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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!

Events

3RD ANNUAL BEER AND GEAR EVENT

April 21, 2016
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We’re at it again, folks!

For the third year in a row, we are hosting the 3rd Annual Beer and Gear Event at the Duluth Pack store in Canal Park!

There will be FREE beer samples of the new Duluth Pack Pale Ale crafted by The Duluth Brewhouse!

Enjoy and gobble down fresh and FREE Sammy’s Pizza Lakeside location samples to help wash down the beer!

Multiple FREE giveaways from Sammy’s Pizza, The Duluth Brewhouse, Duluth Pack, and Mountain Hardwear!

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Want more information on the 3rd Annual Beer and Gear Event hosted by Duluth Pack? RSVP and invite your friends to the event’s page HERE !

Photography by our friend, Aubree Edwards Photography in Dallas, Texas!

Gear Talk

INTRODUCING THE NEW DULUTH PACK COLORS

April 18, 2016
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Last week, Duluth Pack was ecstatic to announce that they have launched two new canvas hue to their line – purple and grey canvas.

For over the last year, Duluth Pack’s customers have been mentioning how they want a new assortment of hues in the Duluth Pack line and very specific on both a deep purple color and a neutral grey tone. They asked for it and now their handcrafting it!

For the first few days, the two tones are available in the brand’s top selling products. Within the upcoming week, all items will be available in both selections.

Want to see the collection? Visit our retail store in Canal Park, Duluth, MN (365 Canal Park Drive) or hop online and go to our site at www.duluthpack.com.

Happy Shopping!

From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events

DULUTH PACK THE NORTH FACE EVENT

April 14, 2016
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Happy Thursday, folks.

Tonight, we’re excited to announce our in store Duluth Pack The North Face Event!

Where?

The Duluth Pack retail store in Canal Park, Duluth, MN. 365 Canal Park Drive. Note that there is free parking in the back of the location.

When?

Come join the fun from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST

Who?

The event is hosted by us (Duluth Pack) with special brand guest from The North Face and free beer tasting of the new Duluth Pack Pale Ale crafted by The Duluth Brewhouse Brewery and Grille.

Why?

Why not? We’re always down for a good time here at Duluth Pack. Everyone is invited and we’re looking so forward to seeing you all there. Feel free to confirm your invite on the Duluth Pack Event’s page HERE .

Here’s to a good time and free giveaways!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, The Lowdown

CLASSIC WOOL, CLASSIC PRODUCTS

April 7, 2016
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Everything makes a comeback at some point and wool is certainly here to stay for good. Duluth Pack’s Classic Buffalo Check Plaid has been the hot seller this past year and we don’t see it stopping anytime soon in the future. Whether you’re speed walking in the crowded streets of New York City, sipping on drinks at a local eatery in Los Angeles, or complimenting your layered outfit in Minneapolis, Duluth Pack is sure to be the best accessory. Forewarning, you will get complimented, so be prepared! The wool material is from the established Woolrich brand and radiates an instant cool vibe with the one-of-a-kind detailing and craftsmanship you expect from Duluth Pack. In multiple styles, bags, and unique designs, it’s sure to please the eyes (and even your wallet!).

Due to the high demand and requests, we have recently launched new styles in the classic wool pattern. Check out the new designs right here .

Photo by our friend Megan at CastleMaker Creative .

Gear Talk, The Lowdown

DULUTH PACK PALE ALE

April 4, 2016
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Today we have extremely exciting news to share with you all.

We are so ecstatic to finally announce that Duluth Pack has a craft beer!

The fantastic folks at Fitger’s Brewhouse Brewery and Grille crafted the Duluth Pack Pale Ale!

You’re invited to take the first tastes before it officially launches at The North Face Event we are hosting on April 14th at the Duluth Pack Retail Store!

If you want more information on the Duluth Pack The North Face Event , please feel free to visit our Facebook Event Page .

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Cheers! – 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!

Gear Talk, The Lowdown

MORE THAN CANVAS AND LEATHER PRODUCTS

March 28, 2016
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Duluth Pack . Two words and one big history.

The brand, Duluth Pack has been proudly around since 1882, which makes us the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA. The company’s products from canoe packs, to business portfolios and purses alike, have been passed down from generations, telling a story of where they have been and what they have held. In the Duluth Pack flagship store, located in Canal Park in Duluth, MN, there are plenty of products that have tested the lifetime guarantee warranty on craftsmanship and hardware. One olive drab portfolio, showcases it’s battle markings after being deployed to overseas. Another, getting jolted by the direct hit of lightening and still staying in a pack-like-shape. The third, being scratched and bit by a hungry black bear, yet still a pack to carry contents in.

When some hear the words Duluth Pack , a canvas pack comes to mind, but the Duluth Pack brand is more than just that. Duluth Pack prides itself on the infamous statement, “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?”. The 133 year old company has been making products the same way, each handcrafted by one sewer, riveted with original techniques, and cut with precision on the highest quality of American leather, canvas, and wool around. Once each bag, specifically made just for you is complete, the sewer signs their signature. This is a personal expression that the Duluth Pack brand prides itself on that’s unique and promotes their skillful employees.

The Duluth Pack factory is available for tours on a weekly basis. They are open Monday – Thursday. Please call ahead to reserve a tour spot. The factory is located at 1610 W. Superior St in Duluth, MN where Duluth Pack has been handcrafting bags and packs in the same and only Duluth Pack factory for over 104 years. Now that’s impressive!

The Duluth Pack retail store is located in energetic Canal Park in Duluth, MN. The Duluth Pack selection at the retail store includes all products in all colors, canvas, wool, and leather options. There are other well-known brands available for purchase such as, The North Face, Patagonia, Hydroflask, Merrell, Keen, Smartwool, Pendleton, Camelback, and many more.

With age comes wisdom and Duluth Pack has a history and story to share.

Photo by our friends: @Dreaming_outloud and @Bryce_Miller – follow them on Instagram!

– 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