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Premium Shell Bag

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The premium shell bag is a "luxury" version of the shell bag. It has a leather bottom, leather flap, and a leather strap.

These are the "luxury" models of our Shell Bags. The added leather from Red Wing Minnesota on the bottom and accent leather across the front and on the top flap provides durability and elegance. Inside, there is an extra slip pocket at the back of the inside of the bag. Sized medium and large, the premium models add leather durability to an already great design.


565 – Medium, 566 – Large


Med: 8″h x 11″w x 2.75″d, Lg: 9.25″h x 12.5″w x 3″d.


Med: 1.35 lbs, Lg: 1.7 lbs.


Flap over main compartment, leather strap with brass roller buckle.


0.75″ harness leather with shoulder pad and buckle – 54.″


1 full-width front slip.


1 main, 1 full-width slip.




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

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  • 5
    Premium Shell Bag

    Posted by Capt. J R Pierce on Dec 29th 2019

    Well designed and well built. Rather large (true to advertised dimensions). Excellent quality. Should last through much use.

  • 5
    Premium Shell Bag

    Posted by Dane on Dec 10th 2019

    I love it. It’s definitely older gen Frost River, with the “.com” tag on it. (Thank you Frost River for doing away with those tags in place of the current label! The new labels, “made in Duluth, MN” are a much classier fit for the look of the bags and a certain nostalgia they evoke. I digress). The Premium Shell bag is a great size for all sorts of things under the size of legal pads and documents. It’s a bag for the odds and ends that would otherwise bulk up trouser pockets. It keeps all these essentials neatly tucked into three simple slip-compartments, secured by heavy leather riveted to tough canvas, and secured by a brass buckle. It’s a simple, strong and handsome satchel bag. The leather just keeps getting better with age. The canvas too! 18oz is a perfect cloth weight to boot. It carries the load and supports the leather nicely.

  • 5
    A bag from a bygone era

    Posted by Tate on Dec 9th 2019

    Normally I carry Frost River’s Vintage Messenger bag to work, but I wanted something smaller yet just as aesthetically pleasing in design and construction. The premium shell bag fits the bill perfectly. The full grain leathers from Red Wing tannery look outstanding. Great character. I love the integrity of the build, the stitching and the thoughtful design that makes this bag stand out from others. The craftspeople of Frost River are doing it right indeed.

  • 5
    Premium Shell Bag

    Posted by Junior on Jan 17th 2019

    Excellent quality. Great hunting/bushcraft/EDC bag. The leather on the premium version adds an extra level of durability and also style. Only thing I would change is to add swivel snaps to the strap, instead of the riveted design. I prefer it to the comparable Filson field bag. Great bag that will handle anything you throw at it.