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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 Bushcraft Pack No. 730. The largest Isle Pack of the collection. All Three offer buckskin padded backstraps, twin 2-in-1 exterior pockets, an axe sleeve, side compression cording, waxed canvas construction, and a guarantee to last.

    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...

  • The Camp Cook's Kitchen Pack is made proudly in Duluth, MN with camping in mind.

    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...

  • The Old No. 7 Pack is meant to carry all of your gear in and out of a canoe. The waxed canvas, three leather straps, and solid brass hardware make this pack especially durable and ready for the Boundary Waters.

    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...

  • Old No.3 Canoe Pack No.753 by Frost River. A big, field tan waxed canvas backpack with leather straps and solid brass buckles and hardware.

    Old No. 3 Pack

    $360.00

    The Old No. 3 is steeped in nostalgia. Envelope style canoe packs are the originals. Popular because they're big, will carry a lot, and are simpler to build than many other pack styles-- these are the classics. The Old No.3 works great, is built with...

  • The Timber Cruiser Jr. pack is a smaller version of the Timber Cruiser pack. It maintains the heavy duty features including padded buckskin straps, waxed canvas, leather, and solid brass hardware.

    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 is made in America and built to last. The long dark brown flap straps cross across the top of the pack to secure the folds creating the top closure.

    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...

  • The Woodsman is a versatile pack that can double as a large day pack or a small canoe pack.

    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...

  • The premium leather, water resistant waxed canvas, and solid brass hardware make up this unique and resilient pack.

    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...

  • This made in America pack is unique to Frost River because of its special design including a long pocket with a divider on one side and twin stacked pockets on the other side.

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Padded Cotton Waist-belt is crafted from premium leather, webbed cotton, waxed canvas, and solid brass hardware. This item is made in Duluth, MN at Frost River.

    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...