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Field Satchel

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The Field Satchel by Frost River is crafted in Duluth, MN.

A shoulder bag that’s ready to head out whenever you are. It doesn’t matter if “out” means birding in the rainforest or downtown to the coffee shop— this trusty satchel will get your stuff there and back again in durable waxed canvas style. Plenty of pockets and dividers offer spots to store your stuff. the size works for tablets whether digital (like an iPad) or analog (like a small sketchpad). It’s a great purse, it’s a burly haversack, add a Plano® box and it's a tackle box... it’s reliable softgoods made at Frost River in Duluth Minnesota. Available in Heritage Black as well as Field Tan, the Field Satchel lets you choose which environment to blend in with, and which you'd like to carry with you. In Heritage Black, it's professional, sleek and understated. Heritage Black features all the same high quality materials as Field Tan, leather from Red Wing, MN, waxed canvas and solid brass hardware. It's built right from the start in Duluth, MN in solid black and antiqued solid brass. Here's a shoulder bag you'll enjoy for decades to come.


873 – Field Satchel Small, 875 – Field Satchel Large, 873-N – Field Satchel Small in Heritage Black, 875-N Field Satchel Large in Heritage Black


Small: 9.5″h x 9″w x 3″d, Large: 11″h x 9″w x 3.5″d.


Small: 1.5 lbs, Large: 1.6 lbs.


Large flap over main compartment with leather strap and brass roller buckle.


0.75″ harness leather strap with shoulder pad, buckle – 54" in length.


1 slip on back, 1 slip on front. Smaller organizational pockets on front.


1 zipper.


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


Field Tan, Heritage Black

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  • 5
    Field satchel

    Posted by Suzanne on Jan 5th 2022

    This is a fantastic bag! It has pockets for everything and I can take it into the field and the city!

  • 5
    Field Satchel

    Posted by Bob on Nov 11th 2021

    I've had my large-size field satchel for years, perhaps about then of them. I love it. It carries way more than you'd think it should, and has just enough pockets and internal features. And it looks better and better with age.

  • 5
    Instant love

    Posted by Sally on Nov 9th 2021

    I don't know how many satchels I've bought over the years hoping to find the perfect one. But in the end they were too big... Not very well organised... Uncomfortable... Difficult to get in and out of... Too heavy... And then there is the Frost River field satchel. I fell in love with it the moment I unwrapped it - it was a gorgeous color, just the right shade for all everyday and travel use (I'd draw the line at business or posh do's; not quite the right color for that - but perfect for 9/10 uses in my life!)... It wasn't too big... It wasn't heavy when I lifted it.. it hung comfortably on me. The organisation in it is perfect for my everyday or travel use. I've tried leather satchels, synthetic satchels and even other waxed canvas satchels, and I have to say, this bag has the right weight, right size, right amount of flexibility and right interior to actually be an enduring satchel for me. I look forward to making many memories with this bag!

  • 5
    Field Satchel

    Posted by Chris Holt on Oct 31st 2021

    I bought this prior to going to Normandy for the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-day. It worked perfect for what I needed. It held water bottles, note book, maps, camera and snacks. I use it while at trade shows as product data fits perfectly. Currently, I use it as my carry on as I try to travel light. I highly recommend this satchel.

  • 5
    Field Satchel

    Posted by Sara Skold on Mar 20th 2021

    The workmanship is outstanding!. I use this as an EDC just the right size. The looks are classy and elegant as well as it is functionality.

  • 4
    Field Satchel

    Posted by William on Mar 15th 2021

    Purchased mine in the black. A very decent bag, carrying more than one might think. I do Home Health and have my touchless temp. reader, a pulse/ox, a blood pressure cuff, a 'possibles bag' (and that's all in just the main compartment). Outside pocket holds a pair or readers and my phone; zipped inside pocket is for the Glock 26 (with an extra magazine); open top pocket holds my wallet...oh yeah, pens, and in the outside (side) pocket...a full sized folding knife. Okay, why not 5-stars? A few things...echoing another reviewer - a top handle, and with that some type of reinforcer to stiffen the bag (as it does tend to sag a bit in the middle with a full load). And lastly, options for closure/or maybe no closure (the flap is substantial enough to stay folded over as is). All in all a very nice bag for the money; a bargain competitor for Filson's Small Field Bag, with the Frost River having more organizational capability.

  • 5
    Never Leave Home Without It

    Posted by John Appler on Aug 30th 2020

    If you're a guy, maybe you're wondering the same thing that I was: is this a purse? Am I signing myself up to carry a purse? Let me answer your question with a question: who's your favorite globe-trotting, Nazi-fighting archaeologist? Because he carried one. I mean, not exactly like this. He didn't have a Frost River. That was his loss. I'm a city-dweller and this is the perfect bag for me. I own three of them (one in black). On my daily excursions, it fits a small water bottle, a camera, a bevy of charging cables and adapters, a lighter, an e-reader, some emergency meds, and a handkerchief, with room to spare. So sling your field satchel over your shoulder, and don't give it a second thought. Is it a purse? Who has time for a question like that? You're an adventurer, and there's exploring to do.

  • 5
    Terrific Small Bag

    Posted by John George on Aug 12th 2020

    I was looking for a bag to carry the necessities for long walks/hikes with a new pup (treats, extra leash, collapsible dish, water, doggy bags, toys, multi tool/knife, binoculars, guidebook, etc.) and one that could also be used for other purposes day-to-day. I looked at a lot of different options and decided on the small field satchel, which turned out to be an excellent choice. The dividers make it easy to easy to keep things organized. The front pockets hold pens, field notes, and a phone. The large interior pocket easily holds a leather leash, a hardback, and a paperback book at the same time. The exterior pocket is wide enough to slip in a 12.9” iPad Pro (although you probably would not want to do that regularly, as it only goes about halfway in). I definitely recommend this product.

  • 5
    Field Satchel

    Posted by Alan Adkins on Mar 24th 2020

    Top quality, really well made. Waxed canvas, brass, and leather look great. Even smells good!