We love our Haversack (shown here in leather). It’s a classic design originally created for hunters and woodsmen. It continues being used for it’s original purpose, but has also been adapted as a women’s over-the-shoulder purse. When we use it, we like to wear:
Maurices Knit Maxi Skirt
Mod Cloth’s “New to the Colorblock Top in Gray”
Keen’s Emerald City 3-Point Sandal
Maurices Charteruse 3 Row Faceted Stone Statement Necklace
Right in the Rain Sketchbook
Duluth Pack has awesome employees. One of our Associates at our flagship retail store in Canal Park, Duluth, MN has been having a really fun summer. Hear it from Kelsey, herself:
For the last three summers I have been truly lucky to spend my time guiding sea kayaking trips through the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Much of the second half of my summer is spent taking incoming freshmen from the College of St. Scholastica out onto Lake Superior to take in the beauty of the islands. Most commonly we find ourselves camping on Sand Island and Oak Island, both of which offer amazing sites. Along with meandering through sea caves and exploring lighthouses, we also hike to a great overlook to see most of the islands and find ourselves getting a little aggressive playing watermelon rugby. I have met some amazing students as well as strangers during my time spent out there. I could not imagine a better way to spend my summers and with every trip I find myself on a new adventure.
Kelsey is a lucky girl! I just spent some time in the Apostle Islands and went on a 10 mile hike along the cliffs. It was a lovely spot, and I was itching to get out on a kayak too (next time)!
Have you been to this area before? What’s your favorite spot?! Comment below.
We received an amazing letter along with a pack for repairs:
“Dear Duluth Pack Company:
Here is my beloved Duluth Pack backpack, which has been my faithful companion for more than 10 years now.
This pack and I started out together during my youth in Esko, Minnesota. It’s seen me through high school, Boy Scouting, and college… It’s seen me down the trail, up the river and through the Boundary Waters… It’s seen me down the road from coast to coast and through 8 months of Gypsy-living while we relocated our farm, veterinary practice and family across 1,000 miles to the countryside south of Nashville. I look forward to many more years with this pack.
As you can see, over the years and the many miles it’s developed a rip near the zipper towards the top of the main compartment. I had it safety-pinned together for a time, but it became evident that it needed to be sent in for repairs. I’m confident your master craftsmen will have it ship-shape in short order – and I sincerely hope so, since it’s hard to part with it, even for a time.
Nashville is my home, now, but I will always be proud of the Northland, the land of my birth and my raising, especially as long as Duluth Pack keeps up its excellent work. Thank you for continuing to hold yourself to such excellent standards of quality and customer service. I’ll always be happy to tell anyone who’ll listen that Duluth Pack is bar-none the best place to go for gear.
Thanks for being such a wonderful fan, John! We appreciate you and wish you the best of luck and happiness in Nashville!
DULUTH PACK CREATES BAGS USING THE ORIGINAL METRODOME ROOF
Duluth, MN, Aug. 22, 2013 – Duluth Pack, the iconic Minnesota manufacturer of traditional bags and outdoor gear, will create a unique line of duffel and handbags using the Metrodome roof that collapsed under heavy snow on December 12, 2010. “Our production team has put this material through extensive testing and we are honored to use it in this limited edition line of bags” said Tom Sega, President of Duluth Pack.
The original Metrodome roof consisted of two layers which protected players and fans from the elements for 29 years. “The inner layer is very flexible and extremely durable making it an excellent fabric for use in bag manufacturing” said Dave Merrill, Duluth Pack’s production manager. Duluth Pack’s popular Medium Sportsman Duffel and Deluxe Shell Bag will be used in this exclusive “Domer” line of bags. Each bag is trimmed in Duluth Pack’s thick premium leather, will be backed by the company’s lifetime guarantee, and will retail for $485.00 and $160.00 respectively.
The two designs will make their debut at the Minnesota State Fair at Duluth Pack’s booth in the Dairy Building. “What took place under this roof will never be duplicated again. Any player or fan who took part in any of its events in the Metrodome will have a story to tell when they own one of these bags” said Sega. Due to 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.