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Windigo Signal Bag

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Windigo Signal bag, Front. Field Tan with Leather Frost River logo. The Windigo Signal bag also has XP snaps. This makes it compatible with our XP Accessory bags. Snap them together for extra storage.

Here's a bag that works equally well as a seat, pillow, pocket, signal device, summit or day pack, foraging pouch, and more. It's a versatile, functional, high visibility addition to most any pack or kit you choose to carry. More details below.


The Windigo Signal Bag is a handy zippered pouch made to attach to the exterior of your backpack. It allows for easy accessibility and adds a pop of Hunter Orange when you need it.


- Materials: 10.10 oz lightweight waxed canvas in both Field Tan and Hunter Orange, cotton web tabs and solid brass hardware.
- High visibility Hunter Orange panel.
- Compatible with other XP snap Frost River items.
- O-ring attachment system works with multiple strap options.


- Dimensions: 11"H x 11"W x .25"D, 


- Loops and 1/2" solid brass o-rings
- Zippered Pouch with one zipper pull closure.
- XP snap compatibility
- We recommend use with our Leather Accessory Straps or Cord and Barrel.


 It feels good to be on land after the foggy, two hour ferry across Lake Superior. Isle Royale was barely visible as the old captain turned into the North Gap and Washington Harbor, but the fog lifted just in time to glimpse the wreck of the sunken ship America. Excitement built as you gathered your field glasses, journal, and map in your Signal Bag on approach to the Windigo Ranger station. Now deckhands unload gear from the roof of the old aluminum ferry. You reaffix your Windigo Signal Bag to the D-rings of your Isle Royale Pack. The trustworthy buckskin padded straps of the Isle feel good under the load in your waxed canvas pack. All is set to begin a boreal adventure on the big island's Greenstone Ridge— Lookout Louise is just 45 miles away...

Aptly packed, the Windigo could make a good seat, pillow, pocket, signal device, summit or day pack, foraging pouch, and more. It’s a versatile, functional, high visibility addition to most any pack or kit you choose to carry. Here’s a handy zip top bag, perfect to keep often-used gear in one spot, plus, with bright orange on one side and field tan on the other, you have the choice to blend in or stand out. Built from waxed canvas, the Windigo is tough, reliable, and weather resistant all around. Use the Signal Bag as a divider or pouch inside another pack or bag.

It’s compatible with our XP snap Accessory Bags and bigger packs, too, like the Voyageur or Garment Cover. String some cord (our 75” length works great) through the solid brass rings to make a set of basic shoulder straps— voilla, you’ve got a little daypack! Or lash it onto the outside of a bigger pack for a zip top lid (our bike bag replacement straps do the trick). The top D-rings on our Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs line up like it was made for it, so do the tumpline buckles on any of our canoe packs. The lash squares on the lid of the Summit Expedition work too, so do the rings on the Itinerant or Mesabi Range packs, as well as the loops of the Itasca Outset. There’s almost no limit to what you can attach the Windigo to, or how to do it. What a bright idea! How did you make it this far without one?

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  • 5
    Great Bag

    Posted by James R Moore on Jun 2nd 2022

    Another quality product that you can't go wrong buying.

  • 5
    Very well built

    Posted by Jered on May 7th 2022

    Very strong signaling pouch that stores all your emergency signaling equipment!

  • 5
    Beautifully made

    Posted by Shane on Mar 7th 2022

    This is a wonderful product. I bought it to use in my Isle Royal pack and I love it. I have my fire gear and some quick access items stored in here and it is extremely well made.

  • 5
    Very Versatile

    Posted by Nathan on Dec 9th 2021

    This makes a perfect addition to the Isle Royale pack. Using carabiners, I attached it to the brass rings on the main compartment flap. Having that quick detach allows you to use it easily. The snaps allow you to attach the XP accessory bags to it for even greater outside-the-pack storage. This is a very simple, yet highly functional addition to any pack. A bit of orange may just save your life someday.

  • 5
    Frost River Windigo Signal Bag

    Posted by James Bender, WayPoint Survival on Nov 3rd 2020

    I purchased this for a recent trip into remote Michigan during hunting season. It worked great and added much needed storage space for my headlamp and other small items. Highly recommended!

  • 5

    Posted by Brandon on Dec 23rd 2019

    Great addition to the kit! I can add a lot of visibility during hunting season and add capacity too! Solid construction and a ton of uses! Couldn't be happier.

  • 5
    Windigo signal bag

    Posted by Ontario Jon on Sep 23rd 2019

    Nice little add on bag for hiking during hunting season as it has the blaze orange side. I will be using this on both the Isle royal and Isle royal jr.

  • 5
    useful pouch

    Posted by Hillard on Jul 20th 2017

    this is a great pouch that works well with my isle royal jr pack, but could also work with a variety of backpacks. the version i have is with the orange on one side. we hike in some state forests that also allow hunting so its nice to be able to flip to the orange panel for safety. i found it best to attach using the roller buckles. great pouch!