We’ve plugged into the sun and have gone solar
Transitioning to a solar-powered business is important, not only to embrace our belief in being the most sustainable and self-reliant we can be, but it also means creating a renewable, clean source of energy with the latest technologies available.
When you make reliable softgoods that can last a lifetime adventuring in the great outdoors, it’s crucial we do what we can to be thoughtful about our impact, not just on nature but on generating the least amount of waste possible.
Every Frost River pack or bag represents a sustainable adventure
When you invest in a Frost River made-in-the USA item, you’re not just getting gear that’s handcrafted and locally-made, you’re getting a piece made with intent. Every strap, snap, buckle, and piece of waxed canvas or premium leather is sourced with sustainability in mind.
Now, with the added benefit of sustainably sourced solar power from our new solar panels, you can take comfort that Frost River packs aren’t just meant for taking out in nature, but for taking care of nature in the long-run.
AND NOW... POWERED BY THE SUN
Here’s how we make your goods with power from nature
Every step in making your high-quality, Frost River pack or bag is made with you and the planet in mind. Over the last decade, we’ve made sustainable improvements in almost every area of our business—trying to do more with less, without compromising on the quality that we’re renowned for. Adding solar panels to our roof is the newest addition to our sustainable manufacturing processes.
It Starts with the Sun
Our solar panels soak up the sun’s powerful rays all day. An inverter then transforms the sun's energy into usable power for our in-store manufacturing facility.
Perfecting the Pattern
Next, Frost River’s team of makers uses that energy to cut perfect patterns on our Gerber CAD cutting table that has increased our fabric yield to 95% consumption.
The patterns are then taken to our third floor, where a team of artisans sews each and every piece by hand.
The Finishing Table
Throughout the sewing process, the bags are taken to the Finishers for the addition of solid brass hardware. Packs are then completed when the backstraps are hand-pounded into place and leather closure straps are riveted.
Our Leather Oval Logo
Finally, each pack and bag is adorned with the Frost River logo and bright red woven label, assuring you that each piece has been individually inspected for quality and backed by our lifetime guarantee.
Recharge in Nature
Our proven sustainable manufacturing practices allow you to experience a Frost River original in the way it’s intended—reliably powered by nature so you can recharge in the great outdoors.
Where to take your 100%, sun-made gear
There’s an adventure waiting inside every pack, tote, even waxed canvas growler cover that we make. Whether you’re looking for a laptop bag that’ll last through your career or a bushcrafting or canoe pack to take deep into the wilderness, everything we make is made to outlast your journey. Here are some ideas to get you and your solar-manufactured pack out and recharging in nature:
See America the beautiful
Make a list of local points of interest or state and national parks, hang it on your fridge, and check off each one as you or your family conquer quests off the beaten path.
Paddle the day away
Journey to your nearest stream, river, or lake and hop in a canoe to recharge your soul and connect with your natural surroundings.
Get lost in the woods
(but bring a compass) and your trusty Frost River bushcrafting pack to put your survival skills to the test.
Conquer work anywhere
When you can work from anywhere, why not work from everywhere? Frost River laptop packs and bags were built with the same rugged materials as our most extreme packs so you can work from wherever.