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Update: Archival Duffel in Olive

In the next week, we will be releasing a few new colors of our popular Archival Duffel. Here’s a preview of the new duffel in olive. The Archival Duffel is constructed from the highest quality materials: sturdy #8 cotton duck (18 oz), Horween leather, YKK zippers, and thread are of US origin. Webbing and most …

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New Release: Archival Duffel

Our Archival Duffel is intended to be sturdy, simple baggage for your travels. Perfectly sized for carrying on airplanes, it’s a compact tube with inside and outside pockets on the ends. The duffel’s bottom is covered in a waterproof, super tough nylon truck tarp to put you at ease even when setting your bag down …

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Shopping from the movies: Shoot the Moon (Parker 1982)

Some films are better watched on fast forward or reproduced as film stills. Shoot the Moon (Parker 1982) is just such a movie — playing out like an Ingmar Bergman domestic drama populated by Woody Allen characters. While we’re asked to focus on the dissolving marriage of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton, one’s eye cannot …

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Archival Outing

We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a Sunday afternoon paddle by canoe on the McKenzie River. The promise of fish and fine riparian views outweighed our reluctance to venture out into the drizzle. What care we when we have the best waxed cotton outerwear for the worst Oregon Spring in recent memory. Rick’s …

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Shopping from 1952: Summer Camp Kit

Next week, I’ll be heading to the Hood Canal for a weekend at my old summer camp. Since I’m fulfilling my packing list from the pages of the 1952 LL Bean catalog, I’ll only need to shop for few perishable provisions (coffee beans, 35mm film and almonds). I have a two shoe rule for traveling …

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Archival Update: Filson Summer Sale

Vaughn Wascovich, Neylandville,Texas #2 Yesterday, friend/photographer/collector Vaughn W. emailed to tell me that Filson is closing out their first generation collection of tin cloth luggage. Sale page here. From what I know, Filson is changing the color of the webbing from olive to tan for a more “monochromatic” look. Personally, I prefer the contrasting olive …

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Archival OK!

OK! magazine (June 2009) Filson Medium duffle Friend Caitlin is studying abroad this summer. Her travel bag of choice was a Filson medium duffle (purchased from the flagship store in Portland, Oregon). A world weary coworker warned her that her bag would be stolen. But I’m more worried that her celeb-worthy Filson will bring her …

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