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#3 Original Duluth Pack - Canoe Pack

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Item S-303-
For generations of wilderness travelers, the Original Duluth Pack has been the time tested favorite for discerning individuals who demand rugged durability and uncompromising value. Made in Olive Drab or Waxed Canvas. All other colors made to order. New for 2012: Mossy Oak® Camouflage Canvas

  • Tough 15-ounce canvas construction.
  • Rugged leather shoulder straps riveted for extra reinforcement.
  • Large single compartment with built in map pocket.
  • Rides low to allow the carrying of a canoe while wearing the pack.
  • Specifically contoured to fit the confines of a canoe.
  • Each pack comes with a heavy duty 6ml poly liner and a tumpline.
  • Guaranteed for Life. Made in the USA.



CUSTOM OPTIONS / UPGRADES

You are more than welcome to add or upgrade the following options on your Duluth Pack. To do so, please call Duluth Pack Customer Service for a quote. 1-800-777-4439


  • Side Pockets: $75/pair
  • Padded Leather Shoulder Straps: $45
  • Padded Leather Shoulder Straps w/ Sternum Strap: $80
  • Leather Lashings: $10/pair
  • Waist Belt Assembly: $50
  • Sternum Strap Assembled (for leather straps): $35
  • D-rings sewn on: $5 each
  • ***prices subject to change***

Availability: In stock

$250.00

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Description

Details

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-303 #3 Original Duluth Pack

  • Dimensions: 26H x 28W
  • Capacity: 5,330 cubic inches : 87.34L
  • Construction: 15 oz canvas, envelope style design, double sewn side seams, leather reinforcements for all rivets, includes M-211 poly liner, also available in Waxed Canvas.

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).

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Reviews

old is best Review by Blair
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I was given a #3, which turned out not always big enough; I later bought a
#4. Either one is a great pack. And they are tough! For me, packs with pockets, inside dividers or sections, are a nuisance: I like a great big bag that holds everything organized in stuff bags. (The more bells and whistles, the more that can go wrong.) I use both bags almost exclusively for canoe camping in northern Maine.
(Posted on 8/16/2012)
Pack that is used for everything Review by Grant
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This simple pack is the most functional bullet-proof pack made. The others can harp about the features and bells and whistles, they can have them. For me time is the true test and the Duluth Pack will win every time. I will put my old Duluth Packs up against any brand new pack from others and mine will be the one coming home from every trip. Pay a little extra, yes, but in the long run inexpensive. If you want a cheap throw away bag don't buy this one it will not die. (Posted on 8/16/2012)
Best pack around Review by e.fulton
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I've taken this bag on dozens of canoe trips into Lake of the Woods and the Boundary Waters and it has served me well on all of those trips! This pack has been shown some tough love, and it has stood up extremely well - barely a scratch on it! Other packs that have all those random compartments that don't really fit anything well and usually tear are a forward: plenty of space to fit everything you need and built to hold up against anything that you throw at it. Totally worth every penny! (Posted on 8/16/2012)
Great for deer hunting Review by gavin
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The Hunter's Orange option is great for deer hunting! (Posted on 8/16/2012)
Great, classic bag for the BWCA Review by bjr
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We bought this bag for our canoe trips on the return trip from our first year in the BWCA about 7 years ago and it has held up really well! The only wish I have is that it had a couple of zippered pockets inside for smaller items that are waterproof but tend to get lost in the big bag. (Posted on 8/16/2012)
Best all-around canoe pack out there Review by Nate
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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 8/16/2012)
Most useful pack in existence Review by Outdoor Nut
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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 8/16/2012)
Tried and TrueReview by Canoe Crazy
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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 8/16/2012)
40+ years old and still kicking Review by Doug
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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 8/16/2012)
What a bag! Review by ktb
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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 8/16/2012)
Can't be beat Review by lwerner
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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 8/16/2012)
wouldn't canoe camp without my Duluth Pack Review by canoeinnh
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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 8/16/2012)

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Lifetime 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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