The Lowdown


September 21, 2015
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Finding outfit staples, like a bag, jeans, a good pair of kicks, and a hat are crucial. They are like the vanilla ice-cream of desserts – they are reliable and go with everything!

We’re doing a little breakdown today (no, not dancing – we wish!) but rather, discussing which Duluth Pack canvas and leather products you should start making your everyday necessities.



The Medium Market Tote. 1) It’s cool. 2) It’s a newly released product. 3) It’s only $85! Some may think, “Whoa, that’s a lot of money to drop, Duluth Pack!” We get you, really. But, think about all the coffee runs you get a week or the miscellaneous products you don’t need at the store and never end up using. Trust us, those add up and quickly. So, take those pretty pennies of yours, save up for a month, and voila – you’re the new owner of one of these Made in America goodies. Easy enough, right?!



Talk about a useable product that was handcrafted for adventures. Wowee – check out the eye-catching #51 Deluxe Pack. With rich leather detailing, a grab handle, and an interior hanging pocket, this bag is cool enough to go from trail to tavern any day! Admit it, it’s swoon worthy! Check it out HERE .



It’s if a book bag and a portfolio had an offspring. The Duluth Pack Field Satchel is the best of both worlds. 1) It’s a bag that comes in at $155! Hello, lifetime bag! 2) It’s just the right size. Not too big and not too small (our version of Little Red Riding Hood) . 3) With a buckle closure and a zip interior pocket, this bag is begging for a good time. Tough enough for the outdoors and effortlessly cool enough for the city.

Have fun finding your new gotta have it / need it now piece for your closet.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events, Style, The Lowdown


September 16, 2015






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 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!

Gear Talk


September 14, 2015

We hear, nothing is for free these days. FALSE. We’re shaking that statement up a bit. How? Well, each handcrafted Duluth Pack product comes with a free Lifetime Guarantee on craftsmanship and hardware. Duluth Pack is so proud of the quality products and goods we use and create, that we gladly offer a lifetime warranty of craftsmanship and hardware.

What does that mean? Craftsmanship includes our sewing and riveting. Hardware includes all zippers, buckles, d-rings, snaps, and other metal parts utilized on our bags. In a nutshell, the production of the pack. If anytime in the life of your Duluth Pack product you have problems in these areas, return the product and it will be repaired free of charge. (Yes, that’s how much we believe in our product!) If the product cannot be repaired due to a defect in craftsmanship or faulty hardware, we will be happy to replace the item. However, 9 / 10 times most people will do anything to have their original Duluth Pack repaired, due to the memories, history, and adventures the customer and pack have made together. Please note: Damages not covered under warranty can be repaired at a minimal cost.

Your Duluth Pack item is designed and crafted to provide you with a lifetime of use and love. To wrap it all up, Duluth Pack is a premium, quality filled, Made in America product that comes with a lifetime guarantee. You can’t ask for much more than that.

Duluth Pack is not responsible for common wear or misuse of your product. Normal fabric or leather wear, or misuse is not covered by warranty.

Check out our selection of product at our flagship store in Canal Park, Duluth, MN (FREE parking in back) and or our website at

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown


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!


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.


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 .


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

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


August 31, 2015


They are the most humbling of stories when we hear that Duluth Pack products have impacted people’s lives for the better. Whether that be helping through portages, assisting by carrying books to class or we actually save someone’s life. Today’s post is based on an email that our team recently received this past month from one of our customers. It made our jaw’s drop and gave us gigantic goosebumps. Get ready for a story of a lifetime!

Please note: The customer has given Duluth Pack the approval to share her story with her Duluth Pack along with the photos to prove her point.

Hello Duluth Pack – I am sure like most reviews and comments in emails you receive, there may be more negative than positive comments. However, if you give me a few moments I would like to tell you a story.

My name is Megan Thun I am 25 years old and I was born and raised in Silver Bay, MN just North of Duluth. For years I have wanted a Duluth Pack and never had the funds to buy one after all the college tuition and rent bills. I envied those who had them, and assured myself that I would spoil myself one day with a forest green Duluth Pack. Another year passed and it just was not a necessity, just a luxury.

So last fall I put Duluth Pack on my Christmas list (That my aunt requires me to do). I don’t like asking for gifts, so Christmas lists are low on priority shelf. However, I thought to myself “Why not?”.

Then Christmas came around. I opened a box from my aunt, and low and behold, a forest green Duluth Pack sat in the folds of wrapping paper. I fell in love immediately! It was perfect, it smelled great, and felt comfortable on my shoulder. I cleaned my stuff out of my old bag that night and switched my essentials over to the pack.

Now, when I get into a vehicle to drive I don’t take my purse or bag off. It has something to do with comfort and snugness in the driver’s seat. All my relatives think it is weird. Which leads me to the rest of the story.

On January 7th 2015, I drove my sisters dog to the vetrinarian in Ely, MN. It had snowed early in the morning and the woods were beautiful, but the roads were a tad slippery. So I took my time up to Ely. I dropped my sisters dog off and headed back to Silver Bay slow but sure. I was thinking of going snowshoeing when I got back, but it was rather cold that day (a balmy -20 degrees). I was about half way in between Silver Bay and Ely on Hwy 1, when my back wheels hit a patch of black ice. I took my foot off the brake and let the car slow down and drive out of the slippery patch. But nothing helped. My car was fish tailing around the corner. When I looked up my heart sank… A logging truck was coming around the corner and my car was slipping right into its path.

I turned the car enough to miss the front of the logging truck, but it was not enough. When I realized I was not going to miss the trailer of the logging truck I let go of the steering wheel and closed my eyes. I figured, that was it. In those split seconds I remember thinking “Nobody lives through these accidents.” (please don’t stop reading).

I opened my eyes and relized I had made it out of the accident with my life. My car was in pieces on the highway and I had no windsheild. Miraculously I had no cuts or scrapes. My driver’s side door looked like a crumpled piece of paper. Luckily, my arm was tucked between me and my Duluth Pack. It was a buffer between the tangled metal mess just inches away from me. It saved my arm from injury or worse possibilities. I thank God that I had it with me that day and did not take a wallet instead. I sat in the freezing cold for and hour and twenty minutes, waiting to be cut out of the car that held me prisoner.

When the EMT’s finally cut the car apart and freed me and EMT told me to sit very still (standard medical percautions; in case of brain or spinal injury). I remember him saying “We’re going to take your purse and put it in the Sherriff’s vehicle. (He grabbed the Duluth Pack and pulled). I informed him that it was attached to me over the shoulders. He then yelled to one of the other EMT’s that were there, “Someone get me the cutting shears!”

They say in times of stress you forget your reactions or how you handle situations. This time was one of them. I cannot recall if I said this next sentence with poise or out of straight irritaion. I said, “No! You can pull it over my head and slide it off, but don’t you cut it!” (the poor EMT got the brunt of my reaction, and I am sure he thought I was crazy. I was possibly injured, trapped in a car, and freezing, and still barking orders.) The EMT oblidged and took the Duluth Pack over my head. I cannot recall whether I said thank you, because soon after that they pulled me out of the seat and put me in the ambulance, everything after that gets fuzzy and blurry.

When I got to the hospital I was told I had a dislocated hip. They popped it back in and then I had to have hip surgery to repair the damage. I am just about back to normal now and have little to no pain.

The scratches on my Duluth pack are a constant reminder that I was very close to more serious injuries, not ruling out fatal injuries.

So in conclusion I would like to personally thank you for making such strong reliable bags. They are more than just carriers for us. They are what hold our essentials that makes our lives go around, and they hold memories and emotions that are not visible or tangible in this world. For me my Duluth Pack was a life saver.

Have a great rest of the summer! I am sure the tourists keep you busy! I attached pictures so you have something to pair to the long story I just told you.


Megan H. Thun

If you have a story with your Duluth Pack, please email our team at: [email protected] and we would love to hear how Duluth Pack has been integrated into your life.

Thank you for your loyalty and support! Please know, our lifetime guarantee can mean more than just the craftsmanship and hardware in our products, as Megan so thoroughly describes. If you’re interested, buy Megan’s style of bag HERE.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown


August 27, 2015

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Every Minnesotan knows there is nothing quite like the mayhem, food and festivities like the Great Minnesota Get Together – The Minnesota State Fair. Greasy food fills our nostrils, activities are around every corner and the iconic butter carving station is a must to visit.

For the past few years, Duluth Pack has proudly set up a booth with multiple Duluth Pack employees and canvas and leather products galore. Over the two week stretch each sizzling summer, Duluth Pack’s location is in the famous Dairy Building, which is surrounded by delicious and fresh ice cream! Ps: it also is conveniently located by the Prime Rib Sandwich stand (Our General Manager is a sucker for these!) and you can’t resist the deep friend candy bars, too.

While at the Minnesota State Fair, the last thing a festive goer needs is a bag that gets in the way, can’t be stained, is difficult to handle or just is uncomfortable! No one needs that and Duluth Pack has a list of fool fair proof go to bags that won’t dissapoint your fun filled agenda!

Pick number uno! Check out the iconic Duluth Pack Scout Pack. It’s uni-sex style with an ideal size that rides comfortably on your back. Plus, it’s lightweight and super stylish. You can’t beat THIS top seller. If you want a little bit more of an edge with leather accents, check out the new Deluxe Scout Pack right HERE .

For all ages, all styles and all sizes – the iconic Drawstring Pack is a state or country fair want and a need! With 16 colors of canvas, the Duluth Pack Drawstring Backpack found HERE is great for your children, your cousin, yourself and your parents. Yes, it’s that good.

The third and final choice that blogger, Molly Yeh 100% recommends is a customer favorite – the Duluth Pack Market Tote . It holds all your necessities – your phone, wallet, sunglasses, liquids and your splurges – food, concert tickets, photo booth pictures and the yearly fair logo shirt. Read her blog post about her experience at a local country fair and why the Duluth Pack Market Tote is one of her new favorite bags year round HERE . By the way, thank you for the featured photos, Molly!

Happy fair time, friends! Be safe, eat lots and enjoy the Minnesota culture!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown


August 24, 2015

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

The Lowdown


August 20, 2015

When a photographer like, Kiley Marissa wants to work with your company, you don’t hesitate for one second. This past month, we partnered with this lovely lady to enjoy some of the best things in life, Duluth Packs (of course) , delicious donuts, hot coffee and a group of great guys in the woods talking it up. The best part? It was all captured on camera!

Could you ask for a better time for young men to be enjoying themselves on a beautiful day in Duluth, Minnesota? No, probably not.

So, without a further ado, here is the guy adventure weekend captured by: Kiley Marissa Photography !


Get this top selling cap HERE .


Shop some of Duluth Pack’s top selling options listed below:






THIS bag handcrafted by Duluth Pack is the incredible Boot Duffle bag. It’s the perfect weekend bag with a section designed just for your footwear. Plus, it’s really cool looking.


We completely understand that a travel / luggage bag is an investment. You count on it to hold your most valuable assets and rely on it to carry you through the most crowded airports, cities, rural areas and anything in between. The Duluth Pack Jet-Setter Pack is not only a great seller, but the Duluth Pack sales team uses this bag out of personal appeal and choice!


Get these two classic shirts that are available both in store and online here: Option 1 // Option 2 .

We wish you all a wonderful weekend ahead with all of your pals!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown


August 17, 2015
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Can we get a “heck yes!” from ya?

Oh do we love our grub, bevys and of course Made in America goodies. So, today’s post seemed beyond fitting. For Duluth Pack, we’re all about quality. Quality products, quality employees and most of all quality time with the ones we love. In Minnesota, specifically Duluth, we constantly are living on the water. Maybe your actual residence isn’t so fortunately on a lake, but many find ways to access one of the 10,000 + in this great state we call home.

© Bailey Aro Photography //

I’ll be putting my two cents in, but when I personally think of summer and the so-called, “good times” many topics come to mind. I think of brats and burgers on the grill, top the tater with wavy chips, a good local brew from Fitger’s Brewhouse (ps: we teamed up to make THESE growler bags) and of course Duluth Pack bags galore. I mean, we have a bag for almost every type of lifestyle.

© Bailey Aro Photography //

It’s that time now where my stomach is growling and my mouth is basically a tide pool of drool after talking about this grub topic. Until next time, folks!

Featured photos by our great photography friend, Bailey Aro Photography! Find her website here .

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


August 10, 2015

One of our best selling bags has a new best friend!

Move over all canvas Duluth Pack Roll-Top. There is a new sheriff in town with a whole lot of red and black fiery! We took our ever-popular Roll-Top Scout and gave it a northern twist. Ohhhh yaaa betcha!

Introducing the new Duluth Pack Wool Roll-Top. It’s a stunner with some pizazz and edge. Even with it’s soft as can be material, it comes with a effortlessly cool vibe. Invest in one of these timeless pieces today. Trust us, they will outlive you and be an heirloom that your grandkids will WANT to actually have. Yes, we get it – you may not even have children yet, but we know that this bad boy will be lusted after for generations to come.

Wool you be purchasing one of these newly handcrafted items? (guilty, pun intended!)

– From your friends at Duluth Pack