
  8. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I don't think there should be any discoloration. My 256 is pretty even throughout.
     
  9. poorman

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    Yes! I recieved my package today too, a brown #220 small duffle.

    Mine is smaller than expected too but we haven't packed anything yet.
    I didn't realize how broken in my #258 really was! The leather on a new bag is stiff!

    Also, Spee Dee Delivery delivered with no issues in case anyone in the Midwest qualifed for $1 2-day shipping. Reviews of their service made me a little worried but they delivered on time in good shape with updates.
     
  10. althanis

    althanis Senior member

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    Looks like three of us just got our bags!! I just got my Sportsman (266) and it is the perfect size! Used randomkoreandude as a proxy, and it came up to $250 all told. And I didn't get dinged with duties or GST either! Will post some pics later.
     
  11. spacemanvt

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    well I got the 256 in tan but it has very slight discoloration in the canvas color on certain areas on the outside of the bag. you wouldnt notice unless you are looking very close like I am.
    There are long sort lines of a slight discoloration in the fabric.... looks like it may have been folded or something happened but I dont think I can even capture it in a photo.

    I really don't know if its worth returning over something like that... has anyone ever seen something like that on a 256 before?
     
  12. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    I had a quick look at my 258 and 256 and if you look very closely there are some slight lighter lines. Some have probably been there since day 1 and others have probably been added in daily use. I'd live with it unless it really annoys you. After a while the bag is going to get additional character.
     
  13. spacemanvt

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    I suppose those white lines you are talking about are from the waxed cotton. Those white lines you can make from rubbing your finger nail on the fabric.

    I have those also but I am referring is the tan color itself i a bit more yellow than normal or something. it almost looks like its a stain if you look close.

    here is about the best pic I could take:
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    That sort of colour shows up in several places on the bag. any thoughts if that is some sort of defect?' Has anyone else's bag had that?

    I suppose it will blend it once the bag patinas but still.
     
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  14. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Had several of those when I got my duffle.
    I think it's a pretty natural occurrence with waxed canvas.
     
  15. Patrick James

    Patrick James Senior member

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    I have a Filson Medium Field bag in Black wool, used only a handful of times, and a brand new, unused size 34 brown belt that I need to get rid of. PM me if interested.
     
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  16. rpiotr01

    rpiotr01 Well-Known Member

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    spacemanvt - almost looks like the bag was folded for a period, which caused those marks. They may even out as the bag gets used. Beat it up a little, get it wet etc. See what happens. If anything you can buy a tin of Filson wax and touch those areas up yourself. May even out the color.
     
  17. Mercuryman76

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    I got my 256 on Monday from Glen's as well and it was smaller than I thought it would be so I'm exchanging for the 257. As for the discoloration, I wouldn't really worry about it. These bags are meant to get beat up so that stuff is going to happen over time anyway. It just adds character in my opinion.
     
  18. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Senior member

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    yeah thanks guys. i figured.

    I am pretty happy with the size of the 256. I would imagine a 257 is 2" deeper so its pretty huge for my use.
     
  19. althanis

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    Does anyone do anything to their bags/leather to protect/waterproof them?

    I read through many pages, and noticed one person sprays something on to waterproof. If it's accessible in Toronto too that would be great.
     
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  20. August West

    August West New Member

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    Originally Posted by althanis [​IMG]

    Does anyone do anything to their bags/leather to protect/waterproof them?
    I use the Heavy Duty LP, but their other products are top quality as well. I love the way it smells, too.
    http://www.obenaufs.com/
     

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