$195.00

An expertly crafted rucksack to wear on your back and haul the stuff that needs to be carried.
Summit Pack with Canvas Padded StrapsSummit Pack with Buckskin Straps
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Description

A backpack with padded waxed canvas shoulder straps attached to a solid brass ring–what more do you need (or want)? It's simple to like-- just toss stuff inside, throw it on your back and roll. It's carry-on compliant, and about the size of a five gallon bucket with a flat spot for your back. Waxed canvas, great leather, double reinforced bottom, solid brass hardware, guaranteed for life–enough said. Upgrade your straps! 


Features & Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS:

SIZE: 20in H x 11in W x 9in D, approx. 32L.

WEIGHT: 2.3lbs.

POCKETS: 1 zip, bottom of flap.

CLOSURE: Para cord cinch.

SHOULDER STRAPS: Waxed canvas, 1.5in cotton web, foam pad, leather attachment, attached to yoke ring.

BASE: Double 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

We've got your back

  • Made In USA

    Duluth, Minnesota

  • Lifetime Guarantee

    Build to Last

  • Handcrafted

    Heritage Goods

  • Premium Materials

    Raw Reliability

Enhance your pack with our premium buckskin padded shoulder straps. Cut from the same burly bridle leather and built with the same care, attention to detail and cushy closed-cell foam as in our canoe and bushcraft packs, this is an upgrade in both style and function. Please note that upgrading to the buckskin straps may require us to spend extra time building your pack. All of our buckskin comes from real, wild deer hides, so each one is a little different and may show scars & evidence of life lived in the wilds of North America. They'll most definitely be worth the wait!

SPECIFICATIONS:

SIZE: 20in H x 11in W x 9in D, approx. 32L.

WEIGHT: 2.3lbs.

POCKETS: 1 zip, bottom of flap.

CLOSURE: Para cord cinch.

SHOULDER STRAPS: Waxed canvas, 1.5in cotton web, foam pad, leather attachment, attached to yoke ring.

BASE: Double canvas.

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

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CUSTOMER Reviews


Customer Reviews

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Clark Strand
Great Design, Impeccable Craftsmanship

I have owned no fewer than five Frost River packs over the years. At the risk of seeming like some bushcrafting Goldilocks, I will say that the Isle Royale Jr. was perfectly designed but too heavy. The No. 3 Utility Pack was a reliable companion on extended trips abroad but too big for a weekend and not suited for trail use (although the tump line I added helped). The Knapsack was well designed except for the adjustable D-rings, which IMHO don’t belong on any classic pack. The Geologist Pack has traveled everywhere with me and, although I don’t love the exterior pocket fasteners, which are fashionable but not functional, it’s a lot of pack in a compact design. But this—the classic single-compartment Summit Pack—what a dream!

It’s like a perfect pair of shoes that fits from the moment you first slip them on. It’s a BIG pack—not unlike the old Lowe Klettersack I used for years on overnights…except that this one won’t ever wear out from normal use. The straps are comfortable and not too bulky (stick with the canvas unless you’re going with the Expedition model). And the O-ring harness positions the pack against your back so snugly that you’ll never feel the absence of a sternum strap or lumbar belt.

Some reviewers felt that the zipper compartment was ill-conceived—too small with shallow gussets. To which I say, get the Summit Expedition if you want a pack that compartmentalizes your kit. This is a perfectly designed, classic single-compartment pack that memorializes the first backpacks ever made. It’s the perfection of a very old idea (i.e., Here’s your bag, use some brain cells in how you pack it, thank you very much).

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Daz marlow
Summit pack

Brought this as wanted a simple pack for everyday use a lot bigger than you think. Great quality workmanship second to none.great service and delivery
Love the old school look will last a lot longer then modern packs, will easily fit all my stuff that I use on a daily basis, if you thinking of buying one go for it you won’t be disappointed

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Steve
Frost River Pack

So far on appearance, I love the rugged look and feel. But it to use on an upcoming Fly Fishing trip, use to use a ice fishing whicker pack and was uncomfortable, will rate again in a couple of weeks, but for now, looks like it will be great and something that will last my lifetime!

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kurt warnke
summit pack

Impressed with the old-school look, feel, simplicity and functionality. Love the pack for everyday use as well as those annoying loose items that can litter an otherwise neatly packed canoe. Five stars.

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GrowUpDaveyBoy
If this seems like a good idea for you, Get One

This is a tremendous pack; larger volume than you probably think. It is a quite generous daypack, for when you must cary a lot of gear. It will be very handy on any canoe trip. You can easily fit your stuff for a 3-4 day trip. And you can carry it on without any trouble. With the small size internal basket, I may use on the el Camino de Santiago next year. Very nice straps.

40 years ago I had a very similar pack (known as the Wilderness Experience "Kletter sack") that up 'til now was my lifetime favorite pack. Like many nylon packs, it's internal waterproof layer eventually corroded and crumbled away to nothing. (Still happens with waterproof nylon bags.). Won't happen with the FR Summit. If you get one, you'll love it.