Our 5th of 14 New Designs for 2014 goes out to four legged friends.
The Frost River Dog Vest is made from our lightweight 10.10 oz waxed canvas, you get the choice of Orange or Field Tan.
They’re lined with canton flannel insulation. The nylon straps are secured with hook and loop and side release buckles. We weren’t super excited to use the synthetic materials but it was necessary. That’s what it took to make sure the thing worked.
The Dog Vests are designed for medium sized athletic (fairly lean) dogs. There’s a lot of adjustment built into them, we tried to make it as much of a universal fit as possible. Our cooperative model dog “Carmel” is 55lbs and the vest fit her great.
She was right in the middle of the adjustment range for both straps, the vest goes on quick and is simple to adjust.
The Dog Vests are available on our website and at our store in Duluth. Carmel and our patient test dogs didn’t mind wearing the vests and once adjusted correctly, the vests stayed where they belong. If you and your dog get the chance to try one out… post a photo on our facebook page, we’d love to see how they work out for you!
A vest for your dog that will insulate and protect with waxed canvas and flannel lining. Hook and loop strips along with side release buckles keep the vest where it belongs. Waxed canvas offers shelter no matter the weather. One adjustable size to fit mid-size active dogs, the vests are available in Field Tan or orange. Made at Frost River… give a best friend some reliable softgoods.
The black and white dog in the photos is 55 lbs, the vest fit her with adjustment room to spare on either side.
We are happy to offer a line of Dog Collar / Pet Leashes for our second of thirteen new designs for 2013.
We use a bunch of leather on our packs and bags. It comes from the best American producers, and makes great collars and leashes. Most of our leather comes from the tannery in Red Wing Minnesota that supplies Red Wing shoes with their boot leather. It is great stuff. Occasionally we get a request to make a collar for a dog, usually the answer is no problem, there are several dogs who visit the Frost River shop who wear custom built collars. Duffer, Tico, Jack, and Pete all seem happy with their neckwear and some of their collars are as old as three years. The harness leather is the same grade that we use on the backstraps of our canoe packs, it is heavy but pliable– robust and lithe. It works great for backstraps and shoulder straps, it also works good for pet collars and leashes. We cut the leashes to minimize flex in the grain and maximize strength and durability. All of the hardware is solid brass, there is no plating to be worn off. The rivets are strong and reliable. The logo is burned into the leather. We are making three sizes for the collars. The 13″ collar is 3/4′” wide and fits dogs with necks from 10″ to 16″. The 16″ fits necks from 13″ to 19″ and is 1″ wide. The 19″ collar is also a inch wide and works on necks from 16″ to 22″. Measure your dog with a flexible measuring tape and measure for the narrowest part of their neck. If you need some other size, give us a call, we can work something out for a custom collar. There is something special about the feel of a leather leash, it can add an element of substance and nostalgia to having to take “Fluffer the wonder dog” out for a walk at 4 a.m… at least you get to use that great leash.
Add some class and reliability to routine walks with your pet. Available in two styles. The same harness leather we use for pack straps also makes a great leash! Same with the cotton web, reliable on packs, dependable for a leash. The wide loop at the human end provides purchase during energetic walks, a solid brass snap is sewn and riveted at the dog end to hold on for years. We also offer matching collars. Made at Frost River in Duluth Minnesota.
Our Dog Collars are cut from the same dark brown harness leather that we use for the backstraps on our canoe packs…. it’s the good stuff. The hardware is solid brass, it will hold up for years and keep looking good the whole time, and won’t absorb pet odors. Invest in quality for a best friend.
Sizing: Use a flexible tape measure to measure your dog’s neck. Small collar is 3/4″ wide and fits necks from 8″-15″. Medium collar is 1″ wide and fits necks from 11″-19″. Large collar is 1″ wide and fits necks from 16″-22″.
One way to make our campfire tents even better is to add a stove. A woodstove in the tent can make camping in the winter downright habitable. The steel Two Dog stove is not a lightweight but it is reliable. The folks at Four Dog Stove here in Minnesota have been making stoves and camping gear for years, they pride themselves on crafting some of the best stuff around. Two of the secrets to this stove’s success is an internal baffle and an airtight door. The baffle makes the stove more efficient and safer for use in a tent because heat and sparks are better contained. It also makes it better to cook on. The airtight door makes better use of fuel and also improves safety. Included are the stove, four 7″ legs, five 16″ sections of stove pipe with a damper and two adjustable angles. The stove pipe sections store inside one another so the whole kit fits inside the stove for easy transport.
Offer your pooch a bite to eat or water drink with the help of Frost River’s waxed canvas.
Our dog bowls are in two different sizes… Duffer’s Dog Dish is for smaller dogs (holds about 4 cups), Boo’s Big Bowl is for bigger dogs (holds about 10 cups). Both work great for food or water and are collapsible.
New releases from Frost River for 2014. We did 13 for 2013, we surpassed that this year, releasing a total of 26 (various sizes included) New Designs at a rate of one per week for the first 14 weeks of 2014. Some are modifications to existing patterns, like adding exterior pockets to our Flight Bag or adding backstraps to our Explorer Duffel. Others are brand new designs like the Kamloops and Seven Bridges Daypacks. What will 2015 bring…? We’re excited to tell you all about the new “Reliable Softgoods” headed your way.
Crafted of titanium in the U.S.A., the Bush Cooker is built and designed by the folks at Four Dog Stove Company. There is some serious engineering that go into these little jewels of combustion. Turbine-like fins encourage air flow as it burns sticks, twigs, bark, alcohol, charcoal or fuel tabs. Economical, and a little fun to use, the Bush Cooker stoves can be the next best thing to cooking over an open fire.
Frost River handcrafts tents, a tarp, and a Lean-To as well as waxed canvas packs and bags. The shelters are made from a natural white 10.10 oz. Sunforger Canvas. The canvas has a built in fire retardant, water repellency, and mildew resistance.
The two and four person tents feature an enclosed sleeping area with a floor and zippered no-see-em netting. The awning and side panels can be used together to make a covered work and cooking space or used independently as conditions and mood dictate. Several ties offer options to secure the flaps and screens. A screened window at the back wall of the tent allows ventilation. In warm conditions it helps cool the tent; in the cold it works to draw warm air from a woodstove back through the tent. All corners and ties are durably stitched and reinforced to ensure reliability.
Both tents can be fitted with an EndCover. It is an additional component that attaches to the grommets in the awning and side panels. The End Cover is laced to the tent to enclose the whole front opening. There is a stove jack in the side to pass the stovepipe from a small woodstove. When the end cover is attached, access to the tent is gained through a full height zipper on each side between the side panels and the end cover. A new tent must be “seasoned” before use by wetting it down and allowing to dry. This helps water resistance at the seams.
The Two Person Campfire Tent weighs 26 lbs…. Cost: $820 The Four Person Campfire Tent weighs 34 lbs….Cost: $950 The EndCover weighs 11lbs….Cost: $250 The Pole Package weighs 13 lbs…Cost $300 All Frost River Tents and Tarps are handmade to order. Please allow a two week lead time.
Dimensions: 2-person: Total size- 8’6”x 7’ Enclosed Sleeping Area- 4’6”x 7’ Center Height 4’6” Back Wall Height – 2’ Total Weight (tent, poles, end cover) 50 lbs 2 person tent, poles, EndCover — $1370
4-person: Total Size- 13’6” x 7’ Enclosed Sleeping Area- 7’x 7’ Center Height- 6’6” Back Wall Height- 2’ Total Weight (tent, poles, EndCover) 58lbs. 4 person tent, poles, EndCover — $1500