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Locally Grown Series – Part 3: Brad

The third segment of our “Locally Grown Series

This series will highlight some of our local heros: awesome people from the Duluth area, doing cool things, that happen to carry a Duluth Pack.

Read along as we meet these people and share their stories:

Local Grown Series - Brad

Brad is the Minister of Culture & Propaganda for Fitgers Brewhouse, Tycoons Alehouse, Burrito Union, Redstar Lounge, and Endion Station Public House. Brad is one of the co-creators of our Growler Pack!

Not so long ago, Brad was in the top 15 nationally in cross country skiing and training for the Olympics. He continues to ski, bike, and spend time in the outdoors in general. His favorite spots in Duluth are Chester Park (the creek and ski trail), Magney-Snivley park for skiing, and Park Point.

Brad is a member of “three and a half” bands performing often in the Duluth area including the Black-Eyed Snakes, and the Boomchucks.

Another hobby is camping and being with his daughter. He has enjoyed sharing his lifestyle with her and bringing her up in the outdoors.

In college, Brad went to the BWCA with his friend, an Olympic paddler. His friend had many Duluth Packs and introduced the brand to Brad.

The Growler Pack collaboration was sought out by Brad: “years ago we made a growler bag, but it was obvious to make a revised, upgraded product with Duluth Pack.” Before their first one, they had never heard of a growler pack on the market. When we asked what’s next, he replied, “hmm.. Beer Pannier.”

 

Thanks for chatting with us, Brad! 

Locally Grown Series – Part 2: Jen

The second segment of our “Locally Grown Series

This series will highlight some of our local heros: awesome people from the Duluth area, doing cool things, that happen to carry a Duluth Pack.

Read along as we meet these people and share their stories:

Local Grown Series - Jen

Jen is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry. We visited her in her classroom, office, and lab at the College of Saint Scholastica where her students were undergoing a honey study. She took along her Deluxe Book Bag in royal blue canvas.

She grew up in Duluth, left to get her degrees, but now, teaching and living here, she thinks “to be able to do it all in Duluth is kind of a miracle.” Jen loves the outdoor opportunities of Duluth and the family-aspect.

You’ll often catch Jen at Minnesota Point with her dogs: from the wooden paths to the beach… it’s the “best of everything.” Or possibly at Bent Paddle enjoying a local brew. Other than micro brews, her hobbies involve the outdoors: hiking with the dogs, cross country skiing, kayaking, volleyball, and going to the cabin.

This bag was actually a surprise present to replace her previous Duluth Pack that was stolen. She loves the color and functionality of this bag. The professional aspect – casual and just fancy enough.


We’re glad you’re a fan, Jen! Thanks for your support. 

Locally Grown Series – Part 1: Paul

The first segment of our new “Locally Grown Series

This series will highlight some of our local heros: awesome people from the Duluth area, doing cool things, that happen to carry a Duluth Pack.

Read along as we meet these people and share their stories:

 

Local Grown Series Test

Paul Connolly, Web Designer at Maurices, bought his 2012-2013 Trapper Series Wool Scout Pack because he needed a simple backpack for his urban commute. With his design background, the collaboration between us and the Faribault Woolen Mill was right up his alley.

Paul’s major hobby is playing music: he’s in a band, organizes a music magazine, and writes for a few others.

He likes living in Duluth for many reasons; one is the accessible arts and music scene. A favorite local spot of his is the Electric Fetus. He worked there while in school and loves coming back.

When pressed for his “guilty pleasure” Paul claimed he “could solve crimes and prosecute with his sleuthing skills,” all due to the “unreasonable amount of time” he’s spent watching Law and Order.

 

We don’t blame you, Paul! Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. 

Instagram Giveaway!

REGRAM FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!!

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Share this photo on Instagram with hashtags #FathersDayGiveaway & #DuluthPack and follow @duluthpack for a chance to win this Father’s Day Package.
The perfect last minute present for the dad in your life!

Featuring:
• 51 Utility Pack
• Barebones Living Outdoor Forest Lantern – water resistant, charges your phone, rechargeable via wall/USB or AC, 325 Lumens.

Contest ends 6/11/2014

Winner’s Announced! Photo Contest Spring 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!