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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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  • The Vintage Pack is crafted from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    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...

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

    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...

  • The Knapsack is securely closed with a drawstring and leather buckle. The interior is large enough for a lunch, book, and jacket, perfect for a light daypack.

    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...

  • This durable and attachable pack allows you to carry the essentials and have access to the immediately.

    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...

  • The Mini Knapsack is securely closed with a drawstring and leather buckle. The interior is large enough for a lunch, book, and jacket, perfect for a light daypack.

    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...

  • The Skyline Rolldown Backpack is made of waxed canvas, solid brass hardware, and premium leather.

    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...

  • Windigo Signal bag, Front. Field Tan with Leather Frost River logo. The Windigo Signal bag also has XP snaps. This makes it compatible with our XP Accessory bags. Snap them together for extra storage.

    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...

  • The hunter orange waxed canvas is high quality and is sure to keep you and your items safe on your journey.

    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...

  • The Standard Book Pack is box style and has the capacity to hold many books, documents, or a laptop.

    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...

  • This item is available in three sizes and made in America. A carrying handle on top allows for easy transportation.

    Pack Basket

    $70.00

    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...

  • The Geologist Pack was inspired by James Byron Hustad and has many features that make durable and ready for your next adventure. The classic knapsack design was kept in-mind while designing this bag.

    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...

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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...

  • The Insert Padded Sleeve is available in three sizes to fit more laptops sizes. This item is padded with foam and able to protect against temperature variations and bumps. The padded sleeve is made of waxed canvas and crafted in Duluth, MN.

    Insert Padded Sleeve

    $40.00

    Gotta carry a laptop but don't want a padded briefcase? No sweat, we've got you covered! Our Padded Sleeve will work in most any bag you choose to carry. The field tan waxed canvas shrugs off water, grit, and abrasion. Foam padding shields from bumps,...

  • Frost River Wood Craft Axe, 24" and 19" lengths. Made in USA by Council Tool. Steel head is guaranteed for life by Council Tool.

    Frost River Wood Craft Axe

    $190.00

    Frost River Wood Craft Axes are made to be used by our friends at Council Tool. Commonly called their Wood-Craft Pack Axes, when these get Henry the Frost River Caribou on the handle and are fixed with the Frost River Bridle Axe Sheath, they...

  • The Sojourn Pack is made of waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware. These materials are high quality and will last a lifetime.

    Sojourn Pack

    $200.00

    “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 stuff along, you could consider stowing it in a Sojourn...

  • This pack is made with the highest quality materials including waxed canvas, leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Congdon Park Daypack

    $95.00

    Here's a squared, zip top daypack that won’t mind being relegated to school or work duty even though it's natural habitat is in the outdoors. The main compartment opens wide. A hanging pocket inside offers organization. Outside, the exterior pocket...

  • Sven Saw, lightweight and foldable, made in Minnesota.

    Sven Saws

    $40.00

    Made in Minnesota for use in the woods wherever you wander, Sven-Saws are rugged and effective tools. They offer sharp and fast-cutting blades and rugged anodized aluminum parts. Collapses slim and slides into our 2-in-1 pockets with ease and carries...

  • Bob Dustrude Quick Buck Saw, made in Minnesota.

    Bob Dustrude Quick Buck Saw

    $65.00

    These saws are about the best around! Quick, lightweight, strong, reliable, and made right here in Minnesota, the Bob Dustrude Quick Buck Saw is a tool that’s a pleasure to work with. The steel blade is as so to create a wide cut to saw through...

  • Ima Lake Cinch Bags in Hunter Orange is as durable as the field tan version. This bag is made in the USA at Frost River.

    Ima Lake Cinch Bag

    $60.00

    It’ll be a cinch to find ways to use this bag! You’ve seen, and likely used a bag like this before, but wouldn’t it be nice to have one that lasts? Premium materials and Frost River construction make a big difference in durability. This...