$450.00

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.
Isle RoyaleIsle Royale JrIsle Royale Mini
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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

    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

    Based on 185 reviews
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    Jody Ospina
    Excellent Pack

    Best pack I’ve ever owned. Besides my other Frost River Packs

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    JTStrom
    Happiness is: A Frost River Isle Royale Jr. Backpack.

    I haven’t taken it on a heavy expedition yet, but I love the super heavy duty quality and expert craftsmanship of my Frost River Isle Royale Jr. Pack.
    Well done all you people at Frost River. Keep up the good work!

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    DON HARVEY

    Great product. Will definitely stick with frost river

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    Scot Berkemeier

    Isle Royale Bushcraft Pack

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    Conrad Schreier
    Impressive Quality, minor nitpicks in funktionality.

    Very good quality, but thats expected for the price.
    Only nitpicks i have do not regard quality, but rather functionality:

    -The map holding pocket could use a zipper, so you can use it to hold tiny, easy to loose objects (like car keys). You not realy have any pocket on the backback that works for that function.

    -The "flaps" are more annoying than usefull, i will probably never use them, and they are sometimes weirdly in the way while using the main compartment.

    The compression function works realy good, if you need more space, you just loosen up the compression, and you can fit alot of stuff in there. The two back pockets hold 1L bottles with ease, i even had some weird 1.25L bottles that fit. One of the drop pockets behind i use for my knife. The Padded carrier straps feel very comfortable, and with heavy loads, the sternum strap works very good.

    Overall its a realy nice backpack, that you can adjust in size. One last nitpick, that is not realy an issue: The left 1L pocket strap is noticible harder than the other straps, making open and closing it a bit of a hazzle. I mean, its leather, there are some varriations in them. Ill oil it a bit, that probably smoothen it up.