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Great backpacks for the day, if your day consists of kayaking off a waterfall, hunting for your own food and sleeping in a hammock. If your day involves walking the Upper East Side, well, they’re good for that too.

Day Packs

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  • High Falls -short day pack No.399 by Frost River is a small pack made from field tan waxed canvas. Long and narrow, it's shaped to accommodate a water bladder. The long and lean layout works great when you just want to carry some gear in a low profile pack.

    High Falls Short-Day Pack

    $110.00

    It’s a short hike up to the High Falls of the Baptism River in Tettegouche State Park. The scenery is amazing, some of the best Minnesota has to offer! Good thing you brought a snack and some water so you can stay awhile. The High Falls -Short...

  • The Summit Expedition Pack is made from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Summit Expedition Pack

    $250.00

    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...

  • Summit Boulder Jct. by Frost River shares the same pack body as the Summit Pack then adds a buckled front pocket, a bottom zip compartment, and cinch compression cord along the height of the pack.

    Summit Boulder Jct.

    $270.00

    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...

  • The Summit Pack is crafted in Duluth, MN and made of premium materials including waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass.

    Summit Pack

    $160.00

    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...

  • The Mesabi Range Pack is available in Premium in addition to standard. The extra leather is sophisticated and sleek.

    Mesabi Range Daypack

    $185.00

     Like a brief for your back, with waxed canvas, leather shoulder straps, and optional padded sleeve. Traditional styling, premium features. Comes as Standard, Premium versions. Read more about the collection here...

  • The North Bay Daypack is made with waxed canvas, webbed cotton, premium leather, and solid brass hardware in Duluth, MN.

    North Bay Daypack

    $150.00

    “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...

  • The Itinerant Daypack by Frost River is built with waxed canvas, premium leather, durable zipper, and webbed cotton.

    Itinerant Daypack

    $170.00

    “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by frost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) If your ranging requires a trusty pack the Itinerant lives up...

  • The front of the bag has a long zipper pocket, webbed cotton organizing features, and two D-rings to attach a shoulder strap to carry this bag like a duffle.

    Voyageur Backpack

    $285.00

    Here’s a handcrafted bag, well equipped for most any intrepid adventure. The crossover design works great for an outdoor lifestyle that requires travel luggage, trips across town for meetings, as well as a backpack for hauling adventure gear out...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...