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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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Padfolio by Frost River is made in America out of waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Padfolio

    $110.00

    The Padfolio will become a humble extension of your home office, given half a chance. It won’t hold your laptop, or even a cup of coffee, but it serves as an exquisite writing desk. Use it as a file drawer for recipes, outgoing mail, business...

  • This unique portfolio has a zipper pouch on the front and a zipper down the middle to enclose the binder and its contents.

    O.E. Portfolio

    $100.00

    "The quintessential organizing tool for educators in the field." -Environmental/Outdoor Education Instructor The O.E. Portfolio is a handy attache aimed at outdoor educators. Zip closure keeps contents where they belong. Waxed canvas construction offers...

  • The Lake Superior Tote is crafted at Frost River with waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Lake Superior Tote

    $180.00

    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...

  • This unique Frost River product is made of premium leather, waxed canvas, and a quality zipper.

    Messenger Portfolio

    $90.00

    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...

  • The small Lake Michigan Tote is made of waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Lake Michigan Tote

    $110.00

    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...

  • This insert will fit well into a briefcase to add organization to your pack. The long slip sleeve and 3 smaller slip sleeves can house important documents and charging cords. The Insert Organizer is made in America and crafted from waxed canvas.

    Insert Organizer

    $50.00

    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...

  • The Canal Park Tote is crafted from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware. This product is made in Duluth, MN and comes in field tan or heritage black.

    Canal Park Tote Series

    $145.00

    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...

  • The Bazaar Tote can be used as a baby bag, oversized purse, or a grocery getter. It has a zipper bag inside to keep valuables safe.

    Bazaar Tote

    $120.00

    Marrakesh, Morocco - Jmaa el Fina bazaar: sunlight streams over the Atlas Mountains, spilling into the market square of the medina, or old town. Old men drink strong coffee in a an outdoor cafe as a mangy cat waits for scraps. A few drums have already...

  • This strong, durable, sophisticated, and organized tote is great for everyday use and is sure to hold all of your necessities.

    Temperance Tote

    $190.00

    Product Overview   Read More // Sophistication meets utility, finds Temperance. This tote crosses many categories, from shoulder bag, to large handbag, vertical brief. Whatever you call it, it's...

  • 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...

  • 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...