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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. marfarn

    marfarn Member

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    anybody with experience shipping with hiltons tent city to australia?
    they say they will charge whatever the post office charges, but i dont want a nasty surprise...

    I was about to order from cranes but shipping was over 50 bucks!

    sigh, its tough living on an island hahahaha
     
  2. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    If they charge what the post office charges, that would probably be the most reasonable option, but that doesn't really tell you how much it will cost.
     
  3. riton

    riton Senior member

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    Try this : http://ircalc.usps.com/

    I got charged 48 bucks for shipping to France with USPS International Priority Mail.
     
  4. marfarn

    marfarn Member

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    so i assume it only fits in a medium box then? :\
     
  5. riton

    riton Senior member

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    I don't know if it is a medium box since the seller used its own box not the one sold by USPS.

    By the way the box including the 256 weights 4 lbs 7.7 oz. I did a simulation for Australia it is $ 50.55.

    If you want insurance, it is an additional $5.90.

    Hope it helps.
     
  6. Salad

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    Any new codes out there? Just tried the Glens code and it expired now.
     
  7. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Black
     
  8. bmac11c

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    That sucks! I'm glad I was able to get my 257 before the expiration of the sale. I bookmarked Glenns just in case they have the sale again.
     
  9. rpiotr01

    rpiotr01 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's a shame. I was going to pull the trigger on a wool whipcord jacket but oh well. Maybe in the fall.
     
  10. spacemanvt

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    getting raw denim stains on my 256. not sure if i like it or not.
     
  11. gnu

    gnu Senior member

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    I've got the same thing going, but I can't seen anyway around it... unless you stopped wearing denim.
     
  12. raneym305

    raneym305 Well-Known Member

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    **I uploaded the wrong picture earlier today

    This post is in response to the question regarding the size of the Original Briefcase for daily use.

    I work in sales and need to make sure that I'm always prepared while in the field. In my bag right now I have:

    A 15" laptop
    BlackBerry Playbook tablet
    BlackBerry Bold phone
    An iPod
    A 1"-thick catalog from one of my vendors
    My field Journal (5"x8" notepad to jot notes down throughout the day)
    My 10"x13" portfolio
    A deck of cards
    Carmex
    Wallet
    Keys
    A stack of post-it notes
    3 pens, a sharpie, a hi-liter
    Some cologne
    A can of almonds
    Laptop charger
    Phone charger
    And probably some other junk that I'm not aware of.

    I walk around downtown Seattle every day with this bag and, although it's not as large as their laptop bag or padded computer bag, I'm not at a lack for space. It fits everything I need and it's not large enough to be a hindrance or uncomfortable to tote around.

    I also travel alot and this, along with a small Filson duffle, will be sufficient for a full week on the road

    I've included a picture of said bag containing all of the items listed above.[​IMG]

    And a picture of how UNbulky it is once packed up.[​IMG]
     
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  13. raneym305

    raneym305 Well-Known Member

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    ** See post #1174
     
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  14. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    Has anyone washed their Filson before? I find the medium duffle a touch too large and was wondering what would happen if I submerged it in hot water, tumble dry it, then reapply the paraffin finish. Would the bag shrink enough to make a noticeable difference?
     
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  15. raneym305

    raneym305 Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a small Tin Cloth duflel at the flagship store for $99 a couple of weeks ago and I love it! I've hauled it in a rain storm in the back of truck, dropped it in the mud, and (for a brief moment) dipped half of it in the lake... it slipped out of my hands, but I caught it before the whole bag was submerged. All the while, my clothes have stayed completely dry and the bag was dried off in no time.

    I put a fresh coat of wax on it the day I bought it. The sales rep at the store said it wasn't needed, bnut I can 't think that it hurt the bag any.

    For the hell I've put this bag through in less than a month, it was well worth the $99 spent!!!'

    Packed with my Original Briefcase for a 5 day trip to Portland, OR.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    It's a duffle you could just collapse it to fit your size
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Cold Iron

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    I doubt you will shrink it a full size, or much at all. Although I gave up on Filson shirts a long time ago because the sleeves shrink past the wrist just by drying with the heat of a wood stove in a tent during winter.

    Washing even with hot water will not get the finish totally off. A trick I used to do before Filson offered dry finish was to dry clean the garment. That way it can breathe and you don't sweat so much, trade off is loss of waterproofing. And it is still dense enough material to bust through brush and thorns. But I think in the end you would be best selling off your current duffel and purchasing a small.
     
  19. Winston S.

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    I'm confused if you are talking about a jacket or a bag..... or if your advice is for his bag and your experience with Filson apparel made of the same material as his bag.
     
  20. Winston S.

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    Small duffle?
     

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