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 bought an “otter green” Filson Original Briefcase a few years ago and use it every day to carry around my laptop and all of my stuff. While the case is made of canvas, the outside of the case is getting better-looking.
The bridle leather and brass parts are top-quality and while the leather has darkened and stretched and gotten shiny with use and age, it is just starting to look lived-in. I am very comfortable carrying the bag anywhere and also bough medium and large otter green duffel bag as well, so I have an entire set.
I do see, in comparison to my newest large duffel, that my bag is very well-used.
That said, everyone knows the bag is high-quality. In fact, there is a cult of Filson and you will meet other Filson owners and they will say hello to you.
I was looking for a bag that was at least as durable as my Domke F-2 Bag (I used to be a photographer) but with more fit, finish, and executive polish, and the Filson Original Briefcase is surely the right bag for that.
A buddy of mine just bought one out in Silicon Valley because they’re becoming the cool bag to own. I don’t know how the bag will wear in 10 years but I know for a fact that Filson stands behind their bags so if anything goes wrong or if there’s any “bag failure” I think they’ll do right by me, so you’re not just getting an excellent bag but a strong company with exceptional customer support.
Inside, there are a few places for pens, two larger pockets for business cards or small gadgets, and, in total, there are two dividers so there are three places to place things in the bag.