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Saganaga Travel Satchel

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This bag is crafted from waxed canvas, solid brass hardware, and a cotton webbed strap to ensure durability and stability.

At the end of the Gunflint Trail in Northeast Minnesota lies the largest, deepest lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness — Saganaga. Popular for travel and fishing, the area is loaded with campsites and several species of fish. The shoulder bag that shares its name is loaded with features. Compartments that a traveler, no matter on land or water can appreciate. The inside zipped compartment is unique. It opens inside the back to a full length slip pocket that provides storage up and in the flap as well as down in the back. Made at Frost River in Duluth, these satchels are available in two sizes- Big and Little-- just like the lakes. Available in Heritage Black as well as Field Tan, the Big Saganaga lets you choose which environment to blend in with, and which you'd like to carry with you. In Heritage Black, it's 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 in solid black and antiqued solid brass. Here's a messenger bag you'll enjoy for decades to come.


878 – Little Saganaga Travel Satchel, 879 – Big Saganaga Travel Satchel, 879-N – Big Saganaga Travel Satchel in Heritage Black


Little: 7.5″h x 9.25″w x 3″d, Big: 10.75″h x 14.25″w x 3.75″d


Little: 1 lb, Big: 2 lb.


Magnetic snaps- little: 1 snap, big: 2 snaps.


Little: 1.5″, Big: 2″ cotton web with adjustable brass slide.


1 full width slip.


3 slip pockets across the inside front, 1 zip full height into flap at back.


18 oz. waxed cotton canvas, solid brass hardware, cotton web strap, magnetic snaps.

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  • 5
    Satchel Review

    Posted by Curiosity Satisfied Dog Camp on Dec 15th 2021

    Quality material and Craftsmanship. Very happy with the purchase! Would certainly consider buying additional items in the future.

  • 5
    Saganaga Travel Satchel

    Posted by Mark on Feb 17th 2021

    I use this item every day. The design is simple yet very well laid out. There's a zippered pocket for my wallet. A front pouch for my cell phone and a main section for reading glasses, notepad and miscellaneous necessities. Nice wide strap that allows for a cross body fitting. Extremely well made and stylish as well. You can't go wrong with this purchase

  • 5
    Saganaga satchel

    Posted by Marlon Llanes on Jan 20th 2021

    Very nice bag made in usa well made and will definitely recommend it

  • 5
    Saganaga Travel Satchel

    Posted by Jon on Jul 29th 2020

    Well made, perfect size and the shoulder strap is the right length, not to short like others' products

  • 5
    Little Saganaga Travel Satchel

    Posted by Chris on Jul 27th 2019

    Love it! Perfect for carrying my camera and other essentials out on a hike!

  • 5

    Posted by Sarah on Mar 29th 2019

    This is a good looking purse ,compact and very well designed

  • 5
    Perfect for Everyday Carry

    Posted by C K on Jan 30th 2018

    I was using a larger leather messenger bag for a few years but got tired of lugging it around. It got in the way and was a little cumbersome to maneuver through crowds so I bought this small travel satchel. It works great for carrying your everyday stuff and has a zipped compartment in the back. Waxed canvas has a rugged outdoors look instead of a murse. I accidentally spilled a bottle of water inside it and it held like a bucket. Nothing actually leaked out which I thought was impressive. The small is 8x10, the large is 11x15. I kinda wish they would make a 9x12 as that would give it a little more storage without being messenger size. Overall I'm very happy with my purchase.

  • 5
    Great little bag

    Posted by labuyer on Aug 12th 2017

    I like to travel light if possible so that means a backpack in general. But when traveling, it's useful to have a small satchel you can keep with you that can hold a book, tickets, water bottle, lunch, etc. Ordered the little saganaga and it arrived today. Very impressed with this little bag. Truly the small bag than can do it! The side pocket easily holds a substantial book. The zippered compartment is perfect for tickets, papers, etc. Then I got a fairly large stainless steel water bottle and it easily fit inside on it's side, with room to spare for food or whatever else is necessary. Looking forward to many years of use of this and I highly recommend it.