Tales from the trail
Packs, Bags, and Gear for Fall Outings
Fall’s a great time for rambling! The woods are filling with color, the bugs are (mostly) gone, the temps are more comfortable, hunting and gathering are in season, it’s a great time to grab a trusty pack and get out into the field!
Cool Camping Hacks No Matter the Season
Camping isn’t seasonal. Only your will to conquer it is. 4-Season Camping Many people equate...
Best pack I’ve ever owned. Besides my other Frost River Packs
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!
Great product. Will definitely stick with frost river
Isle Royale Bushcraft Pack
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.