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North Bay Daypack

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The North Bay Daypack is made with waxed canvas, webbed cotton, premium leather, and solid brass hardware in Duluth, MN.

“There is nothing like the big open water of North Bay with a little steam rising off it on a clear, calm morning to begin a long Quetico adventure.” -Adam Macht, a canoe country guide at Piragis Northwoods Company in Ely, MN.

Our North Bay Daypack is just as at home in of one of Piragis' canoes as it is shuttling to and from campus or work. We build them in two sizes from trusty waxed canvas at our shop in Duluth. One has a 5” gusset and is a classic daypack size, the 7” is deeper, perfect for boxy or bulky items. All have a sleeve at the back for storing flat stuff, you get the choice to have it padded or not. The zippers go all the way down allowing the pack to open wide. Interior pockets provide organization.

Available in Heritage Black as well as Field Tan, the North Bay Daypack lets you choose which environment to blend in with, and which you'd like to carry with you. In Heritage Black, the North Bay is 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. The padded sleeve on the Heritage Black North Bay comes in Field Tan for increased visibility of your gear on the inside of the pack. The rest is solid black and antiqued solid brass. Here's a pack you'll enjoy for decades to come. Frost River Canvas My State Buckskin Patch Info Below.


435 – North Bay 5" gusset, 435-80 – North Bay Padded 5" gusset, 437 – North Bay 7" gusset, 437-80 – North Bay Padded 7" gusset, 437-80-N North Bay Padded 7" Heritage Black


17″h x 12.5″w x 5″d (or 7″d)


2.6 lbs, and 3 lbs.


Exterior slip with zip, exterior gusseted with zip, interior sleeve (optional padding), three slip pockets on sleeve, internal hanging zip pocket.


Full zip closure.


2″ webbed cotton


1″ webbed cotton


18oz. waxed cotton canvas, premium leather, solid brass, cotton web, nylon zipper.

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  • 4
    High Quality

    Posted by JT159089 on Mar 26th 2019

    First let me say that Frost's customer service is excellent! The bag itself is extremely high quality very heavy canvas with a healthy coating of wax, I wish the buckskin lined straps were an option on this model as well as a leather reinforced bottom but that's just me wanting something even more overbuilt than it needs to be. The zippers are tremendous, and while I believe they will provide many years of service I wish they were brass rather than the brown plastic selected. Something else I feel is worth mentioning, the terminology of the options is a little confusing, the padded/gusset option does not refer to the straps but a padded compartment and a leather reinforced gusset which is nice for laptops and for strength. Lastly, my only real complaint about the backpack is the level of finish in the inside. Everything about the exterior of the pack is well resolved and looks clean and worthy of a $200 backpack; however, the interior leaves something to be desired because the canvas edges are just left open and not sewn back in on themselves which means that you shed threads occasionally, but again this is a superficial criticism and does not impact the quality or the usage of the pack. It's simply disappointing from an aesthetic standpoint. Overall 4 stars!