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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Canal Park Tote Series

    $130.00

    A tote that's aimed to please and guaranteed to last. Adjustable handles, zip tops, premium materials, all handcrafted at Frost River— it'll make a great everyday carry companion. The slim style rides flat, and is a function-first design that's...

  • 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...

  • Heritage Brief

    $290.00

    A briefcase that evokes the charisma of working professionals of a different age. The Heritage proudly stands as it's loaded and unloaded. The leather top is distinctive, and rest assured, it will age with character and grace. Logical internal layout...

  • Insert Organizer

    $40.00

    One of our more creative customers asked us to make a custom insert for his Frost River briefcase. He wanted more internal pockets and a place to isolate his laptop. We came up with the Briefcase insert organizer. It is unpadded, has pockets around the...

  • 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,...

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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...

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    Lake Superior Tote

    $160.00

    Our top of the line tote, named after a top of the line Lake. The Lake Superior is part tote and part briefcase. Outside, the waxed canvas will stay looking good for years. The premium leather will break-in and show character as you put miles of...

  • Luggage Tag

    $25.00

    Great leather, pure function, simple use: a name tag. Use it on your favorite luggage or case and claim it as your own with a little help from Frost River. Made with premium leather from red wing, individually hot-stamped with Henry the caribou, our...

  • Messenger Portfolio

    $80.00

    A really nice folder, or a really slim briefcase—whichever way you look at the Messenger Portfolio, it's pared down to the basics—canvas, leather and a zipper. It could be used to make a stunning presentation for a document. It could carry...

  • Urban Foraging Tote

    $55.00

    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...