Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:13 AM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:28 AM
It cost the same as the Filson 220 (incl. shipping to Malaysia). It looks better somewhat, but I'm not keen on the nylon shoulder strap which makes it look cheap.
What do you think?
Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:52 PM
I like the fact that my briefcase and duffel match. It is just so cool. Also, Filson has so many types of bags, so if in the future I have need for something else, they will still match.
The discount code Crane's gave me was "SECRET". However, they do not tell you if they have stock. Your oder will be accepted then it is radio silence till stock comes in and they will charge your card and send it to you. The radio silence may be a few weeks to months. You will receive no advance notification about the shipment -- you will be notified once it has been shipped.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:30 AM
I personally find the bags from Beckel Canvas Co to be rather good value. They share a similar heritage to Filson. They are designed for hunting and camping and with very sturdy construction. They even make canvas accessories for horses, so you know they are serious about the outdoors thing.
Wood & Faulk out of Portland, Oregon is another great option for high-value, well-made, canvas and leather bags. It's another heritage/workwear/Americana inspired maker.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:53 PM
Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:25 PM
The waxed cotton seems durable though the weaving on the 256 is much thicker, and is stiff by itself. The fabric on the Tommy Trip is stiff probably because it is waxed. The inner lining is the sort of material I see in my Timbuk2 and Crumpler bags. Don't know what it is. Strap is cotton and quite heavy, and not cheap nylon (the sort that comes with your free laptop bags) as I had previously thought...
I actually LIKE the Tommy Trip, but something really bothers me.. How do I put it... It's 'Made in China'
I'm not regretting my purchase - yet. Only time will tell.
Just curious, what do you use your 220 for?
Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:11 AM
... ruler, Shozaburo wrapped in thick canvas, an LED lamp with a clamp to help me see with less eyestrain, various pieces of trimmings, my sewing box, 1.5L water bottle, etc.
I also use it on car trips.
Yeah, the Beckels look interesting. Might kop one.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:23 AM
Own man, just checked out the wood & Faulk.the bags are gorgeous.ok,I'm open to both if one of you guys plan to kop it.
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