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...
Introducing packs for the wild at heart adventurers
Explore two new packs made for both urban and backcountry adventures
Featured Softgoods Take a look at some of our favorite, trusty packs and bags.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ...
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ...
Old Glory Red Collection - Limited Build Our hardworking Frost River goods all started out as kits of Field Tan waxed canvas and brown leather. Over time, we’ve...
Meet our new crossbody bag, the Jay Cooke Sling Pack Named after one of Minnesota's top ten State Parks, this bag is built...
Meet our new pack, the Tettegouche Messenger Bag Minnesota's Tettegouche State Park consists of endless trails featuring six inland lakes,...
Waxed canvas, plenty of pockets, a long web handle, crafted in America; The Urban Field Bag is a well equipped companion for your travels. Interior and exterior zip pockets provide security while...
“There is nothing like the big open water of North Bay with a little steam rising off it on a clear, calm morning to begin a long Quetico adventure.” -Adam Macht, a canoe country guide at...
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by frost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) If your...
“Brown Bag” your lunch Frost River style with one of our reusable, waxed canvas Lunch Bags. Durable and water resistant (also fruit juice, salad dressing, applesauce, and hummus...
Hats off to American Craftsmanship! These Made in the USA Wedge Patch hats are offered in three different colors, Green, Tan & Light Grey. They are one size fits most and have an...
Make a move toward streamlining your everyday carry and adding an option of front pocket security with our Micro Wallet. Sized around standard issue credit and business cards, there's reliable Frost...
Solid Brass 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.
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.
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.
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.
Reliable Craftsmanship, Reliable Hardware
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
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