Portable size, reliable construction — A classic knapsack, built at Frost River in Duluth, Minnesota, USA.


SKU: 817 Category:

Additional Information


16″h x 16″w x 4″d


Approx. 1024 c.i.


Internal hanging zipper.


Para cord cinch, flap over main compartment.

Shoulder Straps

2″ cotton web faced with 1″ cotton web.

Grab Handle

1″ cotton web.


18 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware.

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A807ki – Sternum Strap installed, no thanks

Product Description

Do nothing in haste, wrote Edward Whymper after his first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1868, look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end. We took Mr. Whymper’s words to heart as we designed this Knapsack: simple and well thought out — like the ones we see him wearing in old engravings from the Golden Age of Mountaineering.

The generous top-flap buckles over the Knapsack’s ample opening; cordlock and drawstring cinch out spindrift and alpine blasts. Comfortably wide cotton web shoulder straps plus a large grab loop complete the pared-down elegance of the Frost River Knapsack.

A classic daypack, simple, functional, and effective– The Knapsack’s size works great for kids or adults, the shape works fine for folders and textbooks, there’s room for a fleece jacket and a lunch.  It’s easy to pack and easy to wear, the size prevents you  from packing too much but allows just enough.

Like everything we make, the Knapsack is made by hand by Frost River in Duluth, Minnesota, and backed by our Lifetime Guarantee.  It’s built to last. Now you’re ready to follow in Whymper’s footsteps, or simply carry his book Scrambles Amongst the Alps down to the coffee shop.