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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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  • Shell Bag

    $65.00

    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...

  • Simple Brief

    $160.00

    Our base model briefcase— All waxed canvas, all cotton web, with a little bit of brass, it is pure function. A slip pocket is set inside for a laptop, or to isolate folders. There's also an organizer panel to keep everything where it belongs. The...

  • Single Briefcase

    $240.00

    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...

  • Skyline Rolldown Satchel

    $95.00

    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...

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    Temperance Tote

    $170.00

    This tote combines several virtues in one design: great looks, sophistication, utility, organization, adaptability. Waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass create a coordinated combination. A trusty zipper keeps the main compartment secure. The...

  • Urban Field Bag

    $75.00

    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...

  • Vintage Messenger Bag

    $190.00

    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...

  • Voyageur Backpack

    $250.00

    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...

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    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...

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    Frost River Accessory Bag

    $16.00

    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...

  • 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

    $120.00

    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...

  • Circle Tour Travel Wallet

    $75.00

    This wallet makes a great travel companion! It's secure with a double closure; the flap keeps your valuables safe and protected while the zipper keeps all your small stuff contained. Inside, there are spots for cards and a phone, there’s a zip...

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    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...

  • North Shore Clutch

    $55.00

    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...

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    Brighton Beach Tote

    $150.00

    A jumbo sized tote! Great to haul a family size load of fun stuff to the beach- or use it wherever big bulky things need to be transported. Weather resistant waxed canvas, with long, sturdy cotton web handles, an outside pocket, double bottom, and a...

  • Carrier Bike Messenger Bag

    $150.00

    This Product may be Purchased at the Carrier Brief Messenger Bag page. https://vimeo.com/86620144 A Waxed Canvas Bike Messenger Bag aimed to please pedal powered commuters. Twin flapstraps keep the top closed and a removable waistbelt keeps the...

  • Document Briefcase

    $210.00

    Imagine a job where you could ride your horse to work: the open range, tumbleweed, purple sage and glorious sunrises. But let’s say your job was still in an office — this is the briefcase you’d want to mount up with. It’s built...

  • 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...

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    Gooseberry Tote

    $80.00

    A big foldable bag made of waxed canvas with a hole in the top for handles. Simple and collapsible, you can fold it up and forget about it until you need a big bag to carry a bunch of stuff --it could come in handy. Inject a little reuseability into your...

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    Lake Michigan Tote

    $95.00

    Classic tote construction using great materials. There are few surprises in the design of a Lake Michigan Tote --It is classic, simple and timeless; crafted from the best raw materials available: waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass. Together...