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Gear Talk, The Lowdown

RIDIN’ DIRTY

August 6, 2015
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We don’t play it safe here at Duluth Pack. We’re wanting to push the limit, go to the edge and find the land that hasn’t been touched. So who is with us?!

This blog posting is anything but just words. We’re driving (pun intended) excitement about the focus on traveling on two wheels or AKA – ridin dirty.

Did you know that Duluth Pack has an entire line of bike bags? If not, check out the massive selection right HERE . Without overwhelming you with lots of canvas and leather products in your face, I thought it would be easier to breakdown to the most popular bike bags that have been featured in a few magazines as well.

Welcome the Banana Bike Bag

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This Banana Bike Bag is your new biking companion! Designed with a slight curve, just like a banana, to fit under your bike seat. Perfect for carrying a sandwich, keys, wallet, and few extras to get you through the day. Removable plastic inserts in front and back give the bag its shape. Grommets on sides to cinch under the top if you have it too full. Complete with leather lashings, leather straps, and brass buckles. Measures 11H x 6W (tapers to 3W) x 4.5D (inches). If you want the bike bags of your dreams that’s under $140 – bam, it’s HERE .

If you’re really into zipping down the backroads or flying in the city, ta-da, the Pannier Bike Bag is just the trick

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This pannier bag is compact enough for riding around town but big enough for a multi-day getaway. This pannier style bike bag has two large top loading bags so organization is easy! You can carry everything you need for a weekend bike tour. It has two spacious main compartments that are angled to accommodate the motion of the pedals, and a rigid back that won’t get caught in the spokes. A zippered pocket on each flap allows you to store your trail maps with ease and paracord on the top allows for easy access to cinched down jackets. Get your meathooks on THIS bag now! P.S. It’s under $200!

Who needs a basic handle bar when you can have a Candy Bar!?

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This bag is perfect for keeping all your small necessities handy. It can easily hold a water bottle or two, pair of gloves, extra pair of socks, or anything else you think you might need. Designed to fit on your bikes handle bars. Sink your biker’s sweet tooth into THIS tasty goodie.

Last, but certainly not least is the Duluth Pack Hobo Seat Bike Bag.

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This bike bag is big enough for a large water bottle, rain coat, warm jacket/sweater, lunch, and an emergency repair kit. It’s designed to attach to the back of your bike seat. Seriously, what else more do you need with a bag like THIS ?

Happy ridin’ and bikin’ folks! We can’t wait to see you on the roads and trails!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events, Gear Talk, The Lowdown

DULUTH PACK, THE GEAR JUNKIE AND A GIVEAWAY!

July 8, 2015
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We’ve caught the giving bug and we’re teaming up with the awesome folks of The Gear Junkie to do a giveaway of the Duluth Pack #51 Deluxe in our wax canvas hue! Don’t know which style that is? Not a problem, click HERE to check it out.

The beyond cool The Gear Junkie employee, Andrew drove up to Duluth one wonderful spring day this year and took the grand ole’ tour of the Duluth Pack factory/headquarters – all 104 years and counting in this bad boy! I walked around the tour with Andrew as our fantastic leather cutter, Jim explained the whole enchilada on the Duluth Pack company, our products and down to the materials and custom work he has done since being employed here. (Seriously, Jim is THE BEST at tours) . After moseying the cutting, riveting, sewing and quality control area, Andrew revises his knowledge on the last hour and picks through his snapshots that he took that involve lots of canvas, leather and buckles.

This day was just the start of a great idea for our two companies to work together. After focusing on what each companies does, we realized we’re kind of the best fit for one another. A straight forward opinion on goods (The Gear Junkie) and the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack company in the USA (Duluth Pack) . It was time to unite. So, this is where the first ever giveaway together was born!

Check out The Gear Junkie’s review of the Duluth Pack #51 Deluxe and why they think it’s the bag for not only their staff, but for you and you and yes, even you! Read the review HERE . Now, if you want to enter the giveaway, please enter either the Duluth Pack’s Facebook page here or The Gear Junkie’s here .

Happy Giveaway!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events

BEER AND GEAR

April 16, 2015
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Duluth Pack gear, beer and pizza. Can you find a better combo? We think not . Hey Duluthians, come have some fun with us!

Duluth Pack is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Beer and Gear night hosted at the Duluth Pack retail location in Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota on Thursday, April 16th from 5:30 – 7:30 ! We have teamed up with other locally renowned businesses including, Fitger’s Brewhouse and Sammy’s Pizza in Lakeside. There will be free beer tastings from Fitger’s Brewhouse, free pizza from Sammy’s Pizza and raffles from Duluth Pack during the event. We completely understand if you never want to leave, we feel the exact same way, folks! No shame.

We as a company are beyond excited to host Duluth Pack’s 2nd Annual Beer and Gear Night at the Duluth Pack retail store, especially with our friends at Fitger’s Brewhouse and Sammy’s Pizza. It’s great to be promoting local business right here in Duluth and have the community enjoy as well! So, who is in for a little fiesta?

Oh wait, the good news isn’t over quite yet! The Duluth Pack store will have raffles for free Duluth Pack products, in store promotions, along with a scavenger hunt (Trust me, you want to do this!) .

For more information regarding the 2nd Annual Beer and Gear Night at the Duluth Pack store in Canal Park, please like the Beer and Gear Event Page on Duluth Pack’s Facebook Account (Go, go now!) or online at duluthpack.com.

We can’t wait to see you all there and have a good time with your favorite Duluth Pack fam!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk

Beer & Gear at Duluth Pack with Fitgers Brewhouse

May 5, 2014

Duluth Pack has teamed up with the historic Fitger’s Brewhouse & Brewery again! This time, to bring you an awesome event full of free beer samples, giveaways, gear demos, and discounts on May 8th from 7-9PM.

There will be a raffle to win one of many Duluth Pack bags at 8:30 PM! For every $20 you spend on May 8th (all day long), you’ll receive one raffle ticket. You must be present at 8:30 PM to win!

See our Facebook event here for more details and to let us know you’ll be there!

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Gear Talk, The Lowdown

My five favorite pieces of gear to fill my Wanderer pack

August 1, 2011
The best pack to take on your adventure to Costa Rica

You’ve been watching “Love in the Wild,” and have your favorite guy, girl or couple in which you are pulling for. Please always keep in mind that Miles is from Minnesota. You are really in the spirit and have stenciled your name on your Wanderer pack, making it ready for an adventure in Costa Rica. But what great gear are you going to use to fill up your pack?

Let me share my five favorites with you:

1. Leatherman Skeletool, $79.00. You can’t go into the woods without a Leatherman, and this is the coolest one out there. Not only is the frame cutout to keep it light, but you have all the tools you would ever need. One word of caution: never hold your Leatherman over the side of the boat to de-hook your fish. That’s not covered by the 25 year warranty.

2. Petzl Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp, $39.95. Having a hands-free light source is invaluable whether camping, night fishing or just reading a good book in the Adirondack chair on the deck. This headlamp is great because it has a couple different levels of light, and the light source tilts giving you extra flexibility when pointing the beam.

3. MSR Pocket Rocket Stove, $39.95. Lightweight, easy to use, and adjustable flame from boil to simmer. This little stove fits right on top of the canister and hardly weighs anything. Add an aluminum windscreen and you are good to go for hiking or canoe camping.

4. Brunton Military Compass, $19.95. This sighting compass has rugged case and is easy to use with all maps.

5. MSR MiniWorks Water Filter, $89.95. Two reasons why I love this filter: 1. it screws right on top of my Nalgene water bottles. And 2. this filter is field maintainable. Simply unscrew the pump, remove the ceramic cartridge, give the cartridge a good scrub and rinse, and back into the pump it goes. Keep it on top in the canoe pack, just under the flap or in a side pocket, and it is handy at any point.

Here’s an honorable mention: Sigurd Olsen, “The Singing Wilderness.” It is simply wonderful, old-school, Boundary Waters prose that will make you listen to the glide of the canoe, and revel in a fly line that is thrown with a perfect loop.

Enjoy the water!

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