Monday, December 16, 2013
Two bags that could work as Record Bags
I am still on the hunt for the perfect Record Bag. In my search I spotted these two beauties in the Filson store.
Filson is one of these legendary outdoor wear clothing stores that originated in the American Gold Rush of 1897 ... they still make their products in the USA and have a fearsome reputation ... along with some serious cool clobber.
The first bag - TWILL ZIP TOP TOTE BAG (STYLE # 70088) (above) - is made of 22-oz. 100% cotton Rugged Twill with 100% Genuine Bridle Leather and measures 15in. W x 14in. H x 7in. D. It boasts a double layer fabric bottom and a two-way brass zipper for security.
7 inches will hold a fair number of records and the orange, whilst being a bit Marmite, will certainly ensure you won't forget about it. At $180 plus postage, its not cheap but it is a credible alternative to the more traditional Record Bag.
Another option from Filson is the OIL FINISH TOTE BAG (STYLE # 70111) ... According to the blurb, this bag is designed for hauling, shooting and field gear, and is made from our tough, water-resistant oil finish Tin Cloth. It measures in at 4" W x 14 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D ... which means it will hold more records that the #70088 but with it having an open top, it is subject to the weather ... which isn't too good in Glasgow.
That said ... it is still worthy of consideration ... and at $105 plus postage ... it is a cheaper option (more money for records!!).
I still haven't found the perfect bag ... although these bags come close. I'll carry on the search, but in the meantime ... what do you carry your records in?