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Frost River Catalog

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...

A Year in the Wilderness Book

A Year in the Wilderness Book

$35.00

Recounting a full year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, authors and adventurers Amy and Dave Freeman have written and photographed a stunning journal of travels in canoe country across...

Frost River Pint Glass

Frost River Pint Glass

$7.00

Here’s a classic pint glass (the pros call it a “shaker glass”) that’s perfect and durable for enjoying a tasty beverage of your choice. We’ve had it branded with our...

Camp Soap

Camp Soap

$6.00

Outdoor Soaps to make being outside a little cleaner! Choose from All-in-One Camp Soap (works on "body, clothes, hair, dishes, and more"), the Woodland Bug-Off Bar ("ditch the DEET", use naturals...

Duluthopoly

Duluthopoly

$30.00

Duluth Opoly is back in stock! We've got a fresh batch of Made in U.S.A. Duluth Opoly board games... we're ready for your order! A fun, local twist on a classic board game... Duluth Opoly brings real...

Sven Saws

Sven Saws

$14.00

Made in Minnesota for use in the woods wherever you wander, Sven-Saws are rugged and effective tools. They offer sharp and fast-cutting blades and rugged anodized aluminum parts. Collapses slim and...

Hudson Bay Hatchet

Hudson Bay Hatchet

$145.00

The Frost River Hudson Bay Northwoods Hatchet is made 100%, from steel to wood, in the USA. Emblazoned with Henry the Frost River Caribou on the handle and fixed with the Frost River Bridle Axe...

Growler Packs

Growler Packs

$60.00

Schlep your suds in style with The Original Growler Pack. Whether you’re going to an upscale dinner party, four portages into the Boundary Waters, or just headed home, these beer...

The Frost River Blanket Roll Harness showing Optional Shoulder Strap.

Leather Blanket Harness

$60.00

Pair one of our wool blankets with a lace leather Frost River Blanket Harness and it's a match made in.... Duluth! The Blanket Roll Harness system makes it easier to tote a blanket wherever you...

Flight Bag travel luggage by Frost River

Flight Bag

$180.00

Rugged simplicity. If you want to keep the weight, cost, and fuss to a minimum check out the Flight Bags. Leather handles add reliability, a double layer of waxed canvas at the bottom resists...

Canvas Belt Pouch

Canvas Belt Pouch

$20.00

There’s nothing fancy here, just a pouch done right with rugged waxed canvas, a brass snap closure, a big leather belt loop, and sized-just-right design. Our belt pouch is made to fit our...

Buckskin Drawstring Pouch

Buckskin Drawstring Pouch

$25.00

A small leather pouch with a drawstring top, sized just right to carry and protect our Arctic Fox Sharpening Puck. We craft them from the same buckskin tested and trusted for our mitts, shoulder...

Long Sleeve Waffle Crew

Long Sleeve Waffle Crew

$40.00

What makes a good waffle? Plenty of golden pockets for syrup, butter, jam, fruit and whipped cream. Just like the crisp, batter cake breakfast of its namesake our Long Sleeve Waffle Crew is built...

Pack Basket Harness

Pack Basket Harness

$30.00

Made by hand in Duluth, our Harnesses are crafted from durable cotton web, with solid brass hardware for years of foraging and hauling of a traditional basket pack. Our web harness system is sized to...

Tool Roll

Tool Roll

$55.00

Portability rules with this tool roll. Sized to complement a bicycle, motorcycle, scooter, electronics etc, it works great to get a handle on small tools and instruments… there’s even a...

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  • Back Bay Lumbar Pack

    Back Bay Lumbar Pack

    $195.00

    It’s Day 4 on your BWCA adventure. You made it to Prairie Portage, skirted the border, and paddled the endless expanse of Basswood Lake to make a base on its southern shores. Now you’re...

  • Book Pack & Simple Book Pack

    Book Pack & Simple Book Pack

    $110.00

    Built like a canoe pack but shrunk way down, The Book Packs offer heritage, utility, and function reduced to a miniature size. Just don't call them cute. They are tough, reliable, and secure-- but...

  • Isle Royale Jr. Bushcraft Pack No. 732 by Frost River

    Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs

    $330.00

    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...

  • Geologist Pack

    Geologist Pack

    $200.00

    Roaming the North Country in search of Iron Ore can lead an intrepid young geologist into all sorts of adventure. James Byron Hustad was known as J.B.H. had explored Minnesota’s Iron Range in...

  • Frost River Catalog

    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...

  • Arrowhead eco - 396 by Frost River. A mid-size waxed canvas rolltop pack that's made in USA.

    Arrowhead Trail Rolltop Pack

    $180.00

    Scenario 1: You start your frosty morning bike commute wearing your fleece, wind shell, gloves and hat (Arrowhead Trail Rolltop cinched down to 18-inch height). But the day warms up, and on the way...

  • Lure Guard

    Lure Guard

    $14.00

    Don't catch your fishing partner, yourself, or your gear with the hooks meant to catch fish. Our Lure Guard helps reduce tangles from tied-on tackle. It goes around a fishing pole, covers the hooks...

  • Sojourn Pack

    Sojourn Pack

    $180.00

    “so·journ noun \?s?-?j?rn\ : a period of time when you stay in a place as a traveler or guest” - Marriam-Webster Dictionary If a temporary stay has you carrying stuff along,...

Premium Materials

What you put in is what you get out

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Solid Brass Hardware

Hard-wearing Hardware

All of the buckles, snaps, slides, and D-rings on Frost River packs and bags are solid brass. It matters because Frost River stuff will outlast brass plating. Instead of turning steel grey the hardware will develop a old world brass patina. It’s the way it’s meant to be- and has a great sound.

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Waxed Canvas

Traditional Technology

Martexin Original Wax is an authentic American product that has stood the test of time and has outfitted American workers, farmers, explorers, fighters and outdoorsmen for many generations. The Martin family has been involved in the dyeing and finishing of textiles in the United States since 1838. It is the best canvas available, and we stand behind it.

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LEATHER FROM SB FOOT TANNERY

Just Gets Better with Age

The leather in our straps and reinforcements comes from the SB Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota. In 1872, Silas Buck Foot began tanning leather to provide high grade footwear for fellow Minnesotans to stay warm in the winter. In 1905 the Foot family partnered with what will become Red Wing shoes. The partnership remains to this day.

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DEERHIDE BUCKSKIN

Supple, Durable, and natural

We use premium deerhide buckskin on our choppers, mitts and leather padded shoulder strap. It’s a supple, durable, and natural material that is sourced from wild deerhides taken during hunting seasons in the US. Most of our hides come from the Midwest. There will be some natural scars, scratches and imperfections in the leather. This is normal, and not a defect, adding character to our Reliable Softgoods.

Lifetime Guaranteed

Reliable Craftsmanship, Reliable Hardware

Built Right

Riveted & Sewn, Reinforced, Built the Hard Way: The Right Way

Handmade in the USA

Made by hand in Duluth, MN

Overbuilt for Life

Crafted for the Wild, Performs Everywhere

Latest Blogs Stories and Updates from the Frost River Crew

Mar 13th 2018

Gear for the Cold North

A little bit about our goods in the cold: Frost River gear is made to be used in all sorts of conditions, from the streets of Manhattan to the backwoods of the Boundary Waters and everything in between, and in every season. That...

Feb 22nd 2018

Mittens Made Right

Be ready to give winter a big “Thumbs Up” when your hands are happy in a pair of rugged and reliable Frost River Mittens. Designed, tested, and built in the frigid north, at our home port of Duluth, Minnesota. Good winter gear in...

Dec 11th 2017

12 Days of Crafting

Welcome to the Frost River shop! It’s a bustling place throughout the year, but it gets extra crazy building up to the holidays. An active workshop has a commotion all its own. Each step of the way, you'll find skilled folks makin...

Nov 22nd 2017

Frost River Discounts and Coupons: Why you won't find 'em

Folks ask all the time when our goods will go on sale. Some websites even pretend to offer coupon codes for FrostRiver.com to try to get a discount, but they’re not even real, they’re just trying to get traffic so they can make mo...

Nov 21st 2017

A Frost River Thank You Note:

We’re thankful for… you!It’s that time of year to take a moment, get together, take stock on life, family, friendships, health, and well-being… to inventory the people, places, activities, and things we’re thankful for. All of us...