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Gear Talk, The Lowdown


June 6, 2016

Here at Duluth Pack we pride ourselves on a few values and interests. We stand for American Made quality, lifetime guarantee on our craftsmanship and our hardware, hardworking women and men behind the brand, simple designs and durability, and lastly, for the love (let’s not forget obsessions) of animals.

At our flagship store located at 365 Canal Park Drive here in Duluth, Minnesota, we allow animals of all kinds to come on in and enjoy the fun. Everyone can enjoy the Duluth Pack experience in some way, shape or form (can’t forget breed!).

Not only does Duluth Pack allow your fur friend to enter our facilities, we also cater to their needs, wants, and desires as well. From our great selection of pet treats, to leashes , collars , chew toys, our Duluth Pack dogs beds, and winter booties, we’re looking out for your whole family! Please find our selection of animal products in store and online at

Lastly, most who work here at Duluth Pack own some kind of pet. Whether that be a small breed, large canine, or cuddly cat, we all understand the aspect of making them a priority. Not only in your life, but ours as well. We know you are proud of your pooches and kitties and have the desire to showcase their adorable faces to the world. Well, you’re are in luck, because Duluth Pack is calling out for all animal lovers! It’s your chance to have Duluth Pack help you out! Please submit any of your pets photos with your beloved Duluth Pack product to! We would love to make not only your day, but everyone who sees it, too! By submitting photos, you give Duluth Pack the right to use these images. (Plus, we gush over them all day!).

Featured image shot by our friend, Kiley Marissa Photography

The Lowdown


May 30, 2016


| Duluth Pack Freelance Portfolio |

Congratulations, Graduates!

The time has come where you can invest in the best. It’s time to impress your co-workers with quality, durable, and reliable Duluth Pack products that will take you from desk to drinks.

We support you in all of your endeavors and want to be right by your side during it.

Our top graduate gifts are:

1. Standard Portfolio

2. Bison Leather Bi-fold Wallet

3. Deluxe Book Bag

4. Executive Portfolio

5. Canvas Laptop Pouch

We can’t wait for a lifetime of memories with you.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


May 26, 2016


| Bag: The Times Collection Market Tote |

Just a few short weeks ago, our team was able to hand deliver “The Times Collection” Duluth Pack Market Tote at the Xcel Energy Center to the ever famous artist, Ellie Goulding. We are so very grateful that we not only have become partners, but great friends with the folks at the Xcel Energy Center. Whenever entertainers make their way through the Saint Paul, Minnesota region and are entertaining at their venue, Duluth Pack is able to handcraft products for them. In the past, we have been able to work with Mumford & Sons, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews’ Band, and Hozier to name a few.

Want to stay updated on which upcoming entertainers Duluth Pack is handcrafting for? Follow us on our Instagram , Facebook , Twitter , and Pinterest accounts! That is where we promote first!

Wishing you all a fantastic, long, and relaxing Memorial Weekend ahead!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


May 23, 2016
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One of the top questions we are constantly asked is on the lines of, “How do I clean my Duluth Pack?” To help you out, here is what we have always recommended to help not only clean but keep the longevity of your Duluth Pack items whether they be canvas or leather.

1) How do I clean my Duluth Pack?

We DO NOT recommend putting our packs in a washing machine as it may have the potential to compromise the integrity of the bag. We do recommend washing our packs by hand with a mild detergent (i.e. unscented hand soap, dish detergent, etc.). Please feel free to check out our website with care instructions and a tutorial of how to do so.

2) What do I do if my Duluth Pack gets wet?

It’s life, it happens. Let your pack air dry completely in a well ventilated area. Also remember to condition your leather! Hello, leather is skin. Skin gets dry, so condition it every so often. We recommend our selection of the brand LEXOL that has cleaners and conditions. Available both in store at 365 Canal Park Drive and online at

3) Where do I send my Duluth Pack for repairs?

Send your repair to: 1610 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806. Please remember to include a note with your contact information, mailing address, and a description of what repairs you would like us to do. We will give you a call for any estimates, and we will not repair your pack until you approve them.

Now, these are the top questions/concerns/comments we hear almost on a daily basis. You, our customer and us here at the Duluth Pack team respect and understand the craftsmanship, time, effort, and care it took to not only create that precious bag of yours, but the adventures and memories associated with it. We want you to get the best care possible all around with Duluth Pack and that requires what goes in and on your pack as well.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


May 19, 2016
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Happy Thursday, friends!

We wanted to write a post today on the basics, expectations, and fun plans ahead for Duluth Pack over some morning coffee with you all. Maybe you’re already at work, maybe you’re reading this though you phone screen in bed, or maybe you’re curled up on your couch. Either way, we wanted to catch up with you all and fill you in on plans and events to stay tuned for.

Summer is right around the corner and that means event are ahead. The ever anticipated and yearly event, Grandma’s Marathon is one we always look forward to. However, this year in August Tall Ships is once again sailing into the Duluth, MN Harbor, which is right where our retail location is in Canal Park. Tourists of all kinds enjoy the entertainment and we look so forward to seeing you all in our retail store as well to pick up your new Duluth Pack items.

While enjoying the hot and humid temperatures, you will want to cool off with a refreshing and cold brew. We recommend the recently launched Duluth Pack Pale Ale that is crafted by our friends at legendary brewery, The Duluth Brewhouse located in the Fitger’s complex.

Lastly, we have not only new apparel that will be hitting stores and our website soon, but new products , and new collaborations just on the horizon. Have any guesses what and who they might be with?

Have a fantastic weekend ahead, folks!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

PC: CastleMaker Creative

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


May 16, 2016

We wanted to make your Monday a little bit more exciting today by sharing the news of our recently launched Duluth Pack Growler Tote .

The Growler Tote is a round, bucket styled bag that holds a standard 64oz growler perfectly. This simple, yet classic designed bag is a great addition for your next adventure.

Width: 5.5″

Height: 10″

1″ cotton web handle

Our first beverage inspired bag was the Growler Pack . Due to it’s great success and the recent partnership with The Duluth Brewhouse of the crafted creation of the Duluth Pack Pale Ale, it only seemed fitting to have us handcraft a tote that compliments it.

The Growler Tote is available in all 15 canvas colors that we offer, including recently launched purple canvas and a grey canvas , too.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


May 12, 2016

Happy Thursday, friends!

We’re excited to officially announce that we have launched two new products that all of you have been asking for sometime. Introducing the All Leather Safari Duffel and All Leather Traverse Crossbody Bag .

As our President, Tom Sega, says, “It’s about the people. They are what makes Duluth Pack happen every day.” It’s true, if it weren’t for all of you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag maker in the USA, and that is not a coincidence. It’s from handwork, loyalty, support, and consistency in quality and values. You are the reason Duluth Pack is what it is today and from that, we love listening to what new products you ask for and will ultimately purchase and use for your lifetime.

Thank you for your ideas and interest in new Duluth Pack developments and products. So, here’s to you all and enjoy the two new products that you requested and can finally purchase and use.

Wishing you all a tremendous weekend ahead!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown


May 9, 2016









Does this post seem a bit fishy today? It is for us and here is why.

One of the most beautiful times of the year here in the Northland is upon us and we’re getting ready for it. Summer is quickly approaching and we are getting prepared for all the outdoor activities we can emerge ourselves in, like fishing.

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 with you 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? 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. 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.






Happy fishing, happy memories, and happy shopping!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events, Gear Talk, The Lowdown


May 5, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that we have once again partnered with the wonderful folks at the XCEL Energy Center to handcraft and provide a Duluth Pack bag for upcoming artist and performer, Ellie Goulding!

Today, Thursday, May 5th, some of the Duluth Pack team will be headed down to St. Paul, MN to hand deliver the finalized product handcrafted just for her. Want to know which product she is getting? Click HERE to shop it!

Over the last few years, Duluth Pack has handcrafted packs for performers at the XCEL Energy Center like:

Mumford and Sons. Buy their style of bag HERE .

Hozier. Buy his style of bag HERE .

All Jingle Ball 2015 performers including, Demi Lovato. Buy her style of item HERE .

Maroon 5. Buy their style of bag HERE .

Dave Matthews Band. Buy their style of bag HERE .

Those are to name a few. Now that it is 2016, we’re more ready than ever to continue handcrafting more bags for A-list performers and entertainers.

Who do you want to see Duluth Pack handcraft a bag for in the future? We’d love to hear!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown


May 2, 2016

Let’s give it to the mother’s in all of our lives. Make this Mother’s Day memorable and one-of-a-kind just like your mom is to you.

They are our providers, supporters, pushers and our go-to protectors in this glorious life.

Mother’s Day gifting can be such a head scratcher. What do you gift the best woman in your life? How can you forever thank her for what she does in ONE day designated for her? It’s time to step up the gifting process for the woman who taught you how to tie your shoes and say how much she means to you beyond perfume and lovely flowers. Here is the gift guide for being original and finding a unique product that will have your mama saying, “thank you” rather than “you’re welcome”!

Here are a few shell bag she’ll love.

#100 The Times Collection Shell . It’s chic, it’s classic, and it’s what she can match with everything.

Bison Leather Shell Bag . The most edgy, glam, and super luxe of the shells we offer. Available both in black and brown trim, it’s a showstopper, just like she is.

The Standard Shell Bag . It’s a size smaller from our top selling #100 dimension, but brings all the same aesthetic and shape as the bigger. It’s the oringial shell

Happy Early Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack