Just like a heritage film character's trusted companion, our Archaeologist Satchel is built to withstand the harshest conditions and accompany you on your most daring quests. Made from rugged waxed canvas, premium leather accents, and solid brass hardware, it exudes durability, authenticity, and a touch of vintage charm.


The Archaeologist Satchel features a spacious main compartment, offering ample room to carry your essential gear, including maps, artifacts, journals, and even a trusty bullwhip. Keep smaller items together with a handy internal organization panel. The adjustable leather shoulder strap with leather pad ensures a comfortable fit, allowing you to explore with ease.

This practical and stylish companion for modern-day adventurers closes with both riveted brass snaps and a brass magnetic closure for easy access. Handcrafted by those to seek adventure in the everyday, Frost River of Duluth, Minnesota. Made with water-repellent waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware-- this Satchel is backed by a lifetime guarantee.

Features & Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS: SIZE: 11in H x 10.5in W x 4in D - 7.5L WEIGHT: 1.45lb


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. 
  • Lifetime Guarantee and robust repair program to keep your Frost River gear going for years to come.
  • Premium Materials sourced from businesses that have sustainability in mind.
  • Solar-Powered Manufacturing facility allowing us to craft Frost River goods with clean, renewable energy.
  • Investments in Technology that ensure the highest yield of our materials is consumed.
  • Made in USA

  • 30 - Day return

  • Secured payment

  • Quality Assurance

geologist pack sitting on the ground at the base of a tree with a river behind it
man wearing a geologist pack walking up steps on a rocky hill

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  • Made In USA

    Duluth, Minnesota

  • Lifetime Guarantee

    Build to Last

  • Handcrafted

    Heritage Goods

  • Premium Materials

    Raw Reliability

Introducing the Frost River Archaeologist Satchel, a timeless masterpiece inspired by an iconic adventurer. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this satchel is designed to transport you back to the thrilling era of archaeological expeditions and daring escapades.

The Archaeologist Satchel features a spacious main compartment, offering ample room to carry your essential gear, including maps, artifacts, journals, and even a trusty bullwhip. The adjustable leather shoulder strap ensures a comfortable fit, allowing you to explore with ease, while the brass snaps and magnetic closure keep all your belongings safely enclosed. In the main compartment, you will find a full-width slip pocket with an organizer panel featuring smaller pockets.

With its timeless design and superior craftsmanship, this satchel is a practical and stylish companion for modern-day adventurers. Whether you're exploring ancient ruins, navigating bustling marketplaces, or embarking on daring expeditions, The Archaeologist Satchel will keep your belongings secure and easily accessible.

Indulge your sense of adventure with the Frost River Archaeologist Satchel. Let it become an extension of your own quest for knowledge, discovery, and thrilling experiences. Get ready to embark on your own legendary journeys and channel the spirit of a heritage Hollywood icon with this exceptional satchel by your side. The path to adventure awaits!


SIZE: 11in H x 10.5in W x 4in D

WEIGHT: 1.45lb

MATERIALS: Waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware, magnetic brass closure.
geologist pack sitting on the roots of a tree next to a river



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Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Good but could it be better?

I swapped out my small field bag (from another well known US made bag maker) for this satchel. I prefer waxed cotton and the size was better—a tad larger. I like the 2 full and magnetic snaps for quick access vs a leather buckle (that I never closed).

The satchel also has better small item organization inside. However, I had to remove a few seams to create larger pockets because all of them were too narrow and didn’t offer a lot of variety.

Lastly, why the strap doesn't use removable swivel clasp hardware is beyond me. Now I’m either having to buy a new strap and cut off the old one (wasteful) or I have or get my own hardware and make my own modifications (hassle to do it right). I’d also prefer a 1” wide strap vs a .75”.

I can see now why you sell straps separately, but my having to cut and waste both a strap and pad seems illogical.

Seth Fournier
Great little bag

Love it, only complaints being I wish it was a heavier weight canvas, and a longer shoulder strap

John Harper
Quality Piece

The previous reviews cover the undeniable quality of material and craftsmanship. My suggested changes include: change the pen slot area to accommodate a smartphone-sized item (plenty of room to still keep a couple pen slots); make the strap a bit longer and wider for better weight distribution; use swivel attachments for the strap (the strap gets twisted too easily); omit the the magnetic closure (it seems like a design afterthought).

Mr. R
Great bag

Great quality and craftsmanship

Man Purse

Despite the snarky title I love the satchel and will be using it in lieu of my formal brief case Well made and “manly”. Is this the bag in Indiana Jones?