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 need is...
Featured Softgoods Take a look at some of our favorite, trusty packs and bags.
The Summit series of packs are based on the traditional knapsack. It's a classic and enduring design that works. Our Summit Expedition goes a step further with upgraded pockets, external lash points,...
Put this box style canoe pack in your will— it’s gonna outlast you. Built rugged and robust from natural waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware. Frost River canoe packs all offer...
Like a brief for your back, with waxed canvas, leather shoulder straps, and optional padded sleeve. Tr
A big pack to haul big loads, the Timber Cruiser is an Old No. 7 with 2-in-1 side pockets. All the standard Frost River canoe pack features are there... Padded backstraps, 18oz. waxed cotton canvas,...
Grand Portage is known as "Kitchi Onigaming" (Great Carrying Place) to the Ojibwe. French and British fur traders said the nearly nine mile trail around Pigeon Falls between Lake Superior and the...
We've scaled down the bestselling Old No.7 Pack for smaller loads, smaller people, shorter trips. Just like its larger brother, the Woodsman has a double bottom, tumpline, cord, D-rings on the side,...
Like a glove box for your boat, the Canoe Bow Bag hangs up front and keeps your canoe ship-shape. A pair of leather straps with buckles let the bag hang in the bow. Twin zipper slides keep the top...
Cars and trucks offer cool compartments all over the place, why leave the organization out of your canoe? The Canoe Thwart Bag hangs in front of the paddler sitting in the stern of a canoe (or...
Give your butt a break and invest in some comfort for your next paddle trip. Nothing too complicated, our canoe seat pad offers some padding and a bag that hangs below the seat to store stuff up off...
Add some organization to your pack or bag. Accessory Bags are available in three sizes and hold a surprising amount due to their triangular shape-- a wide bottom and zippered top. The XP versions...
Solid Brass 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.
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.
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.
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.
Reliable Craftsmanship, Reliable Hardware
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
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