Category: Images

Filson Patina

I am always looking for great pictures of Filson bags in their natural habitat. Nothing looks better than Filson tan with some hard-earned patina. This picture always grabs my attention (although I could not track down the original source of the photo) and I wanted to share it with everyone.

I really like the way that the canvas has darkened, while both the overall structure of the bag and the bridle leather have softened.  Also note the “X” running through the Filson tag, which indicates that this bag was a “factory second” purchased in Seattle. That detail adds to the character of the picture, showing that all Filson products, even those not meeting Filson’s stringent quality-control, are built to stand the test of time.

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Welcome to FilsonFan.com

Thank you for visiting FilsonFan.com…a place to share real-world images and product reviews of the luggage and bags made by the CC Filson Co of Seattle, Washington.

There are two primary reasons that this blog was created:

1) As my collection has grown, I realized that many people were unaware of CC Filson and its rich history and that there were not many helpful, independent reviews online.  One of my goals for this site is to share my enthusiasm for the Filson brand and also to help people choose the bag that is the best fit for their needs. My reviews will highlight the pros/cons of each piece, include lots of pictures and also offer comparisons between similar pieces (256 vs 257).

2) I find many images of Filson luggage to be timeless and to embody the true adventurer’s spirit that exists inside all of us.  I wanted to create a place not only to showcase my own original photos of Filson luggage, but also to link to those images on the web that I find most compelling. (In addition, if you have pictures you would like to share, please send them my way and I will feature the best ones on the site.)

Welcome aboard!

Disclaimer: this site is not affiliated nor endorsed by CC Filson Co of Seattle, WA. It is a privately owned blog and the opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.