5 of the Best Filson Bags

There are some American brands that are positively synonymous with quality so far as accessories are concerned and Filson are certainly chief amongst them. This is particularly true of their awesome line of duffels, backpacks and briefcases so if you find yourself in need of a new carry this summer, Filson are a brand that need to be well and truly on your radar. They boast something for every occasion and budget and the quality of the craftsmanship on show really is second to none.

Check out our pick of 5 of the best Filson bags below:

Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Backpack Hybrid – $245

A lightweight, spacious and versatile carry made from durable ballistic nylon that stands up to the abuse of travel, it’s easy to see why the Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Backpack Hybrid ($245) is one of their most popular. There’s three ways to carry the lightweight, functional, and surprising spacious Duffel Backpack, and all of them are ridiculously comfortable — that alone is enough to lead the pack of travel duffels out there. But when you add in the incredibly hard wearing ballistic nylon, smart features, and Filson’s signature attention to detail, it’s clear you’ve got a top of the range accessory on your hands. ($245)

Filson Dryden 2-Wheel Carry On Bag – $295

The Filson Dryden 2-Wheel Carry On Bag ($295) meets most major US airline carry-on requirements and is crafted from a hard wearing and abrasion resistant 1000D ballistic nylon fabric that will withstand any adventures you take it on. It is a versatile carry-on built with Filson’s iconic robustness that ensures it holds up to regular use. Regardless of where you’re headed for the weekend and beyond, the Dryden is a first class carry for any one-bag travel situation, or the ideal complement to your larger bag for extended travel. With an outer shell of super durable woven nylon that’s lined with nylon fabric as well, it’s ready for years of travel. ($295)

Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Briefcase – $175

Boasting a body cut from water-repellent and abrasion-resistant 1000D nylon fabric and a double-layer bottom that increases durability, this Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Briefcase ($175) is the ideal carry for your everyday commute. It has a large interior compartment with laptop sleeve that fits laptops up to 15” and interior slotted pockets for organising small items such as notebooks and files. It lands in the sweet spot between hardsider leather briefcases and messenger bag, which makes this perfectly suited to travel, commuting, and everyday use. Overbuilt with Filson’s high-quality construction using only the finest materials, you can count on it for years to come. ($175)

Filson 48-Hour Tin Cloth Duffel Bag – $475

If you make this your next carry, chances are you’ll not need another duffel for the rest of your life, such is the immense quality of the Filson 48 Hour Tin Cloth Duffel Bag ($475). It is ideally suited for weekend breaks when you’re keeping your gear light and streamlined. It’s cut from their signature Tin Cloth that’s rugged and weather-resistant, and finished with bridle leather handles and trim. It has a full lined with dry finish Cover Cloth to protect gear, reinforced, structured base which protects gear and adds structure for easy packing, bridle leather handles and trim which are both robust and eye-catching additions and pockets galore: two zipper pockets, two stow pockets, one interior slotted utility pocket, one interior zipper pocket, three interior stow pockets. ($475)

Filson Ranger Backpack – $150

The backpack is one of the most functional forms of carry on the market and they just don’t come any better than the Ranger Backpack from Filson ($150). It has a cinch-down drawcord top closure with buckle storm flap, interior divider for documents and a laptop or tablet up to 17″ wide, interior snap-removable wool zipper pouch, padded back and shoulder straps for comfort and a drawcord top skirt which allows pack to be stuffed as needed, for variable levels of fullness. The vintage-inspired Ranger Backpack draws on the forestry packs of old for a sleek silhouette in their signature Rugged Twill that’s ready for adventure. ($150)

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