$465.00

Bushcraft-- wilderness self reliance skills— the ability to not only survive, but thrive for extended periods in the woods. For some, it can take a lot of gear to thrive, for others, all they need is a trusty knife, a hatchet, and the wealth of knowledge accumulated over a lifetime.
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Description

Our Isle Royale Bushcraft Packs are built to carry big or small loads. All three sizes are designed narrow, for exploration, slipping between dog hair aspen and brush, these packs blend classic materials and construction with updated features for modern classic backwoods adventures. With lots of organization in the form of pockets, attachments and straps, there’s space to keep gear where it needs to be. Plus, there’s plenty of capacity in the tall, narrow pack body.

    Each of the bushcraft packs now come with a waist belt holder built in. A Medium Cotton Web Belt that fits 30in-44in is always included with No.730, the full sized Isle Royale. If you’d like another size or style, or want to add a belt to an Isle Royale Junior or Mini, check out our Waist Belt offerings, here. We build all our waxed canvas Frost River packs, bags, and accessories at our shop in Duluth, Minnesota. The Isle Royale's are no exception. Weather and abrasion resistant waxed canvas from Fairfield Textiles in New Jersey, premium leather from the S.B. Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota, along with robust, solid brass hardware, all come together with heavy thread and pack building know-how by our experienced sewing and production staff here in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. 

    Features & Specifications

    • Twin, vertical 2-in-1 pockets straddle an axe sleeve. Pair it with one of our Wood Craft Axes.
    • Each pocket is roughly the size of a 1L bottle and provides a space between the pocket and pack body to stow a folding saw or other long, thin object and keep it handy.
    • Premium Buckskin padded backstraps are distinctive and comfortable.
    • Ships with sturdy sternum strap installed.
    • All the straps are carefully selected and cut from a side of strong harness leather.
    • Lashing and compression at the sides with bridle leather straps, tough diamond-braid nylon cord and solid brass rings and buckles.
    • A slip pocket at the bottom of each side panel, two D-rings on the lid and lash squares at the bottom (four squares on the full size and Jr., two squares on the Mini) allow gear to be stored on the outside of the pack.
    • The lid features a slim pocket for maps or other essentials.
    • Outer pockets feature solid brass grommet weep holes to purge duff and water.

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    SIZE/VOLUME:
    730-I.R.: 23in H x 15in W x 8in D, actual 45L, Expanded volume, 81L (approx.)
    732-I.R. Jr.: 18in H x 15in W x 6in D, actual 26.5L, Expanded volume, 47.7 (approx.)
    733-I.R. Mini: 15in H x 15in W x 5in D, actual 18.5L, Expanded volume, 33L (approx.)
    I.R. pockets: 11in H x 5in W x 3in D, Jr. pockets 10.5in H x 5in W x 3in D, Mini pockets 8in H x 5in W x 3in D.

    WEIGHT:
    I.R. approx. 7 lbs
    I.R. Jr. approx. 5.5 lbs
    Mini approx. 4.4 lbs.

    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

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    Man wearing an Isle Royale pack on a hill overlooking downtown Duluth with the lift bridge in the background.

    We've got your back

    • Made In USA

      Duluth, Minnesota

    • Lifetime Guarantee

      Build to Last

    • Handcrafted

      Heritage Goods

    • Premium Materials

      Raw Reliability

    We know how to build a pack the right way, guarantee it to last, and will be here with service and repair should it need to be refurbished after years of service. There is a symbiosis created when carrying a pack handcrafted of natural materials into the field. The canvas and leather blend with nature in a way that modern synthetics can’t. The swish going through brush is softer. The scrape over rock is subdued, the natural colors and organic textures just fit. The smell of warm leather in the sun, the beaded water droplets, fresh off a canoe paddle stroke, glisten just a bit brighter on waxed canvas than they do on with man-made materials. There’s unique character in a handcrafted, waxed canvas pack. It’s meant to be used in the woods, as it has been for generations. It remains relevant, and reminds a person to make plans to get back out again soon. Those of us who care about what we carry, and can see an object for more than the sum of its parts, will notice an inherent value and a sense of camaraderie between an outdoor traveler, a trusted pack, and the road, the stream, the journey… Add a Windigo Signal Bag and some straps to add a zippered pocket that lets you blend in or stand out, depending on your needs and changing environment. Personalize your pack with a Canvas My State leather patch, details below.
    • Twin, vertical 2-in-1 pockets straddle an axe sleeve. Pair it with one of our Wood Craft Axes.
    • Each pocket is roughly the size of a 1L bottle and provides a space between the pocket and pack body to stow a folding saw or other long, thin object and keep it handy.
    • Premium Buckskin padded backstraps are distinctive and comfortable.
    • Ships with sturdy sternum strap installed.
    • All the straps are carefully selected and cut from a side of strong harness leather.
    • Lashing and compression at the sides with bridle leather straps, tough diamond-braid nylon cord and solid brass rings and buckles.
    • A slip pocket at the bottom of each side panel, two D-rings on the lid and lash squares at the bottom (four squares on the full size and Jr., two squares on the Mini) allow gear to be stored on the outside of the pack.
    • The lid features a slim pocket for maps or other essentials.
    • Outer pockets feature solid brass grommet weep holes to purge duff and water.

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    SIZE/VOLUME:
    730-I.R.: 23in H x 15in W x 8in D, actual 45L, Expanded volume, 81L (approx.)
    732-I.R. Jr.: 18in H x 15in W x 6in D, actual 26.5L, Expanded volume, 47.7 (approx.)
    733-I.R. Mini: 15in H x 15in W x 5in D, actual 18.5L, Expanded volume, 33L (approx.)
    I.R. pockets: 11in H x 5in W x 3in D, Jr. pockets 10.5in H x 5in W x 3in D, Mini pockets 8in H x 5in W x 3in D.

    WEIGHT:
    I.R. approx. 7 lbs
    I.R. Jr. approx. 5.5 lbs
    Mini approx. 4.4 lbs.
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    CUSTOMER Reviews


    Customer Reviews

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    Kenneth Duvall

    well made well thought out working man's backpack it will serve me well thank you

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    Jancart Remy
    Thank you Frost river :)

    I bought the large style in 2014 for a backpacking trip through Asia that lasted a year. Despite all my stuff and therefore a rather heavy weight, I never had back pain. My use of it was intensive and it never tore or anything. I never tired of its vintage style and today I still use it! However and for those who hesitate, because the SR is very big and large, I recommend the JR for a more versatile use.

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    Nick Keogh
    Excellent quality.

    I've wanted to own this pack for a very long time. I'd seen it on Instagram many years ago and have finally got round to buying it. I am massively impressed with the quality of the pack the attention to detail and craftsmanship that's gone into it. Can't wait to really get some use out of it.

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    Matt Barnes
    Great Pack

    Great pack; almost bomb-proof. Really well made with lots of thought & care obviously going into its design. My only gripe is that I have broad shoulders & the straps dig into my shoulders making it uncomfortable to carry. It would be nice if Frost River would offer a variation with a different straps as an option. Maybe offer the cotton webbing straps found on the Simple Book Pack or Arrowhead Rolltop as an option. Any of the bags I have purchased from Frost River with those straps don't seem to give me this issue.

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    Raul Mariscal
    Better than expected!!

    I've owned several lightweight "Heavy Duty" backpacks throughout the years. Have had to replace several of them, thus why I've owned so many. Used it fully packed for a couple weekends and I can tell this is gonna last me a very long time. Heck, I may pass it down to one of my children since it will probably outlast me. This is a top quality heirloom product.