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Skyline Rolldown Backpack

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The Skyline Rolldown Backpack is made of waxed canvas, solid brass hardware, and premium leather.

A handcrafted backpack that's sized small, with a safe and secure rolltop closure that's handy whether you're biking the Skyline Parkway along Duluth’s hillside or hunting agates along the Lake Superior shoreline. This pack keeps a low profile, and offers more capacity than meets the eye. Ample pockets, sewn web backstraps and waxed canvas construction give you peace of mind, and function for city life or woodsy wanderings. Available in two sizes, the Small is petite, built on the same body as our Skyline Rolldown Satchel and fits great on small body frames or for hauling a little, the Large is modeled off the same pattern, but larger, sized in between our Knapsack and Mini-Knapsack.

There’s quick, easy access to the main compartment through the top with a rolldown flap that secures shut with a leather strap and solid brass post. Two pockets inside, one works great for a phone. Four pockets outside, one on each side: one with a zipper on the front, and a full length slip pocket at the back that you could just squeeze a little hydration bladder into.

The backstraps are adjustable for length, the roll down opening is adjustable for height and capacity. It's made at Frost River from classic waxed canvas; here’s a bag that’ll last and have your back for years.


No.104 Skyline Rolldown Backpack – Small – 11.5″ to 16.5″h x 9″w x 3.25″d, No.105 Skyline Rolldown Backpack – Large – 14" to 22"h x 11"w x 4.5"d


Rolled closure with leather strap and solid brass post.


1.5″ cotton web, adjustable for length.


Zip pocket on front, slip pocket on back, narrow pockets on each side.


One medium slip pocket at front, full size slip pocket at back.


No.105 Skyline Large – 1.95lbs, No.104 Skyline Small – 1.25lbs


18 oz. waxed canvas, 10.10 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, 1.5″ cotton web, nylon zipper.


No.105 Skyline Rolldown Backpack – Large, No.104 Skyline Rolldown Backpack – Small

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  • 5
    Excellent for grad school!

    Posted by Charles Ault on May 19th 2021

    I bought the large pack to carry my stuff as I bike to and from school. I find it's the perfect size for my laptop, a lunch, a couple books, and anything else I might need. The bag is a good weight and the roll-top design keeps my things packed tightly. The canvas is excellent and the details of the pack are top-notch. I looked around for a long time before picking this pack and I'm beyond thrilled I chose it.

  • 5
    Great pack , just like every thing they make it's built to last. Great for day hike when you realy don't want to carry your big pack around when you realy don't need it.

    Posted by charles smith on Dec 24th 2019

    Frost River is a great bunch of people who go out of there way to make sure your happy. All there stuff is top notch, and will stand the test of time. You can't go wrong with them. Would buy again. Thank's Frost River you guy's rock...Camper Joe

  • 5
    Fantastic Day Bag for a New Frost River Fan

    Posted by RB on Sep 3rd 2019

    I found this bag while searching for a replacement for my old and tattered Fossil canvas knapsack, which had been my day-to-day bag for years. I loved that bag but I love this one even more. The quality of my Frost River Bag is far superior, with sturdy stitching and fixtures that I'm confident will better stand the test of time. I also think it'll be easier to repair after wear and tear happens, lengthening its lifespan. The design is well thought-out with a secure inner compartment for things I want to keep tucked away and dry, and convenient outer pockets for things I want readily available. I chose the small size, which is perfect for everyday use. I can fit a water bottle, book, day planner, light sweater, wallet, phone and light snack in there, no problem. If I were buying this for a tripping day pack, I would choose the larger size. This was my first Frost River purchase and I doubt it will be my last.

  • 4
    Great Pack

    Posted by aaron on Oct 8th 2017

    I got the large, and my only complaint is that i wish it was just a bit bigger, if you wondered, the large can hold a 6 pack, a fifth, and a pair of jeans at the same time, but thats about the max it'll hold

  • 5
    Rolldown pack

    Posted by Andrew on May 26th 2017

    Nicely made rugged pack. Not too heavy, seems just right for a daypack. Straps could be a bit longer to allow for more adjustment when wearing a coat in winter.