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A collection of collections, a set of sets, these are our selections for what to get that special someone, no matter who they are or your budget. There's something for everyone, lists for ladies, gear for guys, stuff for if you're strapped. This is our set of gift guides.

Gift Guides

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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.

    Premium Shell Bag

    $130.00

    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...

  • The Manitou Shoulder Bag is made of waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware in Duluth, MN.

    Manitou Shoulder Bag

    $140.00

    A bag for action, the Big Manitou has big quick access front pockets, a big quick access main compartment and lots of organization. A leather shoulder strap and leather flap accent give this shoulder bag enough class for the boardroom, while the Frost...

  • The Mesabi Range Pack is available in Premium in addition to standard. The extra leather is sophisticated and sleek.

    Mesabi Range Daypack

    $185.00

     Like a brief for your back, with waxed canvas, leather shoulder straps, and optional padded sleeve. Traditional styling, premium features. Comes as Standard, Premium versions. Read more about the collection here...

  • The Great Northern Choppers are made of water resistant waxed canvas, durable leather, and solid brass hardware in Duluth, MN.

    Great Northern Choppers

    $110.00

    Serious mitts for serious weather. We make 'em warm, tall, and tough to give you a fighting chance against winter. Waxed canvas sheds slush and arctic polar fleece lining keeps you warm. The gauntlet length protects wrists and seals your sleeves. Burly...

  • The Skyline Rolldown Satchel is perfect for biking, hiking, or a stroll on the shores of Lake Superior.

    Skyline Rolldown Satchel

    $100.00

    A safe and secure spot to store your stuff whether you're biking the Skyline Parkway along Duluth’s hillside or hunting agates along the Lake Superior shoreline. There’s quick, easy access through the top with a rolldown flap that secures...

  • The Sling Growler Pack is made in America out of premium materials. The top allows for easy closure and pouring without removing the growler from the pack.

    Sling Growler Pack

    $80.00

    Simplicity makes this Growler Pack a winner. The single strap is no-nonsense, the gathered top keeps contents in place. It's a great setup for a quick stop at the brewery for a growler fill. Waxed canvas with foam lining (the padding kind, not the beer...

  • The Vintage Messenger Bag is made from premium leather, waxed canvas, webbed cotton, and solid brass hardware.

    Vintage Messenger Bag

    $220.00

    Frost River Carrier Review from David Hoole on Vimeo. This full featured shoulder bag brings the messenger bag to a higher level. Borrowing elements from the Vintage pack, a pair of premium leather flapstraps go up and over the main flap of the bag...

  • The North Bay Daypack is made with waxed canvas, webbed cotton, premium leather, and solid brass hardware in Duluth, MN.

    North Bay Daypack

    $150.00

    “There is nothing like the big open water of North Bay with a little steam rising off it on a clear, calm morning to begin a long Quetico adventure.” -Adam Macht, a canoe country guide at Piragis Northwoods Company in Ely, MN. Our North Bay...

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

    Saganaga Travel Satchel

    $90.00

    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...

  • The cotton webbed shoulder strap on the large Crescent Lake 
Shoulder Bag adds comfort to this durable and strong bag.

    Crescent Lake Shoulder Bag

    $80.00

    Backwoods utility meets uptown styling in a Frost River sort of way. The Crescent Lake Shoulder Bag offers pockets inside and out, a long strap to carry the bag however you please, snaps to keep it all together, and the confidence of our guarantee that...

  • The Single Growler Pack is made of waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware, foam cushioning, and webbed cotton. This item is made in Duluth, MN at Frost River.

    Growler Packs

    $80.00

    Schlep your suds in style with The Original Growler Pack. Whether you’re going to an upscale dinner party, four portages into the Boundary Waters, or just headed home, these beer hauling packs will be the talk of any event. A layer of...

  • The Itinerant Daypack by Frost River is built with waxed canvas, premium leather, durable zipper, and webbed cotton.

    Itinerant Daypack

    $170.00

    “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by frost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) If your ranging requires a trusty pack the Itinerant lives up...

  • This American made messenger bag has a cross-body cotton strap with a leather pad for comfort and grip.

    Kadunce Messenger Bag

    $175.00

    Downhill, out of the ancient rocky crags of Minnesota’s North Shore, under Highway 61, and into Lake Superior, the Kadunce River carries its water to the big lake. Our Kadunce Messenger Bag also has enduring northwoods character, shares a name with...

  • The Waxed Canvas Double Wide Bottle Tote is made in Duluth, MN out of premium materials.

    Bottle Tote - Single or Side by Side

    $80.00

    The Bottle Tote calls for celebration just by being there. Waxed canvas with a sherpa pile lining, it protects and presents bottles in its own unique way. Great as a gift (to yourself or someone else) it beats a brown paper bag! The single is tapered...

  • The Carrier Messenger Bag is perfect for those who often commute by bike to work. The interior has two slip pockets to keep the contents of the bag organized.

    Carrier Bike Messenger Bag

    $150.00

    This Product may be Purchased at the Carrier Brief Messenger Bag page. https://vimeo.com/86620144 A Waxed Canvas Bike Messenger Bag aimed to please pedal powered commuters. Twin flapstraps keep the top closed and a removable waistbelt keeps the...

  • The shoulder strap can be worn cross body and the top flap is secured down with solid brass hardware to keep the contents of the bag secure.

    Grand Marais Mail Bag

    $60.00

    Styled after bags carried by letter carriers of the past, our Grand Marais Mail Bag has a unique vintage-utility feel. Lighter weight 10.10 oz. canvas sheds weight but stays reliable. The 1-1/2" cotton web shoulder strap is adjustable with a brass slider...

  • The Little Marais Messenger Bag is made of waxes canvas and webbed cotton. The bag is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. This product is proudly made in the USA at Frost River.

    Little Marais Messenger Bag

    $50.00

    A simple, sling bag of waxed canvas and cotton web. The Little Marais can be worn across the back or under an arm. Either way it works to simply carry some stuff. Wide at the bottom, narrow at the top and closed with a zipper-- about the only surprise...

  • The front of the bag has a long zipper pocket, webbed cotton organizing features, and two D-rings to attach a shoulder strap to carry this bag like a duffle.

    Voyageur Backpack

    $285.00

    Here’s a handcrafted bag, well equipped for most any intrepid adventure. The crossover design works great for an outdoor lifestyle that requires travel luggage, trips across town for meetings, as well as a backpack for hauling adventure gear out...

  • Frost River Pint Glass

    $7.00

    Here’s a classic pint glass (the pros call it a “shaker glass”) that’s perfect and durable for enjoying a tasty beverage of your choice. We’ve had it branded with our logo along with a map of the Frost River waterway in the...

  • The Padfolio by Frost River is made in America out of waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Padfolio

    $110.00

    The Padfolio will become a humble extension of your home office, given half a chance. It won’t hold your laptop, or even a cup of coffee, but it serves as an exquisite writing desk. Use it as a file drawer for recipes, outgoing mail, business...