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Wind and rain lash at the tent all night long. It’s day seven on your two week BWCAW canoe trip. After a soggy breakfast you pack the gear into the Frost River No.3 pack where it rides snug and dry. The canoes launch onto the Frost River just as the sun breaks through the clouds. A Moose wades into the shallows. Another glorious day in the canoe country.

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  • Nessmuk Pack No.821 by Frost River.

    Nessmuk Pack

    $280.00

    Historically one of our most popular backpacks. And it does have history. It is a reproduction of writer George Washington Sears' (a.k.a Nessmuk's) old Maine guide pack from the 1880's. Popular for a reason, it is a great size! Perfect for a day's load...

  • Vintage Pack No.821 by Frost River.

    Vintage Pack

    $200.00

    O. Henry says that "the true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate." This is a great pack to grab when you're heading out to meet & greet an unknown fate, but want to calculate just a bit of room for an...

  • Canoe Bow Bag

    $75.00

    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 closed. It works great to keep small stuff off the bottom...

  • Canoe Thwart Bag

    $95.00

    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 anywhere else you are able to hang it within reach). Twin...

  • Canoe Seat Pad & Bag

    $100.00

    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 bottom of the boat. There are twin zipper slides...

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    Knapsack

    $120.00

    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...

  • Palisade Attachable Portage Pack

    $160.00

    Need a drink or a shot of bug spray on a portage? No problem, it can be at your fingertips if you wear a pack on the front. Taking a modular approach to canoe trips, the Palisade pack lets break up your gear. Snap hooks detach from a main pack and allow...

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    Mini Knapsack

    $90.00

    Our mid-sized Knapsack reduced to a smaller scale. The Mini Knapsack has a drawstring closure, inside zippered compartment and top flap that secures with a leather strap and solid brass buckle. It works well for children, the young at heart, and those...

  • Utility Packs by Frost River No. 761 Small, No.763 Large, No.762 Medium by Frost River.

    Utility Packs

    $145.00

    Utility packs offer some of the best value in the Canoe Pack line. Simple and classically designed, the envelope style packs are the originals. Single bottom construction and cotton web backstraps work to keep weight and price to a minimum. The Utility...

  • Hunter Orange Utility Packs

    $145.00

    Stay safe and visible in the woods with our Hunter Orange Utility Packs. Available in three sizes, these backpacks provide great value and function for the price, but don't skimp on durability. Our Hunter Orange backpacks are all made of waxed canvas...

  • Skyline Rolldown Backpack Large (left) and Small (right) No.105 and N.104 by Frost River.

    Skyline Rolldown Backpack

    $115.00

    A handcrafted backpack that's sized small, with a safe and secure rolltop closure that's handy whether you're biking the Skyline Parkway along Duluth’s hillside or hunting agates along the Lake Superior shoreline. This pack keeps a low profile, and...

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    Tregurtha Canoe Pack

    $430.00

    The largest canoe pack in the land, the Tregurtha is a beast of a pack. At 29″ square and 6″ deep, you can definitely afford to take the kitchen sink. If you need the biggest canoe pack out there, here it is. At 1,013 feet, six inches in...

  • Frost River Windigo Signal Bag. A handy pouch to attach to your pack for items that you need easy accessible. Also, the perfect pop of Hunter Orange to add your bag.

    Windigo Signal Bag

    $40.00

    Here's a bag that works equally well as a seat, pillow, pocket, signal device, summit or day pack, foraging pouch, and more. It's a versatile, functional, high visibility addition to most any pack or kit you choose to carry. More details below...

  • Hunter Orange Box Utility Pack

    $220.00

    You feel the ground beneath your feet, a thin layer of frost on the bed of wet leaves. You're holding your breath as you peer through layers of autumn forest. Your deer camp is still a mile off, but you're happy for the journey to get there, the solitude...

  • Pack Liner

    $3.00

    A pack liner is a big, heavyweight, plastic bag used to ensure a watertight pack while on a canoe trip. Yes, waxed canvas is water resistant, and no, not everyone always uses a pack liner. We include them and offer them to help ensure good canoe trips. A...

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    Book Pack & Simple Book Pack

    $120.00

    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 small. Popular in town as much as on the paths less...

  • Pack Basket

    $115.00

    Made by hand in New England, our pack baskets are built the way they should be: durable and reliable. The Large 20" version is a big basket great for hauling bulky items. Use it on its own, with the optional harness (made by hand by yours truly, with...

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    Geologist Pack

    $220.00

    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 search of underground deposits for U.S. Steel in the...

  • Itasca Outset Day Pack

    $210.00

    See what's going on inside your pack with a full zip opening and plenty of pockets.  You get the choice of having padding in the sleeve at the back or not.  Waxed canvas with a sensible layout plus American manufacturing, equals a pack you'll...

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    Frost River Accessory Bag

    $20.00

    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 have added snaps that allow several to be attached...