Meet our new crossbody bag, the Jay Cooke Sling Pack, named after one of Minnesota's top ten State Parks, this bag is built for those grab'n go moments when adventure is calling.


Crossbody Design, a 2in cotton web shoulder strap makes this a comfortable pack to wear even when it's loaded down. The shoulder strap's length is adjustable and even releases with a solid brass g-hook. External Organization Cord and barrel at the front of the bag allows you to cinch a hat or light jacket to the pack body. To keep smaller items organized, utilize the two zippered pockets. Two lash squares at the left of the pack make this Sling Bag customizable with other Frost River add-ons.

Features & Specifications


SIZE: 13.5in H x 9.5in W x 2.25in D, approx. 5L.

WEIGHT: 1.60lbs.

MATERIALS: Heavyweight & lightweight waxed canvas, cord and barrel, solid brass hardware, cotton web shoulder strap, leather logo and nylon binding.


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    Duluth, Minnesota

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Just as the suspended bridge swings over the St. Louis River, this crossbody pack is designed to swiftly sling over a shoulder and stay comfortably in place as you adventure up and down the rock gorge of the park-- or wherever the next adventure takes you. Like the new look of the Jay Cooke Sling Pack? Shop its other family member, the Tettegouche Messenger Bag now!


SIZE: 13.5in H x 9.5in W x 2.25in D, approx. 5L.

WEIGHT: 1.60lbs.

MATERIALS: Heavyweight & lightweight waxed canvas, cord and barrel, solid brass hardware, cotton web shoulder strap, leather logo and nylon binding.



Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Jeffery S
Holds Just Enough

The bag, like the pictures show, is the sweet spot between too small or big. As a run around day bag it is perfect. The quality of materials get a score of 10 on a scale of 1 to 5. It’s sits against your body comfortably- if sort conforms to your side. Amazing product!

Rosetta Chrysler
Best bag I own

This is hands down the best and my favorite. Good for everyday carry holds everything I need and still has room. Very well made I can see this lasting for years to come. Matter of fact I put it in my will for my nephew. A friend took pics of the different ways you can wear this bag. I am 5'4 so this gives you an idea of how it fits. It lays flat to the body which I really like. No matter which way you wear it you can easily get into it without taking it off, this is because of the position of the zipper. The zippers are smooth and easy to use, pockets are placed just right. And the front closure with the gold clasp can be adjusted to make more room so you can put a jacket or shirt through there. Great job Frost River, keep up the good work.

Nick Amrhein
Jay Cooke Sling Pack

I just got back from a two-week trip where I used this bag as my essential carry bag. Overall the pack was very comfortable to wear and served it's purpose, but I don have two gripes:

First, the zippers are rattle a lot as you walk and are pretty loud. This was a pretty easy fix on my end with taking some paracord to make some zipper pulls and that quieted them considerably.

My other gripe is that I wish it was a little bigger or that it had the ability to expand depth-wise off your back. A raincoat, sunglasses, readers and a small water bottle pretty much filled the main pocket up and there were a few times I picked up something as I was out and I had to carry it on its own instead of being able put it in the pack.

A different kinda sling!

This sling looks and feels different from most other sling bags out there. It has a very "rugged adventure" vibe.
I liked the wide strap. I liked the array of pockets. It keeps a slim profile even when loaded. Very lightweight.
My only complaint is that the zippers jingle ALOT. That can be remedied with some simple hacks if that bothers you. It's not really a dig at the product itself as the quality feels sturdy and well made. It usually sits up by itself. And works great as a sling or a simple over the shoulder bag. Definitely recommend if a sling bag is in your wanting....

Jay Cooke Sling Pack

I've been using this pack on a daily basis going on 6 months now. I just needed something smaller to bring to work. I didn't want to go larger because then I would pack it full of unnecessary stuff. I'm very happy with the Jay Cooke pack! Perfect size and has held up great so far. I would highly suggest it. GREAT job Frost River!