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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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Packs

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  • RollUp Travel Kit

    $45.00

    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 folds once, folds again, then can be secured closed with...

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    Sawbill Trail Handlebar Bag

    $50.00

    Designed to strap to the bars of a bicycle, the Sawbill Trail Handlebar Bag can carry whatever small stuff you want to keep handy on a cruise. Waxed canvas construction with leather straps to secure to the bars—it's just big enough for the...

  • Sling Growler Pack

    $60.00

    Simplicity makes this Growler Pack a winner. The single strap is no-nonsense, the gathered top keeps contents in place. It's a great setup for a quick stop at the brewery for a growler fill. Waxed canvas with foam lining (the padding kind, not the beer...

  • Summit Boulder Jct.

    $240.00

    Compression is the key to the Boulder Junction Pack. It’s a fairly tall pack that holds a lot and really benefits from the cinched sides that the brass rings and laced cord provide. We got valuable input from the adventurers at Camp Manito-wish in...

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    Summit Expedition Pack

    $220.00

    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, premium materials, and USA construction. Summit Packs...

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    Summit Pack

    $150.00

    An expertly crafted rucksack to wear on your back and haul the stuff that needs to be carried. A backpack with padded waxed canvas shoulder straps attached to a solid brass ring–what more do you need (or want)? It's simple to like-- just toss stuff...

  • Timber Cruiser Jr Pack

    $330.00

    A junior version to our full sized Timber Cruiser pack. It maintains all the heavy duty features of our premium canoe packs: padded backstraps faced with buckskin attach to the pack with hand pounded harness rivets, 18oz. waxed cotton canvas throughout,...

  • Vintage Pack No.821 by Frost River.

    Vintage Pack

    $180.00

    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...

  • Waist Belts

    $25.00

    Add some versatility to your Frost River pack with one of our durable waist belts. Available in sturdy 2.25" cotton pistol belt or comfy canvas padded varieties, here's a way to help haul or stabilize a load in one of our big packs. Compatible with any...

  • Windigo Signal Bag

    $35.00

    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 lifted just in time to glimpse the wreck of the sunken ship...

  • Woodsman No.757 by Frost River.

    Woodsman Pack

    $300.00

    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, and padded shoulder straps trimmed with super-soft and...

  • 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 need is a trusty knife, a hatchet, and the wealth of...

  • Leather Pocket Folio

    $45.00

    A handy folio that fits in your pocket and totes the things you need day-to-day. Handmade from Oil-Tanned HH Vintage Boomer Leather from S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing, MN, these little wallets break in beautifully and only get better with age...

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

    Skyline Rolldown Backpack

    $110.00

    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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    Lunch Bag and Lunch Tote

    $25.00

    “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 resistant), either of these three styles will hold up to years...

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

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    Knapsack

    $110.00

    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...

  • North Bay Daypack

    $140.00

    “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 Piragis Northwoods Company in Ely, MN. Our North Bay...

  • 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 leather flapped pocket for securing a roll of tape, set...

  • Travel Kit

    $60.00

    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 (and shampoo) resistance will help keep an accidental...