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Arrowhead ECO Rolltop Daypack

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No. 396, Arrowhead ECO Front. The ECO series offers expandable exterior pockets on either side of the Arrowhead Daypack.

All of the features of the standard Arrowhead Trail Rolltop Daypack Collection with added 2-in-1 side pockets.

If you are only carrying a little bit, roll the top all the way down and cinch the leather straps to the bag. Need more space? Unroll the top. The long straps and extra height allow expanded capacity. Waxed canvas is water resistant, and when matched with a rolled top it is especially weather tight. The ECO pockets can be snapped at the top when not in use, and keep items at your fingertips with the hidden slip pocket.

The Arrowhead Trail Rolltop ECO Collection

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 the office…Aargh! (Arrowhead Trail Rolltop expanded to 27-inch height…and you can still buckle the flap straps!). Scenario 2: (substitute "day hike in the Adirondacks"). Scenario 3: (substitute "trek to campus")…You get the idea.

The simple adaptability of the Arrowhead Rolltop makes carrying a small bundle, or a large load, a breeze. If you’re only carrying a little bit, roll the 18 oz. waxed canvas top all the way down and cinch the leather straps to the bag. Need more space? Unroll the top. The long, harness leather straps and extended top allow expanded capacity. Waxed canvas is water resistant, and when matched with a rolled top it is especially weather tight. There’s a loop for a blinking bike light, along with lash squares to tie stuff on… it’s a waxed canvas commuter pack that’s made in Duluth and really hauls!

The Arrowhead ECO is available in two sizes, 12in width and 15in width. They have a single main compartment with padded laptop sleeve, an interior hanging zippered pocket, and two small slip pockets at the side. On the exterior, there are two 2-in-1 side pockets with snap closure as well as a slip pocket between the pocket and pack body.

Not looking for extra pockets? Check out our standard Arrowhead Trail Packs here.

Waxed Canvas Rolltop

18oz waxed canvas repels water, working to keep your main compartment dry. The Rolltop adds extra protection from the elements with extra layers of canvas rolled at the top.

Premium Leather Straps

The long Bridle Leather flap-straps not only allow for the rolltop volume adjustments, but can also be used to strap more to the exterior of your pack.

2-in-1 Side Pockets

Our ECO pockets offer a large 4in x 4in pocket that can be snapped shut when not in use. Behind the pocket, is a hidden slip pocket for items you would like quick, yet secure, access to.

Model Dimensions Weight & Capacity Features

No. 396

18in H x 12in W x 5in D • Rolls open to 27in H • Plus ECO side pockets

1080c.i. (plus ECO side pockets)

12in Width

No. 397

18in H x 15in W x 5in D • Rolls open to 27in H • Plus ECO side pockets

1350c.i. (plus ECO side pockets)

15in Width


Buckskin Padded Shoulder Straps

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Enhance your pack with our premium buckskin padded shoulder straps. Cut from the same burly bridle leather and built with the same care, attention to detail and cushy closed-cell foam as in our canoe and bushcraft packs, this is an upgrade in both style and function.

Great Bike Bag

The Arrowhead's Rolltop closure helps keep the elements out of your main compartment. Waxed canvas's water repellency will work to block moisture.

Made in USA

All of our reliable softgoods are handcrafted in the United States. Frost River is located in Duluth, Minnesota.


The Arrowhead Collection is one of our customer favorites of the daypack category.

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  • 5
    A very nice and flexible backpack

    Posted by Valentin on Aug 31st 2021

    I now have this backpack for a week. I used it for carying my laptop to work, to visit and shoot pictures of Québec city and for an adventure in the forests. This bag is the best backpack I ever had. Its robustness and adaptability in size make him an allrounder.

  • 5
    Expectations Blown

    Posted by Steven W. on Jun 28th 2021

    I just received this pack a few days ago and it's build quality has surpassed my expectations. The leather straps are legit bridle leather and are extremely hefty. The lashing tabs are also made of thick leather and are very robust. The snaps stud / eyelets are backed with leather to prevent pull through. The main compartment of the pack was also more sophisticated than I expected. There is foam back pad sewn between layers of canvas to provide some support and protection from getting poked in the back. Immediately behind this pad is a sleeve that can be used for a laptop, tablet, or notebooks, etc. On the inside of the bag but opposite the side pockets are small pockets that could be used for holding cards, a small notebook, or other small items you don't want floating around the interior of the pack. On the inside front (opposite the Frost River patch on the exterior) is a floating zipper pocket that is about 9x9 inches. I opted for the buckskin leather shoulder straps which are soft, supple, and make the pack very comfortable to wear. There are also brass drainage grommets on the on the main compartment just under the side pockets and installed under the side pockets as well. I had my state patch (Florida) stitched on and it looks amazing, definitely adds some additional cool character to the pack! The canvas that this pack is made from is also awesome. It's thick and looks like it'll last a lifetime or more - it reminds me of something that I'd have found in my Grandfather's basement from years gone by but still ready for more. The only other product that I can compare is a carry on sized shoulder bag from Duluth Pack. Duluth's product is inferior in canvas (both lighter weight and the waxing is more of an afterthought) and the leather closures were thin and flimsy. Frost River's pack construction is far more impressive and it cost me a good deal less than the carry on bag I purchased from Duluth. Thanks so much, I'm looking forward to the adventures that I have no doubt that I will have with this bag!

  • 5
    Eco rolltop

    Posted by John on Dec 24th 2020

    What a great pack, glad I got the 15" wide version! Plenty of room for my gear

  • 5
    Great Pack!

    Posted by Isaac on Aug 29th 2020

    Right when I took the pack out of the box I liked it more than I expected. The images make it look slightly bulkier, but it has a fairly low profile. Love being able to fill extra high and tight or tuck a sweater under the straps for quick access. I don’t own a Nalgene bottle, but we tested a 40 oz hydro flask in the side pockets and it fit perfectly. Probably won’t need another daypack or school bag ever again.

  • 4
    Great Pack

    Posted by Edd Carr on Aug 26th 2020

    Well get the 2 negatives out of the way first. 1. I thought it was going to be a lighter brown color than it was. I chose the field tan 397 and when you select that option it changes the picture to a light brown photo. Please heed this warning. Field tan is an almost green color and the light brown picture won't be what you get. 2. One of my roll top straps had a punched hole that didn't go all of the way through the leather. Now that that's out of the way. WOW, what an amazing pack. The canvas is thick and well waxed. The side pockets are "as advertised" and the buckels and snaps are extremely robust. I know this is a product that will be able to handle whatever I throw at it. I was also skeptical of the cotton straps, but so far they are extremely comfortable. I look forward to using it for many years to come.

  • 5
    Versatile all around everyday bag

    Posted by Ron on Jul 30th 2020

    I purchased my bag in the store on my way to a BWCA trip 3 years ago. At the time, I remember thinking "what the heck am I thinkin' spending this much for a daypack." After almost daily use for over 3 years now I can say this was money well spent. Perfect for the laptop, lunch and some books. . . and just as perfect as my carry-on fully loaded for a 3-day trip or a weekend canoe trip. The 2 in 1 side pockets are excellent for my folding saw and fixed blade knife on canoe trips. The rolltop allows the bag to flex it's size up and down nicely. I cross the straps and when I do that have a great hand-hold to pick it up from the passenger seat. Did I mention that it's practically bomb proof and water resistant enough that the inside has never gotten too wet while hiking in the rain. One of the best purchases I've ever made.