Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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  1. msmatlock

    msmatlock Member

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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?

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  2. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    See the first post of this very thread.
     


  3. 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.

     


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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
     


  5. David Zaritsky

    David Zaritsky Senior member

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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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    SBCM023 on a Nato? I digs.
     


  7. uncleguito

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    Is it recommended to spray something like Scotch-Guard on these to prevent dirt/spills/oils from messing up the fabric?
     


  8. msmatlock

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    SKX007K2, but pretty indistinguishable from that angle...good call.

     


  9. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    this is how all the 257's are, there is a mix of both open and closed pockets.

    i find the open pockets are perfect for my sunglasses case...it fits nicely and doesn't fall out the bottom. i have also used the open pockets to hold a bottle of water, lotion, and a spare laptop battery....as long as the item you are holding is long enough it will extend to to the bottom of the bag and not fall out of place.
     


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    does the 256 have those open pockets?
     


  11. rpiotr01

    rpiotr01 Well-Known Member

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    Filson recommends that for their Dry Finish tin cloth, so these twill bags should no different. I plan on doing it this weekend on my Tan 256, wish I had done it sooner.



    All 256 pockets are closed.
     


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    Nope.
     


  13. spacemanvt

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    Damnit... Glens Outdoor is backordered until 3/31....... is there any other places that have the 256 on sale currently?
    I hate waiting
     
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    Anyone have any experience ordering from the US and shipping to Canada? Does Filson stuff get dinged with duties/taxes? Wanna get the Sportsman from Glen's.
     


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