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Summit Expedition Pack

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The Summit Expedition Pack is made from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

The Summit series of packs are based on the traditional knapsack. It's a classic and enduring design that works. Our Summit Expedition goes a step further with upgraded pockets, external lash points, premium materials, and USA construction. Summit Packs are simple, classic, and yet refined knapsacks. It's been said "It's all you need!" Just toss stuff inside, throw your shoulders through the straps and go. No need to meticulously pack contents (though it's better to pack carefully) the Summit's won't mind. The Summit Expedition takes the same simple charm of our original Summit Pack and adds 2-in-1 side pockets. They'll carry a water bottle or thermos with ease and offer additional storage between the pack body and pocket. There's also a gusseted front zip pocket to stow small items. Lash squares are solidly stitched on the top lid to secure items to the exterior of the pack. The whole pack is made from our 18oz waxed canvas, the leather straps are hearty and reliable, all the hardware is solid brass. It's all you need and a little extra. Made at Frost River in Duluth, Minnesota.

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! Frost River Canvas My State Buckskin Patch Info Below.


Main pack body: 20″h x 11″w x 9″d. 1980 c.i. (Approx.) Side pockets measure 10″h x 5.5"w x 2″d. Front pocket measures 6″h x 9″w x 2″d.


3.30 lbs


1 zip on bottom of flap, 3 external (2 side with flap and buckle (2-in-1), 1 gusseted w/zip on front.)


Para cord cinch, flap over main compartment.


Waxed canvas, 1.5″ cotton web, foam pad, harness leather attachment, attached to yoke ring.


1″ cotton web.


4 lash squares on flap.


Double canvas.


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

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  • 5
    Summit Expedition Pack

    Posted by Bill Cappy on Aug 22nd 2021

    My kids bought me this pack for my birthday 2 months ago. I wanted to use this pack before I gave a review, and it hasn’t disappointed! The pack has enough room for me to go to my cabin for a long weekend and it has room to spare. I have used it for several small trips and have never had to decide what to take and what to leave. We went on a week trip to the beach and this pack makes the perfect carryon bag, I always pack what I need for the first w days in my carry on bag, loose your luggage once on vacation and you will learn the value of a spacious bag. This bag has the right amount of floppiness to fit under the airplane seat or to shove behind the seat of my truck. The waxed canvas looks better and better every time I use it. This pack has the classic look of something to be used on a expedition but fits right in with everyday use as well.

  • 3

    Posted by DENNIS GESKER on Jul 19th 2021

    A good everyday kick around bag. Good size. Good back straps. Added a 'Sawbill Trail Handlebar Bag' to the lash squares on top for light and quick access items; pens, pen knife, phone, lighter, etc. It would be nice if there were lash squares on the bottom, too. Only negative is that the leather to close the pockets and lid are all very thin. Flimsy, really. I'm sure they will soon tear and need to be replaced. If I had known, and it was offered, I would have willingly paid for these to be upgraded to a heavier weight leather. When the first one eventually tears I'll just take the bag to the local saddlery and have all 3 replaced with good leather. The rest of the pack build is good. I own a Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs, too. The leather for the pockets on that pack is much better.

  • 4
    Summit Expedition Pack

    Posted by Richard Edgecomb on May 14th 2021

    Very well made. Nice arrangement of main bucket, side & front pockets. Good service, fair price, and quick delivery. BUT, there is one MAJOR design flaw, there are no lashing patches on the bottom of this pack. Not worthy of 5 stars due this flaw. Should have probably rated it 3 stars because Frost River refused to sew on the lashing patches or sell me the patches for me to sew on. I gave it 4 stars because it generally meets my needs better than other packs available in the marketplace and I was able to correct this design flaw.

  • 5

    Posted by Jeff Reiss on Apr 25th 2021

    Great day pack with the option to go for more! I’d suggest the upgraded shoulder straps to comfortably carry 20++ pounds

  • 5
    Summit Expedition Backpack

    Posted by Giovanni on Apr 12th 2021

    It's a recent purchase but am very impressed so far. The overall quality is excellent - it's clearly very well made with high-end materials. The size is big enough for weekend trips (or longer) and also handy for daily use. Laptop, camera, etc. all fit with plenty of room to spare and easily holds an inflated basketball and a motorcycle helmet at the same time. Would buy again - but as a gift - as I expect to have this one for a very long time.

  • 5
    Awesome Pack

    Posted by Adam W on Mar 29th 2021

    I already own the Bushcraft Isle Royale and the Book Pack and am very pleased with both. However, the contrast in sizes has been a problem. Isle Royale is too large for anything under 3 days and Book Pack wasn 't suitable for day trips. The Summit Exp. Pack is the perfect middle ground. So far, it has been my go-to pack for hunting, fishing, and scouts.

  • 5
    Summit Expedition Pack

    Posted by Thomas Yadlosky on Feb 24th 2021

    Well Made Pack. Very happy with the quality.Good Looking Pack

  • 5
    Great Size!

    Posted by Mark on Jan 11th 2021

    Great Size! Amazing quality!

  • 4
    Great but one annoying problem

    Posted by Adam Peterson on Aug 19th 2020

    Love this bag! The only issue is the metal zipper pull on the front, it makes so much noise when you’re on the trail or out and about. might have to tape it up or something.