In The Spotlight: Duluth Pack Brand Profile

Duluth Pack is a North Woods institution. Founded 137 years ago, the brand still makes products by hand in the USA.

Duluth pack brand profile

If you’ve paddled Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, there’s a fair chance you’ve used a Duluth Pack portage bag. But the brand’s iconic, huge, burly canoe packs are just a fraction of its offerings.

From belts and gun cases to book bags and portfolios, Duluth Pack makes quality products meant to last. Think canvas, leather, and brass.

Fast Facts

Duluth Pack Brand Profile

Founded In: 1882. Duluth Pack founder Camille Poirier started a leather goods store on the corner of Lake Avenue and Superior Street in Duluth, Minn. In 1882 Poirier filed the patent for the Original Duluth Pack.

Home: Duluth, Minnesota

Mission: To make the world’s best high-quality canvas and leather packs, luggage, purses, and briefcases and to continue to make them in the USA with a lifetime warranty.

Buying Tip: Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack maker in America. All its products come with a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship and hardware.

Canvas & Leather: Day-Size Duluth Pack Deluxe #51

Handcrafted and made to last forever, the #51 Deluxe is likely the last canoe bag you'll ever buy. Read more…

Fun Facts: In 1917, Duluth Pack began selling packs to Abercrombie & Fitch on Madison Avenue, N.Y.

With every handmade Duluth Pack product, you can find the sewer’s name on the tag.

Best-Selling Products

Bison Leather Medium Sportsman’s Duffel

Duluth Pack Sportsmans duffel

The Bison Leather Duffel is a pricey piece of luggage built to last decades. It’s a simple design with rolled leather handles, a dust flap to keep everything clean, and a webbed shoulder strap with a bison leather pad. Strong, durable, and (like great wine) only getting better with age, it will take on a natural patina over time.

Roll-Top Scout Pack

Duluth pack Roll-Top Scout Pack

A solid day pack, the Roll Top Scout is a nice size for bikers, commuters, or students. It rolls lower to accommodate a small load, or higher to pack everything you might need for a weekend. The current model is on sale, a value at $105, before an updated model comes to market this summer.

Standard Shell Bag

duluth pack standard shell bag

Initially designed to carry shot shells for hunters and shooters, the Standard Shell Bag is now more seen as a multi-purpose model for everyday use. If you like the original, pick one up now on sale for $52 as it’s about to get a facelift on its design.

Brand Spanking New

City Portfolio

Duluth pack Duluth Pack City Portfolio

Duluth Pack in recent years has expanded past its backwoods roots. This portfolio gives access to daily essentials without bulk. This envelope-style design also has an internal water bottle holder.

Deluxe Market Tote

Deluxe market tote duluth pack

The most popular tote by Duluth Pack, this model has a leather bottom for extra durability. Toss your lunch and gym clothes in to be ready for the day.

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