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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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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    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...

  • 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...

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    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...

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    Temperance Tote

    $190.00

    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...

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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...

  • Urban Foraging Tote in Field Tan made of lightweight 10.10 oz waxed canvas.

    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...

  • Navigator

    $260.00

    Good looks and large capacity define the Navigator. Down the center, the Navigator is a pretty true briefcase. It is among the largest briefcases in our line. The main compartment offers space for a widescreen laptop/notebook computer and files. There...

  • Waxed Canvas Simple Tote, Field Tan, Front

    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...

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    Gooseberry Tote

    $90.00

    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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    Brighton Beach Tote

    $180.00

    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...

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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...

  • 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,...

  • Premium leather luggage tag handcrafted in USA by Frost River.

    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...