$265.00

Like a brief for your back, with waxed canvas, leather shoulder straps, and optional padded sleeve. Traditional styling, premium features. Comes as Standard, Premium versions.
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Description

Harness leather backstraps, solid brass hardware, and waxed cotton canvas come together to make a robust daypack. It won’t carry days of supplies for exploring uncharted ore bodies on the Iron Range, but it will tote all the gear you need to learn about them in class.

Features & Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

SIZE: 16in H x 12in W x 5in D. approx. 15.73 L

WEIGHT: 3.5 lbs.

CLOSURE: Cinch-able paracord at front of daypack.

EXTERIOR FEATURES: Leather details on main flap front and bottom of daypack.

INTERIOR FEATURES: Internal Rain Flaps for increased weather resistance. Padded sleeve at back of main compartment with 3 organizer slip pockets.

SHOULDER STRAP: 1.5in harness leather shoulder straps.

HANDLES: cotton web grab handle

BASE: waxed canvas

MATERIALS: Heavyweight waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware, nylon paracord.

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

At home in Chicago, Eveleth, or North Hegman Lake, the Mesabi Range Pack will serve you well wherever you travel. Inside there’s room to pack a lunch or stow the goods from a quick stop at the market. An internal sleeve easily stows a laptop computer or folders full of schoolwork.

SPECIFICATIONS

SIZE: 16in H x 12in W x 5in D. approx. 15.73 L

WEIGHT: 3.5 lbs.

CLOSURE: Cinch-able paracord at front of daypack.

EXTERIOR FEATURES: Leather details on main flap front and bottom of daypack.

INTERIOR FEATURES: Internal Rain Flaps for increased weather resistance. Padded sleeve at back of main compartment with 3 organizer slip pockets.

SHOULDER STRAP: 1.5in harness leather shoulder straps.

HANDLES: cotton web grab handle

BASE: waxed canvas

MATERIALS: Heavyweight waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware, nylon paracord.

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CUSTOMER Reviews


Customer Reviews

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Andy Anderson
Multiple purchases

This is my 3rd Frost River purchase, and each piece is amazing! Always sturdy with great break-in look and feel. I highly recommend Frost River for any pack or luggage. This recent purchase for the Premium Mesabi is my daily carry for work. I love the leather on the Premium version and the hardware is always top notch! Thank you frost river!
I found you in my canoe days and so glad I did!

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Worzel07
My Perfect EDC bag

After trying many bags over the years the premium mesabi is just about perfect for me. It’s just the right size to fit my office/work carry but not so big I overload with unnecessary items - a tendency I have with larger bags. It’s also a great weekend/overnight bag, or a larger day pack for the city because it’s trim and not overly deep and can ride high on your back I never worry I’m going to turn and knock into someone/or anything.

I really appreciate the organisation inside the 3 inside organiser pockets are well sized for glasses cases, pen case and my fountain pen roll.

I also like that the piping/edging holds the bag shape under load and that the bag is not excessively deep.

The leather straps have a nice range of adjustment so no matter what outerwear I have on it works.

I also appreciate how the bag hangs higher up my back so the bottom of the bag is in the small of my back and not over the belt line or worse resting on my butt - a problem I personally have with a lot of larger or longer bags (I’m - sticky 5’10”). Some of this is down to how the straps are mounted on bags. This is purely a personal preference.

The add on sternum strap option was well worth it. It’s sturdy and easy to detach if not used though I just leave it dangling. The occasional brass clink is kind of satisfying.

The extra pocket on the front of the premium I use all the time for quick access and worth it for me.

Finally, my wife tried it and liked it so much, she bought one for herself!

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Juan Barreda
Superior quality bags

Love my bag, I actually waxed it again since it looks better and I live in AZ, things tend to dry out a bit. Fits plenty of stuff, with extra room to spare, I have the premium Mesabi, love the leather accents. Day hikes, overnight camping, EDC, although on the heavier side for EDC, I tend to carry a satchell. UV light.

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Nature Loving Family
This Bag is Remarkable!

My sons and I gave this bag to my husband for Christmas. We are very familiar with other higher-end brands like Frost River because we live in Minnesota and we spend lots of time camping, hiking and canoeing in the great outdoors. Our income does not make a purchase like this easy, but we also believe in buying high quality items and caring for them for years so that we can have the best experiences when we are on an adventure. This bag is just beautiful. It is so well made, so roomy and the designers thought of every little detail with regards to storage. I do not want to criticize any other bag makers, because there are many quality items at this price point,(or slightly below), and we own several ourselves, but buying this one item will make us loyal to Frost River for the rest of our lives. Do not hesitate to purchase this even if you have to save a little longer to do so! We will have this for the rest of our lives.

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Ian Richard James- Mkombo
My all time favourite bag

I was in the market for a canvas/leather combination, heady duty, stylish and unique backpack that I could use for specific purposes such as, going to the coffee shop to buy beans, going to the mall to buy new clothes/shoes, going on a hike/long walk off trails, spending a day at the beach, travelling, going to spend the night at a friends house, going on a day trip etc.

I found this bag through a Google image search and right away I knew it was the one I wanted. I received it in the mail about a week ago. Very professionally packaged and the nostalgic smell of the new leather is amazing. It’s an extremely well built bag that I’m sure will outlive me. The pockets on the inside are perfect for storing small items such as a portable charger, cell phone, and my wallet (especially when hiking, I like my pockets to remain empty). The outside zippered pocket is also a great feature as it can hold a fair bit without you needing to go inside the bag itself. So I put items like gum, granola bars, pens and my keys in there.

Another feature that I found pretty amazing was the fact that each side has a pocket for holding your water bottle. My last comment is, the bag is easily accessible. Initially I was a bit worried that having to unbuckle the straps each time I wanted to enter the bag would be frustrating, but it’s actually really easy and not a bother at all.