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INTRODUCING NEW DULUTH PACK ITEMS

May 12, 2016
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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

The Lowdown

FOR THE WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE

May 2, 2016
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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

Gear Talk, The Lowdown

ADVENTURES AHEAD

March 31, 2016
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It’s that time of year, when some of us (I sure know I do) get antsy and need to thaw out from the frigid Northern cold that blows off of Lake Superior.  It is when you need to chime into your animal spirits ways, become a bird, and fly south for the winter. Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, it’s almost that easy and Duluth Pack is here to help you out!

Our Duluth Pack Daypacks, Totes, Shell Bags, Duffles, Portfolios, and Scout Packs are sure to help the travel process be more happy and less hectic. Can you say, “Hello, best carryon of my life!”. Duluth Packs are handcrafted to take on that extra TLC or also known as travel beatings. With our stylish seams, tough as nails rivets, durable fabrics, and time tested way, you just can’t beat a Duluth Pack as your new and improved travel buddy. Take note, we like pretzels over peanuts.

We look forward to all the future trips and adventures with you all. Where to next?

Photo by: @dreaming_outloud and @Bryce_miller

From your friends at Duluth Pack!

The Lowdown

GET OUTDOORS

March 21, 2016
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One of our favorite phrases to live by and repeat to you all over social media is, “Unplug from the indoors and recharge in the outdoors.” That’s exact what this post is about today. It’s about disconnecting from the constant distractions of technology and pushing your limits in your natural habitat of nature

Nature is all around us, as difficult as it might be to see sometimes. Get out of your chair, away from your screen and really look around you. The blue sky above, the beaming sun beating down on your neck while you walk, the dandelions and foliage growing in between the sidewalk blocks and the call from a bird overhead. In this concrete jungle we call home, sometimes we bypass the obvious. It’s apparent and inevitable. The tall oak trees become city skylines, the moon’s bright appearance is overshadowed by street lights and the sounds of sirens whistle by rather than the wind. Thats demand of populations growing, forests shrinking and cities booming. It’s reality.

We are so distracted by many obstacles every day that sometimes we feel like we don’t have time for just ourselves, even for just a moment. There is constant commotion, demands and hustle and bustle lifestyles (which are wonderful, don’t get us wrong) but sometimes we need to just stop and smell the roses – seriously . We has a whole species need to take a deep breathe of fresh Mother Earth air, listen to the songs from the chickadees, really feel the textured sand grains between our toes, scream at the top of our lungs while reaching a summit and realize, nature is what we need . It’s what we need to be as living, breathing, beautiful human beings.

The excitement of ‘bright lights big city’ is there and we can all feel at some point in our lives, but then we want to become centered again. That centered place is where we get peace in our minds and gratitude in ours hearts. One may prefer a walk in the woods, sitting around a campfire, or hanging out at the beach. Either way, nature is the full focus, whether you realize it or not.

Maybe we feel we can never really escape the modern day commitments, but you can in many different circumstances. Go to the local farmer’s market and purchase flowers. Water them, feed them, have the sun shine it’s rays on their petals and appreciate the delightful scent they bring. If it’s raining, don’t pity, feel the water drench your palms and wash away your worries. Focus on recycling your products rather than just tossing. Remember, “What goes around comes around” and in this case, recycling materials are exactly what we want back. Realize the simple things mean the most to us and affect how we feel, what we do, what we eat and what we surround ourselves with.

Nature is one of us, it’s in our core, in our soul and surrounds us daily. It’s a sanctuary, an escape and the secret to appreciating beauty in everything. What is your re-charge moment?

Photo by our friend, Annie Persson.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, The Lowdown

THE TIMES COLLECTION IS HERE!

March 3, 2016
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Introducing the new Duluth Pack Collection, The Times!

Durably and carefully handcrafted Made in America Duluth Pack products with beautiful black and white plaid printed wool from Faribault Woolen Mills. It puts a timeless twist on the classic Red and Black wool collection we currently handcraft. With structured designs, timeless details, and top-notch quality, the new Times Collections is one to purchase before it is gone. Available both in store and online at duluthpack.com!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown

MEET THE MODEL

February 22, 2016
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Here at Duluth Pack we are all about putting the people who handcraft our products in the spotlight. If it weren’t for their skills, determination, and loyalty to the brand, we wouldn’t be who we are without them. However, there are many people who contribute to Duluth Pack’s success beyond the production team. For example, there are the voices of Duluth Pack, like our President, Tom. Also, there are the faces of Duluth Pack, like a model we work with, Kaylyn. So without a further ado, let’s meet Kaylyn!

“Hello, My name is Kaylyn!

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then moved to Burnsville, MN when I was very young. I grew up in that town, then later decided to attend college at the University of MN, Duluth. Duluth Pack is based out of Duluth, and the company has always grabbed my attention on how authentic and well-made their products are, handcrafting each item in the US. I loved the craftsmanship of each bag when I saw them in stores!

A little about me – I’m a 23 year old who will laugh at every corny joke. You will probably find me online shopping, carrying around my GoPro, watching Food Network, at the coolest new restaurant being a foodie, or booking a flight to Hawaii. I’m the type of person who would have 50 different professions if I could: graphic designer, blogger, photographer, videographer, hair stylist, makeup stylist, clothing designer, wedding planner, personal trainer, social media marketer, entrepreneur, artist… but why can’t we? My dream is to own my own company someday… stay tuned!

For modeling, I was approached by a scout while I was in college. I thought that it would be a great way to make extra money to help my typical broke college student life. I was told I could never do runway (I’m only 5’4″), so I had to stick with commercial style. From this, it introduced me to tons of amazing companies that I had the privilege to work with. While modeling on the side, I also had a huge passion for blogging. Writing has been something I’ve always done since I was young – whether it be a diary, private online journal, fashion blogging, or a public blog – I had them all. I’m the type of person who would rather write a 10 page essay instead of taking a bubble test. I’ve always relied on reading other blogs to keep up to date in style, trends, health/wellness… everything! I’ve always had my own ideas and opinions on how I could write things to share with the world, then finally launched my own public blog site. I love to share things that I’m loving at the moment, or things I’m extremely passionate about. You’d be surprised on how other people love to learn about new things and read new blogs! It has allowed me to share my journey connecting to a whole new community of blogging, other online bloggers, and even helping others in the process.

I’ve always been a creative spirit constantly trying to think of new ideas or start new projects. I love sharing things with the world. Ideas, opinions and new experiences are an amazing way to connect with others. Modeling, blogging and working with great people has taught me so many new things and helped me share experiences with others. So that’s a little about me! I’m super excited to keep working with such a wonderful company. :)”

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Blog: www.peanutbutterparadise.wordpress.com

Website: www.kaylynwebb.com

Tumblr: www.specialklyn.tumblr.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/specialklyn/

Instagram: @kaylynwebb

Twitter: @kaylynwebb

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Want to meet more of the Duluth Pack team? Email us at [email protected] and we would love to hear!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack .

The Lowdown

OFFICIALLY VERIFIED!

February 15, 2016
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Hello our friends! We wanted to write a quick post on how excited and humbled we are to announce that the Duluth Pack Instagram and Facebook accounts have been officially verified! If you are unaware of what that means, in simple terms, it’s the blue and white check mark you find right behind our name on each account. It means that both Instagram and Facebook note our accounts as authentic and useful to follow.

We are thrilled about this next chapter and step for Duluth Pack in the social media world and want to thank you all for your constant loyalty for the Duluth Pack brand, products, and heritage. We would not be able to conquer these amazing feats and steps without all of you.

If you have not done so, we would so appreciate if you follow our social accounts including, Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , and Pinterest . I mean, we really like you, so like us, too!

Again, thank you and have a wonderful day.

Amazing featured photo by our photographer pal, Alyssa Hei .

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown

NEW YEAR. NEW BAG.

December 31, 2015
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In a few hours, it’s hard to believe that it will be a new year. Or also known as new goals, new responsibilities, new ambitions, and new wants.

Each year, we ask ourselves and our followers (you) what their New Year’s resolution is. Do you know yours yet? Ours is the same each and every time. We want to continue traveling the world with you. There are so many new and exciting places to see and experience that we can’t just have the resolution for one year and one year only.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is parallel to ours, then it’s time for you to invest in the best and get a new bag. It’s fitting – new year, new bag.

Here’s the breakdown of top sellers by category to help ease the online shopping mayhem.

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Photo Credit: Blogger, Dressed To Ill

TRAVEL CATEGORY

When you’re traveling, the last thing you want to think about is if your luggage will make it though the wear and tear. Here are not only our employees, but our customers favorite go-tos for any type of travel you have planned.

THE JET-SETTER

THE BISON LEATHER SPORTSMANS DUFFEL

THE ELITE SERIES SPORTSMANS TOTE

THE SMALL SAFARI DUFFEL

THE SPORTSMAN’S KIT BAG

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Photo Credit: Photographer, Jenna Kutcher

TRAILS TO TAVERN CATEGORY

Trails to taverns. It’s a pack that is durable, but stylish. It can hold all your gadgets and still be cool.

THE RAMBLER

THE SPARKY BAG

THE WANDERER

THE #51 DELUXE PACK

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Photo Credit: Blogger, Kaitlin Keegan of Blonde Expeditions

STYLISH STREETSTYLE CATEGORY

Duluth Pack’s history and beginnings were based on being the ultimate canoe pack for taking you from portage to portage. However, in this day and age, some customer’s just want a Duluth Pack, because of it’s American heritage and versatility, plus effortlessly cool look. Here are the top sellers for simply a good looking bag.

THE ROLL-TOP SCOUT PACK

THE SHELL BAG SERIES

THE THE SCOUT PACK

THE BISON LEATHER MEDIUM MARKET TOTE

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Photo Credit: Photographer, Mycah Burns of Redmond Digital Media

HUNTING MUST HAVES

Not only was Duluth Pack first around doing the traditional canoe packs, but also outfitting hunters for their hunt. Check out the style of hunting bags that have been around for quite sometime! P.s. we have a great relationship with expert hunting brand, Mossy Oak!

THE RANGE BAG

THE CANVAS PISTOL RUG

THE LEATHER RIFLE CASE

THE HAND WARMER

THE SHOTGUN BREAKDOWN CASE

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Heavy books, lots of homework, and just the demands of school can be enough weight on your back. Let us carry the load. You carry the passion, we carry everything else.

THE LARGE STANDARD DAYPACK

THE BISON LEATHER BOOK BAG

THE LAPTOP SCOUTMASTER

THE URBAN PACK

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Photo Credit: Blogger, Katey McFarlan of Chronicles of Frivolity

WORK READY

Invest in a work briefcase that can carry and protect your career necessities safety.

THE EXECUTIVE PORTOFLIO

THE LEATHER COMPUTER PORTFOLIO

THE BISON LEATHER BUILDER’S PORTFOLIO

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Photo Credit: Jordan Villamor

DESK TRINKETS

Get the perfect office accessories at Duluth Pack. From journals, to checkbook covers, and your favorite wallets.

LEATHER CHECKBOOK COVER

THE BISON LEATHER BI-FOLD WALLET

PAPERWEIGHT

WOOD JOURNAL

BISON LEATHER NOTEPAD HOLDER

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe New Years!

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– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown

MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

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

The Lowdown

WE DO! – (YOUR LIFE PARTNER)

February 23, 2015
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WE DO love being your life partner!

Maybe it’s not the so called, “Wedding Season” yet, but heck, it’s a committed relationship for Duluth Pack 365 days a year and we are still here for you and ready for the next adventure in life.

All of our Duluth Pack handcrafted products are made ONLY here in Duluth, Minnesota and in the same factory for over 103 years (we’ve been around the block for a while) . You can say we are committed! Another way Duluth Pack adds value, reliability, and quality to your existence (Awwww, so sweet) is Duluth Pack’s lifetime guarantee on our craftsmanship and hardware. This includes our rivets, sewing seams, buckles, and zippers. Now that’s what you call a promising relationship!

The famous old tale, “It’s too good to be true” – WRONG. That’s a bit of bologna in our eyes. We believe individuals are selective and choosy in what they look for in products and we applaud you for doing so (I’m not kidding, I just clapped my hands a few times) . Welcome Duluth Pack in your life!

A commitment Duluth Pack has taken on (and will continue to) with our customers is that we are there for you with any adventure comes our way together. You want to hit up the Eiffel Tower, we’ve got your back! You’re out in the woods about to get that 10 point buck you’ve been hunting for, we’re hanging right by you! You are walking into your first day of a job, we’re hugging your side! Through the classic “for better or for worse” we’re proudly here for you each and every time.

However, we aren’t perfect and we can get worn down and need a little TLC and that’s when we get a little repair done (no, no – botox and a tummy tuck is not involved) . Duluth Pack will repair your bag, tote, purse, portfolio, messenger bag, gun case, and pack even if the damage isn’t under our guarantee for a small fee. This is our appreciation to your loyalty and support of our business.

Life can get messy and even hard at times and Duluth Pack gets that! So, maybe your dog became hungry and eats the canvas, because it looks so tasty (we get it, they’re intriguing) . That’s life and it happens, but Duluth Pack won’t leave you in the dust. From the minute you bought a Duluth Pack product, you became part of the family, tradition, and heritage. We’ll take that beaten up product and fix it right on up!

So, in a long text of words, we are grateful that you take the plunge and accept Duluth Pack in your life as a forever companion. We are fortunate enough to walk through many chapters in your life and involving our employees in the stories as well is the icing on top of the a cake (dare I say wedding cake – I had to!). We cherish the experiences you have given us. To another anniversary with us!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack