Here is an inside look at your favourite bag maker, Duluth Pack. Duluth Pack prides itself on being the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA, while at the same time, being handcrafted in Duluth, MN since 1882. We are proud to place a lifetime guarantee on the quality, time-tested craftsmanship & hardware in each bag.
Handcrafted Since 1882
Born in the late 1800s, and raised in the northern forests of Minnesota, Duluth Pack's mission is simple and straightforward. We provide premium handcrafted, American made canvas and leather products with a lifetime guarantee on all craftsmanship and hardware. We are the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack making company in the United States.
Our story begins over 100 years ago with our founder Camille Poirier, a French-Canadian immigrant, at the helm. After migrating west to the northern waters of Duluth, Minnesota in 1870, he built a small shoe store with his little stock of leather and tools he had at hand. Little did the folks of this frontier town know, they desperately needed a durable product that was going to last through the seasons; especially the harsh Minnesota winters.
As Poirier outfitted those early American settlers, he saw a need for a new type of backpack to benefit trappers, traders, and timber workers of the day. After painstaking design and testing, he patented the "C. Poirier Pack Sack" on December 12th, 1882. Duluth Pack, as the brand would later become known, was born. This original pack design is still sold today as the #2 Original Pack. As time went on, Poirier's packs organically grew into a canoe bag for the early explorers of the Boundary Waters.
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