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April 21, 2016

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


April 18, 2016



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

Happy Shopping!

From your friends at Duluth Pack



April 14, 2016

Happy Thursday, folks.

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


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.


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


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 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


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


April 4, 2016

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


March 31, 2016

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


March 28, 2016

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


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

The Lowdown


March 14, 2016

When people mention, “Keep the past in the past”, it’s understandable but sometimes fun to do a flashback of memories or moments that make you smile. Today we want to focus on a wonderful 2015 year with you. Sure, every year comes with the good, the bad, and the ugly wonderful, but we find it important to focus on the good and the wonderful portion and be grateful for each moment we were given.

After all the chaos of the holiday season, festivities from the New Year, and the grind back at work, we now have a clear mind to focus on everything that happened within the last 365 days that molded 2015 to be one of the best in Duluth Pack history. We have grown so much as a business with all of our branches (production, retail store, website, wholesale dealers, social media) that it is something that we have to rub our eyes really hard, reopen them and make sure it’s real. It’s real, alright!

To get an entire perspective of what happened in 2015, we had to dig through past social media posts, blog entries, giveaways, contests, and meet with every department on what they grew from or what they learned.

This is what we took away from it all:

Our customers are second to none. This statement does not come as a slight surprise to us. You have all been incredibly loyal to Duluth Pack, watched us grow, helped us reach new levels, told our story, brought us around the world, shared with friends, and became a family with us. As a company and brand, we can’t ask for anything else. If it wasn’t for you, Duluth Pack would not be where it is today.

Here is a snippet of photos that our customers have given us permission to use from 2015 with their Duluth Packs! We can’t wait to see where we got with you in 2016! Here’s to a lifetime friendship together.


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– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


March 7, 2016
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Each and every day we truthfully love what we do. Sure, somedays like a Monday can be hard to get out of your warm bed and drive to work (especially in a winter storm) . But, once we arrive and are surrounded by the constant energy, we’re so happy where we are able to call our career. Every employee of Duluth Pack has a different story to tell and that’s what not only keeps it fun, but different day in and day out. So it made sense for us to do a round up of 10 reasons we love where we work.

1) Location.

As human beings, we hear the phrase, “Location. location. location.” That’s exactly what we are focusing on in point number one of why we love where we work. Out of anywhere our headquarters could be located, Duluth, MN is exactly where we want to be. For 134 continuous years in business and existence, Duluth Pack has called Duluth, MN home. We are so proud of where we are, that we not only put the location in our name, but on our logo we also states the geographical area too. We love this area and you bet your bottom dollars we have another 134 + continuous years here.

2) Title.

Duluth is the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA. This title that we hold is not only something we are proud of, but one that we are extremely humbled by. The fact Duluth Pack has been continuously around since 1882 is something that makes us rub our eyes real hard and recognize that it is pretty great to be the one, the only, and the original.

3) Ethics.

Being with a company that focuses on not only the needs of the business, but it’s employees is absolutely ideal. That is what we have all found with the Duluth Pack company. Even with the growth, the Duluth Pack employees meet weekly to discuss concepts, ideas, plans, and situations that we can improve, grow, or develop from. This is incredible, because everyone from all aspects of the brand – production, marketing, shipping, customer service, retail, outside sales, etc – can speak up and describe what they are seeing or hearing. This puts everyone at an even playing field and that everyone is heard regardless of what their business card says their position is.

4) People.

Duluth Pack is always so great as sharing how close we are with our customers. Something many people don’t see or always hear about is how close the Duluth Pack employees are. Actually, we call ourselves one big family. Whether we are taking lunch breaks together, enjoying coffee, having after work get togethers, or just sitting down and bonding over something personal, we consider ourselves one big team.

5) Customers.

Our customers are the most loyal, the most supportive, and the most adventurous people we know. We are so grateful for every customer who has ever purchased a sticker to someone who has invested in one of our duffle bags. Our customers we consider friends and are second to none. Every single individual who purchased something from Duluth Pack allows us to keep doing what we love every single day and that’s helping you all invest in the best Made in America canvas and leather products on the market.

6) Products.

We may sounds bias or brief in a way, but our story is as simple and powerful and that goes for our products as well. Each product we may is not to life a fragile life. Our products want to explore, travel and adventure with you and that means we need to handcraft the most durable, but stylish packs and bags we can. Every single Duluth Pack handcrafted item comes with a lifetime guarantee on all craftsmanship and hardware. In simple text, that’s our rivets, buckles, zippers, and sewing seams. If you want to read more on our Lifetime Guarantee please click HERE . Lastly, every single Duluth Pack handcrafted item not only comes with a lifetime guarantee, but is signed by the craftsperson who created it just for you. Don’t know where to find their name? Look for the Duluth Pack and Made in America tag inside your Duluth Pack item. Flip over the Duluth Pack tag and it will reveal the craftsperson’s signature. If you’re in the Duluth area, please stop by our factory for a free tour to meet them. If not, click HERE to read their fun bios!

7) Discounts.

Obviously you want to be passionate of the products and brand you work for, but it’s even better when your work gives you a nice and generous discount to enjoy as well. We won’t be sharing an percentages, but let’s say that we are treated very well. Not only do we get to enjoy discounts on the Duluth Pack handcrafted products, but also on all the items sold in our retail store in Canal Park from other brands we carry, like The North Face, Patagonia, and Darn Tough socks, too!

8) Growth.

Finding not only a job, but a career with a company that is growing can be rare. Not only is Duluth Pack growing each day, but knowing that there is potential to grow not only in our positions, but within our departments is crucial. It’s a relief to know that the company you love to work for loves what you do and wants to work with your wants and needs as well.

9) Collaborations.

Collaborations and partnerships between bloggers, influencers, celebrities, venues, and other brands not only is hard work, but it’s an absolute hoot for all involved. With months or even up to a year in advance, Duluth Pack’s PR and Marketing teams are working day in and day out of who we can collaborate with to handcraft new collections that leave you all drooling and wanting more. Can you guess what are next projects are? P.s. we just launched The Times Collection last Thursday with Faribault Woolen Mills wool. Check it out HERE .

10) American.

Duluth Pack is an American company proudly employing Americans. Not only do we handcraft our American made products in Duluth, MN, but we also have our own Distribution Center (shipping center), our own in-house customer service team, our own marketing team, and an entire 8,500 square foot retail store that employs not only Americans, but Minnesotans. Also, Duluth Pack sources materials, like our leather in the states as well. Our leathers are from the Dakotas and Nebraska and then are tanned in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Again, more Americans helping other Americans. It’s always full circle for us.

We hope you enjoyed the inside scoop on what it’s like to work at Duluth Pack. We can’t wait for all the future adventures with you all and greatly appreciate your loyalty and support. Want to be a part of the Duluth Pack team? Apply HERE .

– From your pals at Duluth Pack