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Featured Softgoods Take a look at some of our favorite, trusty packs and bags.

  • Isle Royale Bushcraft Pack No. 730. The largest Isle Pack of the collection. All Three offer buckskin padded backstraps, twin 2-in-1 exterior pockets, an axe sleeve, side compression cording, waxed canvas construction, and a guarantee to last.

    Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs

    $350.00

    Bushcraft-- wilderness self reliance skills— the ability to not only survive, but thrive for extended periods in the woods. For some, it can take a lot of gear to thrive, for others, all they...

  • The Urban Field Bag is made in America at Frost River out of waxed canvas, solid brass hardware, and a cotton webbed strap.

    Urban Field Bag

    $80.00

    Waxed canvas, plenty of pockets, a long web handle, crafted in America; The Urban Field Bag is a well equipped companion for your travels. Interior and exterior zip pockets provide security while...

  • The North Bay Daypack is made with waxed canvas, webbed cotton, premium leather, and solid brass hardware in Duluth, MN.

    North Bay Daypack

    $150.00

    “There is nothing like the big open water of North Bay with a little steam rising off it on a clear, calm morning to begin a long Quetico adventure.” -Adam Macht, a canoe country guide at...

  • The Itinerant Daypack by Frost River is built with waxed canvas, premium leather, durable zipper, and webbed cotton.

    Itinerant Daypack

    $170.00

    “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by frost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) If your...

  • Frost River 6 Panel, low-profile Hat, Green

    Wedge Patch Hat

    $30.00

     Hats off to American Craftsmanship! These Made in the USA Wedge Patch hats are offered in three different colors, Green, Tan & Light Grey. They are one size fits most and have an...

  • The Lunch Bag SB by Frost River is made of waxed canvas and closed with a leather strap and solid brass post. This item is proudly made in the USA.

    Lunch Bag and Lunch Tote

    $30.00

    “Brown Bag” your lunch Frost River style with one of our reusable, waxed canvas Lunch Bags. Durable and water resistant (also fruit juice, salad dressing, applesauce, and hummus...

  • The Micro Wallet in Heritage Black by Frost River is made in the USA. The premium leather and solid brass hardware are built to last.

    Micro Wallet

    $15.00

    Make a move toward streamlining your everyday carry and adding an option of front pocket security with our Micro Wallet. Sized around standard issue credit and business cards, there's reliable Frost...

Premium Materials

What you put in is what you get out

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Solid Brass Hardware

Hard-wearing Hardware

All of the buckles, snaps, slides, and D-rings on Frost River packs and bags are solid brass. It matters because Frost River stuff will outlast brass plating. Instead of turning steel grey the hardware will develop a old world brass patina. It’s the way it’s meant to be- and has a great sound.

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Waxed Canvas

Traditional Technology

Martexin Original Wax is an authentic American product that has stood the test of time and has outfitted American workers, farmers, explorers, fighters and outdoorsmen for many generations. The Martin family has been involved in the dyeing and finishing of textiles in the United States since 1838. It is the best canvas available, and we stand behind it.

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LEATHER FROM SB FOOT TANNERY

Just Gets Better with Age

The leather in our straps and reinforcements comes from the SB Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota. In 1872, Silas Buck Foot began tanning leather to provide high grade footwear for fellow Minnesotans to stay warm in the winter. In 1905 the Foot family partnered with what will become Red Wing shoes. The partnership remains to this day.

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DEERHIDE BUCKSKIN

Supple, Durable, and natural

We use premium deerhide buckskin on our choppers, mitts and leather padded shoulder strap. It’s a supple, durable, and natural material that is sourced from wild deerhides taken during hunting seasons in the US. Most of our hides come from the Midwest. There will be some natural scars, scratches and imperfections in the leather. This is normal, and not a defect, adding character to our Reliable Softgoods.

Lifetime Guaranteed

Reliable Craftsmanship, Reliable Hardware

Built Right

Riveted & Sewn, Reinforced, Built the Hard Way: The Right Way

Handmade in the USA

Made by hand in Duluth, MN

Overbuilt for Life

Crafted for the Wild, Performs Everywhere

Latest Blogs Stories and Updates from the Frost River Crew

Dec 1st 2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY It’s not easy, finding a good, meaningful gift amid the noise and chatter of this modern age. We’d like to...

Nov 30th 2020

Cyber Monday Incentives!

Spend this Cyber Monday shopping goods that will give you a break from screen time and get you outdoors! We've got a few promotions for you to take...

Nov 28th 2020

Celebrating Small Businesses

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 2020 We've been absolutely blown away with the support we've received from our customers over the last few weeks. I...

Nov 18th 2020

Handcrafted Takes Time - Our Production Timeline

We work hard to keep lead times as low as possible, but the truth is that crafting a bag to last a lifetime takes time! Did you know that most of our packs and bags are made to order? From the time...

Nov 6th 2020

Premium Gift Wrapping

New! For 2020 Premium Gift Wrapping! Technically we've been gift wrapping every package we've sent for years! Each pack and bag is carefully wrapped in burly kraft paper...

Sep 24th 2020

Celebrating a Tumultuous Six Months

After a tumultuous six months and an amazing transformation, the Frost River Trading Company store is now reopen. Just one short week after closing the store in the begi...