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Backpack Strap Upgrades

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Backpack Strap Upgrades

Upgrade your straps! Enhance your pack with our premium buckskin padded shoulder straps. Cut from the same burly bridle leather and built with the same care, attention to detail and cushy closed-cell foam as in our canoe and bushcraft packs, this is an upgrade in both style and function. Please note that upgrading to the buckskin straps may require us to spend extra time building your pack. All of our buckskin comes from real, wild deer hides, so each one is a little different and may show scars & evidence of life lived in the wilds of North America. They'll most definitely be worth the wait!

How to Buy: Add an eligible pack to your cart and then add an upgrade from this page to your cart as well. If you have more than one pack in your order, please specify in the order notes which bag you'd like to get upgraded. Then finish by placing your order. Then yer done, and we'll get started on customizing your pack, thanks!



Wait time for most strap upgrades is 1-2 business days depending on workflow and if we have the pack in stock. For current lead times please contact us and we can give you an estimate of what to expect for your order. Rest assured, though, these are a great way to customize a Frost River pack. Once you get it, and break in these straps, you’ll be glad you did!

Strap upgrades are only done on NEW bags only. Sorry, but we can't take our old pack and upgrade the straps. If you have any questions on that, please give us a call.


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  • 5
    The straps every bag should have

    Posted by Kevin Weimer on Apr 25th 2022

    I purchased the strap upgrade for my new vintage pack, they are excellent, these are the straps every frost river bag should have, I’ll be ordering them again on my next bag.

  • 3
    Leather on straps

    Posted by Matt on Dec 28th 2021

    The pack was exactly what I expected! Very beautiful and quality craftsmanship...The strap upgrade was nice although the leather was not trimmed on the straps (excess beyond stitching) some places were an inch and some places it was flush with stitching? And scissor cuts were visible up and down the strap? I did not notice this on any pictures of the upgraded straps? I believe it was overlooked and never "finish" trimmed... I will still buy and recommend frost river! I trimmed them up myself and everything is perfect! But for 380 dollars I shouldn't have had to work on the pack before gifting it! Cheers!!

  • 5

    Posted by michael e haney on Aug 3rd 2021

    BAM! Clear outta-the-park! Old world craftsmanship is still alive and well at FROST RIVER!

  • 5
    Upgraded Leather Pack Straps

    Posted by Richard Edgecomb on May 14th 2021

    I ordered these for my Summit Expedition Pack. They are very well made and expertly installed. I find them extremely comfortable. I have ordered these on other Frost River packs and they are always well done.

  • 5

    Posted by Jeff Reiss on Apr 25th 2021

    Get these, their worth it!!!

  • 5
    Straps Upgrade

    Posted by Giovanni on Apr 12th 2021

    The strap upgrade is well worth it - they are built right. Comfortable and strong from the start and getting better with wear. Unlike the promo photo, the black straps are all black - no yellow - which I was thankful for. Would certainly buy again but given the quality it will likely be years before I need to.

  • 5
    Great upgrade!

    Posted by Justin Spomer on Jun 12th 2019

    These straps are a great upgrade to an already superb product! They are tough yet comfortable!