Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:08 AM
On a side note, Matt of Wood & Faulk told me that he gets all his bags sewn by Heritage Leather Co. You can see bags with his designs but marked 'Heritage Leather Co' not 'Wood and Faulk' for sale at the multi-label retailer A Curious Teepee in Singapore. They are priced at a significant markup.
I actually emailed Matt about this and he told me that Heritage sews the bags and he sources the material and tweaks their classic designs. But it's indeed strange that it is cheaper to buy the customised version of the bag from Wood & Faulk online than buying the maker's own version.
I also have a Beckel Around Town backpack in a special olive drab colour. When I first received I was disappointed with the finishing and the seemingly flimsy construction. But I've used it for almost a year now and it looks brand-new. The thing is built like a tank and it is also supremely comfortable to carry. So, highly recommended.
I just added a War Bag and a toiletries bag which I managed to get off B&S.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:26 PM
The Around Town is a big bag. But it's completely unstructured, so it will take the shape of whatever is in it. That is, it won't appear to be a huge bag if there are only very few items in it. Padded straps are super comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to put a heavy load in it and trek around for hours.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:28 PM
Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:26 AM
Aspiring to get a Saddleback
Not that big of a player yet so just looking at
The zatchel one looks a tad feminine to me.
Any comments / recommendations?
Been looking into filson as well but they dont have anything in a small satchel
Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:13 PM
What size would be sufficient for 2-3 days trip? Medium or large? Which is yours, Kotmj?
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:58 PM
Believe it or not, mine is the Small Duffel. My thinking was that if I had a lot to carry, I would prefer a hardcase with rollers. So for me a duffel should be small. If I really had A LOT to carry and they must for some reason be in duffels, then I would much prefer several small duffels over one big duffel. For me the limit is what I can comfortably carry on my shoulder, and so far the small duffel has worked out great.
Will have to take a closer look at your Filson's if you were to bring during the next meetup. But your comments are true indeed...
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