- Dec 8, 2010
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I'm sorry, even though I'm a proud owner of a 257, I must say that the bag probably will look like shite and ten times more worn than the bag you posted in aprox. 60 years.
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Mine is not. On the long zipper side of the top U zipper one side of the strap is clean, the other has just light marks. I use mine as a range bag and carry at least 150 rounds of 12 ga. in it which is ~10 lbs. of lead alone. I usually zip it back up when carrying between stations, but not always. I also treat the leather with Bick 4 which I got from a tack shop. Yours does look like it is getting chewed up pretty hard.Anyone else have this issue with their Sportsman bag, with the handles grazing against the sharp zippers?
It's going to eat away at it eventually.
Use Filson boot oil on the roughed up spot on that strap and it'll pretty much disappear. While you're at it treat all the leather straps on the bag. It's bridle leather so it's a full aniline vegetable tanned leather. Don't waste your time with colored wax.
anyone know of another sale like the one off cable car a couple months ago?
I wanna get a small duffle and another zippered tote in brown.
I'm also looking out for Filson deals. I know HiltonsTent still has the 15% off but I'm waiting for Mother's Day. Maybe there will be better sales then. A bit selfish on mother's day but I'm in love with the 256.
How many Filson owners wax their canvas briefcases and bags? The canvas seems pretty waterproof in its own right, at least enough for typical San Francisco rain, are there other benefits to wax that I'm missing?