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FALL FISHING

November 19, 2015
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The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing colors, the loon calls are diminishing, but the fish are biting. Fall fishing season is one that we do not take advantage of one bit. We relish in the time of crisp air, hot apple cider beverages, cozy wool blankets, and a fishing rod in our hands. Life by the lake is near perfection.

This year, we have become incredibly close with photographer, Kiley Marissa. She brings a spunk and artistic viewpoint to showcase not only our canvas and leather products, but promote the emotional connection behind the packs. She gets that our goods creates stories and last a lifetime. As we say, “Making memories since 1882″. P.s. check out Kiley’s website HERE

What is your favorite memory on the lake? Is it with your parents when you were a little tyke? Just last week with your beloved? On the water with your granddaddy and you beat him with the bigger fish? Maybe it was the time you didn’t catch a single thing, but laughed the entire time in the cold. Whichever moment you have, we want to be there with you. Check out our Duluth Pack fishing themed products in our retail store or on our website.

CLICK HERE FOR THE DULUTH PACK LURE LOCKER

CLICK HERE FOR THE DULUTH PACK MINI TACKLE BOX

CLICK HERE FOR THE DULUTH PACK SOFT SIDED TACKLE BOX

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANGING LURE CHALKBOARD

CLICK HERE FOR THE DULUTH PACK WANDERER PACK

Happy fishing, happy memories, and happy shopping!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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THE ONE, THE ONLY, THE ORIGINAL

November 16, 2015
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Triple threat action here. The one, the only, the original.

We hear it constantly and know it. Many companies try to replicate our products. I mean, it’s not that difficult. We’re canvas and leather products. However, the one thing they cannot copy as hard as they may try is our passion, our story, and our heritage.

The Duluth Pack brand itself, revolves around four easy, simple, and to the point causes. Let’s break it down and why each is so important to the existence and reputation of the Duluth Pack company and brand as whole.

1) Duluth Pack stands for QUALITY . As John Ruskin once stated, “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” (This quote was found on Brainyquote.com) We absolutely agree with this statement by Mr. Ruskin. For a 133 continuous years, Duluth Pack has seemed out the most quality designs, techniques, theories, products, and time tested ways to ensure the quality and longevity of a Duluth Pack product remains the same from day one.

2) The second point Duluth Pack involves itself in is PREMIUM PRODUCTS . As the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack making company in the USA, we seek out the highest and most pristine products, materials, and workers to ensure the best product for you, our customers! We want to make sure our durability, lifetime guarantee, and the trust in our goods stays constantly the same. Whether it’s an heirloom passed down each generation, a splurge after good grades, or a daily necessity you carry to work. We want our customers to know we not only research, but seek the most premium items to help manufacture our packs, totes, hunting gear and purses. These include, the type of canvas, the leather used, rivets, the wools, and even the needles we use in or sewing machines. On a last note, Duluth Pack sources as much American Made goods to help create our goods as possible, too!

3) The third on the list is where we are geographically proud to be located. This point is all about MADE IN AMERICA . Duluth Pack has ALWAYS AND ONLY made our products here in Duluth, Minnesota, USA for the continuous 133 years in business! We are proud of where we come from and proud of where we are. We have been in the same factory for almost 104 years (I mean, that’s seriously cool!) . Duluth Pack is the all American brand that has stayed simple, not flashy, to the point, and trustworthy. We’re a humble brand, that isn’t trendy, but we are consistent. You can even say we are predictable and we aren’t ashamed. We’re proud you can count on an American Made product, basically right in your backyard, and we stick with designs that will take you from canoe to car and from train to plane. We’ve got your back.

4) The last but not least point, is that Duluth Pack has always featured and included a LIFETIME GUARANTEE . The Duluth Pack lifetime guarantee covers our craftsmanship and our hardware. What does that entail? Let’s break it down. Craftsmanship – This includes our sewing seams. If a sewing seam breaks loose and unravels, no worries. That’s covered under our lifetime guarantee. Hardware – This involved our zippers, rivets, and buckles. If any of these break or just don’t work anymore, again this falls under the lifetime guarantee. I mean, where can you find a lifetime guarantee on ANYTHING anymore? It’s so difficult to find these days and to know you can count on that with Duluth Pack since the beginning, we think it’s seriously special.

So, when you think of Duluth Pack, remember these four solid, easy, and to the point topics. Quality, Premium Products, Made in America, and Lifetime Guarantee. To know Duluth Pack has remained the same and not conformed to what society or trends entail is what keeps us doing what we know best, making the top rated packs, totes, purses, hunting gear, and canoe bags you can find.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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THE BIG HUNT

November 12, 2015
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It’s on. It’s here. The big hunt .

The leaves are falling, but your adrenaline is rising. You’re not just in the woods, but you have become it. It’s not only the time of the year where you pass on your technique, but your American Made products and gear, like Duluth Pack. Remember, you carry the passion, we carry everything else.

The Duluth Pack hunting products featured in this photoshoot by Redmond Digital Media include:

THE DULUTH PACK AMMO BAG

THE DULUTH PACK RAMBLER PACK

THE DULTUH PACK TURKEY CHAIR IN Mossy Oak Break-Up Pattern

THE DULUTH PACK RANGE PACK

THE DULUTH PACK ALL DAY LUMBAR PACK

THE DULUTH PACK RIFLE CASES

THE DULUTH PACK SHOTGUN CASES

THE DULUTH PACK PISTOL RUGS

THE DULUTH PACK BOW PACK

THE DULUTH PACK MOUNTAIN BOW PACK

THE DULUTH PACK MOUNTAIN RIFLE PACK

Happy hunting, friends! Be safe, have fun, and good luck!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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WEEKEND TRIP: BEMIDJI, MN

November 9, 2015
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Itinerary – Up North!

Hello beautiful Bemidji!

Our team has made the trek up to where the air is crisp, the food is delicious, and Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe wave hello. It’s the perfect little town to drive up, get away, and relax for a day or two without a care in the world.

Ma and Pa shops are around every corner, while the locals always greet you with a friendly smile, and start a conversation about the unexpected weather for the upcoming week. It’s the place of simple pleasures and we approve every bit of it.

If you didn’t know, we have boutique like shops that carry a limited selection of Duluth Pack products. Ranging from our hunting series all the way to our canoeing products. One of these dealers is a new store called, 218, located in Bemidji, Minnesota. (Thank you 218 for the featured photo in this blog post!) . We highly recommend popping into their storefront and looking at their selection of Minnesota keepsakes. Want to check out the full line of Duluth Pack products? Of course you do! Click THIS to search the over 250+ styles of Duluth Pack bags, packs, and totes.

Where are your favorite places to visit for the weekend with your Duluth Pack? Make sure to comment below or show us on social media with #duluthpack or please tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram!

Now it’s time to get back to reality and start dreaming of our next adventure for the upcoming weekend!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

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S IS FOR SURPRISE!

November 2, 2015
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Oh do we have one big surprise up our sleeves for you! Today, is the day we have launched our first ever very limited edition collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills! That’s right, we’ve knocked your socks off, again!

As friends and businesses in the same type of industry, it was basically (it was actually completely) a no brainer to partner up with our great pals at Pendleton Woolen Mills who are located in Portland, Oregon. On a side note, all of a sudden we seem to have a thirst for beer. Coincidence?

The extremely limited edition line including these item styles:

SMALL SAFARI DUFFEL

LAKEWALK TOTE

#100 SHELL BAG

MEDIUM MARKET TOTE

SCOUT PACK

These limited edition products are exclusively sold on the Duluth Pack website along with our retail location in Canal Park, Duluth, MN. The Pendleton Wool we hand chose is a rich blend of hues including mossy greens, deep plums, and rich ivories. It compliments any season Mother Nature curve balls at us and replicates the American heritage of both companies; Duluth Pack and Pendleton.

Own a piece of American heritage today! Trust us, it’s drool worthy and be prepared for some extra attention headed your way when you wear it, because it’s a real stunner. Shop the collection HERE .

Happy surprise, everyone!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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TRICK OR TREAT

October 29, 2015
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The most spooktacular holiday is just upon us and we’re ready to get festive!

The real question is, are you?

As the saying goes…

“Hocus pocus, pumpkin stick,

web of a spider and apple pip.

Breath of a dragon, bark of a dog,

meow of a cat and honk of a hog!

In this cauldron I do mix,

a recipe for Halloween tricks.

Follow letter, word, and rhyme,

make sure you get there on time!”

Get your trick or treat bags (that will last longer than one night) plus be used for a million different reasons and still be festive year after year.

Our choice include..

DULUTH PACK PROMO TOTE ENVELOPE STYLE

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DULUTH PACK PROMOTE TOTE BOX STYLE

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DULUTH PACK MEDIUM MARKET TOTE

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If you dare, come hither over to our website and check out our spread of treats and goodies HERE .

Have a safe and fun Halloween weekend, everyone!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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YES, WE “CANE”!

October 22, 2015
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Cane we do it? Yes, we cane! Now, before you think, “Hey Duluth Pack, you spelt the word can wrong!” just know it was intentional. Why would we do that? Well, because we partnered up with widely known Duluth and award winning photographer, Amanda Cane from Jane Cane Photography, that’s why!

Whether you have visited Duluth, Minnesota or not, it’s legendary for the fall season. The crisp and fresh air, the noise of Lake Superior slapping against the rocks, and the gorgeous vibrant colors of auburns, burnt oranges, bright reds, and stunning yellows on each leaf. It’s almost mystical. So, to enjoy the most breathtaking season that nature has given us here in the northland, we wanted to enjoy it to full capacity. On a weekday, Amanda trotted out with her sidekick camera, All American models, two fuzzy pups (seriously how adorable are they?!) and packs on packs on packs from no other than us, of course!

PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THE SHOOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE INCLUDE:

1) DULUTH PACK ALL WOOL SCOUT PACK AVAILABLE HERE

2) DULUTH PACK RED WING LOGO MUG AVAILABLE HERE

3) DULUTH PACK MARKET TOTE AVAILABLE HERE

4) DULUTH PACK WOMEN’S 3/4 LENGTH LOGO SHIRT AVAILABLE HERE

5) DULUTH PACK LOGO MUG AVAILABLE HERE

6) DULUTH PACK MEDIUM SPORTSMANS DUFFEL AVAILABLE HERE

7) DULUTH PACK TRAVERSE CROSSBODY BAG AVAILABLE HERE

This shoot for us was a serious treat. Not only is Amanda a genuine human being and unbelievable photographer, but she is a customer of Duluth Pack! She knows how to capture the essence of our brand and promote the raw products just as they are – no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Check out her website HERE and make sure to book her for your next photoshoot. Trust us, you’ll thank us you did!

A special thanks to Amanda from Jane Cane Photography. We are very grateful to have worked with you!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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LIMITED EDITION BAG – AVAILABLE NOW!

October 19, 2015
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We’ve been anxiously awaiting this day and we can barely stand how excited we are! For the first time ever, Duluth Pack is making limited edition bag that was first handcrafted for an entertain. Today, Duluth Pack launched the exclusively sold online ( www.duluthpack.com ) Duluth Pack x Trampled By Turtles Scout Pack! Yes, YOU can now own the limited edition bag today!

The Limited Edition Duluth Pack x Trampled by Turtles Scout Pack is only available for limited time in the Scout Pack style with Olive Drab canvas. The Trampled by Turtles logo is embroidered in a light whitish hue displayed on this inside. Dress like your favorite Duluth based band now!

Enjoy folks!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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NEW BAG. NEW EXCITEMENT.

October 15, 2015
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Introducing a new style of bag brings the feeling of butterflies in your gut. It’s a huge moment where we expose a new goodie to the market and hope everyone loves it just as much as we do.

That time has come again and the entire Duluth Pack crew is beyond pumped to announce the All Wool Promo Tote – Envelope Style. It’s the perfect little tote to carry your lunch to and from work, the carry all purse for shopping, or the ideal gift bag package to slip in a present. Talk about perfect timing before the holiday, eh?!

The all over Classic Buffalo Check Wool is purchased from our friends at Woolrich and is a timeless pattern that compliments men and women both young and old. The best part? This tote is Made in America, comes with a Lifetime Guarantee, handcrafted with quality wool, and is only $50! Get your paws on this must-have today! Shop it both in store at 365 Canal Park Drive in Duluth, MN or online HERE .

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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WE’RE OLD. WE KNOW. WE LOVE IT.

October 12, 2015
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AGING.

If you did not know, you do now. Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack making company in the USA. How old? 133 years and aging!

Aging. Is it taboo? Is it to be ashamed of? Is it to run like Forrest Gump from? Or is is something to embrace?

It’s a word with so much power behind it and sadly it’s mostly considered a negative in society. Duluth Pack takes a 180 degree spin on things (don’t get dizzy now!) . We take pride in aging. Uh huh, that’s right. Why? Because it’s inevitable! We believe aging tells a story. For crying out loud, we are old! I mean, REAL old. We’ve been around since 1882!

We consider our packs somewhat like a person. No, it doesn’t have a beating heart or lungs flow oxygen through the body of the pack, but it has structure, proof of a well lived generation, can communicate stories, and yes, it even ages .

In more cases than not, many of our employees who have owned packs 10 + years are constantly asked if their well worn Duluth Pack can be purchased. Total shocker on society’s aging concepts, right?! Duluth Pack’s products still keep their heritage feel and look with a well loved charm once broken in. Now, you Duluth Pack customers (you’re all the best and thank you for your support and business) understand this! It’s almost like Duluth Pack is a good wine, it just gets better with age.

As Duluth Pack’s President, Tom Sega states, “My Duluth Pack ages better than I am!”. Anyone else have this feeling, too? Another aspect a Duluth Pack product is similar to a person is how to treat the item after it has turned the corner and is considered “aged”. Like an individual, we use anti-aging or beauty brands that we believe make us look our age, but, well better . With Duluth Pack products, if your item is a waxed canvas, we recommend over time re-waxing the item. Locking moisture in and preserving the pack to the highest abilities. Also, our leather products are literally skin, too. As some individuals do, they moisturize with a lotion, body butter, or some kind of vaseline to keep their skin from peeling, breaking, or down right hurting < i> (especially during these harsh winter months) . With our quality leather products, there is also a “cure” for the same outcomes! Check out our selection of leather conditioners and cleaners at www.duluthpack.com and at 365 Canal Park Drive.

Now that are within the first 2 months of the 2015 new year, some people may have put “look younger” as their resolution. We want to preserve age, wear and tear, and mostly the original appeals of what attracts people to Duluth Pack. We aren’t the shiny and in your face, but we radiate quality. Whether a customer is interested in our original canoe packs in olive drab, to a client wanting the bison leather portfolio items we sell, all Duluth Pack’s age. Our parting words with you today will be, “be like your Duluth Pack and flaunt our aging!”

– From your friends at Duluth Pack