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#21 joonian

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:08 AM

I've got that exact one. The navy is beautiful as well.

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.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:10 AM

Joonian, do Wood and Faulk ship internationally?

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:57 PM

I'm not sure because I use a US proxy.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:15 PM

How much was the shipping for your Beckel? Looks good, affordable might get one.

Chances are that they don't ship internationally.

Is the Around Town too big?

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:26 PM

I use Singapore Post's Vpost. I think it might have been 20-30 SGD for shipping?

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.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:28 PM

Also, a note about the Wood & Faulk bag -- the straps (where the buckles are) are made of rawhide, not real leather, so it takes the quality of the overall bag down a notch, I feel. Also, it tends to flop over on the side unless it is completely full, which is a minor inconvenience.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

Raw hide is also leather isn't it? Albeit lower quality.

I really, really like the Wood & Faulk Deluxe 20" Carpenters Bag at USD149.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:16 PM

Some old pics of my Filson. The first was after I had just taken delivery of it at the Royal Customs near LCCT

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:36 PM

Hmm... Mazda 2? or 3?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:58 PM

Something in that category :)

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:32 PM

It's a swift.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:26 AM

Reporting in from lowyat, been lurking while finally decided on posting, recently have been saving up some money and been thinking of getting a classic leather satchel to carry a couple of simple stuff note books, a water bottle, camera small items etc.

Aspiring to get a Saddleback

http://img844.images...rktobaccobr.jpg

at http://www.saddlebac...8&category=1288


Not that big of a player yet so just looking at

http://www.zatchels....brown_front.jpg

at http://www.zatchels....er-satchel.html

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

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:54 PM

Filson makes this:
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They call it a small field bag.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:36 PM

Filsons do duty
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:49 PM

Looks like a nice bag
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http://www.homeofmil...n.com/bags.html
http://stylesalvage....o-millican.html

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

Currently thinking of getting a duffel bag. It would be used mainly for weekend escapades or short 2-3 days trip; and tocomplement my regular Rimowa Topas 63L. Have been looking around but the Filson Duffel Bag still catches my eye. Saw Kotmj with it during the meet and it looked good.

What size would be sufficient for 2-3 days trip? Medium or large? Which is yours, Kotmj?



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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:41 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.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

For me the limit is what I can comfortably carry on my shoulder, and so far the small duffel has worked out great.


Very true. I have big ass duffels which don't get used cause its too uncomfortable lugging them around.

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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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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

I'll try to remember to bring it...




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