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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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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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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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HE HAS IT – SO CAN YOU!

September 28, 2015
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Today’s blog post is one we have been waiting to do! We officially have an artist who is showing off their Duluth Pack! Who exactly? Hozier – that’s who!

The extremely talented songwriter and artist recently performed at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul, MN. Again, Duluth Pack was able to partner up with close buds, XCEL Energy Center and custom embroider the Duluth Pack Urban Pack for him. Before the fun and festive night began, Hozier was hand delivered the handcrafted Duluth Pack.

The Urban Pack that Hozier was gifted is a traditional style pack with an urban twist. The Urban Pack is great for a day trip or back and forth on campus. It features a spacious interior, two snap enclosure front pockets, a water bottle pouch on one side, and a snap enclosure pocket on the other. Basically, the hardiest and most rugged / contemporary pack we have ever designed. Shop the pack HERE .

THE URBAN PACK

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Here’s to celebrities, campers, hikers, business folk and every one else in between to enjoying Duluth Pack products!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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DULUTH PACKS FOR TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

September 16, 2015
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Hey, Duluthians and fans alike, it’s time to fist pump and holler, because Duluth Pack and Trampled By Turtles have partnered up!

Duluth Pack has announced that they will be teaming up and handcrafting bags for local Duluth band, Trampled by Turtles. Duluth Pack will be delivering the bags on September 19th at the Festival of Palomino (Check out their site HERE ) that Trampled by Turtles hosts in Shakopee, MN. A Duluth Pack booth will be present that will be selling a variety of Duluth Pack canvas and leather products. We want to hear, what Duluth Pack product(s) do you want to see or purchase at our booth?

“We are very excited to be able to team up with Trampled by Turtles,” said Tom Sega, Duluth Pack’s President. “Everyone at Duluth Pack is excited to finally have this opportunity for Duluthians to come together in a fun way.”

Duluth Pack has handcrafted their best selling product, The Scout Pack and added specialty embroidery for the band. “Making Scout Packs for Trampled by Turtles was something that needed to be done,” said Kyle Radich, Duluth Pack’s General Manager. “We are thrilled that this opportunity has finally arrived!”

Fans interested in purchasing the same style of bag can find it on duluthpack.com or at their flagship retail store located at 365 Canal Park Drive in Duluth, MN. P.s. Stay tuned for the possibility of purchasing Trampled By Turtles x Duluth Pack bags soon! (wink, wink) .

For more information regarding the partnership of Duluth Pack and the band Trampled by Turtles, please visit Duluth Pack’s social media pages (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest) or call the Duluth Pack Headquarters at (218) 722-3898. P.s. we like you a lot, so like us back. :)

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

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SWEATER WEATHER

September 10, 2015
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Fall is right around the corner and it’s time to start investing in pieces that will take you from desk to drinks in a snap. The pumpkin lattes are flowing, temperatures are dropping, sweaters are a necessity, and fall activities are approaching.

Below are a few products that we consider crucial for all, regardless if you live on the East Coast, West Coast, South, or right here in the Midwest!

1) A good pack (obviously) . We’re starting off with the essential. I mean, hello, we make them!

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The all around top-seller, best in game, awe-worthy pack is the Duluth Pack Roll-Top Scout Pack. It’s ready for any adventure that comes its way, works for both men and women, is versatile, stylish and holds a whole lot of stuff. Shop this canvas creation HERE .

Want to be a little rebellious and step out with major bag game? Seek out our All Wool Roll-Top in a Classic Wool pattern HERE .

A good pair of denim is darn nice. They mold to your body, dress up or down, and transition between the seasons flawlessly. Below are a few pieces that we recommend for men and women.

FOR HIM…

1) Tall, dark, and handsome. Do we need to say more? Link HERE .

2) They are basically sweatpants combined with denim material. Can you say, “Dynamic Duo”? Check them out HERE .

FOR HER…

1) Distressed boyfriend jeans. Yes, yes, yes. Get yours hands on them HERE .

2) Probably the coolest graphic print denim we have ever laid eyes on. Jeans available HERE .

Apparently, we are creatures of habit. We stick to the basics, go for the familiar, and don’t stray from the standard. It’s time to mix it up a little . Rather then going for the typical moccasin that he, she, and everyone in between owns, get the pumped up version. THESE Minnetonka Moccasin Hi Top Boots are just the trick. Hey, you, gentlemen. Yes, you. We didn’t forget about you! THIS Minnetonka Moccasin Slipper is what you have been looking for.

It’s sweater weather, or better known in the Northland as.. sweatshirt time! No one wants to pay a pretty penny for a sweatshirt, but rather get a good deal and wear the heck out of it for years to come. We’ve got the answer for you. Best part? It’s unisex! Check out the $35.00 Logo Crew Neck Sweatshirt HERE

Happy shopping, friends! Stay warm, enjoy the crisp fall air, and drink up your yummy lattes! Thank you to our friends at, Duluth Loves Local for the fantastic photo!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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BACK TO REALITY (SCHOOL)

August 24, 2015
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The chaos has begun! Yep, it’s back to school time and Duluth Pack is in full stride to gear your child with what is not just needed but wanted, too! You want your child to have the best and so do we! Hint: That means investing in a Duluth Pack.

Here is a little personal tidbit to add to the posting this morning – I received my first ever Duluth Pack Daypack (Shop mine HERE ) when I was in Elementary School. My father allowed me to choose which hue suited my needs and wants and stated, “Choose your color wisely, because you’ll have it forever”. At the time I didn’t think much of it, I mean I was only six years old. I chose the khaki colored canvas, because it matched my outfit at the time and trotted off with my new prized possession. To this day, I have so many memories with my pack, beyond just being a new back to school piece that all my classmates envied, it has been with me during my Elementary School, Middle School, High School and College studies. Not only that, but it has moved between 3 states, been squashed under airplane seats, crammed in the backseat of cars, and remains a piece I cannot stop using.

A Duluth Pack in general is not just a product that we take to school as a young tyke and not think much of – it’s so much more. The memories between my Duluth Pack and myself are priceless. It’s got my back each and every year.

It’s time for you to invest in the best. You’ll never have to buy your little one another cheap bag again that falls apart in the first 6 months of using. Our lifetime guarantee is something we pride ourselves on and know you can rely on.

Check out our back to school products HERE . It’s time to stop stressing about the deals and steals and buy right the first time.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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UNDERCOVER WITH MOSSY OAK

July 16, 2015
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Now you see us, now you don’t.

We’re talking the best of the best camo here, people!

Our awesome friends at legendary company, Mossy Oak know a thing or two (or three) about the wilderness and not only how to be in it, but how to become a part of it. Whether your happy place is in a duck blind or a deer stand, they have the print for you. The best part, Duluth Pack has partnered up with Mossy Oak to sell our 250 + bags with their Break-Up camo pattern! So, not only can you be rocking a Life Time Guaranteed and Made in America bag, but you can be basically invisible in your sanctuary of leaves, twigs and trees. Check out some of our selection on the Duluth Pack website right HERE !

Last week, the Duluth Pack family was more than thrilled to see our products featured in Mossy Oak’s first ever summer virtual catalog! Check out the featured images below!

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Shop the Duluth Pack Haversack in Mossy Oak Break-Up camo pattern pictured above HERE .

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Shop the Duluth Pack Rucksack in Mossy Oak Break-Up camo pattern pictured above HERE .

Thank you to the folks at Mossy Oak for featuring the Duluth Pack products in your virtual catalog! We are humbled and proud to be a part of it!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!