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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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  • Add a Monogram

    $25.00

    There’s a new way to personalize your new bag… …With brand new monograms! Made a lot like how we make our logos right here at Frost River, heat and pressure make a permanent and good lookin’ impression on our premium leather...

  • 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...

  • Correspondent

    $265.00

    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...

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    Field Satchel

    $110.00

    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...

  • Insert Organizer

    $40.00

    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...

  • Insert Padded Sleeve

    $40.00

    Gotta carry a laptop but don't want a padded briefcase? No sweat, we've got you covered! Our Padded Sleeve will work in most any bag you choose to carry. The field tan waxed canvas shrugs off water, grit, and abrasion. Foam padding shields from bumps,...

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    Itinerant Daypack

    $150.00

    “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...

  • Little Manitou Shoulder Bag

    Manitou Shoulder Bag

    $120.00

    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...

  • Saganaga Travel Satchel

    $80.00

    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...

  • Leather Pad and Buckskin Padded Shoulder pad to fit 3/4" width Strap.

    Shoulder Strap Accessories

    $12.00

    We pride ourselves on building the best shoulder straps. One of our secrets is that it all starts with solid brass hardware. However, requests have come in for ways to upgrade our reliable straps. We now offer a Bridle Leather pad for those who use their...

  • Simple Brief

    $160.00

    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...

  • Single Briefcase

    $240.00

    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...

  • Skyline Rolldown Satchel

    $95.00

    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...

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    Summit Expedition Pack

    $220.00

    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...

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    Temperance Tote

    $170.00

    This tote combines several virtues in one design: great looks, sophistication, utility, organization, adaptability. Waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass create a coordinated combination. A trusty zipper keeps the main compartment secure. The...

  • Voyageur Backpack

    $250.00

    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...

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    Frost River Accessory Bag

    $16.00

    Add some organization to your pack or bag. Accessory Bags are available in three sizes and hold a surprising amount due to their triangular shape-- a wide bottom and zippered top. The XP versions have added snaps that allow several to be attached...

  • 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

    $120.00

    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...

  • Leather Pocket Folio

    $45.00

    A handy folio that fits in your pocket and totes the things you need day-to-day. Handmade from Oil-Tanned HH Leather from S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing, MN, these little wallets break in beautifully and only get better with age. Each Pocket Folio...

  • North Bay Daypack

    $140.00

    “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...