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Gear Talk, The Lowdown

DULUTH PACK IS PET FRIENDLY

June 6, 2016
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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 www.duluthpack.com.

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 [email protected]! 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

Gear Talk, The Lowdown

SPOTTED: ELLIE GOULDING AND DULUTH PACK

May 26, 2016
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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

DULUTH PACK CLEAN AND CARE

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 www.duluthpack.com.

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

TOP OF THE MORNIN’

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

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Gear Talk, The Lowdown

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

Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown

FISHING SEASON

May 9, 2016
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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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE DULUTH PACK LURE LOCKER

CLICK HERE FOR THE DULUTH PACK MINI TACKLE BOX

CLICK HERE FOR THE DULUTH PACK SOFT SIDED TACKLE BOX

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANGING LURE CHALKBOARD

CLICK HERE FOR THE DULUTH PACK WANDERER PACK

Happy fishing, happy memories, and happy shopping!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events, Gear Talk, The Lowdown

DULUTH PACK BAG FOR ELLIE GOULDING

May 5, 2016
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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

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

MEET YOUR CRAFTSPERSON

April 28, 2016
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Duluth Pack customer meet your craftsperson, craftsperson meet your customer!

At Duluth Pack, our sewers, cutters & riveters take unbelievable pride in their artwork and craftsmanship. You won’t find a more talented and dedicated group of artists who care more about perfecting their work. This is why with every handmade Duluth Pack product, you can find the sewer’s name right on the tag. It’s not quality assurance – it’s loving what you do and loving what you make.

You’ve been curious. We know it. Don’t deny. We can almost smell the sense of curiosity. It’s now that time when Duluth Pack is introducing the hardworking employees behind its quality products. Duluth Pack’s craftspeople take so much pride in what they create, that they actually came up with the concept of personally signing each and every bag they produce. Want to know where to find the signature of the sewer who handcrafted your bag just for you? 1) Flip over the “Made in America” tag to find the craftsperson’s signature. 2) Meet them with THIS link. P.s. you can even write them a letter to thank them!

Here it is. Plain, simple, and to the point. This is Duluth Pack’s Motto: T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More! What is the significance behind this quote and what does its involvement mean with this particular blog post today? A LOT!

Here at Duluth Pack we are more than just employees, we’re a team, and ultimately a family. May seem cliche and hey, even slightly corny, but it’s the utter most truth. This segment is about you all getting to know Duluth Pack beyond just the canvas and leather products. It’s time to meet the hard working people behind the packs who handcraft day in and day out the products you purchase!

We’ve asked questions regarding the company, favorite Duluth Pack product, and yes, even the personal mush gush questions that every one is always a little curious about knowing, even if they won’t admit it at first. So, without a further a do, here are some of the women and men who make up the Duluth Pack team. (And please feel free to give anyone of them a hard time for their guilty pleasure!) . Click THIS link to read up on the people behind the packs!

So, who handcrafted your Duluth Pack? Comment their name below!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Canoeing, Gear Talk, Trip Planning

BWCAW PERMITS

April 25, 2016
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The time is around the corner and we’re thrilled here at Duluth Pack.

Don’t wait to the wire, get focused, outfitted and prepared for the best wilderness adventure that the North can produce. Today’s post, we’re wanting you to be proactive about your upcoming camping and canoeing travels and why Duluth Pack’s retail store in Canal Park, is your one stop shop for everything, including BWCAW permits. Permits are available on May 1st, 2016 at the Duluth Pack retail store (365 Canal Park Drive).

Fun fact of the day: Duluth Pack is the largest cooperator of BWCAW permits in the entire world. Thank you to every single one of you. We have been able to hold this title for quite some time, because of you trusting Duluth Pack to outfit you the right and best way possible.

For over 134 continuous years, we’ve been proud to say our roots as a brand and company started with being the original Boundary Waters canoe pack. Even though we have expanded our line into lifestyle, hunting, business, back to school, and collaborations, we still keep the outdoors near and dear, especially the Boundary Waters territory.

Whether you’re a seasonal regular or new to the bush, you want to look the part, feel the part and simply be the part of a BWCAW visitor. Duluth Pack can style you out with the most appropriate apparel pieces, bug sprays, food savers and any other camping and canoeing accessories you find crucial for your excursion.

Feel free to give our lovely customer service team a call at: 218-722-1707 for any questions regarding BWCAW, take a stroll into the Duluth Pack store located at 365 Canal Park Drive, or our easy and accessible website at www.duluthpack.com! The featured photo is from our photography friend, Bailey Aro.

Happy Camping!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!