Clayps

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They wanted over $30 for expedited shipping and I'm a cheap-ass when it comes to things that don't last including fancy restaurants which pisses off my wife, lol. It looks expensive for a bag, but you go out to eat 5-6 times at even an Outback and compare what you have at the end of those two purchase choices; one just got flushed down the drain, literally.
The thing about Filson is you need to amortize the cost of the product over a decade or two. They have lifetime guarantees and I believe free repairs on many of their items. I recently purchased a medium duffle second hand off eBay and the material is absolutely bomb proof. I don't ever see the need to have this repaired unless it's left in the back of a pickup bed for months on end. They also age and patina well giving each bag a unique look. Understand it's not for everyone but I certainly appreciate stuff like that. I think you'll be impressed with the bag and build quality.





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Squatch

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I did cheap out in choosing the free shipping, but I'm pretty sure it'll still be here before my Bronco, lol.

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Arriving Thursday so my Materials and Colors walkthrough will come out about 6 weeks later, lol.
 

Rick Astley

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Pics of Filson's Seattle location.

They make almost all their jackets and most of their shirt-jackets right here in Seattle. I had no clue they were hand made here!

Full disclosure: I was interested in a lumbersexual woolen plaid shirt for hiking. I could not find a single shirt which was made in Seattle. All of them were made in Vietnam (the thinner grade fabric ones) or Sri Lanka (the thicker material shirts)
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The downstairs counter to greet you as you enter.
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Shop entrance. To the right off-screen is their repair center where they will literally repair whatever's broken while you wait.

Oh, and YES, that is a beef jerky and pepperoni vending machine. After buying some jerky, I felt like a bit of a tool taking pictures of a retail shop for you guys so I stopped. The building is an 1800's heavy industrial building. Original beams everywhere plus a 10 ton hoist in the rafters. Lots of original Seattle character here and yes, everything was quite spendy, but the quality was very high.
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The lady in the fleece jacket (HOW SEATTLE IS THAT?????) was not very tall
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Squatch

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Pics of Filson's Seattle location.

They make almost all their jackets and most of their shirt-jackets right here in Seattle. I had no clue they were hand made here!

Full disclosure: I was interested in a lumbersexual woolen plaid shirt for hiking. I could not find a single shirt which was made in Seattle. All of them were made in Vietnam (the thinner grade fabric ones) or Sri Lanka (the thicker material shirts)
20201023_121730.jpg


The downstairs counter to greet you as you enter.
20201023_121742.jpg




Shop entrance. To the right off-screen is their repair center where they will literally repair whatever's broken while you wait.

Oh, and YES, that is a beef jerky and pepperoni vending machine. After buying some jerky, I felt like a bit of a tool taking pictures of a retail shop for you guys so I stopped. The building is an 1800's heavy industrial building. Original beams everywhere plus a 10 ton hoist in the rafters. Lots of original Seattle character here and yes, everything was quite spendy, but the quality was very high.
20201023_121901.jpg


The lady in the fleece jacket (HOW SEATTLE IS THAT?????) was not very tall
20201023_121628.jpg


20201023_121513.jpg


20201023_121105.jpg
Great info, thank you!

It appears that a non-Bronco version of the bag is high up the wall in one of your pics.

That lady could be posing for the new residents guide?
 

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