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Winner’s Announced! Photo Contest Spring 2014

May 15, 2014

Our Spring Amateur Photo Contest came and went, and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

Today we gathered a couple dozen employees at our Duluth, MN factory to vote on your fantastic submissions. We’re continuously impressed by all that you do! Our bags truly travel the world.

But without further ado, we announce our first, second, and third place winners:

First place! Winner of the $200 gift card is Boone H!

Sportsman's Duffel on a busy street in Japan

Second place, and winner of the $100 gift card is Bryant J!

Fly fishing with a Daypack in a river surrounded by snow

Third place, and winner of the $50 gift card is Ryan S!

A Daypack & owner on the side of the Grand Canyon

Thanks to everyone who participated. This is once of our favorite times of the year! Because we love it so much, we thought we’d include a few honorable mentions.. Keep watching for a couple more in the coming days!



Girl with a Shell Bag and a dog on dock  From Christa M.

Girl on hill at sunset From Michael S.

Boy at train station with ScoutmasterFrom Michael G.


Thanks again, and stay tuned for the next Photo Contest this fall!



Gear Talk

BWCA Permit Promotion

May 9, 2014

Hey friends!

Remember how we are the #1 permitting station for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area? Well… We just added a little promotion to make it even sweeter.

During the 2014 BWCA season, we’re giving every person buying a permit 10% off one standard Duluth Pack product!

For the entire day of purchase, the permit holder can get 10% off one, in-stock, standard bag/gear item of their choice at our 365 Canal Park Drive location.

So happy adventuring to all of you! What are your summer BWCA plans?

Gear Talk

Beer & Gear at Duluth Pack with Fitgers Brewhouse

May 5, 2014

Duluth Pack has teamed up with the historic Fitger’s Brewhouse & Brewery again! This time, to bring you an awesome event full of free beer samples, giveaways, gear demos, and discounts on May 8th from 7-9PM.

There will be a raffle to win one of many Duluth Pack bags at 8:30 PM! For every $20 you spend on May 8th (all day long), you’ll receive one raffle ticket. You must be present at 8:30 PM to win!

See our Facebook event here for more details and to let us know you’ll be there!


The Lowdown

Duluth Pack Spring 2014 Amateur Fan Photo Contest

April 30, 2014

We are very excited to announce the start of one of our favorite promotions: the Photo Contest!


Winning Photo. On a mountain in Switzerland.
Previous Photo Contest Winning Submission by Meredith A

Each season, we are thoroughly impressed with all of our Duluth Pack fans. Their adventures, creativity, and photographic skills are brag-worthy!

We encourage everyone who is willing to submit an image to participate! We love to see our packs at work – so include your Duluth Pack in the image!

There are gift cards for first, second, and third place winners.

Here are the details:

Second place. Dog on a porch.
Previous Photo Contest’s First Runner Up by Charlie H.

1. Submit your photos to [email protected]

2. You may submit as many photos as you wish.

5. Photos must be submitted by Midnight CST Wednesday, May 14th, 2014.

5. Duluth Pack will have the rights to photos submitted and can be used for marketing purposes (we love to brag about our fans!).

6. Duluth Pack employees (past and present), and their families, are not eligible.

Third place. Girl near river.
Previous Photo Contest’s Second Runner Up by Sarah B.


1st = $200 Duluth Pack Gift Card
2nd = $100 Duluth Pack Gift Card
3rd = $50 Duluth Pack Gift Card


We can’t wait to see what our fans and their bags have been up to!


Fall 2013 Winners + Honorable Mentions


The Lowdown

Lonnie Dupre – Cold Love

April 18, 2014


Arctic Explorer, Lonnie Dupre, is coming to the Duluth Pack Retail Store to show us his newest film Cold Love and hold a question and answer session!

Tickets are $10 and are available at 365 Canal Park Drive.

Find more information on the Facebook event.

Gear Talk

New Product: the Port City Sling

April 10, 2014


The Port City Sling is inspired by the Frisbee players and sun tanners at Park Point beach in the middle of this city on a port. Whether seated on the bus, or in line for lunch, twist this pack from your back to your lap and easily access all of your gear. The Port City Sling is your one-strap backpack solution with comfort in mind.

• Hand constructed 15 oz. canvas for durable quality and heritage “better-with-age” aesthetic.
• Outside pocket for easily accessing important items.
• Flexible cotton strap provides durable comfort.
• Securable elastic cording for holding items such as a light coat.
• Tough YKK zippers for quick access to secured items.

Guaranteed for life on craftsmanship and hardware. Made in the USA.

17“H x 11“W x 3“D (measured at widest perpendiculars)

Shop it here!