Made in America | Duluth Pack

Another well respected player in the canvas bag game is the Minnesota based Duluth Pack. The company has been making outdoorsy bags for hiking, camping and canoeing for the past 126 years. The brand’s website is a little hokie, but the bags are the real deal and a good alternative to the omnipresent Filson products.

The Camp Kitchen ($260) makes it easy to “thwart marauding bears” while in the wilderness, or Central Park.

Good looking bag.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Below, the original Duluth Pack. Unchanged since 1882 and still made in the USA.

A little scale here…

The Deluxe Duluth Pack from the “Original” collection. This design features extra padding.

Excellent leather trimming details.
The basket bags are awesome too.

The children’s pack is a favorite as well.

Comments on “Made in America | Duluth Pack

    joanna goddard on October 6, 2008 5:01 PM:

    awwwww. that is too cute :) ps. my little brother will ONLY wear things made in the USA. i will send him your posts on this topic!

    Michael Williams on October 6, 2008 5:03 PM:

    Sounds like a smart guy to me.


    Cory on October 6, 2008 5:08 PM:

    That little dude is the coolest kid in the second grade.

    angelo on October 7, 2008 2:29 AM:

    This is my problem with New York centrism and the city man trying to diversify his look with outdoor/workwear inspired gear (as you often promote.) There is no need for that bag while you traverse Central Park. Come out to the Pacific Northwest where a man must manage whatever rugged endeavors he may encounter each while remaining stylish and modern.

    Michael Williams on October 7, 2008 9:05 AM:


    I wasn’t seriously suggesting people take the kitchen bag to Central Park, I was just perpetuating NY centrism.


    PLawrence on October 7, 2008 11:52 AM:

    Th packs were designed for use in the Boundary Waters, modeled after traditional canoe packs. As a Minnesotan who makes a yearly trip into the BWCA, I can attest to the exceptional quality of these packs. It usually takes the first trip to break it in, but once this happens you have a piece of fantastic gear.

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