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For the Love of Waxed Canvas...

Posted by David

For the Love of Waxed Canvas...

Need a hand choosing a gift for someone special?

These are some of our favorites that we're confident will please even those tough-to-shop-for folks. Here are packs and bags that are made by hand in our shop above the store in Duluth, Minnesota. Scroll down and pick out something you like or would like to give away. Give a gift that’s crafted with reliability and is guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Temperance ToteTemperance Tote - A sophisticated tote for hard working folks. This crossover design is part purse, can be used as luggage, and has organization like a brief. The adjustable handles allow for shoulder carry, waxed canvas provides classic good looks that only get better with age and use.

558 Crescent Lake Shoulder Large. The Crescent Lake is a stylish purse, bag, or satchel. Available in small and large.Crescent Lake Shoulder Bag - Thoughtful layout and great materials give special appeal to this purse. Inside and out, there’s a full length slip pocket on one side and a divided slip pocket on the other. One solid brass snap keeps the top closed, and another one keeps the front exterior pocket secure. Available in two sizes, either provide portability and lasting appeal.

Shell BagShell Bag - Long ago, bags like these would be used to carry shells and tools for hunters and shooters to keep guns loaded in the field. Now, the same pattern makes a great purse or satchel. There’s a pocket inside, and a flap over the main compartment that buckles securely on the outside. The long leather shoulder strap works great for men and women alike.

Frost River Zip HoodieApparel - Cozy fleece, hearty hoodies, and sporty T’s, all made in America and printed with Frost River pride. Give her permission to steal your sweatshirt by giving her one of her own (then you can borrow it too)!

The Frost River Carry On Flight Bag (no. 65) is a classic piece of luggage handmade in Duluth, MN USA from premium waxed canvas, premium leather and solid brass hardware. Guaranteed for life and sized just right, it will serve you in your travels forever.

Flight Bag - Great go-to travel luggage. There’s no messin’ around with a Flight Bag- simple layout, classic style, and reliable construction, it’s got everything you need and nothing you don’t. Carry well on your travels and get in on the benefits of a soft sided bag (it’s crammable). Need pockets? Go with the Curtis Flight Bag.

399 Frost River High Falls Short Day Pack from the front angle

High Falls - Here’s a neat and trim daypack, streamlined for outdoor pursuits or urban commutes. Great for him or her! We build them in standard Field Tan as well as in two-tone with orange accents for high visibility.

Growler PacksGrowler Pack - Give a gift of craft beer portability! Growlers are kind of a pain to carry. We’ve got several different styles of Growler Packs, the Sling Pack is simple and straightforward, the Double Wide carries two. Insulated and beer resistant, they’re a great conversation starter in the tap room.

Frost River Cribbage BoardCribbage Board - You should not rely solely on this cribbage board to navigate the Frost River waterway in the BWCA… but you probably could! There’s great detail in the engraving of this solid wood board, it’s beautiful, just like the canoe county route it depicts. Made in USA, add a Field Deck for a matched set.

Field Deck - Regulation playing cards with artful illustrations of our Frost River outdoor gear. Hand drawn and painted here in Duluth, there are no bad hands when you’re holding images like this.

Pocket Folio - Be prepared to capture creativity throughout the day when you carry a pocket notebook. Our Folio is made from the premium leather from S.B. Foot tannery in Red Wing, MN. It won’t take long to break-in and start gaining character, but will last through many Field Notes notebook refills. The covers and pages hold up so much better with the help of leather, plus there’s slots for cards and spots to keep your small stuff together.

Northern Pacific Mittens - WMitts - Warm hands can help warm a heart when you’ve got a good set of mitts. Invite hand holding and be ready to present a warm handshake, even on the coldest days. They’re sized for wiggle room inside, our American-made mitts run big.

Timber Cruiser PackTimber Cruiser Jr. - To us, nothing says “I Love You” like the gift of a canoe pack. They’re the cornerstone of everything we make and are useful for more than just a portage. Ever thought of traveling like a Voyageur wherever you gotta go? There are few more distinctive ways to travel through a terminal than under a tumplined canoe pack. It beats the axles off a roller bag in our book.


Canvas My State Patches - Many of our waxed canvas packs and bags can be personalized with a buckskin state patch. Show some state pride on your Made in USA bag with a Canvas My State buckskin patch.

Still looking for ideas? Take a look at all our gift guides here. They’re chalk-full of reliable goods and lifetime guarantees, perfect for that discerning special someone in your life.

Thanks for reading. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!