Spending locally is worth your money. When spending locally, more of your money goes back to your local economy than money spent at a chain store. American Express made a lovely infographic that highlights the benefits of shopping local. Check it out below!
This Saturday, Nov. 30th, is Small Business Saturday. Join us in making an extra effort to stop by all of your favorite local companies. You can also come down to the Duluth Pack retail store or go online at duluthpack.com to support this city, state, and country. We’re proud to say that our factory has been in Duluth, Minnesota ever since we were founded in 1882. We thank you for your support!
DULUTH PACK LAUNCHES NEW BACKPACK IN MOST POPULAR LINE
New Roll-Top Pack in the World-Famous “Scout” Series
DULUTH, MINN. November 12, 2013 – Duluth Pack is adding a new product to their ever-popular “Scout” series: the Roll-Top Scout. An ideal companion for bikers and commuters alike, the bag offers the option of rolling the bag down to accommodate a small load or higher to pack everything you might need for a weekend. Like all the packs in the Scout series, the pack rides snug against the back. That means no shifting on your back on your ride to work, and no accidentally bumping in to strangers on the subway.
The Scout Series started with the Scout Pack, a scaled-down version of our world-famous canoe pack patented in 1882. The concept for the series arose when a New York Times fashion writer, who happened to be a long-time Duluth Pack fan, proposed the concept of the smaller bags. Duluth Pack has since added to the line with the Laptop Scout, the Scoutmaster, Laptop Scoutmaster, and the Deluxe Scoutmaster.
As always, this pack is handcrafted in Duluth Pack’s 102-year-old factory in Duluth, Minnesota, by true artisans. All our bags are guaranteed for life on all craftsmanship and hardware. Find the Roll-Top Scout at Duluth Pack’s retail store in Duluth, and online at www.duluthpack.com/roll-top-scout.
There are a few items that all Hunters need.
- An Original Stormy Kromer cap. Warmth, protection from the sun, and some hunter’s orange safety. Also at www.duluthpack.com.
- Merino wool base layers, like these from Icebreaker. The warmth is obvious, the comfort is a serious bonus, but the reason they made this list is the odor control!
- A Duluth Pack bag. The Wanderer is one of our favorites for hunting trips. You can carry anything is this backpack.
- And as our apparel buyer says, the “perfect man’s man pant.” Stormy Kromer’s Bunkhouse Trouser. It’s the ideal choice to complete the hunters outfit. Comfort, flexibility, and warmth.
Throw on some wool socks, boots, and your favorite blaze coat/vet and you’re set. All of these products are available at our store in Canal Park, Duluth, MN.
You all continue to amaze us. We had many employees in our factory in Duluth, MN vote for this photo contest. We all thank every participant for submitting your awesome pictures to us! We never tire of seeing the wonderful things our fans do and what our packs inspire.
The first place award of $200, goes to Meredith A.!
Meredith A’s first place submission taken in the Austrian Alps
The first runner-up, winning $100, is Charlie H!
Charlie H.’s first runner up submission
The second runner-up, winning $50, is Sarah B. looking over the Danube River in Durnstein, Austria.
Sarah B.’s second runner up submission in Austria
We had so many amazing photos submitted to us. It made the decision process very difficult! We wanted to share a few more of our favorites with you:
Adrian T.’s submission
Curtis R.’s submission
Jill P.’s submission
Melissa P.’s submission
Dave C.’s submission on Baskahegan Stream in Maine
“Top of the Fanny Pack Food Chain” by Benson :)
DULUTH PACK ADDS 3 DESIGNS TO ITS “DOMER” BAG LINE
Original Metrodome Roof Will Now Be Handcrafted Into 5 Types of Limited Edition Bags
Duluth, MN, Oct 15, 2013 – Duluth Pack, the iconic Minnesota manufacturer of traditional bags and outdoor gear, has added 3 new designs to its exclusive “Domer” line of bags. “We introduced the line in August at the Minnesota State Fair using our Sportsman’s Duffel and Shell Bag designs and we sold 95% of our inventory in just 12 days” said Tom Sega, President of Duluth Pack, “this line has quickly become one of the most successful product launches in the company’s 131 year history.” Using the inner layer of the Metrodome roof that collapsed under heavy snow on December 12, 2010, Duluth Pack will also create a Standard Portfolio, a Kit Bag and a Laptop Scoutmaster Backpack.
“The response from the public has been phenomenal,” said Mark Oestreich, Duluth Pack’s CFO, “orders for these bags have been coming in from all over the country.” The decision to extend the line was fueled by Duluth Pack’s loyal customer base. The designs were chosen based on the input from numerous customers at Duluth Pack’s Canal Park store, State Fair Display and calls to their office. Sega added “the public spoke and we listened… we are preparing for a very busy holiday season.”
As the Metrodome counts down to its final game, interest in its memorabilia is expected to heighten. The original roof was in use for 29 years and has been credited for some of Minnesota’s most cherished sports memories. Each bag in the Domer line is trimmed in Duluth Pack’s thick premium leather and will be backed by the company’s lifetime guarantee. Retail prices range from $160.00 to $485.00. Due to the limited amount of fabric, the Domer bags will only be available through Duluth Pack’s retail store in Duluth and online at http://duluthpack.com/new-collection/domer.