Pinnacle Packs & Parks of 2021

The Frost River Annual Recap is here. Scroll to read about all of the awesome ways we’ve helped you seek your someday in 2021.

“Only adventurers can understand the greatness of the past.” - Alfred North Whitehead

Past Adventures Drive Future Achievements

Another year has passed, and quite frankly, we’re proud of our 2021 accomplishments! Our team has ideated, crafted, and explored to create new Frost River, American-made products that allow our customers to go further, adventure farther, and seek your ‘someday’ in everyday life.

1. We Recharged With Nature

In 2021, we added new solar panels to our rooftop in Duluth, Minnesota—generating clean, renewable energy for our on-site manufacturing facility—making us the only canoe-pack manufacturer in Minnesota that uses 100% sustainable, solar energy. 

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2. We Got In Touch With Our Softer Side (by adding more leather than ever!)

Even though we already handcraft reliable softgoods that are designed and built for the hardy outdoors, we decided to bring the same quality materials to bags and packs to outfit everyday life. We especially focused on the needs of women in our first-ever Women’s Collection. 

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3. We Voyaged to National Parks

With a global pandemic still ebbing and flowing, our adventurous crew turned to the accessible safe travel option of the Great American Road trip to put our packs to the test in our very own National Parks. We started in our home state of Minnesota, in Voyageurs National Park.  

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4. We Created A Little Devil of a Daypack

The devil is in the details with this deceptively handy pack. We wanted to create something that was truly customizable to the adventurer—something that could go seamlessly from adventure to adventure without having to invest in a new pack. The Devil’s Kettle Collection can comfortably double its carrying capacity with the easy external additions, making it one of our most versatile and technical daypacks yet. 

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5. We Overhauled Our Overland Van

This day is all about giving your hiking shoes a break and taking in all the views from the tremendous Trail Ridge Road. There are many overlooks to stop at along the way to take pictures or to take in how amazing mother nature truly is. You’ll be able to look for wildlife in Horseshoe Park and finally settle down for your last night in camp at Aspenglen. Finally, you get your last chance to pick up passport stamps or souvenirs at the Fall River Visitor Center.


6. We Crafted New Ways to Wear Waxed-Canvas

We’re always looking for new ways to take our sustainably-sourced materials to the next level. In 2021, it was no different. We focused on listening to our customers and delivering new products that made it easy to go from work to wilderness with a single pack or bag. That’s exactly what we had in mind with the creation of our Jay Cooke Sling Pack and Tettegouche Messenger Bag. 



7. We Got Cooler As A Company

With Frost River’s acquisition of UllrCoolers earlier this year (if you don’t know anything about this, click HERE for more information), we have been super busy coming up with innovative ideas to merge the two local brands. Introducing the Frost River Castle Danger Daypack and the UllrTec Castle Danger Daypack


8. We Inspired You to Seek Your ‘Someday’

A common theme, no matter the Frost River pack or bag or tote you choose, is its ability to help you achieve your adventure goals whatever they may be. As a company, we take pride in knowing that whatever we create, it can withstand the tough love of everyday life, whether that’s in the city or in the backcountry. That’s why we hope to inspire and stir your sense of adventure in everything we make because we believe adventures can be found in the everyday and not just on holiday. Learn more about our adventure-seeking mindset in the blog linked below.



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