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Small for size, small in stature, these are the opposite of our Canoe Packs. They’re the little guys, some call ‘em cute, we still build ‘em burly (they work fine for big folks too, especially if you’re just looking to carry a bit). All are made in USA at Frost River from waxed canvas, great leather, solid brass hardware, and integrity.little-packs-headerfr-manufacturing-216.jpg

Small Backpacks

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  • Itinerant Daypack

    Itinerant Daypack

    $150.00

    “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...

  • Book Pack & Simple Book Pack

    Book Pack & Simple Book Pack

    $110.00

    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...

  • Frost River Catalog

    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...

  • Little Marais Messenger Bag

    Little Marais Messenger Bag

    $45.00

    A simple, sling bag of waxed canvas and cotton web. The Little Marais can be worn across the back or under an arm. Either way it works to simply carry some stuff. Wide at the bottom, narrow at the top and closed with a zipper-- about the only surprise...

  • Mini Knapsack

    Mini Knapsack

    $80.00

    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...

  • Waxed Canvas Conditioner

    Waxed Canvas Conditioner

    $5.00

    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...

  • Windigo Signal Bag

    Windigo Signal Bag

    $35.00

    It feels good to be on land after the foggy, two hour ferry across Lake Superior. Isle Royale was barely visible as the old captain turned into the North Gap and Washington Harbor, but the fog lifted just in time to glimpse the wreck of the sunken ship...

  • Skyline Rolldown Backpack

    Skyline Rolldown Backpack

    $110.00

    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...