SKU: 817by Frost River



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




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.




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.

Add Options

A807ki – Sternum Strap installed, no thanks

Shipping Policy


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. 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.


Every day that our carriers are open, we can ship packages. Weekend and Holiday orders will be sent the first available shipping business day.