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Explorer Duffel Bag

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The carry-on Explorer Duffel by Frost River is made from 'field tan' colored waxed canvas. It comes with a shoulder strap and wide green cotton webbing.

Our most robust duffel bags, the Explorers are built to handle heavy loads. Tough, wide, web handles go around the circumference of the bag. There's a dust flap over the main zipper to protect the opening and keep contents dry. A roomy pocket on the side closes with a leather strap and brass post. There's a grab handle on one end and a low profile zip pocket on the other. Four sizes make up the Explorer line –the small is neat and trim for just the basics, sized like a gym bag. The CarryOn is a weekend bag that is compliant to bring on board commercial airlines. The Medium is bigger, a handy gear bag for the outdoors. The Large Explorer lives up to its name. It begins to approach the scale of a hockey bag. It can carry a LOT. All are built from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware at Frost River in Duluth Minnesota.


700 – Large, 701 – Medium, 702 – Small, 703 – CarryOn


Sm. 9.5″h x 19″w x 9.5d. 1715 c.i., C.O: 13″h x 20″w x 12″d. 3120 c.i., Md. 13″h x 24.5″w x 12″d. 3822 c.i., Lg. 15″h x 31.5″w x 12″d. 6247 c.i.


Sm. 3 lbs, C.O. 3.6 lbs, Md. 4 lbs, Lg. 4.8 lbs. (Approx.)


1 external front pocket with leather strap closure, 1 zippered pocket on end of bag.


Double canvas.


2″ cotton web with leather handle cover, web grab handle on end of bag.


2″ cotton web, adjustable slide, snap hooks.


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


Leather Shoulder Pad (For 2" Strap), Leather Shoulder Pad, Padded Buckskin (For 2" Strap), Leather Shoulder Strap, 1" w/ Leather Pad

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  • 5
    Built Like a Tank

    Posted by B.C., New York on Apr 25th 2017

    My wife and I have two of these Explorer Duffel Bags ( Carry On Size ) and used them regularly on our domestic and oversea trips. We loved how much STUFF the bags can handle. They are built using the most robust waxed canvas... we have pulled them, tossed them, yanked them, and they still look as if they just came out from the factory! We asked if Frost River could make us these bags right from the scratch ( and not send us the ones that were already made ), and they accommodated our request. It may take a little longer to get these bags, but they are worth the wait. The Carry On size can carry up to 4 days of clothes and personal accessories. The side zipper and external pockets are very useful just in case we need more storage. The pull/grab handles on the side of these duffels are very handy if we need to get these duffels out from the overhead cabin if they are placed sideways. High class brass hardwares and leather trimmings, durable waxed canvas, thick shoulder strap, excellent workmanship, and accommodating Customer Service are what compelled us to go with Frost River. Their 'next door' competitors, Du***P*** and Fil*** do not even come close to Frost River's quality. Keep up the good work guys.

  • 4
    Super Sturdy Bag

    Posted by Matt on Apr 6th 2017

    I own the large size and use it 4-6 days a week for the gym. Very solid canvas construction with nice stitching. The solid brass hooks attached to the bag inspire confidence that your bag won't free fall from your shoulder unlike the squeaky plastic hooks of a nylon gym bag. You could hang from the shoulder strap it's so sturdy. My only qualm with it would be the attachment points to the bag are a cloth material, but mine haven't shown fraying yet. Rolled leather handles are made of a high quality leather and brilliant idea to have the webbing go all the way under to support the bag too. One of my favorite features of this bag is the zippers. Fat tabs to grab onto and they slide well on the top and side pocket. The front pocket is nice with the leather tab, but I'd prefer a zipper for speed and ease of access. This bag may be too classy for the gym, but it's a little bit of luxury you can use everyday.