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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

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

  1. atoms

    atoms Senior member

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    I do not use a sleeve or case. Your Mac is likely to have different dimensions than my computer. I provided the dimensions of mine above.
     
  2. poena

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    no sleeve or case on my 15" MBP
     
  3. jeannoob

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    I use a 256, and I can fit my 15" laptop w/ padded sleeve into the main compartment. If the inner sleeve is too cramped for your liking why don't you just put your laptop in the main compartment? I'm sure it would be more than enough to accomodate.
     
  4. stevent

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    My work fujitsu is just like your lenovo and I've fit both a 15in MBP and a 13 inch MBA all with sleeves with no issues in my bag. Not sure what the issue is?
     
  5. atoms

    atoms Senior member

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    That's true, good advice. If work provides a larger computer some day I can do that.

    • 15" MBP = 14.35 x 0.95
    • W520 = 14.68 x 2.62
     
  6. poena

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    are you guys using the sleeve closer to the body or the ones further away in the 257?
     
  7. Xericx

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    anyone using a zippered tote? Thinking about one for those Spirit Airlines flights to vegas...seems pretty ideal for their strange dimensions.
     
  8. Winston S.

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    I have one, but have never been on a Spirit Airlines flight with it. I like using it even more than my 256, but it's not as masculine of a bag.
     
  9. Xericx

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    Yeah, was thinking of the otter color, my other filsons are the tan color.
     
  10. SaddleSC

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    I have owned a Filson 261 Zipper Tote for a couple weeks now. I also decided to to with the Otter Green, as most of my other bags are in the classic Tan. To be honest, it is one of my favorite Filson bags because I find it to be so versatile. I like the open-concept main compartment, but also find the four exterior pockets to offer just the right amount of organization for travel. The bag is also deceptively large...I was recently able (using packing cubes) to fit all my stuff for a 3-day trip inside it and use the bag as my only carry on. I slipped my iPad in the side-pocket, a water bottle in the end-pocket and I was good to go.

    Granted, I am a very efficient packer, but it worked great. As a daily-use bag, it is also great for the gym, etc. I also own both the 256 and 257 briefcases, but I find myself using my Zipper tote the most of all. Although perhaps not as "masculine" as a true briefcase, I think that the boxy design and darker color (otter green) make it sufficiently masculine that you will have no problems.


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  11. Winston S.

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    Here's my tan 261 from about 6 months ago.

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  12. Xericx

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    much appreciated. I will pick one up when I go to Portland (they have a Filson store+no sales tax) for Thanksgiving.
     
  13. Winston S.

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    Was in Portland a few weeks ago and was sad I was not able to make it out to the Filson store. My 261 did make it out with me to Portland though.
     
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    I picked up a 257 the other day. What care products, if any, would you all recommend to protect the leather?
     
  15. SaddleSC

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    I use Chamberlain's Leather Milk #1...I discovered it when I bought a few products from Saddleback Leather and I have been very happy with the way it conditions my Filson trim.

    I have also heard that Obenauf's is good, but I have not personally tried it.
     
  16. Winston S.

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    I've used some Chelsea leather food on my straps. Not sure if it is working well or not, but don't think it can hurt.
     
  17. mcbrown

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    I use Obenauf's periodically; I have no complaints so far. The Filson leather really soaks up liquid treatment.
     
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    Same here. Obenauf's is great stuff.
     
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    Your wallet is grateful. So hard to walk out of there empty handed [​IMG]
     
  20. poena

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    used my 257 for the first time.

    waiting to board

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