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Boundary Waters Blend Coffee

Frost River’s Boundary Waters Breakfast Blend Coffee just got a logo’d facelift. Still the same great beans from Duluth Coffee Co. They expertly roast fairly traded, specially selected, coffee beans from small growers around the world at their shop on East Superior Street.  Rick Kollath, the same illustrator that does our catalog, updated our coffee Read More

Frost River Tents & Tarps

Frost River handcrafts tents, a tarp, and a Lean-To as well as waxed canvas packs and bags. The shelters are made from a natural white  10.10 oz. Sunforger Canvas.  The canvas has a built in fire retardant, water repellency, and mildew resistance.  The two and four person tents feature an enclosed sleeping area with a floor Read More

New At FrostRiver.com?

One of the best best parts of the new FrostRiver.com website is the ability to update it from here at the shop.  Have you noticed the the steady stream of new illustrations? In the past couple weeks we have new drawings from Rick and the Kollath Design crew for the Palisade Attachable Portage Pack, Crosby Read More

Notes on Totes

Need a sack to carry a bunch of stuff? Try a tote! We make a bunch of different sizes and shapes… eighteen at last count. With that much diversity, choosing the right one could be difficult. There are open top models, some zip or snap closed, adjustable handles, shoulder straps… Let’s break it down.   Would Read More

Premium Leather

Leather is an important element to many Frost River packs and bags.  Nearly all of our designs depend on leather at some point in construction.  Leather backstraps are strong, leather handles are substantial and feel great, leather flapstraps keep everything together. Corners and bottoms that are reinforced with leather add durability and class.   We get Read More

Flight Bags Medium vs. CarryOn

We occasionally get calls to the Frost River shop asking about the difference between the Medium and CarryOn size of luggage especially the Flight Bags. Over the whole luggage line there is not that much difference between the two sizes but it really is close between the Flight Bags. We compared the two in a video Read More

Shoulder Strap Upgrades

The shoulder straps we build for our “Reliable Softgoods” are some of the best in the world. The premium bridle leather on our canoe packs is combined with the dense foam padding and faced with buckskin, they are distinctive, durable, and comfortably functional.       The web used on all the shoulder straps for Read More

Wrought Iron Wares

We have some new items available in the Cabin Accessories department. Handcrafted hangers, a dinner bell, a fire tender, and a t.p. rack. All are made of iron– forged in a smithy by Paul Webster and his apprentice blacksmiths of the Green Fire Forge and Forging Community. We’ve been working with Paul for years, offering Read More

Leather Trimmed Wood Signs

Ever thought of decorating with Frost River? We just finished building a new batch of Leather Trimmed Wood Signs and they are looking for a good home… or cabin… or shop… (man cave?).  The signs turned out great; made heavy with leather wrapped around the perimeter and secured with brass rivets. The high quality decal Read More

Sustainability – Gooseberry Tote

The Gooseberry Tote works as a remarkable grocery bag. Tough and durable waxed canvas won’t rip open like paper bags, you won’t have boxes and cartons punching through the side like when using plastic bags, and a Gooseberry is reusable! Plus this big voluminous tote will help haul a whole load of groceries in one Read More

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