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Mesabi Range Daypack

SKU: 822by Frost River




Like a brief for your back, with waxed canvas, leather shoulder straps, and optional padded sleeve. Traditional styling, premium features. Comes as Standard, Premium and Premium Padded versions.

Product Info



At home in Chicago, Eveleth, or North Hegman Lake, the Mesabi Range Pack will serve you well wherever you travel. Inside there’s room to pack a lunch or stow the goods from a quick stop at the market.

An internal sleeve easily stows a laptop computer or folders full of schoolwork. The Premium model offers extra leather trim and a handy exterior zip pocket. Harness leather backstraps, solid brass hardware, and waxed cotton canvas come together to make a robust daypack. It won’t carry days of supplies for exploring uncharted ore bodies on the Iron Range, but it will tote all the gear you need to learn about them in class.

Upgrade your straps! Enhance your pack with our premium buckskin padded shoulder straps. Cut from the same burly bridle leather and built with the same care, attention to detail and cushy closed-cell foam as in our canoe and bushcraft packs, this is an upgrade in both style and function. Please note that upgrading to the buckskin straps may require us to spend extra time building your pack. All of our buckskin comes from real, wild deer hides, so each one is a little different and may show scars & evidence of life lived in the wilds of North America. They’ll most definitely be worth the wait!



Size / Volume

16″h x 12″w x 5″d. 960 c.i. (Approx.)


Mesabi Range: 2.7 lbs, Premium Mesabi: 3.0 lbs, Premium Mesabi Padded: 3.3 lbs.


Internal sleeve with smaller organizational pockets, external slip on front of sleeve and exterior slips on each side, Premium Mesabi adds zip pocket on flap, foam padded sleeve optional in Premium.


Internal rain flaps, large flap over main compartment, leather snap closure on Premium Mesabi.

Shoulder Straps

1.5″ harness leather.

Grab Handle

1″ cotton web.


18 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware.



We guarantee the hardware and workmanship on Frost River’s waxed canvas and leather packs, bags, and accessories forever. If we built it, we know the seams will stay strong, the zippers will work and the rivets and hardware will hold securely, and we take pride in building reliable softgoods at our shop in Duluth, Minnesota. We realize that stuff happens in life and rugged wilderness travel is tough on bags, and that if you use your gear hard, it will wear out eventually. That’s why it’s important to us that everything we make is highly repairable, usually worth repairing, and that we’ll be here to mend them with patches, straps, repairs, and fixes through a lifetime in the field — after all, the blemishes, scars, patches and stains in your pack each tell their own story, don’t they?

What’s covered?

We stand behind all our craftsmanship and hardware. We guarantee the seams on your Frost River bag will stay sewn together, the rivets will hold, the zippers will work, and the buckles will do their job for as long as you (or your grandkids) have your bag. The lustre on the hardware will fade and patina, and the seams will age, but they’ll hold, and keep on working. If they don’t, and your product fails due to flaws in craftsmanship or hardware, we will repair or replace it at our discretion to get your gear back in service. Please send any warranty or repair products to us in clean condition. You can read more about caring for you Frost River gear in our frequently asked questions section.

What’s not covered?

Our warranty does not cover normal wear and tear on the canvas, leather, or straps. We use great materials, — the best we can find — they’re tough and will hold up to all sorts of use and abuse. However, we cannot guarantee cotton and leather to last forever. We can, and do, make repairs to canvas bags at a reasonable rate, both Frost River, and sometimes other brands. If you’d like to get more information, or request a quote on a repair job, contact us at frcustom@frostriver.com or call the shop (it can help to send a photo or two).

The Fine Print…

All warranty and repair work requires postage to be paid to and from the shop. We reserve the right to replace a Frost River item if we feel it cannot logically be repaired, and refuse service if your pack or bag comes to us in an unclean condition. If a replacement is issued, the original will not be returned. Damage due to excessive wear and tear, damage caused by an animal, abuse, misuse, neglect, an act of God or nature, and damage due to modifications are not covered by our warranty. Please get a hold of us by using the contact us tab if you have any questions.

Do I need proof of purchase?

The short answer, is no, you do not need a proof of purchase. We build all Frost River reliable softgoods ourselves and we put our signature on each and every piece. If your bag has that little Frost River tag, (called a taffeta) it’s covered by our warranty. We will gladly work with you to repair bags and gear sent without the taffeta, but they are not covered by our guarantee. If you have any questions, please get a hold of us by using the contact info here.

Why we guarantee Frost River’s Reliable Softgoods

We take pride in keeping canvas bags out in the world, and will work with you to keep yours in working order. We offer a lifetime guarantee because we know how durable our products are; we built them, and because we did, we can take yours apart, fix it, and get it back to you again for more years of service.

Shipping Policy


Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt. As a manufacturer that prides itself on the handcrafted nature of our products, please understand that it may take a few days for your order to be built up. Orders with items that are in stock will ship out right away on the next business day, and if a production build has to be launched for your order, it may take up to 5 business days to get things ready. You will receive a confirmation email from us once your order is entered into our production system, and you will receive an email from your shipping provider once your package leaves our building.


If you need expedited shipping it is a good idea to give us a call to find out if the item is available for immediate shipping. 218.727.1472 or 800.FROST84. If your order is placed after 3pm CST, it will not be processed until the next day.


Shipping timeframe for international shipping will be dependent on the chosen carrier. We do not have control over any Duties / Tariff’s and said costs will be the customers responsibility.


Every day that our carriers are open, we can ship packages. Weekend and Holiday orders will be sent the first available shipping business day.