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Daypacks that are just as at home in a canoe as they are shuttling to and from campus or work. Internal sleeves easily stow laptops or folders full of schoolwork.  They may not have enough room to carry days of supplies for exploring uncharted areas on the Iron range, but they will tote all the gear you need to learn about them in class.

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  • The Correspondent Brief is as reliable as it is sophisticated. A wide web cotton shoulder strap, leather carrying straps, waxed canvas, and solid brass hardware make this briefcase versatile and sturdy.

    Correspondent

    $285.00

    Just like a professional journalist, the Frost River Correspondent Briefcase is rugged, reliable and will hold up in tough spots. Its good looks and charm combine with a reliable reputation of quality to instill confidence. The integrity of robust...

  • The Summit Expedition Pack is made from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Summit Expedition Pack

    $250.00

    The Summit series of packs are based on the traditional knapsack. It's a classic and enduring design that works. Our Summit Expedition goes a step further with upgraded pockets, external lash points, premium materials, and USA construction. Summit Packs...

  • The Field Satchel by Frost River is crafted in Duluth, MN.

    Field Satchel

    $130.00

    A shoulder bag that’s ready to head out whenever you are. It doesn’t matter if “out” means birding in the rainforest or downtown to the coffee shop— this trusty satchel will get your stuff there and back again in durable...

  • The Single Brief is crafted in Duluth, MN by artisans at Frost River. This briefcase will only get better with time. The exterior has two long zipper pockets for added organization.

    Single Briefcase

    $260.00

    Leather and waxed canvas combine with solid brass to make a classically styled briefcase. Twin exterior slip pockets allow a spot for paperwork, an interior divider isolates a laptop or other files. The standard organizer panel offers a place for...

  • Carrier Brief Messenger Bag No.891 by Frost River. The waxed canvas is a brown / green color called 'Field Tan' the wide green cotton web strap is adjustable and long enough (generally) to wear the bag across the body. Brown leather straps attach to solid brass buckles to keep the main flap closed. This and all Frost River bags are made in Duluth, Minnesota in the USA.

    Carrier Brief Messenger Bag

    $145.00

    Frost River Carrier Review from David Hoole on Vimeo.   The modern messenger bag presents an option to a backpack “slung” a over a shoulder. We build the Carrier Brief in three versions, each offers functional styling combined with...

  • The Simple Brief by Frost River is made of waxed canvas, webbed cotton, and solid brass hardware.

    Simple Brief

    $175.00

    Our base model briefcase— All waxed canvas, all cotton web, with a little bit of brass, it is pure function. A slip pocket is set inside for a laptop, or to isolate folders. There's also an organizer panel to keep everything where it belongs. The...

  • Little Manitou Shoulder Bag

    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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • This unique portfolio has a zipper pouch on the front and a zipper down the middle to enclose the binder and its contents.

    O.E. Portfolio

    $100.00

    "The quintessential organizing tool for educators in the field." -Environmental/Outdoor Education Instructor The O.E. Portfolio is a handy attache aimed at outdoor educators. Zip closure keeps contents where they belong. Waxed canvas construction offers...

  • This unique Frost River product is made of premium leather, waxed canvas, and a quality zipper.

    Messenger Portfolio

    $90.00

    A really nice folder, or a really slim briefcase—whichever way you look at the Messenger Portfolio, it's pared down to the basics—canvas, leather and a zipper. It could be used to make a stunning presentation for a document. It could carry...

  • This insert will fit well into a briefcase to add organization to your pack. The long slip sleeve and 3 smaller slip sleeves can house important documents and charging cords. The Insert Organizer is made in America and crafted from waxed canvas.

    Insert Organizer

    $50.00

    One of our more creative customers asked us to make a custom insert for his Frost River briefcase. He wanted more internal pockets and a place to isolate his laptop. We came up with the Briefcase insert organizer. It is unpadded, has pockets around the...

  • The Canal Park Tote is crafted from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware. This product is made in Duluth, MN and comes in field tan or heritage black.

    Canal Park Tote Series

    $130.00

    A tote that's aimed to please and guaranteed to last. Adjustable handles, zip tops, premium materials, all handcrafted at Frost River— it'll make a great everyday carry companion. The slim style rides flat, and is a function-first design that's...

  • The Lunch Bag SB by Frost River is made of waxed canvas and closed with a leather strap and solid brass post. This item is proudly made in the USA.

    Lunch Bag and Lunch Tote

    $30.00

    “Brown Bag” your lunch Frost River style with one of our reusable, waxed canvas Lunch Bags. Durable and water resistant (also fruit juice, salad dressing, applesauce, and hummus resistant), either of these three styles will hold up to years...

  • The Mini Knapsack is securely closed with a drawstring and leather buckle. The interior is large enough for a lunch, book, and jacket, perfect for a light daypack.

    Mini Knapsack

    $90.00

    Our mid-sized Knapsack reduced to a smaller scale. The Mini Knapsack has a drawstring closure, inside zippered compartment and top flap that secures with a leather strap and solid brass buckle. It works well for children, the young at heart, and those...