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Canvas My State US State Patches

Posted by Alex Messenger

Canvas My State US State Patches

All 50 US States Now Available

We talk all the time about where we’re from:

Duluth, Minnesota, at the tip of Lake Superior, the doorstep to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Most of you get it, a good number of you have had the pleasure to visit, some of you haven’t (if that’s you, you should put it on your list). Those of you that have been to Duluth, been to the Frost River shop, traveled Minnesota or paddled our placid waters know a bit about why we think this is a special place. But, Minnesota and Duluth, they’re not the only special places. There are lots of spots that are special, parks that bring you outside, waterways that wind and meander into your soul, plains that keep you grounded and mountains that inspire - they’re part of a patchwork that forms your experience, your memories of a place, and makes that place important to you.

That’s why we’re proud to offer these new Canvas My State Patches. We’ve created patches for all fifty United States and two regional silhouettes, outlines that are both instantly recognizable and speak to much more than their borders. Place an order for one of over 30 of our specific packs and bags and you can add a Canvas My State buckskin patch sewn to your bag for $15. Plus, we now offer Canvas My State Patches separately, so you can sew yer own to the gear you've got. It’s a simple, bold way to share some of your regional pride on some US-made gear. We design, make and sew both the patches and the reliable softgoods they go on right here at 1910 W Superior St. in Duluth, MN USA.

We started with the lower 48 of the US, Lake Superior and an assortment of states from different regions across the country in early 2016. Over the course of the coming months, we took votes online, over the phone and in our store in Duluth, as well as at shows all over the country. Everyone asked for the same thing: they wanted to get their state in Canvas My State Buckskin Patches. We listened. We now build every US state in these unique patches, and can sew them on to certain new reliable gear.


Frost River Canvas My State Patches showing all 50 United States. Handmade from deerhide buckskin in Duluth, MN. Available on certain new Frost River gear or as standalone patches so you can sew yer own onto whatever you'd like!

We're proud to now offer all 50 United States, plus the USA Lower 48 and Lake Superior!

Want to share your state? Show us your gear on social media by sharing a photo of your softgoods, packs, bag, jacket, whatever you put your patch on, and tag it with #CanvasMyState. We'll share selected entries and help put your state, province, lake or region on the waxed canvas map!

Canvas My State Products:


You can find all the Canvas My State Products here.

We’ve picked this set because they’re some of our favorite packs and bags, but also, because we made them and because of their design, we can add patches to the bags we’ve got on our shelves. This means that adding a patch won’t take us very long, and we can get your gear to you quickly with just a $15 up-charge. It might take a couple business days from your order, depending on our backlog, but we won’t have to make your pack from scratch, so you'll get it sooner.

Frost River Canvas My State Isle Royale Close Up

The buckskin leather is the same deerhide we use on our distinctive Canoe Pack backstraps. It’s a rich, durable, sustainable, naturally harvested buckskin that’s sourced in the States. It pays homage to our regional and canoe pack roots whether on a day pack or a professional shoulder bag, the Canvas My State patches let you bring a bit more of where’s important with you as you wander. They'll age and patina just like the rest of our reliable softgoods as you use your gear in your day to day, and on wild adventures. Help promote a handcrafted, homegrown message and add a patch to any one of the products through visiting our Canvas My State Selection.

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Due to popular demand, we now offer our Canvas My State Patches separately. We take the same high quality patches made from palomino-colored deerhide buckskin, and sew them to a clear vinyl backer so they’re, ready for you to sew ’em to your old trusty pack, jacket, pants, whatever– plus, standalone patches ship for free! We'll keep you updated as the Canvas My State program evolves, and it will! Cheers!

Frost River Canvas My State Buckskin Patch