Yup, it’s that time of the year… the Great Minnesota Get Together! Over the course of 12 Days (August 23rd – September 3rd, 2012) more than 1.7 million people will attend the Minnesota State Fair, and hopefully all of them will stop by the Duluth Pack booth in the Dairy Building (corner of Judson Ave and Underwood St) where we will have a variety of bags on display and available for purchase.
We love to make the trip down each year to share our story, our rich history, and continue to amaze people with the fact that our products are still manufactured right here in Duluth, Minnesota, and have been for 130 years. Each bag is hand sewn, hand riveted, and hand signed….and on top of all that, we offer a Lifetime Guarantee on our craftsmanship and hardware.
So, grab a meal-on-a-stick and swing by to see us. While you’re in the Dairy Building, you can also grab some ice cream and check out the famous Butter Heads. We look forward to meeting our friends and fans, hearing your amazing tales of adventures with Duluth Packs, and making new friends!
At Duluth Pack, we strive to set ourselves apart from the other outdoor gear makers. For 130 years we have been building quality products in Duluth, Minnesota, and for the last 100 of those years at the same factory on West Superior Street. Many of our current manufacturing methods are similar to those in the early 1900’s. Take a quick tour with me, and let me tell you what makes us different.
Individual attention to detail is given to each and every bag we make. Each sewer specializes in their concentration of products, and builds each bag from start to finish. Our sewers would never allow an assembly line because they are personally invested in each one of their bags.
Pride in craftsmanship is the reason we put signature labels on all of our products. These labels read: “Handcrafted by”: with the sewer’s hand-signed initials or name on it. Just lift up that little American flag, and there is the signature. (see photo gallery) This touch of ownership was initiated at the sewers’ request to put their pride of workmanship in writing.
Our sewers, riveters, and leather craftspeople are true artisans and very skilled at their trade. It takes time, effort, and talent to become the best at building the best, and our craftspeople own these skills.
Duluth Pack heritage and tradition has been built over 130 years in the north woods of Minnesota. Our heredity began with a French-Canadian named Camille Poirier and today touches adventurers on all seven continents. Thousands of bags have been carried for millions of miles to create the stories we all love to hear and repeat.
If you are ever in Duluth, stop by our factory for a tour. You won’t fully appreciate what we mean by the quality of handcrafted until you see it in person.
Hand-built in the USA, there is only one original Duluth Pack.
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