Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs
Bushcrafting? … consider an Isle Royale Bushcraft Pack. These rugged waxed canvas packs are overbuilt for years of service in the outdoors, so you know they’ll last wherever you use them. Available in three sizes, so you can carry a little, or a lot.Product Info
Bushcraft– wilderness self reliance skills— the ability to not only survive, but thrive for extended periods in the woods.
For some, it can take a lot of gear to thrive, for others, all they need is a trusty knife, a hatchet, and the wealth of knowledge accumulated over a lifetime. Our Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs are built to carry big or small loads. All three sizes are designed narrow, for exploration, slipping between dog hair aspen and brush, these packs blend classic materials and construction with updated features for modern classic backwoods adventures. With lots of organization in the form of pockets, attachments and straps, there’s space to keep gear where it needs to be. Plus, there’s plenty of capacity in the tall, narrow pack body.
-Twin, vertical 2-in-1 pockets straddle an axe sleeve. Pair it with one of our Wood Craft Axes.
-Each pocket is roughly the size of a 1L bottle and provides a space between the pocket and pack body to stow a folding saw or other long, thin object and keep it handy.
-Premium Buckskin padded backstraps are distinctive and comfortable.
-Ships with sturdy sternum strap installed.
-All the straps are carefully selected and cut from a side of strong harness leather.
-Lashing and compression at the sides with bridle leather straps, tough diamond-braid nylon cord and solid brass rings and buckles.
-A slip pocket at the bottom of each side panel, two D-rings on the lid and lash squares at the bottom (four squares on the full size and Jr., two squares on the Mini) allow gear to be stored on the outside of the pack.
-The lid features a slim pocket for maps or other essentials.
-Outer pockets feature solid brass grommet weep holes to purge duff and water.
– New for 2017 Each of the bushcraft packs now come with a waist belt holder built in. A Medium Cotton Web Belt that fits 30”-44” is always included with No.730, the full sized Isle Royale. If you’d like another size or style, or want to add a belt to an Isle Royale Junior or Mini, you can add one on to your order using the add-ons above. More info on our Waist Belt offering can be found here.
We build all our waxed canvas Frost River packs, bags, and accessories at our shop in Duluth, Minnesota.
The Isle Royales are no exception. Weather and abrasion resistant waxed canvas from Fairfield Textiles in New Jersey, premium leather from the S.B. Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota, along with robust, solid brass hardware, all come together with heavy thread and pack building know-how by our experienced sewing and production staff here in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. We know how to build a pack the right way, guarantee it to last, and will be here with service and repair should it need to be refurbished after years of service.
There is a symbiosis created when carrying a pack handcrafted of natural materials into the field. The canvas and leather blend with nature in a way that modern synthetics can’t. The swish going through brush is softer. The scrape over rock is subdued, the natural colors and organic textures just fit. The smell of warm leather in the sun, the beaded water droplets, fresh off a canoe paddle stroke, glisten just a bit brighter on waxed canvas than they do on with man-made materials. There’s unique character in a handcrafted, waxed canvas pack. It’s meant to be used in the woods, as it has been for generations. It remains relevant, and reminds a person to make plans to get back out again soon. Those of us who care about what we carry, and can see an object for more than the sum of its parts, will notice an inherent value and a sense of camaraderie between an outdoor traveler, a trusted pack, and the road, the stream, the journey…
Bought one of our Isle Royale Jr.s or Minis and want to get a Waistbelt Holder added to your trusty pack? Click here for details on getting one added to yours. Program open 4/3/2017-8/31/2017
Add a Windigo Signal Bag and some straps to add a zippered pocket that lets you blend in or stand out, depending on your needs and changing environment.
Personalize your pack with a Canvas My State leather patch, details below.
730 – Isle Royale, 732 – Isle Royale Jr, 733 – Isle Royale Mini WC
|Size / Volume||
I.R. 23″h x 15″w x 8″d, actual 2760 c.i. Expanded volume, 4968 c.i. (approx.), I.R. Jr. 18″h x 15″w x 6″d, actual 1620 c.i. Expanded volume, 2916 c.i.(approx.), I.R. Mini 15″h x 15″w x 5″d, actual 1125 c.i. Expanded volume, 2025 c.i. (approx.), I.R. pockets 11″h x 5″w x 3″d, Jr. pockets 10.5″h x 5″w x 3″d, Mini pockets 8″h x 5″ x 3″d.
I.R. approx. 7 lbs, I.R. Jr. approx. 5.5 lbs, Mini approx. 4.4 lbs.
4 external (2 two-in-one, 2 slip.), 1 internal map pocket.
Internal rain flaps, large flap over main compartment.
Harness leather, foam pad,, buckskin, plus sternum strap.
Leather strap and buckle, cord, and D-rings.
18 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware.
Canvas My State Buckskin Patches
You’re proud of where you’re from, so show it on your new Frost River Reliable Softgoods with one of our custom patches. You can read more about the Canvas My State program here, but the gist is this: when placing an order for certain Frost River gear, including the softgoods you’re looking at right now, you have the option of adding a deerhide buckskin patch. We’ve created iconic regional outlines, including all 50 United States, to choose from. Each patch is made and sewn right in our shop from locally-sourced, natural deerhide buckskin leather. The leather may have scars or other natural blemishes from being a deer in the wild, and it’s the same rugged buckskin that we use on our heavy duty mittens and canoe packs — it’s the good stuff. If we’ve got the bag in stock, we’ll sew your patch on within a couple business days, or if we’re out of stock and need to build your bag from scratch we’ll let you know it’ll take just a little longer. Canvas My State patches are now sold separately as well, for if you’ve got a trusty old bag you’d like to sew yer own onto.
Once you get your gear, share your patched pack by tagging it with #FrostRiver #CanvasMyState on social. We’ll share selected posts and give your regional pride a shoutout. Cheers!
WE JUST PLAIN GUARANTEE OUR STUFF.
We guarantee the hardware and workmanship on Frost River’s waxed canvas and leather packs, bags, and accessories forever. If we built it, we know the seams will stay strong, the zippers will work and the rivets and hardware will hold securely, and we take pride in building reliable softgoods at our shop in Duluth, Minnesota. We realize that stuff happens in life and rugged wilderness travel is tough on bags, and that if you use your gear hard, it will wear out eventually. That’s why it’s important to us that everything we make is highly repairable, usually worth repairing, and that we’ll be here to mend them with patches, straps, repairs, and fixes through a lifetime in the field — after all, the blemishes, scars, patches and stains in your pack each tell their own story, don’t they?
We stand behind all our craftsmanship and hardware. We guarantee the seams on your Frost River bag will stay sewn together, the rivets will hold, the zippers will work, and the buckles will do their job for as long as you (or your grandkids) have your bag. The lustre on the hardware will fade and patina, and the seams will age, but they’ll hold, and keep on working. If they don’t, and your product fails due to flaws in craftsmanship or hardware, we will repair or replace it at our discretion to get your gear back in service. Please send any warranty or repair products to us in clean condition. You can read more about caring for you Frost River gear in our frequently asked questions section.
What’s not covered?
Our warranty does not cover normal wear and tear on the canvas, leather, or straps. We use great materials, — the best we can find — they’re tough and will hold up to all sorts of use and abuse. However, we cannot guarantee cotton and leather to last forever. We can, and do, make repairs to canvas bags at a reasonable rate, both Frost River, and sometimes other brands. If you’d like to get more information, or request a quote on a repair job, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop (it can help to send a photo or two).
The Fine Print…
All warranty and repair work requires postage to be paid to and from the shop. We reserve the right to replace a Frost River item if we feel it cannot logically be repaired, and refuse service if your pack or bag comes to us in an unclean condition. If a replacement is issued, the original will not be returned. Damage due to excessive wear and tear, damage caused by an animal, abuse, misuse, neglect, an act of God or nature, and damage due to modifications are not covered by our warranty. Please get a hold of us by using the contact us tab if you have any questions.
Do I need proof of purchase?
The short answer, is no, you do not need a proof of purchase. We build all Frost River reliable softgoods ourselves and we put our signature on each and every piece. If your bag has that little Frost River tag, (called a taffeta) it’s covered by our warranty. We will gladly work with you to repair bags and gear sent without the taffeta, but they are not covered by our guarantee. If you have any questions, please get a hold of us by using the contact info here.
Why we guarantee Frost River’s Reliable Softgoods
We take pride in keeping canvas bags out in the world, and will work with you to keep yours in working order. We offer a lifetime guarantee because we know how durable our products are; we built them, and because we did, we can take yours apart, fix it, and get it back to you again for more years of service.
Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt. As a manufacturer that prides itself on the handcrafted nature of our products, please understand that it may take a few days for your order to be built up. Orders with items that are in stock will ship out right away on the next business day, and if a production build has to be launched for your order, it may take up to 5 business days to get things ready. You will receive a confirmation email from us once your order is entered into our production system, and you will receive an email from your shipping provider once your package leaves our building.
If you need expedited shipping it is a good idea to give us a call to find out if the item is available for immediate shipping. You can reach us at 218.727.1472 or 800.FROST84. If your order is placed after 3pm CST, it will not be processed until the next day.
Shipping timeframe for international shipping will be dependent on the chosen carrier. We do not have control over any Duties / Tariff’s and said costs will be the customers responsibility.
WHEN WE SHIP
Every day that our carriers are open, we can ship packages. Weekend and Holiday orders will be sent the first available shipping business day.
HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES
Head over to our Shipping Policies page to see service area maps for FedEx, UPS, and USPS.
Monday December 26th
The diligent folks that deliver our packages through UPS, FedEx and USPS will be taking a much-deserved day off. No deliveries or pick-ups today. Thanks for all your help!
Please note that while we will make every effort to get your package on its way to you, once it leaves our shipping department with your carrier of choice, shipping guarantees or lack thereof are all handled by the carrier. Please check their individual terms or give us a call if you have any questions.
Monograms & Personalization
Monograms! Made a lot like how we make our logos right here at Frost River, heat and pressure make a permanent and good lookin’ customized impression on our premium leather.
How we make ‘em:
We’ll load your letters (all upper case) in a carrier which looks a lot like an old printing press. The whole works gets heated up, and when up to temp, is pressed with a pneumatic ram into a patch made from our premium leather, and voila! A custom branded patch emerges! It’s a handmade, personalized match made in Duluth.
Pick the bag you want, type your characters (up to 4) into the space provide to add a monogram and add the whole kit’n’caboodle to your cart. Monogram not an option on the product you’ve selected? Add that product to your cart, then head over to our Monogram page and add it separately.
Where do we sew ‘em? Some bags will have several options for Monogram placement, others will be limited as to where we can place the patch. You can make a request on placement in the “Order Notes” area of the checkout page when you place your order, but ultimately it’s up to us as to where the monogram will go. If you have any questions about placement etc. be sure to get in touch or let us know in the Order Notes at checkout, as once we build your custom bag with a monogram, it is not returnable.
You can expect a new monogram order to ship out within ten business days of when you place your order.
The Fine Print:
Monogrammed bags are considered a custom item and therefore are not returnable. But why would you want to? The monograms turn out nicely, the font is professional, and adds a nice touch to any of our Reliable Softgoods. By using heat combined with pressure, it will look great for years and won’t harm the integrity of the leather as simple hammering sometimes can.
Note: We reserve the right to refuse a monogram request at our discretion. If there are any issues, we will contact you via the email address or phone number you provide in your order.
- All monograms are stamped with an upper-case, serif font. See photos for examples.
- 4 character maximum
- Letters are approx 5/8” tall
- Leather patch is approx 1” x 2.5” Leather is full grain, oil-tanned and premium quality sourced from the S. B. Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota. It’s the same stuff we use for our trims, bag bottoms, and lighter duty straps. It’ll match well because it’s the same stuff. We apologize, but at this time we do not offer embroidered monograms.