$250.00

Ignite your adventurous side with the Frost River Geologist Pack- Artifact Edition. A classic Knapsack handcrafted from traditional materials. The Geologist Pack's authenticity elevated it to be featured on the back of a heritage Hollywood film icon.
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Description

This extraordinary pack combines the classic drawstring knapsack design with modern enhancements fit for the intrepid explorer. Crafted with utmost care, it boasts waxed canvas construction, premium leather accents, and solid brass hardware, all backed by our lifetime guarantee.

Equipped with sturdy bridle leather shoulder straps and brass Sam Brown Post quick-release front pockets, this pack ensures quick access to your tools and equipment. 

Artifact Edition: For a limited time we will be offering our tried and true Geologist Pack without the leather oval patch, matching the pack that is featured in a lead role of a Hollywood film franchise. (Please note we will NOT accommodate any other special requests, nor will be offering to omit the patch on any other Frost River products.)

Features & Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS:

SIZE: 14in H x 15in W x 4.5in D

WEIGHT: 2.40 lbs

VOLUME: Expands to approx. 9in D (approx. 31.46 L)

POCKETS: Interior hanging zipper, 2 external gusseted pockets with flap: 6.5in H x 6.5in W x 1in D

CLOSURE: Nylon diamond-braid cord cinch, flap over main compartment

SHOULDER STRAPS: 1.5in harness leather

GRAB HANDLE: 1in cotton web

MATERIALS: 18 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware

Sustainability

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

We've got your back

  • Made In USA

    Duluth, Minnesota

  • Lifetime Guarantee

    Build to Last

  • Handcrafted

    Heritage Goods

  • Premium Materials

    Raw Reliability

A pack reliable enough to be trusted by one of the most iconic adventurers of all time, our Geologist Pack is the epitome of ruggedness and durability. With its expanded volume, it accommodates all the essential gear you need to navigate the world's uncharted territories in search of precious ancient artifacts.

Equipped with sturdy bridle leather shoulder straps and brass Sam Brown Post quick-release front pockets, this pack ensures quick access to your tools and equipment. Handcrafted in Duluth, Minnesota from premium materials including, waxed canvas, durable leather, and solid brass hardware. This pack is adventure-ready.

Whether you're traversing dense forests, paddling across remote lakes, or setting up basecamp for weeks on end, our Geologist Pack is your trusted companion. Embrace the spirit of exploration, self-reliance, and survival as you embark on thrilling journeys, channeling the audacious expeditions of historical explorers. Get ready to forge your own path and create unforgettable stories of discovery with the Frost River Geologist Pack!

Artifact Edition: For a limited time we will be offering our tried and true Geologist Pack without the leather oval patch, matching the pack that is featured in a lead role of a Hollywood film franchise. (Please note we will NOT accommodate any other special requests, nor will be offering to omit the patch on any other Frost River products.)

SPECIFICATIONS:

SIZE: 14in H x 15in W x 4.5in D

WEIGHT: 2.40 lbs

VOLUME: Expands to approx. 9in D (approx. 31.46 L)

POCKETS: Interior hanging zipper, 2 external gusseted pockets with flap: 6.5in H x 6.5in W x 1in D

CLOSURE: Nylon diamond-braid cord cinch, flap over main compartment

SHOULDER STRAPS: 1.5in harness leather

GRAB HANDLE: 1in cotton web

MATERIALS: 18 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware

geologist pack sitting on the roots of a tree next to a river

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CUSTOMER Reviews


Customer Reviews

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Dale Baer
Glad I pulled the trigger

This bag is freakin fantastic! Gucci as the kids say? I bought 2 shoulder pads cause the straps looked a little thin and I'm glad I did. If you worried about the pocket on the outside don't. They work great and would be close to impossible to open on accident. Overall 10/10.

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Ansel Gideon Whatley
Sturdy Pack for any Quick Adventures

I was introduced to Frost River products due to my passion for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny connection. I traveled through and spent the night in Duluth in June of ‘23, and I wish I had been able to visit the factory then. My Geologist pack was purchased through the recent returns/seconds sale that was available, but I can’t find anything that would qualify my pack as a second. It is perfect for my throwing in a few items for an overnight camping trip or a weekend visit to my folks in Florida. The materials are stout, and I mean solid and substantial. The canvas is thick, the leather is sturdy, and the seams are strong. I could not be happier with the build quality. Also, as a bonus, I can pair it with a few of my Indiana Jones items as part of my costume for Halloween. Thank you Frost River! I will definitely try to visit the next time I am in your area.

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Ben Harrison
Geologist pack

Great pack, beautifully made with quality materials. Thanks for the fast shipping. This pack willl be in my rotation for years to come!

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Cody Ray Chapman
Quality Materials, Poor Craftsmanship

I received my pack a few weeks ago and decided to try it out on a few trips while gathering my thoughts.

The first you'll notice with the pack is that the materials used are high quality, feels rugged and durable.

Second thing that I noticed was that the finishing work, attention to detail, and care in construction are severely lacking. The stitching poorly done with sections completely leaving the seam and only getting applied to one piece of fabric instead of both or the seam. The leather straps are neither straight nor clean cut and absolutely NO attention was given to the edges or long term life of the straps. Continuing with the straps the holes for the buckles zig zag all over the place on the strap instead of centered or in line with each other.

Thirdly the Leather shoulder straps suffer from the same lack of care or attention they wave back and forth as they were not cut straight. If you are carrying anything over 2.5 or 3 pounds of weight in the pack these straps will dig and cut into your shoulders horrendously. No exaggeration I have made packs and straps using paracord that are more comfortable and have less cutting into my shoulders. I recommend that the option for wider straps or the deer hide straps be made available.

Fourthly. Time. They claim that the item is "In Stock" and "Ships in 1-2 Business Days." In actuality it took them 5 business days after confirmation for them to ship out the pack. This paired with the poor quality of craftsmanship leads me to believe that this pack was made after I placed the order and rushed out the door in to "meet" their deadline.

Fifthly my Rating. The quality of materials is 5 stars, but craftsmanship is 1 star(although deserves no stars). These even out to 3 stars. The Cost is where I subtract a star. You are paying for a Masterwork quality item that is advertised as a once in a lifetime purchase item unless you desire more than one item. You receive an item that in reality feels like an inverted 5 dollar bag from Walmart. The $5 bag has poor quality materials, but decent craftsmanship. This frost river bag is the exact opposite.

This pack "as is" is a massive disappointment and your 5-6 year old nephew, niece, or cousin could do a better job making a bag from the same materials. I honestly thought about returning the bag in hopes for getting a bag that represents the company and their pride in their works better, but I have the feeling that the craftsmanship will not change. Under the directions of a Master Leatherworker I know I will likely be making alternations to make this pack be what was advertised.

Save your money and go buy an Osprey Backpack or another bag for your laptop. You'll enjoy the money that you save and your back, shoulders, and wallet will thank you.

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James Eighmey
A great basic pack that holds a bunch

As it happens I am a professional archaeologist, and after my dig last summer in Mongolia I decided I needed a slightly larger pack before heading off this summer to Belize.

I have three other Frost River packs and several accessories you make the toughest gear out there. The pack holds volumes. It would be nice if it had a divider or two, but I made bags to hold the pointy stuff.
I look forward to using it!