There is only one real Duluth Pack. A French Canadian named Camille Poirier first patented the now famous Duluth Pack on December 12th, 1882. Poirier had designed and built a new type of pack-sack that closed with a buckled flap, had new-fangled shoulder straps, a tumpline, a chest or sternum strap, and an umbrella holder (umbrellas were used as portable shade during the time of clear cutting in the Northland). All packs were manufactured and sold under the Monarch Brand trade name, but over the years became commonly known as the “Duluth Pack.”
To this day, we are still making Duluth Packs in the same building, with many of the same machines and techniques that were used almost a century ago. As rugged as the country in which it was born, the Original Duluth Pack has been an integral part of life in the North Country for well over a century. The Duluth Pack was originally designed as an every day use pack, for just about anything. For years, forestry workers, trappers, hunters, and canoe adventurers alike have all praised the Duluth Pack for its simplicity, utility, and durability.
For generations of wilderness travelers, the Original Duluth Pack backpack has been the time tested favorite for discerning individuals who demand rugged durability and uncompromising value.
Tough 15-ounce canvas construction.
Rugged leather shoulder straps riveted for extra reinforcement while hiking.
Large single compartment with built in map pocket.
Rides low to allow the carrying of a canoe while wearing the pack.
Specifically contoured to fit the confines of a canoe.
Each pack comes with a heavy duty 6ml poly liner and a tumpline.
Guaranteed for Life. Made in the USA.
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