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Gear Talk, The Lowdown

WEEKEND TRIP: BEMIDJI, MN

November 9, 2015
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Itinerary – Up North!

Hello beautiful Bemidji!

Our team has made the trek up to where the air is crisp, the food is delicious, and Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe wave hello. It’s the perfect little town to drive up, get away, and relax for a day or two without a care in the world.

Ma and Pa shops are around every corner, while the locals always greet you with a friendly smile, and start a conversation about the unexpected weather for the upcoming week. It’s the place of simple pleasures and we approve every bit of it.

If you didn’t know, we have boutique like shops that carry a limited selection of Duluth Pack products. Ranging from our hunting series all the way to our canoeing products. One of these dealers is a new store called, 218, located in Bemidji, Minnesota. (Thank you 218 for the featured photo in this blog post!) . We highly recommend popping into their storefront and looking at their selection of Minnesota keepsakes. Want to check out the full line of Duluth Pack products? Of course you do! Click THIS to search the over 250+ styles of Duluth Pack bags, packs, and totes.

Where are your favorite places to visit for the weekend with your Duluth Pack? Make sure to comment below or show us on social media with #duluthpack or please tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram!

Now it’s time to get back to reality and start dreaming of our next adventure for the upcoming weekend!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

The Lowdown

PERSONALIZE YOUR PACK

November 5, 2015
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We live in a world where everything is everywhere. Mass production is at it’s highest. Products are flying off the shelves and most companies are focused on quantity rather than quality. However, Duluth Pack is the black sheep in the world of production. We don’t mass produce, but rather fixate on creating the best product for you, even if it takes extra TLC and time to do so. While each pack is signed by the craftsperson who handcrafted the bag, tote, purse, pack, and other Duluth Pack accessories just for you, the current generations are still looking for something.. more . By more what do we mean? Personalization is the word. Us as living breathing beautiful creatures, we want to feel like a part of a process. Have an emotional and personal connection to something. Duluth Pack can give you just that experience.

Whether you trot into our retail store located in Canal Park or scan our website ( here ) you come across an abundance of products that can be handcrafted for you. But how to get that personal touch we talk about? You can shop any one of our Duluth Pack products and request a monogram embroidery. It’s the ultimate touch for that perfect gift. It’s like the cherry on top of a really good sundae.

Start personalizing your pack today. Click THIS link and get started!

Happy shopping, friends!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events, Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown

S IS FOR SURPRISE!

November 2, 2015
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Oh do we have one big surprise up our sleeves for you! Today, is the day we have launched our first ever very limited edition collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills! That’s right, we’ve knocked your socks off, again!

As friends and businesses in the same type of industry, it was basically (it was actually completely) a no brainer to partner up with our great pals at Pendleton Woolen Mills who are located in Portland, Oregon. On a side note, all of a sudden we seem to have a thirst for beer. Coincidence?

The extremely limited edition line including these item styles:

SMALL SAFARI DUFFEL

LAKEWALK TOTE

#100 SHELL BAG

MEDIUM MARKET TOTE

SCOUT PACK

These limited edition products are exclusively sold on the Duluth Pack website along with our retail location in Canal Park, Duluth, MN. The Pendleton Wool we hand chose is a rich blend of hues including mossy greens, deep plums, and rich ivories. It compliments any season Mother Nature curve balls at us and replicates the American heritage of both companies; Duluth Pack and Pendleton.

Own a piece of American heritage today! Trust us, it’s drool worthy and be prepared for some extra attention headed your way when you wear it, because it’s a real stunner. Shop the collection HERE .

Happy surprise, everyone!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME

October 26, 2015
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Quality or quantity. Us humans usually have to choose one or the other. You either get a lot of bang for your buck or spend your pretty penny on lots of things. Either way, one is not right over the other. However, here at Duluth Pack, we believe that having quality friends and quality memories are what mean most. Whether it be drinking wine while watching Netflix on the sofa, sitting on the shoreline with a fishing pole in hand, or getting away on a weekend vacay together. Friends are the people who know us inside and out and will be there for us during our roughest or most amazing days. Friends are keepers.

We like to think your Duluth Pack product is like a friend. No, it doesn’t have a beating heart and can’t be the shoulder you cry on, but it’s there for you. Your Duluth Pack will carry you throughout the adventures, memories, and years to come. Your Duluth Pack will age, as humans do, and it will get bumped and bruised, but it will be there for you. It’s almost if you and your Duluth Pack become one. The handcrafted product will actually mold to your stature. The shoulder straps will have indents and grooves that only your body has created. That’s what really makes a Duluth Pack extra special. It’s guaranteed not only for your life, but its life. Which means, it probably will outlive you!

We’ve been making memories with our customers since 1882 and we have no plans on ever stopping. We cherish the adventures and stories we make with all of you and know a friendship with our customers is second to none. You’re 100% quality to us.

Thank you to photographer, Paige Hogan for the amazing photos pictured in this blog. Please feel free to check out her site HERE .

– From your (quality) friends at Duluth Pack!

Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown

YES, WE “CANE”!

October 22, 2015
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Cane we do it? Yes, we cane! Now, before you think, “Hey Duluth Pack, you spelt the word can wrong!” just know it was intentional. Why would we do that? Well, because we partnered up with widely known Duluth and award winning photographer, Amanda Cane from Jane Cane Photography, that’s why!

Whether you have visited Duluth, Minnesota or not, it’s legendary for the fall season. The crisp and fresh air, the noise of Lake Superior slapping against the rocks, and the gorgeous vibrant colors of auburns, burnt oranges, bright reds, and stunning yellows on each leaf. It’s almost mystical. So, to enjoy the most breathtaking season that nature has given us here in the northland, we wanted to enjoy it to full capacity. On a weekday, Amanda trotted out with her sidekick camera, All American models, two fuzzy pups (seriously how adorable are they?!) and packs on packs on packs from no other than us, of course!

PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THE SHOOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE INCLUDE:

1) DULUTH PACK ALL WOOL SCOUT PACK AVAILABLE HERE

2) DULUTH PACK RED WING LOGO MUG AVAILABLE HERE

3) DULUTH PACK MARKET TOTE AVAILABLE HERE

4) DULUTH PACK WOMEN’S 3/4 LENGTH LOGO SHIRT AVAILABLE HERE

5) DULUTH PACK LOGO MUG AVAILABLE HERE

6) DULUTH PACK MEDIUM SPORTSMANS DUFFEL AVAILABLE HERE

7) DULUTH PACK TRAVERSE CROSSBODY BAG AVAILABLE HERE

This shoot for us was a serious treat. Not only is Amanda a genuine human being and unbelievable photographer, but she is a customer of Duluth Pack! She knows how to capture the essence of our brand and promote the raw products just as they are – no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Check out her website HERE and make sure to book her for your next photoshoot. Trust us, you’ll thank us you did!

A special thanks to Amanda from Jane Cane Photography. We are very grateful to have worked with you!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, Style

NEW BAG. NEW EXCITEMENT.

October 15, 2015
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Introducing a new style of bag brings the feeling of butterflies in your gut. It’s a huge moment where we expose a new goodie to the market and hope everyone loves it just as much as we do.

That time has come again and the entire Duluth Pack crew is beyond pumped to announce the All Wool Promo Tote – Envelope Style. It’s the perfect little tote to carry your lunch to and from work, the carry all purse for shopping, or the ideal gift bag package to slip in a present. Talk about perfect timing before the holiday, eh?!

The all over Classic Buffalo Check Wool is purchased from our friends at Woolrich and is a timeless pattern that compliments men and women both young and old. The best part? This tote is Made in America, comes with a Lifetime Guarantee, handcrafted with quality wool, and is only $50! Get your paws on this must-have today! Shop it both in store at 365 Canal Park Drive in Duluth, MN or online HERE .

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, The Lowdown

WE’RE OLD. WE KNOW. WE LOVE IT.

October 12, 2015
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AGING.

If you did not know, you do now. Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack making company in the USA. How old? 133 years and aging!

Aging. Is it taboo? Is it to be ashamed of? Is it to run like Forrest Gump from? Or is is something to embrace?

It’s a word with so much power behind it and sadly it’s mostly considered a negative in society. Duluth Pack takes a 180 degree spin on things (don’t get dizzy now!) . We take pride in aging. Uh huh, that’s right. Why? Because it’s inevitable! We believe aging tells a story. For crying out loud, we are old! I mean, REAL old. We’ve been around since 1882!

We consider our packs somewhat like a person. No, it doesn’t have a beating heart or lungs flow oxygen through the body of the pack, but it has structure, proof of a well lived generation, can communicate stories, and yes, it even ages .

In more cases than not, many of our employees who have owned packs 10 + years are constantly asked if their well worn Duluth Pack can be purchased. Total shocker on society’s aging concepts, right?! Duluth Pack’s products still keep their heritage feel and look with a well loved charm once broken in. Now, you Duluth Pack customers (you’re all the best and thank you for your support and business) understand this! It’s almost like Duluth Pack is a good wine, it just gets better with age.

As Duluth Pack’s President, Tom Sega states, “My Duluth Pack ages better than I am!”. Anyone else have this feeling, too? Another aspect a Duluth Pack product is similar to a person is how to treat the item after it has turned the corner and is considered “aged”. Like an individual, we use anti-aging or beauty brands that we believe make us look our age, but, well better . With Duluth Pack products, if your item is a waxed canvas, we recommend over time re-waxing the item. Locking moisture in and preserving the pack to the highest abilities. Also, our leather products are literally skin, too. As some individuals do, they moisturize with a lotion, body butter, or some kind of vaseline to keep their skin from peeling, breaking, or down right hurting < i> (especially during these harsh winter months) . With our quality leather products, there is also a “cure” for the same outcomes! Check out our selection of leather conditioners and cleaners at www.duluthpack.com and at 365 Canal Park Drive.

Now that are within the first 2 months of the 2015 new year, some people may have put “look younger” as their resolution. We want to preserve age, wear and tear, and mostly the original appeals of what attracts people to Duluth Pack. We aren’t the shiny and in your face, but we radiate quality. Whether a customer is interested in our original canoe packs in olive drab, to a client wanting the bison leather portfolio items we sell, all Duluth Pack’s age. Our parting words with you today will be, “be like your Duluth Pack and flaunt our aging!”

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events, The Lowdown

BECAUSE, IT’S LADIES NIGHT!

October 5, 2015
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You heard that right! (yes, that was intended).

FREE ADULT BEVERAGES. FREE DELICIOUS APPETIZERS. FREE DULUTH PACK RAFFLES. You can’t beat an event like Duluth Pack’s Ladies Night on October 8th – cough, cough – this upcoming Thursday! No excuses, mark those calendars!

We’ve teamed up once again with the fabulous folks from Black Water Martini Lounge on Superior Street along with our friends at Lole! There will be giveaways at the end of the night, including some Duluth Pack products!

Come one, come all! We’re excited to be able to have a fun night with all of our wonderful customers. Please feel free to share the word and reserve your invite on the Duluth Pack Facebook Events Page found HERE .

We can’t wait to see you all at our flagship store in Canal Park! P.s. there is free parking in the back!

Directions found HERE .

If you’re the type of person that doesn’t like asking for directions (or admitting they did) – no worries – it will be our little secret that we helped you out.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown

ONE MONTH, ONE PHOTO CONTEST, THREE WINNERS

October 1, 2015
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You asked for it, so we are bringing it back, people! It’s not just one week, not even just two, and why stop at three? For the ENTIRE month of October (yes, you read the right!), Duluth Pack is hosting a free photo contest for anyone who is interested in participating.

The guidelines are fool proof. Here’s how to enter the Duluth Pack October 2015 Photo Contest:

1) Snap a photo of your Duluth Pack anywhere in the world.

2) Email the photo to [email protected] with subject “Photo Contest Photo” through the month of October.

3) If you have social media accounts, like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, please upload them and #duluthpackphotocontest and #yesduluthpack.com.

4) Fool proof – you’re entered!

5) Sit back, relax, and wait for the winners to be announced. Cross your fingers and toes it’s you!

Please note: “By entering the photo contest, you give Duluth Pack the rights to use your photos for marketing and promotional purposes without written credit.”

The three lucky winners will be announced at the end of the photo contest within the first two weeks of November. First place winners will receive a $200 Duluth Pack gift card. Second place will win a whopping $100 gift card and third place will be sent a great gift card amount of $50. If you need more information on the October 2015 Duluth Pack Photo Contest, please feel free to head over to our website by clicking the link HERE .

Good luck, friends! We can’t wait to see all the snaps you have and hear about all the stories that go along with them, too!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events, Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown

HE HAS IT – SO CAN YOU!

September 28, 2015
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Today’s blog post is one we have been waiting to do! We officially have an artist who is showing off their Duluth Pack! Who exactly? Hozier – that’s who!

The extremely talented songwriter and artist recently performed at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul, MN. Again, Duluth Pack was able to partner up with close buds, XCEL Energy Center and custom embroider the Duluth Pack Urban Pack for him. Before the fun and festive night began, Hozier was hand delivered the handcrafted Duluth Pack.

The Urban Pack that Hozier was gifted is a traditional style pack with an urban twist. The Urban Pack is great for a day trip or back and forth on campus. It features a spacious interior, two snap enclosure front pockets, a water bottle pouch on one side, and a snap enclosure pocket on the other. Basically, the hardiest and most rugged / contemporary pack we have ever designed. Shop the pack HERE .

THE URBAN PACK

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Here’s to celebrities, campers, hikers, business folk and every one else in between to enjoying Duluth Pack products!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack