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Handles need not apply. It's shoulder straps only with this lot and that's just fine with us. Handy haulers that are streamlined and ready for action no matter if deployed as Messenger Bags, Haversacks, Satchels, Purses, Shell Bags... whatever! They'll work cross body or slung over a shoulder. All are made in USA from the best materials and made right here at Frost River.shoulder-bag-banner-150520-frost-river-355.jpg

Shoulder Bags

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  • Waxed Canvas Simple Tote, Field Tan, Front. This tote is made in America at Frost River by artisans.

    Simple Tote

    $45.00

    The Simple Tote, perfect for the minimalist. This tote is not messing around, it is function in the form of waxed canvas and cotton webbing.  There are no frills or bells and whistles here, just pure hauling power handcrafted at Frost River in...

  • The Single Brief is crafted in Duluth, MN by artisans at Frost River. This briefcase will only get better with time. The exterior has two long zipper pockets for added organization.

    Single Briefcase

    $260.00

    Leather and waxed canvas combine with solid brass to make a classically styled briefcase. Twin exterior slip pockets allow a spot for paperwork, an interior divider isolates a laptop or other files. The standard organizer panel offers a place for...

  • The Skyline Rolldown Satchel is perfect for biking, hiking, or a stroll on the shores of Lake Superior.

    Skyline Rolldown Satchel

    $100.00

    A safe and secure spot to store your stuff whether you're biking the Skyline Parkway along Duluth’s hillside or hunting agates along the Lake Superior shoreline. There’s quick, easy access through the top with a rolldown flap that secures...

  • The Urban Field Bag is made in America at Frost River out of waxed canvas, solid brass hardware, and a cotton webbed strap.

    Urban Field Bag

    $80.00

    Waxed canvas, plenty of pockets, a long web handle, crafted in America; The Urban Field Bag is a well equipped companion for your travels. Interior and exterior zip pockets provide security while several slip pockets allow rapid access to your stuff. The...

  • The Vintage Messenger Bag is made from premium leather, waxed canvas, webbed cotton, and solid brass hardware.

    Vintage Messenger Bag

    $220.00

    Frost River Carrier Review from David Hoole on Vimeo. This full featured shoulder bag brings the messenger bag to a higher level. Borrowing elements from the Vintage pack, a pair of premium leather flapstraps go up and over the main flap of the bag...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Zippy Tote by Frost River is a cross between luggage, tote, and briefcase. This unique piece comes in two sizes and is made of premium materials including waxed canvas, leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Zippy Tote

    $150.00

    Add part waxed canvas luggage, part tote bag, and maybe a little bit of briefcase and you have a Frost River Zippy Tote. Built in two sizes, all have a zip closure across the top, a substantial web shoulder strap, and rolled leather handles. There's one...

  • The Shell Bag by Frost River is a versatile shoulder bag that can be a functional purse, hiking bag, or hunting accessory.

    Shell Bag

    $70.00

    Historically, shoulder bags like these would be used to carry the tools and equipment needed to keep a black powder gun running. Now a shell bag could come in handy for anyone looking to expand their carrying capacity a bit by having a big pocket to...

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    Frost River Accessory Bag

    $20.00

    Add some organization to your pack or bag. Accessory Bags are available in three sizes and hold a surprising amount due to their triangular shape-- a wide bottom and zippered top. The XP versions have added snaps that allow several to be attached...

  • The Field Satchel by Frost River is crafted in Duluth, MN.

    Field Satchel

    $130.00

    A shoulder bag that’s ready to head out whenever you are. It doesn’t matter if “out” means birding in the rainforest or downtown to the coffee shop— this trusty satchel will get your stuff there and back again in durable...

  • Little Manitou Shoulder Bag

    Manitou Shoulder Bag

    $140.00

    A bag for action, the Big Manitou has big quick access front pockets, a big quick access main compartment and lots of organization. A leather shoulder strap and leather flap accent give this shoulder bag enough class for the boardroom, while the Frost...

  • Carrier Brief Messenger Bag No.891 by Frost River. The waxed canvas is a brown / green color called 'Field Tan' the wide green cotton web strap is adjustable and long enough (generally) to wear the bag across the body. Brown leather straps attach to solid brass buckles to keep the main flap closed. This and all Frost River bags are made in Duluth, Minnesota in the USA.

    Carrier Brief Messenger Bag

    $145.00

    Frost River Carrier Review from David Hoole on Vimeo.   The modern messenger bag presents an option to a backpack “slung” a over a shoulder. We build the Carrier Brief in three versions, each offers functional styling combined with...

  • The Little Marais Messenger Bag is made of waxes canvas and webbed cotton. The bag is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. This product is proudly made in the USA at Frost River.

    Little Marais Messenger Bag

    $50.00

    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...

  • Urban Foraging Tote, lightweight canvas allow the tote to easily fold for compact storage. This product is water resistant and extremely durable.

    Urban Foraging Tote

    $60.00

    Here’s a simple, lightweight, big ‘ol floppy sling bag that’ll work great to carry most anything. Versatile? It's like a bucket with a shoulder strap! It'll fold up/collapse down to an easy, portable size just like our Gooseberry Tote...

  • Circle Tour Travel Wallet handcrafted in Duluth, Minnesota USA by Frost River.

    Circle Tour Travel Wallet

    $90.00

    A handy waxed canvas tri-fold travel wallet. There's double security with a zip and strap closure. Inside are spots for cards, cash, and change. FEATURES - Materials: Heavyweight 18pz waxed canvas, nylon coil zip, solid brass...

  • 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...

  • The Insert Padded Sleeve is available in three sizes to fit more laptops sizes. This item is padded with foam and able to protect against temperature variations and bumps. The padded sleeve is made of waxed canvas and crafted in Duluth, MN.

    Insert Padded Sleeve

    $40.00

    Gotta carry a laptop but don't want a padded briefcase? No sweat, we've got you covered! Our Padded Sleeve will work in most any bag you choose to carry. The field tan waxed canvas shrugs off water, grit, and abrasion. Foam padding shields from bumps,...

  • The North Shore Clutch by Frost Fiver is made of waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    North Shore Clutch

    $60.00

    Here’s a quality piece built to be held, made to be carried. A wrist strap helps to secure the Clutch to the hand, but can be removed if desired. A sturdy zipper lets you open it up like a clamshell and get full access to the many card slots and...