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Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs

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Isle Royale Bushcraft Pack No. 730. The largest Isle Pack of the collection. All Three offer buckskin padded backstraps, twin 2-in-1 exterior pockets, an axe sleeve, side compression cording, waxed canvas construction, and a guarantee to last.

Bushcraft-- wilderness self reliance skills— the ability to not only survive, but thrive for extended periods in the woods. For some, it can take a lot of gear to thrive, for others, all they need is a trusty knife, a hatchet, and the wealth of knowledge accumulated over a lifetime. Our Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs are built to carry big or small loads. All three sizes are designed narrow, for exploration, slipping between dog hair aspen and brush, these packs blend classic materials and construction with updated features for modern classic backwoods adventures. With lots of organization in the form of pockets, attachments and straps, there’s space to keep gear where it needs to be. Plus, there’s plenty of capacity in the tall, narrow pack body.


-Twin, vertical 2-in-1 pockets straddle an axe sleeve. Pair it with one of our Wood Craft Axes. -Each pocket is roughly the size of a 1L bottle and provides a space between the pocket and pack body to stow a folding saw or other long, thin object and keep it handy. -Premium Buckskin padded backstraps are distinctive and comfortable. -Ships with sturdy sternum strap installed. -All the straps are carefully selected and cut from a side of strong harness leather. -Lashing and compression at the sides with bridle leather straps, tough diamond-braid nylon cord and solid brass rings and buckles. -A slip pocket at the bottom of each side panel, two D-rings on the lid and lash squares at the bottom (four squares on the full size and Jr., two squares on the Mini) allow gear to be stored on the outside of the pack. -The lid features a slim pocket for maps or other essentials. -Outer pockets feature solid brass grommet weep holes to purge duff and water. Each of the bushcraft packs now come with a waist belt holder built in. A Medium Cotton Web Belt that fits 30”-44” is always included with No.730, the full sized Isle Royale. If you’d like another size or style, or want to add a belt to an Isle Royale Junior or Mini, check out our Waist Belt offerings, here.

We build all our waxed canvas Frost River packs, bags, and accessories at our shop in Duluth, Minnesota.

The Isle Royales are no exception. Weather and abrasion resistant waxed canvas from Fairfield Textiles in New Jersey, premium leather from the S.B. Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota, along with robust, solid brass hardware, all come together with heavy thread and pack building know-how by our experienced sewing and production staff here in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. We know how to build a pack the right way, guarantee it to last, and will be here with service and repair should it need to be refurbished after years of service. There is a symbiosis created when carrying a pack handcrafted of natural materials into the field. The canvas and leather blend with nature in a way that modern synthetics can’t. The swish going through brush is softer. The scrape over rock is subdued, the natural colors and organic textures just fit. The smell of warm leather in the sun, the beaded water droplets, fresh off a canoe paddle stroke, glisten just a bit brighter on waxed canvas than they do on with man-made materials. There’s unique character in a handcrafted, waxed canvas pack. It’s meant to be used in the woods, as it has been for generations. It remains relevant, and reminds a person to make plans to get back out again soon. Those of us who care about what we carry, and can see an object for more than the sum of its parts, will notice an inherent value and a sense of camaraderie between an outdoor traveler, a trusted pack, and the road, the stream, the journey… Add a Windigo Signal Bag and some straps to add a zippered pocket that lets you blend in or stand out, depending on your needs and changing environment.

Personalize your pack with a Canvas My State leather patch, details below.



I.R. 23″h x 15″w x 8″d, actual 2760 c.i. Expanded volume, 4968 c.i. (approx.), I.R. Jr. 18″h x 15″w x 6″d, actual 1620 c.i. Expanded volume, 2916 c.i.(approx.), I.R. Mini 15″h x 15″w x 5″d, actual 1125 c.i. Expanded volume, 2025 c.i. (approx.), I.R. pockets 11″h x 5″w x 3″d, Jr. pockets 10.5″h x 5″w x 3″d, Mini pockets 8″h x 5″ x 3″d.


I.R. approx. 7 lbs, I.R. Jr. approx. 5.5 lbs, Mini approx. 4.4 lbs.


4 external (2 two-in-one, 2 slip.), 1 internal map pocket.


Internal rain flaps, large flap over main compartment.


Harness leather, foam pad,, buckskin, plus sternum strap.


Leather strap and buckle, cord, and D-rings.


Double canvas.


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

Upgrade Options:

Canvas My State Patches: Add a "canvas my state" buckskin patch, we've got all 50 United States available in our palomino buckskin, same stuff we use for the backstrap upgrade. This Upgrade makes this your pack, and NON-returnable.

Notes: Please note that pack upgrades require us to spend a little extra time working with your pack, and may add up to a week to your order processing. Also all of our buckskin comes from real, wild deer hides, so each one's unique and may have scars.

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  • 5
    Isle Royale Mini

    Posted by Chris W on Jul 27th 2021

    Love this pack. I guide elk hunts in southern Colorado and needed a pack that would hold up to hard use, this is the one! The mini has all the room that I need for my butcher gear, rain gear, calls, and food. Definately will be the last pack that I will buy!! Hunt On!!

  • 5
    Isle Royale Bushcraft Sr

    Posted by Ken on Jul 13th 2021

    I have used canvas packs for over 50 years in every shape and make. I have several old Duluth packs that are great. But this Isle Royale by Frost River is the best pack I’ve ever used. I’ve signed off on Duluth because they don’t use real leather on their straps anymore - just a pressed leather. Frost River uses the best leather and materials and the attention to detail is the best I’ve seen. I know that they’re expensive, but these don’t wear out like the coated synthetics which never last more than a couple years. Buy these packs. They are the best I’ve seen or used since the 1960s and I’ve been a wildlife biologist and hard on gear for over 40 years.

  • 5
    Isle Royale Jr. Pack

    Posted by Ed on Jul 1st 2021

    Old school,high quality and craftsmanship pack I love it

  • 5
    Royal isle Jr bushcraft bag

    Posted by Justin on Jun 29th 2021

    Absolutely gorgeous! Incredible craftsmanship, the bag is going to last many lifetimes

  • 5
    Thumbs up!

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 16th 2021

    Great backpack, high quality materials and perfect manufacturing!

  • 5
    Isle Royal Jr

    Posted by DAVID DEWEES on Jun 8th 2021

    If you enjoy the finest things in life..then you are shopping in the right place. I’s just a bag to carry stuff in, but it’s more than that. It’s a canvas without paint,yet it’s art. My daddy told me you can go first class for a few dollars more....and folks this is first class. If your into bushcrafting, get will give you the “fizz”

  • 5
    Isle Royal Backpack

    Posted by Logan on May 26th 2021

    Best quality a man could ask for! Extremely Pleased

  • 5
    It's really cool

    Posted by KYLE KANG on May 19th 2021

    This backpack is so cool. It's looking good and the material is quite good. GOOD QUALITY!

  • 5
    Outstanding durability

    Posted by Isaiah S on May 14th 2021

    As soon as I held this pack in my hands I knew it was something that will outlast me. Very hefty bag and lots of storage and space for bushcrafting or simply taking it on the trail. Due to the weight and heft of the pack I dont use it if im just taking a simple walk on the trail but ill use it for camping or bushcrafting. Very much is the last pack youll ever need to buy. Worth every hard earned dollar!