Item S-120
An overnight hike along the Superior Hiking Trail or a quick minimalist canoe trip to your favorite back country locale doesn’t require a huge pack. Try simplifying your life and lightening your load with the always dependable Rambler Pack. Now available in Waxed Canvas!

New for 2012: Mossy Oak® New Break-Up® camouflage canvas.

  • Tough 15-ounce canvas construction.
  • Riveted premium leather flap straps.
  • Two side pockets with buckling flaps.
  • Zippered pocket on the front of pack and underneath pack flap.
  • Cotton web shoulder straps that are comfortable from day one.
  • Guaranteed for life. Made in the USA.

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An ideal medium-sized pack for hauling extra clothes and gear for an overnight hike. Features include a handy zippered front pocket, buckle-down side pockets, a zippered map pocket hidden under the top flap and rugged leather straps and roller buckles. Constructed of 15-ounce canvas with cotton webbing shoulder straps. Also available in Waxed Canvas. Made in USA.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 19H x 17W x 6D + pockets
  • Capacity: 2,397 cubic inches + pockets
  • Construction: 15 oz canvas, box style design, leather reinforcement for all rivets and high stress seams, cotton web shoulder straps, two riveted premium leather flap straps, zippered pocket under flap, front zippered pocket, two side pockets with buckling flaps


5 years and still love itReview by Houston
I have owned a rambler pack now for 5 years and it still makes me happy every time I get to pull it out and use it. In several trips we've taken to the BWCA some of our packs have changed to fit different needs / personal preferences but my Rambler goes every time. It's also the bag I grab to go to cub scout camps with my kiddo and overnight visits (love that I can pack it full of clothes and then lay my pillow on top then close the top flap, there's always a little bit more room in this thing). During a period where I worked away from home it was the one and only pack I carried for my 2 week R&R's and it still worked as a carry on. A couple things I would change would be I would see if it were possible to custom order with the side pockets similar to the pathfinder with the sleeve behind the pocket for storing my hatchet and adding a couple D-rings to the top flap or side for attaching a water bottle, but even as it is I love it. this was the first of 5 Duluth packs for us and it's my favorite and most used. (Posted on 2/23/2015)
awesomeReview by flashover
I have had this pack for 5 years. I use it at least 3 times a week as a pack I take to work. I have also taken it hiking and exploring on multiple occasions. The pack is just getting broke in a I have a feeling that it is going to last forever. I would expect nothing else from Duluth pack. Highly recommended. (Posted on 5/20/2014)
Best of the bestReview by DWH3
This pack is good for everything! I have used as my carry on over seas and in country. It rides so well I have used it for a 60 mile push ride on my longboard and even fallen on it at 50mph! You can't go wrong with this pack! (Posted on 7/31/2013)
Great pack!!Review by Wildrover
Wanted one of these for a long time!! Recently took it on a 2 week Greek Island hopping holiday & it was plenty big enough for all my stuff. No probs with using it as a carry on bag for the flight either. At around 55ltrs it's a good size for short or longer trips & robust enough not to worry where you drop it. Great value for money for something that will get better with age & last a lifetime. Well done Duluth!! (Posted on 3/2/2013)
TerrrificReview by MichaelS
I bought this for family trips, because, when traveling with three small children, we travel with huge quantities of stuff. I wanted a "catch all" that would have room for my things plus whatever else my kids wouldn't/couldn't carry. My daypack wouldn't cut it any longer, and I needed it to be just small enough to fit, fully stuffed, into an airplane overhead compartment. Finally, I needed something in which I could have complete faith. I can't have a bag stuffed like a pinata bursting apart while I'm trying to get my family in or out of a plane or through an airport. This bag just nails all those requirements: Just the right size, and with astonishing durability. You won't find perfectly aligned stitches, but you will find rugged materials, with everything reinforced where it needs to be reinforced. It is a life-time purchase. (Posted on 5/4/2012)
Great Pack, Highly Recommend it!Review by Drew
I've been using my Rambler for just under a year now, and I couldn't be happier. It has been on lots of car road trips, train and plane trips and still looks like new. It's small enough to be an airline carry on and 3-4 days of stuff fits no problem. The only issue I have is that the rivets are rough on nylon shirts inside the pack. I had a couple of snagged polos before I realized what was happening. Put jeans or something a bit more rugged next to the exposed rivet heads and the problem is solved. Overall, an outstanding product! (Posted on 1/20/2012)
Perfect size for day and weekend hiking trips.Review by DS
I've had my Rambler pack since 2008. I often use it in conjunction with the All Day Lumbar pack. They work perfectly together, and having the lumbar pack acts to transfer some of the load to your legs. The quality of both packs is outstanding! (Posted on 4/23/2011)
Well Loved Travelling CompanionReview by Liesl
I've had my waxed Rambler for about 7 years and am still in love. I use it for business and pleasure, air travel and camping, in winter and summer. Most recently it went with me to New Zealand (along with a Duluth Pack Rucksack) where it was a total champ. That it can be pressed into service as a carry-o bag in this day and age of luggage surcharges is a clear advantage. I have even put it under my plane seat . I'm 5'2", and I find that it fits a short person well--I can even put my short shoes in the side pockets. Its dimensions work perfectly with packing cubes, and when well packed, it holds enough for a week's worth of clothes and personal belongings even in colder weather. After many years now, nothing has even come close to failing and it gets better looking each season. I agree that lash points would be nice, but that said, I find most bulky things can be rolled up blanket-style under the top flap. (Posted on 3/6/2011)
Love itReview by Jahmin
A beautiful pack. I use my thermarest to line the pack and it works beautifully. I can fit allllot of stuff in this bag, even for a week long backpacking trip. It is tough and well built. Pretty comfortable with no need for a waist belt, a tleast for me. I love the thick leather, huge pockets and color, i got the olive drab and it looks great. Overall a great pack that will last a long time. Go buy it!! (Posted on 10/2/2010)
Love itReview by Howie
Bought this along with a couple other Duluth Packs for my upcoming bwca trip to use as our daypack / overflow but also because right now I have to travel a lot for my job. I am working overseas and wanted a backpack large enough to hold my clothes for 2 weeks when I go home plus whatever extra stuff I need to bring back with me. Regular luggage doesn't work on gravel so I needed a backpack. The Rambler is large enough to hold everything I need to squeeze in and I am still able to take it as a carry on. It's very well made, durable and I like knowing that if anything happens to it I can send it back to be repaired good as new. If I had one complaint it would be that I would have liked the waxed canvas but passed because I thought that the difference in price was too high. (Posted on 9/29/2010)
great packReview by [email protected]
my first canvas pack and its great,better than any of the high tech packs I've had and is good for a 2-3 day trip.
( i only wish the pathfinder pack came out 1 month earlier.) (Posted on 8/26/2010)
i like it similar to wanderReview by sgt hoot
good price,nice design for adult. I like the style and compartments. (Posted on 7/30/2010)
My favorite packReview by pspaladi
I currently own three Duluth Pack packs and the Rambler is my favorite. It is the perfect size for day paddle trips when I want/need to bring some extra gear or as my "small" pack on overnight paddling trips. I also have used it on many scout outings with my son (he packs his clothes and sleeping bag in it). It is extremely well made and I have had no complaints with the workmanship/craftsmanship for the past eight years. I prefer the front zippered pocket to the buckle type, simply because it makes it easier to get to the small items. The shoulder straps are very comfortable, but I tend to agree with some of the other reviewers that leather straps would be nice to have. My only complaint is that I purchased my Rambler before waxed canvas was available. Overall, a great pack. (Posted on 7/20/2010)
A great pack, except for the shoulder strapsReview by Rawredmeat
I've carried this pack for 7 summers on multiple BWCA trips, and it's never let me down. Two improvements I would suggest:
1. Get rid of the canvas shoulder straps! After 3 days of sun and bug bites, the LAST thing I want to have mashing into my shoulders are two dirty, grit filled, rough canvas shoulder straps! The simple leather straps that are standard issue on all othe Duluth Packs would be a MAJOR improvements. I personally had mine replaced with the deluxe straps, and look forward to using it this summer!
2. A couple of lash points on top for raingear/drying stuff would be great.
3. I'd love to see it souped up a bit like the new "northwoods pack"- the sleeves behind the two front pockets are brilliant! (Posted on 7/19/2010)
Perfect size for me!Review by bjr
I bought the waxed canvas for additional weather protection in the BWCA. It's the perfect size for ALL of my gear for a 4 day trip. I also use it as my weekender bag for trips to the lake. I love this bag! (Posted on 7/15/2010)
Perfect for scoutcraft & fishing (and canoeing) Review by GrowUp-DaveyBoy
I have owned my Rambler for 4 years. I use it at least monthly for overnight fairly primitive scoutcraft explorations in Olympic National Forest and fishing trips all over the rainy Olympic Peninsula in Washington. I also use it for dayhikes all the time. Mostly I use it with an 18-inch pack basket, which fits pretty tightly, but offers great protection to my gear and my back. It also makes organization easier. I usually leave the basket at home for dayhikes. Have used it to haul all my personal gear on a weeklong camping/fishing trip along the Yukon River, and for a week in the Boundary Waters this past Summer.
This pack has never let me down. It's extremely durable, and versatile. I can't remember what I paid for it, but it has certainly turned out to be a better value than something cheaper. Still looks almost new. I love the pockets. I love the whole pack. It never disappoints.
If you don't use a pack basket, it works well to put one of those folding canoe seats right inside the back,. That helps it keep its shape -- making it easier to pack and un-pack. It also protects your back from hard/pointy gear.
I can't think of anything I don't like about the Rambler. Might love it even more with leather shoulder straps, but that's picking nits. (Posted on 4/16/2010)
greatReview by a nice bushcraft pack
This is a wonderfull pack for its price, i have used this for hiking and when i go camping. the canvas material in extremley tough and durable. So if you are looking for a pack for bushcraft, canoeing or watever this is a great chice in my opinion. (Posted on 4/7/2010)
Rambling On!Review by Him
I’ve used this pack for day trips on the AT as well as a book bag for college, not mention the occasional overnight trip. It has held up and performed well. I would not recommend this particular pack for long hikes with heavy loads due to poor weight distribution. But overall a great pack for short trips. (Posted on 8/22/2008)
My new hunting partnerReview by The Chateauguay Kid
I mainly use my Rambler to pack extra clothes when heading to my hunting spot in order to avoid overheating. It is big enough to hold my wool jacket as well as the other items that accompany me, like a seat pad, extra gloves, reading material, thermos of coffee, and a bite to eat.

It was nice to be able to find a pack that was put together with quality as a primary concern - not cost. Thick leather straps and copper riveting much the same as my old canvas pack that I had to finally retire after 35 years.

It gets a 4 from me because buckles and straps are fiddly to deal with when you have gloves on. That's just a fact of that type of closure, though and I wouldn't change a thing about this pack. (Posted on 6/18/2008)
Tough as Nails! Review by Thomas
I used this pack for an overnight trip in Killarney Ontario this summer, and I loved how durable it was. I have the waxed canvas version which blocks most water but most importantly I know I can toss this pack on the rocks to rest and I dont have to worry about it. The leather straps are as tough as they come and the canvas is fantastic. You can beat this bag down and throw whatever you want at it and it WILL hold, you have my word. My only issue is that it could use maybe a back pad and a waist strap for extra support and possibly a metal not plastic zipper. Nevertheless a great looking pack that gets plenty of looks!
(Posted on 6/7/2008)
VersatileReview by Spanky
I use this pack for day hikes, overnight campouts, and car trips. The thing I like the most about this pack is its toughness. I have taken it through some thick brush that would have ripped synthetic materials. It is very comfortable also...for short trips. My back was sore after hiking 16 miles with the Rambler filled to capacity. (Posted on 1/15/2008)

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