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Cliff Jacobson Signature Pack

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The premium leather, water resistant waxed canvas, and solid brass hardware make up this unique and resilient pack. This box style canoe pack is designed with help from outdoor writer, wilderness traveler, and Eagle Scout, Cliff Jacobson and laid out with helpful features designed to haul your gear through the lakes of canoe country or the wilds of your everyday. This is a daypack, meant to go light and fast or supplement another larger pack for a full camping rig. It serves well as a school or travel backpack, too. We build them by hand in Duluth, from a lighter weight 10.10 oz waxed canvas that we get from the same supplier as our heavier 18oz. It's a tighter weave fabric that wears tough, but carries light. You get the choice of Field Tan or Hunter Orange waxed canvas. We regularly build the Field Tan, but may have to build a Hunter Orange pack from the ground up if high visibility is on your list. The Cliff Jacobson backpack is lighter than, but similarly laid out to it's older "cousin" the Nessmuk Pack. The top flap is longer on the Cliff Jacobson Signature Pack, the inside zippered pocket is bigger, the grab handle sits by the backstraps, and the 2-in-1 side pockets are both the same on each side (the Nessmuk has two small pockets on one side and the larger on the other. Both packs share the same 2.25" cotton, pistol-belt web backstraps that connect at the bottom of the pack. Need something larger? Take a look at the Woodsman or Timber Cruiser Jr.


Pack body: 16″h x12″w x 5.5″d. Actual 1056 c.i. Expanded volume 1900 c.i. (Approx.) Pockets measure 12″h x 5.5″w x 2″d.


2.5 lbs. (Approx.)


2 external (two in one), 1 slip on front body, 1 internal hanging zipper pocket.


Internal rain flaps, large flap covers main compartment.


2.25″ pistol belt cotton web with leather attachment.




10.10 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware.


Field Tan, Hunter Orange

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  • 5
    Excellent pack

    Posted by JJ on Aug 9th 2017

    I've had this pack for several months now and it has become my every day bag. I carry water, snacks, first aid/ survival kit, knife, multi-tool, plus what ever else I need for the day. I would recommend the sternum strap if you are going to carry heavy loads, but for general day to day carry it's fine without it.

  • 5
    Everyday Use

    Posted by Ron S. on Jul 31st 2017

    I bought this pack for my everyday use pack. I carry my coffee, food and water to work along with some first aid gear for just in case moments. This pack is of a lighter material which makes it a great day and in my case-everyday pack.

  • 5
    Versatily sized, comfortable, quality built pack

    Posted by Christopher Paris on May 23rd 2017

    I've owned this pack for about a month now. It took a lot of time comparing a few different models in store when I purchased it, but I am beyond happy with the Cliff Jacobson I took home. I do a lot of nature photography and I use one of the side pockets for a tripod and the other to hold a water bottle and or lenses. In the pack I can fit enough gear for a long hike or an overnight (weekend if I packed light and well). I like the lightweight, but still high strength, canvas used in this pack. I've taken it out on hikes about 5 miles and it has been comfortable the entire time. I would buy another if it was ever damaged (but hey, with a lifetime warranty I shouldn't need to)! As with anything I've purchased from Frost River I received wonderful customer service while picking out my pack and am in love with the quality.