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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...

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    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.

    $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...

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    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...

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    Arrowhead Trail Rolltop Pack

    $180.00

    Scenario 1: You start your frosty morning bike commute wearing your fleece, wind shell, gloves and hat (Arrowhead Trail Rolltop cinched down to 18-inch height). But the day warms up, and on the way home you need to stow all that stuff plus more work from...

  • Premium Mesabi Range Daypack Front

    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...

  • 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...

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    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...

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    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...

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

    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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • Itasca Outset Day Pack

    $210.00

    See what's going on inside your pack with a full zip opening and plenty of pockets.  You get the choice of having padding in the sleeve at the back or not.  Waxed canvas with a sensible layout plus American manufacturing, equals a pack you'll...

  • Sojourn Pack

    $160.00

    “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...

  • 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...