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,...
Featured Softgoods Take a look at some of our favorite, trusty packs and bags.
Backwoods utility meets uptown styling in a Frost River sort of way. The Crescent Lake Shoulder Bag offers pockets inside and out, a long strap to carry the bag however you please, snaps to keep it...
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...
The roll up design makes this travel and toiletry kit a winner. Twin zippered compartments and a snapped, pleated slash pocket provide compartments for all your grooming gear. Once loaded, the kit...
The Simple Tote, perfect for the minimalist. This tote is not messing around, it is function in the form of waxed canvas and cotton webbing. There are no frills or bells and whistles here, just...
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...
“so·journ noun : a period of time when you stay in a place as a traveler or guest” - Merriam-Webster Dictionary seems to indicate that if a temporary stay has you carrying...
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...
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...
It’s a short hike up to the High Falls of the Baptism River in Tettegouche State Park. The scenery is amazing, some of the best Minnesota has to offer! Good thing you brought a snack and some...
A classic Travel Kit to tote the items fellas (or ladies) need to look their best while away from home. Our version is made in Duluth, Minnesota from our heavyweight waxed cotton canvas, it's water...
Not to brag, but this is to other hoodies what our bags are to other bags. Our Hoodies have a full length zipper on the front, a hood on the back, and great heavyweight sweatshirt material in...
“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...
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...
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...
It feels good to be on land after the foggy, two hour ferry across Lake Superior. Isle Royale was barely visible as the old captain turned into the North Gap and Washington Harbor, but the fog...
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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