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Featured Softgoods Take a look at some of our favorite, trusty packs and bags.

  • Isle Royale Bushcraft Pack No. 730. The largest Isle Pack of the collection. All Three offer buckskin padded backstraps, twin 2-in-1 exterior pockets, an axe sleeve, side compression cording, waxed canvas construction, and a guarantee to last.

    Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs

    $380.00

    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...

  • The Summit Expedition Pack is made from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Summit Expedition Pack

    $270.00

    The Summit series of packs are based on the traditional knapsack. It's a classic and enduring design that works. Our Summit Expedition goes a step further with upgraded pockets, external lash points,...

  • The Old No. 7 Pack is meant to carry all of your gear in and out of a canoe. The waxed canvas, three leather straps, and solid brass hardware make this pack especially durable and ready for the Boundary Waters.

    Old No. 7 Pack

    $390.00

    Put this box style canoe pack in your will— it’s gonna outlast you. Built rugged and robust from natural waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware. Frost River canoe packs...

  • The Mesabi Range Pack is available in Premium in addition to standard. The extra leather is sophisticated and sleek.

    Mesabi Range Daypack

    $220.00

     Like a brief for your back, with waxed canvas, leather shoulder straps, and optional padded sleeve. Traditional styling, premium features. Comes as Standard, Premium versions. Read more...

  • The Timber Cruiser pack is a larger version of the Timber Cruiser Jr. pack. It maintains the heavy duty features including padded buckskin straps, waxed canvas, leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Timber Cruiser Pack

    $425.00

    A big pack to haul big loads, the Timber Cruiser is an Old No. 7 with 2-in-1 side pockets. All the standard Frost River canoe pack features are there... Padded backstraps, 18oz. waxed cotton canvas,...

  • Grand Portage Canoe Pack No.759 is made in America and built to last. The long dark brown flap straps cross across the top of the pack to secure the folds creating the top closure.

    Grand Portage Pack

    $410.00

    Grand Portage is known as "Kitchi Onigaming" (Great Carrying Place) to the Ojibwe. French and British fur traders said the nearly nine mile trail around Pigeon Falls between Lake Superior and the...

  • The Woodsman is a versatile pack that can double as a large day pack or a small canoe pack.

    Woodsman Pack

    $355.00

    We've scaled down the bestselling Old No.7 Pack for smaller loads, smaller people, shorter trips. Just like its larger brother, the Woodsman has a double bottom, tumpline, cord, D-rings on the side,...

  • The Canoe Bow Bag is a glove box for a canoe. It is strongly attached to the boat by leather straps and has a two pull zipper to easily open it. This high quality and made in America bag can hold small items like sunscreen, sunglasses, bug-spray, and snacks.

    Canoe Bow Bag

    $85.00

    Like a glove box for your boat, the Canoe Bow Bag hangs up front and keeps your canoe ship-shape. A pair of leather straps with buckles let the bag hang in the bow. Twin zipper slides keep the top...

  • This durable and water resistant canoe accessory has multiple compartments to maintain organization. The compartments can fit plano boxes well.

    Canoe Thwart Bag

    $110.00

    Cars and trucks offer cool compartments all over the place, why leave the organization out of your canoe? The Canoe Thwart Bag hangs in front of the paddler sitting in the stern of a canoe (or...

  • The seat padding is made in America out of durable materials and it will give you added comfort and storage on your canoe adventure.

    Canoe Seat Pad & Bag

    $120.00

    Give your butt a break and invest in some comfort for your next paddle trip. Nothing too complicated, our canoe seat pad offers some padding and a bag that hangs below the seat to store stuff up off...

  • The Field Tan Accessory Bags by Frost River are available in three sizes. They are made of waxed canvas and durable zipper at Frost River in Duluth, MN.

    Frost River Accessory Bag

    $22.00

    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...

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

Jul 28th 2022

FR x BWCA Collection Inspiration

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May 17th 2022

North Shore Camping Tips

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