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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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  • The Correspondent Brief is as reliable as it is sophisticated. A wide web cotton shoulder strap, leather carrying straps, waxed canvas, and solid brass hardware make this briefcase versatile and sturdy.

    Correspondent

    $285.00

    Just like a professional journalist, the Frost River Correspondent Briefcase is rugged, reliable and will hold up in tough spots. Its good looks and charm combine with a reliable reputation of quality to instill confidence. The integrity of robust...

  • The Pilot Brief is crafted in Duluth, MN with solid brass hardware, premium leather, and waxed canvas. This briefcase has enough storage for everything you may need.

    Pilot Brief

    $290.00

    Aircraft operational Manual? Check. Navigational manual? Check. Airport Diagrams? Check. Pilots routinely need to carry several big bulky binders and manuals. Our Pilot Brief is big enough to haul a small library of charts, regulations and aircraft...

  • 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 American made Heritage Briefcase will only get better with time due to the high quality materials and craftsman ship put into every bag.

    Heritage Brief

    $320.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Document Brief is crafted in Duluth, MN from waxed canvas, leather, solid brass hardware, and a cotton strap.

    Document Briefcase

    $250.00

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Simple Brief by Frost River is made of waxed canvas, webbed cotton, and solid brass hardware.

    Simple Brief

    $175.00

    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...

  • The Big Manitou Shoulder Bag is made of waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware in Duluth, MN.

    Big Manitou Shoulder Bag

    $220.00

    The largest of the shoulder bags and least handle clad of the briefcases, the Big Manitou is distinctive. It is strictly a shoulder bag, having no traditional handle. The twin exterior pockets have a strap and post setup to offer security of contents. An...

  • The premium shell bag is a "luxury" version of the shell bag. It has a leather bottom, leather flap, and a leather strap.

    Premium Shell Bag

    $130.00

    These are the "luxury" models of our Shell Bags. The added leather from Red Wing Minnesota on the bottom and accent leather across the front and on the top flap provides durability and elegance. Inside, there is an extra slip pocket at the back of the...

  • The Manitou Shoulder Bag is made of waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware in Duluth, MN.

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • This bag is crafted from waxed canvas, solid brass hardware, and a cotton webbed strap to ensure durability and stability.

    Saganaga Travel Satchel

    $90.00

    At the end of the Gunflint Trail in Northeast Minnesota lies the largest, deepest lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness — Saganaga. Popular for travel and fishing, the area is loaded with campsites and several species of fish. The...

  • The cotton webbed shoulder strap on the large Crescent Lake 
Shoulder Bag adds comfort to this durable and strong bag.

    Crescent Lake Shoulder Bag

    $80.00

    Backwoods utility meets uptown styling in a Frost River sort of way. The Crescent Lake Shoulder Bag offers pockets inside and out, a long strap to carry the bag however you please, snaps to keep it all together, and the confidence of our guarantee that...

  • This American made messenger bag has a cross-body cotton strap with a leather pad for comfort and grip.

    Kadunce Messenger Bag

    $175.00

    Downhill, out of the ancient rocky crags of Minnesota’s North Shore, under Highway 61, and into Lake Superior, the Kadunce River carries its water to the big lake. Our Kadunce Messenger Bag also has enduring northwoods character, shares a name with...

  • The Carrier Messenger Bag is perfect for those who often commute by bike to work. The interior has two slip pockets to keep the contents of the bag organized.

    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...

  • The shoulder strap can be worn cross body and the top flap is secured down with solid brass hardware to keep the contents of the bag secure.

    Grand Marais Mail Bag

    $60.00

    Styled after bags carried by letter carriers of the past, our Grand Marais Mail Bag has a unique vintage-utility feel. Lighter weight 10.10 oz. canvas sheds weight but stays reliable. The 1-1/2" cotton web shoulder strap is adjustable with a brass slider...