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#2 Original Duluth Pack - Canoe Pack

Item S-302- | Made in USA & Guaranteed for Life

Price: $205.00
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Full Description

This envelope style pack features 15-ounce canvas construction, top grade roller buckles, three ¾ inch leather front flap straps, and sturdy leather shoulder straps attached with hand hammered copper rivets. In addition, all stress areas are reinforced for extra durability and peace of mind while portaging even the heaviest of loads. All fastenings are top grade, smooth working, roller buckles. Each pack is equipped with the traditional tumpline, an internal map pocket, and a thick replaceable poly liner. Made in USA.

Technical Specifications

Item No. S-302 #2 Original Duluth Pack

  • Dimensions: 25H x 24W
  • Capacity: 3,970 cubic inches : 65.05L
  • Construction: 15 oz canvas, envelope style design, double sewn side seams, leather reinforcements for all rivets, includes M-211 poly liner

History of this Product

Many people believe that the name Duluth Pack is a generic term, much like Kleenex® or Band-Aid®, when in fact there is only one real Duluth Pack. A French Canadian named Camille Poirier first patented the now famous Duluth Pack on December 12th, 1882. Until this time, a pack of this type did not exist. Poirier had designed and built a new type of pack-sack that closed with a buckled flap, had new-fangled shoulder straps, a tumpline, a chest or sternum strap, and an umbrella holder (umbrellas were used as portable shade during the time of clear cutting in the Northland). In 1911, Camille sold off the pack business to the new Duluth Tent and Awning Company. At that time all packs were manufactured and sold under the Monarch Brand trade name, but over the years became commonly known as the “Duluth Pack.” To this day, we are still making Duluth Packs in the same building, with many of the same machines and techniques that were used almost a century ago. As rugged as the country in which it was born, the Original Duluth Pack has been an integral part of life in the North Country for well over a century. The Duluth Pack was originally designed as an every day use pack, for just about anything. For years, forestry workers, trappers, hunters, and canoe adventurers alike have all praised the Duluth Pack for its simplicity, utility, and durability. A common misconception about our packs is that they were designed for the coureur des bois (runner of the woods), or the licensed Voyageurs during the fur trade. While the Voyageurs did use a similar flat or envelope style pack to transport enormous quantities of goods throughout the Northwood’s, the Duluth Pack, unfortunately, missed the Voyageurs by roughly half a century (although the Voyageurs were most prominent during the 17th and 18th centuries).

Craftsmanship and Guarantee

All of our handmade packs and bags are built to last in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Our factory, where we have been building our products since 1911, is home to an extremely talented group of sewers, riveters, and leather craftspeople. Each piece of Duluth Pack gear is painstakingly built by hand with the attention and detail that only a true artisan can provide. We stand behind our work and are proud to offer a lifetime warranty covering all craftsmanship and hardware we use in the construction of our products. Craftsmanship includes our sewing and riveting. Hardware includes all zippers, buckles, D-rings, snaps, and any other parts utilized in the manufacturing of our bags. If at anytime during the life of your Duluth Pack product you have problems in these areas, return the product and it will be repaired free of charge. If the product cannot be repaired due to a defect in craftsmanship or faulty hardware, we will be happy to replace the item at Duluth Pack’s discretion. While your Duluth Pack item is designed to provide you with many years of use, Duluth Pack is not responsible for common wear and tear or misuse of your product and is therefore not covered by our warranty. Of course, damages not covered under warranty can usually be repaired at a minimal cost. We sincerely value your patronage and will always do our absolute best to go the extra mile to ensure that you are happy with every Duluth Pack purchase.

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Forever and ever . . .
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The A -2 pack I bought in 1956 finally wore out this last Summer. It served me well for many trips in Quetico, as well as river trips on the Missouri (Montana) and Green (Utah).

Posted on 3/21/2011 by Montana Guy

Best pack anywhere on the planet
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Duluth Pack makes the best packs on the planet. After using Duluth Packs in the BWCA, I purchased one (Size #2) and have taken it to Antarctica several times as my primary piece of luggage. and use it for camping in Hawaii - it handles travel well in any environment. I have purchased other Duluth Pack backpacks for light duty use and have also been satisfied. Keep up the good work!

Posted on 8/23/2010 by Aloha!

wouldn't canoe camp without my Duluth Pack
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I have used Duluth Packs since 1960 and love the way they fit in my canoe, pack, and last.

Posted on 8/6/2010 by canoeinnh

Can't be beat
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I have used Duluth Packs for many many trips in Quetico and the Boundary Waters and the quality and durability of these packs can't be beat.

Posted on 7/20/2010 by lwerner

What a bag!
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My 1st canoe & camping trip in the BWCA & I am so glad I had the "right" equipment. My Duluth pack held everything I needed for my 3 day trip. Sturdy, dependable, easy to carry and the best...everything stayed dry! I had a great camping experience.

Posted on 7/20/2010 by ktb

#2 is awesome
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This pack is wonderful personal pack. Have used it many times and fits all the gear i need and no more. leather straps are great quality and have retained their brand new look after three years. i would recommend padded shoulder straps.

Posted on 7/19/2010 by Katie

40+ years old and still kicking
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Bought one of these "Minnesota" Duluth Packs when I was about 20, now at 63 is is still working great, though I don't fill it as much as I used to. Great for X-country skiing into a remote campsite. Could fill it to the point I couldn't put it on myself ! BEST EVER!

Posted on 7/17/2010 by Doug

Tried and True
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No "new techs" can beat a Duluth Pack. Lasts forever, holds everything. Rides perfectly in a canoe and goes on every hunting trip. Classic, well made and versatile.

Posted on 7/16/2010 by Canoe Crazy

Most useful pack in existence
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You'll never find a better canoe pack. Sits properly in a canoe, holds everything you need, is easy to get into and lasts forever.

Posted on 7/16/2010 by Outdoor Nut

Best all-around canoe pack out there
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I've owned an original Duluth Pack for about twenty years and it still looks practically brand new. I love how rugged it is, how well it lays in the bottom of my cedar-strip canoe, keeping a low center of gravity, and the size. You can fit an entire weekends worth of gear in it. Best pack I've ever owned!

Posted on 7/16/2010 by Nate

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