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Filson Original Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 267 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Original - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

83% of the reviewers give the Filson Original a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (77%)
Good (6%)
Average (5%)
Poor (8%)
Bad (1%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Filson Original:

Reviewers like these things about the Filson Original

  • Some users chose it for its high quality workmanship and materials.
  • Others find the leather strap nice, and the zipper thick and good quality.
  • The canvas of the bag is very high quality and seems to protect anything inside very well according to a number of users.
  • Some reviewers descrbed it as a very well made, stylish case.
  • A number of users said it has plenty of space and sufficient pockets and areas within to secure their items.
  • Some users find the leather very nice and the color looks great.
  • Many users exclaimed that it's a great bag, build like a tank, and in classic style.
  • Others thought it's very cool and functional without being too heavy.
  • A number of users said it's an awesome accessory to any outfit and just adds that certain extra touch of style.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • lack of internal zipped pockets for smaller things.
  • the shoulder strap can slip from your shoulder.


Crowdsourced specs across all Filson Original models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.5-3 oz (1.1-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength8-18 in (20-46 cm)
Width10-16 in (25-41 cm)
Height7.5-14 in (19-36 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Filson Original features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Water resistant

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


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The Filson Original ranks #1 compared with the other Filson bags.

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The Filson Original ranks #938 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 04, 2019