In Your Words: A Bag That is Tougher Than Me

filson-life.20131228.356985‘In Your Words’ explores the incredible stories we’ve received from Filson fans across the globe.  Send us your own experiences with our clothing or product here for a chance to be featured on the Filson Life blog.  John M. from Texas details the storied past of his reliable, decade-old Briefcase Computer Bag.

Hello Filson,

I am writing to thank you for your quality products. I have a briefcase (Style #70257) that I purchased a decade ago. I was part of our intelligence community and carried this bag in three different countries in an amazing array of scenarios in the Caucasus and Central Asia. To call it a briefcase does not do the bag justice. I carried books, clothes, ammunition, everything I needed. This bag never let me down. It’s been dropped out of moving vehicles, sunk in a river, had oil spilled over it, and about anything you can think of. No part of this bag ever gave way, not the leather, cloth, rings, or snaps, ever. It now has worn a small hole in the corner but other than that it is fully functional. My wife demanded I put it down for good, however, and I feel like I have an old dog I have to put down. This morning she purchased a new bag for me (brown this time) and I am very eager to see what the next decade holds for this one. I’m not sure what I’ll do with my old bag, but with the memories attached to her, I’ll keep something worthy in her. Thank you again for a superior product. Anytime someone asks what to do if they need a duffel or great rugged travel bag, I send them to you. Thanks again.