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

  • 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...

  • Urban Field Bag

    $75.00

    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...

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    Itinerant Daypack

    $150.00

    “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...

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    Lunch Bag and Lunch Tote

    $25.00

    “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...

  • Isle Royale Jr. Bushcraft Pack No. 732 by Frost River

    Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs

    $330.00

    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...

  • North Bay Daypack

    $140.00

    “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...

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    Arrowhead Trail Rolltop Pack

    $180.00

    Scenario 1: You start your frosty morning bike commute wearing your fleece, wind shell, gloves and hat (Arrowhead Trail Rolltop cinched down to 18-inch height). But the day warms up, and on the way...

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

May 9th 2019

Picking the Perfect Canoe Pack

It doesn’t matter what you call ‘em… A Canoe Pack, Portage Pack, Duluth Pack, we know what you mean. But do you know what they’re used for, which size would suit you best, and why you should choose one of ours? Read on, we’ll be h...

Apr 21st 2019

Choosing to Go Green at the Frost River Shop

It's that time of year! The snow is melting and the sunshine is ACTUALLY radiating warmth. It seems at this point in the year, Spring brings a new sense of life with it and an exciting energy to the outdoors. Spring is a time to...

Jan 13th 2019

A High Five With Warm Hands

Keeping hands warm in winter's cold can be a battle. One trick is to wear mitts instead of gloves and keep your fingers together. We make several options, right here in Minnesota, to keep hands happy no matter the weather. Re...

Dec 12th 2018

The Handcrafted Hub of Frost River... The Store!

The Frost River Trading Co. at 1910 West Superior Street in Duluth, Minnesota is the hub of all things Frost River. First and foremost, it’s a store. It's THE Store for everything Frost River related! It's where you can find all t...

Dec 4th 2018

Looking for a Gift? We've got those!

It’s not easy, finding a good, meaningful gift amid the noise and chatter of this modern age. We’d like to encourage you to take a break. Step back and look toward the past and consider the lasting durability and charm of classic,...

Nov 7th 2018

Everyday Fair Shipping

Here at Frost River, we feel it’s important to be honest and fair. That’s part of why we use only the highest quality materials we can find like solid brass, waxed canvas and real premium leather. Just like those elements are t...