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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    I fit a 17" MBP into my 256. No laptop sleeve or additional padding, but it will fit in.
     
  2. BuffaloWang

    BuffaloWang Senior member

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    Now someone trade me a tan rucksack or 256 please.
    Would like to see more photos of the rucksack tho.
     
  3. mike134

    mike134 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks milw! I'll give them a call and see if they can give me the "part number" to order one.
     
  4. Essential

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    How sure are you? I'm getting the retina and the 256. The 257 definitely seems too big.
     
  5. konoyaro

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    How sure? I have a 256 and a 15" retina MBP. When I put the retina MBP in either of the internal side pockets, it takes some manipulation to get in - like I said, it's a tight squeeze. If you are going to put the MBP in the center compartment it should go in fine but for me, that would make the bag a lot less useful for me. If you keep putting the MBP in the internal side pocket it'll probably loosen a little over time
     
  6. Roostertxp

    Roostertxp Well-Known Member

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    If the 257 is too heavy you might consider cutting it down. By removing the interior pockets, cutting down the shoulder strap to be only as long as you need it to be ad by not using the shoulder strap pad you could save some weight. Outer pockets could also be carefully removed to get to weight of 256.
     
  7. BuffaloWang

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    PM me if you have a tan rucksack or 256 for sale OR trade for a like new tan 257.
     
  8. Roostertxp

    Roostertxp Well-Known Member

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    Buffalowing, I just sent you a pm re 256.
     
  9. grandandy

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    I've decided to buy the 256. Do you know where I can get one with added (257) handles, fair price and shipping to Europe? Thanks.


    Edit: I think I'll get it from Cranes. I have e-mailed them about how to proceed with payment for the added handles. Not sure of what color to get though...
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  10. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anyone know where you can pick up the navy special edition briefcase for a good price? Found one place carrying it, but no way am I going to drop $500 on one.

    [​IMG]

    Also, is it based on the 256 or 257?
     
  11. converge

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    Looks like a 257 because of the strap handles and wider width.
     
  12. Tim_Whatley

    Tim_Whatley Senior member

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    can you order a 257 without the strap handle?
     
  13. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think you are right. Well if I can find one at a good price it would be extremely tempting. Good looking bag. Not a fan of the res patch, but I bet it can be removed.
     
  14. tv2177

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    wow!
     
  15. tomatic

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    did you ever hear back from them? emailed and DMed them on ordering the handles but never heard back. i assume crane's not interested in business from overseas.
     
  16. BuffaloWang

    BuffaloWang Senior member

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    Can someone compare the Filson 256 (Briefcase) and the Filson 262 (Rucksack). Not sure what would be better for school.
    I have the 257 which I'm selling now to get. Not sure if using a heavy briefcase would be smart as my carry would be pretty heavy.
     
  17. rpiotr01

    rpiotr01 Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to have a pretty heavy load on a regular basis, it's probably better to have it distributed over two shoulders rather than one. I have the 256 - great for the normal flotsam and jetsam, i.e. a book, keys, wallet, phone and/or BB, pocket knife, occasional 13" laptop/ umbrella/ light sweater/ camera with lens attached. I wouldn't want to carry multiple books with a laptop for long periods of time, however.


     
  18. BuffaloWang

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    Probably right.
    This was stuff from last semester: http://tinypic.com/r/msi3jl/6 + 13" MBP + 1-2 textbooks (maybe) + mischelly items.

    Although I usually carry the textbooks in my hands.
    There is a rucksack on eBay for $195. Anyone got one a cheaper one here?
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  19. praguewatermelon

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    How is the quality of the red label compared to the regular Filson? Based on the pictures I've seen, the fabric seems a lot softer. Not sure if the same kind of heavy duty canvas is also used for red label products.
     
  20. tomatic

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    I got the navy version and sold it a week later - it's softer but you'll see every bit of dust on it and it's very hard to clean. never happens with the otter green version. also, the leather feels a lot cheaper - almost like fake leather.
     

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