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.
This is a giant, double-ply, twill duffel bag — in my case it is otter green — with quite a lot of finery.
One thing you don’t see in this photo — because I was in line in Berlin Tegel to check the back during check-in — is the sturdy bridle leather shoulder strap, which is attached via brass clips to those brass D-rings, the D-ring you see to the right. I remove the strap when I check it in so it doesn’t get tangled in any machinery.
I also bought the Filson Leather Luggage Tag, as you can see, but I have it strapped in with three zip-ties because the leather strap it came with can’t handle the travel — it is attached to the above-mentioned brass D-ring.
All-in-all, the bag is fiercely handsome and amazingly durable.
You can easily show up at the country club or a fine hotel with this bag and they will recognize the quality but baggage handlers probably won’t steal it because it is just a duffel, after all.
I feel it gets better-looking with age. Also, the bag is lined so everything inside is pretty well-protected, even if it ends up rolling around on the tarmac in oil or gook. This is probably a lifer, if it ends up not getting lost in transit.
Yes, it is expensive but I never regret it. Can’t beat quality. I love it.