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The daily grind, the 9 to 5, bringing home the bacon... why not do it in style with a nod to heritage values and craftsmanship? Here are bags that'll stay with you from the start of the day, to punching out-  from day one to your retirement party, these are briefcases, messenger bags and travel essentials built to last through every meeting, showing, merger and promotion of your career. Burnish the leather, and develop a patina in the solid brass in gear made by hand in Duluth, MN, and built for business.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Waxed Canvas Conditioner

    $8.00

    Cans of wax conditioner direct from the manufacturer of our waxed canvas. It is the same generations old formula in 1.5 oz. tins. Helps to restore and re-waterproof any and all of our packs and bags. Use with a little bit of heat to get the conditioner...

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    Zippy Tote

    $150.00

    Add part waxed canvas luggage, part tote bag, and maybe a little bit of briefcase and you have a Frost River Zippy Tote. Built in two sizes, all have a zip closure across the top, a substantial web shoulder strap, and rolled leather handles. There's one...

  • Explorer Duffel Medium No.701 by Frost River is made from 'field tan' colored waxed canvas. It comes with a shoulder strap and wide green cotton webbing.

    Explorer Duffel Bag

    $210.00

    Our most robust duffel bags, the Explorers are built to handle heavy loads. Tough, wide, web handles go around the circumference of the bag. There's a dust flap over the main zipper to protect the opening and keep contents dry. A roomy pocket on the side...

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    Frost River Accessory Bag

    $20.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Leather Pocket Folio

    $50.00

    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

    $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...

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    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...

  • Sojourn Pack

    $160.00

    “so·journ noun : a period of time when you stay in a place as a traveler or guest” - Merriam-Webster Dictionary seems to indicate that if a temporary stay has you carrying stuff along, you could consider stowing it in a Sojourn...

  • Frost River Catalog

    $0.00

    You've reached our catalog request page! Add a catalog to your cart here, and if that's all you're getting, we will ship it to you free. If you're interested in seeing what our premium raw materials feel like, go ahead and upgrade to the premium catalog...

  • Frost River Canvas Belt Pouch, Made in USA.

    Canvas Belt Pouch

    $25.00

    SPECIFICATIONS - Dimensions: 4.25"H x 4.25"W x 1.5"D, weight: .1 lb.- Materials: 18oz Waxed Cotton Canvas, Cotton Binding, Leather Belt Loop and Solid Brass Snaps.   There’s nothing fancy here, just a pouch done right with rugged waxed...

  • Itasca Outset Day Pack

    $210.00

    See what's going on inside your pack with a full zip opening and plenty of pockets.  You get the choice of having padding in the sleeve at the back or not.  Waxed canvas with a sensible layout plus American manufacturing, equals a pack you'll...

  • Document Briefcase

    $250.00

    Imagine a job where you could ride your horse to work: the open range, tumbleweed, purple sage and glorious sunrises. But let’s say your job was still in an office — this is the briefcase you’d want to mount up with. It’s built...

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    Lake Michigan Tote

    $110.00

    Classic tote construction using great materials. There are few surprises in the design of a Lake Michigan Tote --It is classic, simple and timeless; crafted from the best raw materials available: waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass. Together...

  • Leather Card Caddy

    $8.00

    Our new leather Card Caddy can help you, and your pockets cut a bit of pocket clutter and keep a card handy. The new Card Caddy holds fast to a phone (or other object, via rugged peel and stick adhesive) and provides a handy slot to keep cards ready and...

  • 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...

  • 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...