Finally coming out with my extreme Filson bag love. From the tin cloth bag all the way through the briefcase and duffles. A decade of Filson-buying before you.
I love my other Filson duffle bags, Large and Extra Large, for traveling — they’re tough as hell, luxurious, handsome, and unstoppable. However, instead of getting the Filson Small Duffle in canvas and bridle leather I bought the new Filson Small Duffle made of waxed, water proof, tin cloth with web nylon handles and shoulder strap. I have been using it as my over-night bag (pictured) as well as my gym bag and even my shopping bag. It is smaller and handsomer than my wonderful and amazing PAC Designs Ultimate OS courier bag but it seems to swallow everything I need for 48-hours while still being very attractive, hip, modern, of obvious good quality, and also a little less leather-fancy than the regular Filson duffle — also, less expensive!
So, if it gets stolen at the gym, I would not feel as crushed as I would if I lost my other duffle bags. Also, since it is less expensive, I am willing to beat it up more.
The cool details is that the bag is lined with green codura nylon so the wax fabric won’t harm your stuff. Also, there are two outside pockets on either side of the bag, head and tail, and also a wonderful surprise: there a little key-clip in one of the outside pockets, perfect for your house keys when you’re in Stockholm and don’t need them, just like I did a couple days ago. Where to put your key ring while on business trips? Right there! You can see it poking out in the photo at the window. Very cool. Love it. Worth the $99 from www.filson.com