$295.00

Historically one of our most popular backpacks. And it does have history. It is a reproduction of writer George Washington Sears' (a.k.a Nessmuk's) old Maine guide pack from the 1880's. Popular for a reason, it is a great size!
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Description

A long, single 2-in-1 pocket on one side, shorter twin 2-in-1 pockets vertically stacked on the other side (2-in-1 pockets allow storage of long, flat items to be stored between the pocket and and pack body). Inside, there is a smaller hanging pocket and a slip pocket at the front of the pack. The Nessmuk has a leather grab handle and is built at Frost River from 18oz. waxed cotton canvas.


Features & Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS:

SIZE: 16in H x 12in W x 5.5in D plus pockets

VOLUME: 17.3 L (Actual) 31.14 L (Expanded approx.)

POCKETS: 3 external (Long pocket measures 12in x 5.5in x 2in, short pockets measure 6in x 5.5in x 2in), 1 slip on front body, 1 internal hanging zipper pocket

CLOSURE: Internal rain flaps, large flaps over main compartment

SHOULDER STRAPS: 2.25in pistol belt web with leather attachment

BASE: Waxed cotton canvas

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

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a nessmuck pack sitting next to a canoe lightly covered in snow next to a lake

We've got your back

  • Made In USA

    Duluth, Minnesota

  • Lifetime Guarantee

    Build to Last

  • Handcrafted

    Heritage Goods

  • Premium Materials

    Raw Reliability

Perfect for a day's load of gear and even more if you pack right and have compressible stuff. It also works great as a second pack on a canoe trip.
SPECIFICATIONS:

SIZE: 16in H x 12in W x 5.5in D plus pockets

VOLUME: 17.3 L (Actual) 31.14 L (Expanded approx.)

POCKETS: 3 external (Long pocket measures 12in x 5.5in x 2in, short pockets measure 6in x 5.5in x 2in), 1 slip on front body, 1 internal hanging zipper pocket

CLOSURE: Internal rain flaps, large flaps over main compartment

SHOULDER STRAPS: 2.25in pistol belt web with leather attachment

BASE: Waxed cotton canvas

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


Customer Reviews

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Jonathan

Amazing

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James Baker
Best Backpacks in the World

My last Frost River pack lasted for ten years. I used it every day until it was finally worn out. I couldn't be happier to have my new one! Here's to 2034!

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Craig Barnhart

It's perfect for my needs. The craftsmanship is top shelf

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Vic H
Nice Sized Bag with outer Pockets

This is my second Frost River bag, I also have the Growler bag. The Nessmuk is a good size, I havent used it much but imagine I could fit a change of clothes, water bottle and anything needed for the day. As one other reviewer mentioned , the side pockets are buckles so I would worry puttlng anything too small in there as it may fall out. The bag has a understandably rugged look and I think good for the outdoors - not so much for the office. I'm looking forward to getting good use from this bag, on a canoe and on a day hike. Love that it is Made in the USA.

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Phil Nicosia
Everything was amazing!

You guys were amazing, thank you so much.