Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Senior member

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    Its def. not fine leather, but Ill be damned if it will fail on you.
     


  2. luker

    luker Well-Known Member

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    care to share what you've experienced with the leather?
     


  3. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    It is dry, it cracks, it has some kind of acrylic layer on top of it.
     


  4. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    It is vegetable tanned bridle leather. Treat it with HDLP and it will likely last longer than you. I have a Filson leather dog collar and leash that has been through hell and several dogs. And will out last me as I expect many of my Filson products will. Not all, but most.
     


  5. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Senior member

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    Like stated above, just rub it down with Obenauf's or the like and it will be just fine. Granted, my straps do have an interesting crinkle texture, but they are still just as strong as they were day one. I have beat my bag to shit and back, mistreated it and neglected it, and it always sprang back to life without a fuss. If you are looking for delicate, fine leather, look elsewhere. If you want functional utility leather, this is right up your alley.
     


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    ap10046 Senior member

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    I would assume this to be one of the rarest Filson's made?..and the nicest looking..IMHO..

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  7. rpiotr01

    rpiotr01 Well-Known Member

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    All real leather will dry out and crack if you don't take care of it. I just got my 256 for Christmas so I don't have an older model to compare it to, but the whole thing - including the leather - seems to be built like a brick sh!thouse. Scotchgard the cloth, oil the leather and it should last forever.
     


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    What?
     


  9. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    ????

    I've been trying to break in a Filson shoulder strap for more than a month now. Damn thing is like rebar.
     


  10. rpiotr01

    rpiotr01 Well-Known Member

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    Spray scotchgard or similar on the cloth, helps keep it water repellant. Filson recommends it for their dry finish tin cloth products. I know the twill is oil finish but it's not in the same league as their oil finish coats. Little protector helps.
     


  11. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    My shoulder strap on my 256 was very stiff when I got it too. What I did was that I left the bag with my work laptop and some other documents over the weekend and hung the shoulder strap on the back of a chair. By Monday morning it was nice and curved.
     


  12. Cold Iron

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    Good idea. I folded mine basically in half each night and shoved it into the outer pouch. After a couple of evenings it took a nice curved set to it. Sanding the inside of the strap to nap the leather also helped soften it and give it grip so it doesn't slip off my weekender black oil finish cover cloth jacket.
     


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    hate that flap.
     


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