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Frost River Hats

We now have a full line of Frost River hats.  We’ve had standard cotton Frost River hats for months.  They are nice, made in the U.S.A., and come in several different colors.  We have some with a leather logo and some with an embroidered logo.  All the standard cotton hats have “Duluth Minnesota” across the back. Read More

Waxed Canvas or Tin Cloth– a history

Waxed canvas is the original weather-resistant fabric.  Long before laminated membranes and PVC coated synthetic fabrics came into style for outdoor gear, enthusiasts were using waxed canvas.  It was nick named “Tin Cloth” because it was so durable.   A century ago tin was some of the toughest stuff around, now “tin cloth” remains durable, reliable, Read More

Solid Brass

Frost River packs and bags are made from the best materials available.  They are designed and built to last for years– the raw materials used in the construction had best be up to the task as well.  We search out, and invest in, the best materials available.  The best isn’t cheap, but the cheap doesn’t Read More


Being able to make a fire has been vital through human history.  Fire can keep a person warm,  will cook food, and can make water safe.  Being able to make a fire can be challenging  though.  Luckily, there are some craftspeople around who can help. We have added a new Cookstove section to frost Read More

Side by Side Bottle Tote

New! Carry a pair of wine bottles with ease (and look good while you’re at it) Introducing our Side by Side Bottle Tote Our wine totes are distinctive and classy, and now they come in a Side by Side.  A Double Wine Tote will carry two bottles of bubbly to a dinner party while wearing Read More

One of those days

Winter in Minnesota is ….. cool.  We know its coming, the deep freeze, but when it arrives it is still a shock.  Wake up in the morning, look outside and you can just tell its cold.  The frost between the storm windows is up higher than usual.  As the sun rises the light has a Read More

Frost River Chaps

Our waxed canvas Hunting Chaps are tough.  They are built right to keep legs and pants protected.  They shield from rain and snow, brush and briars.  Chaps protect pants, they save wear and tear on workpants as well as fieldpants.  The wide leg openings have snap closures, the slits come up far enough to take Read More

Insulator… To America!

Raise an insulated can in celebration of innovation.  For the 12th (dozenth) design of 2013 we built an Insulator.  We took some of our waxed canvas, sandwiched a layer of foam inside, added a little binding, sewed a logo on it, and attached an unspoken, and hopefully understood invitation.  We invite you to add a can of Read More

Growler Pack

The craft brewery trade is maturing in our part of the country.  There is even one, Bent Paddle Brewing, opening across the street from our shop.  Many of these micro breweries offer their beer for sale in half gallon containers called growlers.  In order to help beer fans transport what they like and crafters distribute Read More

Vintage Messenger Bag

Our tenth new design for 2013 is a shoulder bag that seems like a totally custom bag but is now a regular Frost River item.  The full size Vintage Messenger Bag embodies several design features commonly asked for by customers.  It is similar in size to a Big Manitou but has a closure to keep Read More

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