May 30, 2011

Review: Filson Zipper Tote


My Filson Zipper Tote, I can't do without it.

It carries my cameras, my manuscripts, my sketch pad.

It always garners kind compliments and envious side glances.

I bought mine at The Block in Vancouver two years ago

It's the only bag I use, even if it's ten days in London. Okay, I travel light.

It's not a murse. When it's new it will look like a giant canvas box. With use it will adapt to how you use it. My tote has a patina.

One of my sons says he wants it when I die (this is a common conversation). I don't mind. I teach them to appreciate things that last longer than a lifetime.

Single best purchase I ever made.

2 comments:

  1. Like the look of your bag. I bought one a couple of days ago. And it is stiff as hell right now. How long did it take for yours to soften?

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  2. I've had mine for maybe two or three years. I can't remember. I've heard you may throw it in the wash but I kept mine the way it is. It is less stiff but not soft. Instead it has molded to me, the way a shoe would. Sort of. In truth, I don't think it look very good when it is mushy soft.

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