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'La joie du travail!' French 'The joy of work.' Traveling by canoe is hard work, and absolutely worth it, just ask a Voyageur! Let one of these burly packs make it a bit easier by lowering the number of trips you have to make across the portage. These expedition grade portage packs are overbuilt in every way, riveted and sewn in all the right places, waxed canvas construction and built for life. Take some timeless canoe country heritage with you the next time you paddle with a Frost River Canoe Pack.

Canoe Packs

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  • Isle Royale Jr. Bushcraft Pack No. 732 by Frost River

    Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs

    $350.00

    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...

  • Camp Cook's Kitchen Canoe Pack No.715 by Frost River.

    Camp Cook's Kitchen Pack

    $410.00

    Here’s a canoe pack that’s full of features and stays put where you place it. It’s a modern American-made classic, square, squat, and secure— just right for your next Boundary Waters expedition! If you can’t feed the crew in...

  • Old No.7 Canoe Pack No.750 by Frost River. A large backpack meant to carry a full camping rig in and out of a canoe. The waxed canvas is field tan in color and is a natural green/brown hue. Three leather straps keep the top flap secured to the pack body.

    Old No. 7 Pack

    $365.00

    Put this box style canoe pack in your will— it’s gonna outlast you. Built rugged and robust from natural waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware. Frost River canoe packs all offer steadfast sanctuary for fragile ultralight...

  • Timber Cruiser Jr Pack

    $350.00

    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,...

  • Grand Portage Canoe Pack No.759 by Frost River. Made of field tan waxed canvas, the brown bag is water resistant and tough. The long dark brown flap straps cross across the top of the pack to secure the folds creating the top closure. It's a big pack that's built to last, made in USA, just as all our other packs and bags.

    Grand Portage Pack

    $370.00

    Grand Portage is known as "Kitchi Onigaming" (Great Carrying Place) to the Ojibwe. French and British fur traders said the nearly nine mile trail around Pigeon Falls between Lake Superior and the Canadian wilderness was “indispensably...

  • Lewis & Clark Canoe Pack No.754 by Frost River. A great big waxed canvas canoe pack meant to carry a full camping kit and work well in a canoe.

    Lewis & Clark Pack

    $400.00

    A giant canoe pack, the Lewis and Clark is Sized up from our Old No. 7. The Lewis & Clark maintains the same proportions but offers more space. Some love the pack because it seems bottomless and there always seems room to cram in one more thing...

  • Woodsman No.757 by Frost River.

    Woodsman Pack

    $315.00

    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...

  • Cliff Jacobson Signature Pack No.830 by Frost River.

    Cliff Jacobson Signature Pack

    $245.00

    https://vimeo.com/77247856 This box style canoe pack is designed with help from outdoor writer, wilderness traveler, and Eagle Scout, Cliff Jacobson and laid out with helpful features designed to haul your gear through the lakes of canoe country or the...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Waxed Canvas Conditioner

    $8.00

    Cans of wax conditioner direct from the manufacturer of our waxed canvas. It is the same generations old formula in 1.5 oz. tins. Helps to restore and re-waterproof any and all of our packs and bags. Use with a little bit of heat to get the conditioner...

  • Add a Monogram

    $25.00

    There’s a new way to personalize your new bag… …With brand new monograms! Made a lot like how we make our logos right here at Frost River, heat and pressure make a permanent and good lookin’ impression on our premium leather...

  • Frost River Catalog

    $0.00

    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 feel like, go ahead and upgrade to the premium catalog...