• STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Help me choose between 2 bags

gkl

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
0
Hello!

I posted this as a tiny side question in the small question thread but unfortunately the problem got larger than I initially thought - I can't choose the right bag!


I have 2 choices - Filson Medium Field Bag (232) or Filson Small Carry-On Bag (240). Colour will be tan because it gives these bags such a nice safari/19th century adventurer in Africa or India feel. Should age nicely as well.
I'll be using these mostly in college (at the moment at least) to carry books, notebooks and some other assorted stuff. A laptop isn't planned, yet.

So the question is, what are your thoughts on this? Which one do you prefer? Personally I prefer the medium field bag a liiiitle bit more because of its proportions but I'm afraid it could be too small. My only requirement - the bag must fit books/notebooks/paper in A4 size.

Also, does anybody of you own one (or both) of those bags? Would it be possible for you to share some fit pictures?

Cheers!
gkl
 

WhoKnewI

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2007
Messages
2,250
Reaction score
73
Get the small carry on. I think the field bag might be a bit small if you do end up carrying a laptop. I had the medium field bag and ended up returning it because it was a bit too small. I also like the zipper on the small carry on.
 

jsg28

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2008
Messages
228
Reaction score
1
I just purchased the large briefcase 257 dyed in brown from Jean Shop in NYC. It is awesome! I recommend that you call those guys as they do custom washes and dye jobs on all Filson luggage.
 

Notreknip

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 10, 2007
Messages
1,007
Reaction score
116
Originally Posted by jsg28
I just purchased the large briefcase 257 dyed in brown from Jean Shop in NYC. It is awesome! I recommend that you call those guys as they do custom washes and dye jobs on all Filson luggage.

Very cool. Take a photo of that for us!
 

Arethusa

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
5,127
Reaction score
72
Personally, I think the carry on is a bit too large while still not being able to hold a decent sized laptop because of the rounded corners.
 

gkl

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
0
@jsg28
Cool! Post some pictures

@Teger
If 1st year was of any indication, I don't really need a lot of stuff. Who knows about 2nd...

Actually, I'm more and more considering medium field bag, small carry-on might be too large. A4 size stuff question is still open though. Also, I assume that if not filled up enough both bags will just dangle down like a slab of sturdy canvas, right? They don't seem to be "reinforced" on the corners.
Does the medium field bag fit a 13'' laptop? If I'd get one (probably never blegh) then only with this screen size.
 

WhoKnewI

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2007
Messages
2,250
Reaction score
73
I didn't try putting my macbook in there, but i don't think it would have fit. Also, the bag has no padding so you would need to put your laptop in a sleeve which the bag probably would not be able to accommodate.
 

korce

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2007
Messages
344
Reaction score
1
A 13" macbook and sleeve should fit into a small carry on, but I don't know about the medium field bag. It would probably be a tight squeeze. I managed to fit my 15" macbook pro and sleeve into a small carry on, but it took up most of the bag. I ended getting a 257 and really like it, though it is a bit on the large size for everyday use. I use it pretty much every weekday for work/school, and as a weekend bag in the summer because it is so stuffable, which is a nice advantage.

Personally - I like the look of the medium field bag better than the small carry on. BUT if I were you, I'd seriously consider looking at the original (smallest size) briefcase. It's designed to be used for business/school, so it would probably work best for carrying textbooks, A4 paper, etc., and I believe it has some organization slots for a pen, calculator, etc. You could probably fit a 13" macbook in there too if need be, though I haven't tested it. It doesn't look huge from the outside, but I bet it's quite stuffable.

P.S. Make sure you buy from forum affiliate Crane's Country Store and use discount code "Insane" at checkout to get 30% off!!!
 

mikeman

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 4, 2008
Messages
701
Reaction score
5
I recently bought the small carry on to use for school.I tested it out and it fits a good amount of books and notebooks.Also,it fits my brothers macbook pro,tight but it fits.Quaulity of the bag is amazing and Cranes has awesome service,not to mention great prices.

Here a link to my pictures
http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=4883
 

gkl

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
0
@korce
I guess that would be the most logical choice but it looks a little bit too serious and mature for my liking.

@mikeman
thanks for the pictures!

Does anybody know if Filson measurements are for the inside or outside?
 

mikeman

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 4, 2008
Messages
701
Reaction score
5
Well heres the requested pic of me wearing my bag(sorry for pad pics)
 

Warren G.

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2008
Messages
2,728
Reaction score
41
Originally Posted by korce
A 13" macbook and sleeve should fit into a small carry on, but I don't know about the medium field bag. It would probably be a tight squeeze. I managed to fit my 15" macbook pro and sleeve into a small carry on, but it took up most of the bag. I ended getting a 257 and really like it, though it is a bit on the large size for everyday use. I use it pretty much every weekday for work/school, and as a weekend bag in the summer because it is so stuffable, which is a nice advantage.

Personally - I like the look of the medium field bag better than the small carry on. BUT if I were you, I'd seriously consider looking at the original (smallest size) briefcase. It's designed to be used for business/school, so it would probably work best for carrying textbooks, A4 paper, etc., and I believe it has some organization slots for a pen, calculator, etc. You could probably fit a 13" macbook in there too if need be, though I haven't tested it. It doesn't look huge from the outside, but I bet it's quite stuffable.

P.S. Make sure you buy from forum affiliate Crane's Country Store and use discount code "Insane" at checkout to get 30% off!!!



Ah thanks man! I'm getting a Macbook really soon, and I been looking around for a bag; for school.
 

gkl

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
0
@mikeman
thank you for the picture!
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Most Interesting Fashion Collaboration of 2020

  • JW Anderson x Uniqlo

  • Nigo x Virgil Abloh

  • Converse x Midnight Studios

  • Rick Owens x Champion

  • Barbour x Engineered Garments

  • Adidas x Bed JW Ford

  • Jordan Brand x Dior

  • Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami

  • Lego x Levi's


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
446,358
Messages
9,653,118
Members
201,705
Latest member
B Sox
Top