How to Find the Right Backpack
The summer is almost over and schools all over America are about to resume to at least some degree. This means back to school shopping is still a reality, even if it looks a bit different this year. Pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, and of course - backpacks. Every year in the USA, millions of backpacks are purchased for back to school season. This trend has only been increasing over time. The problem is most backpacks are not built to last. Many backpacks marketed to children only last for a couple of years, if that. This year, rather than shelling out money for another cheap backpack, why not invest in a quality Made in America product that will last? Plus, it's the most sustainable option, because of the elimination of trash in landfills around the globe. One backpack can make a difference.
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Today we have a continuation of our Father’s Day Gift Guide that we have been covering in a few of our other blog posts. This gift guide focuses on the Traveler. This is the dad who loves sight-seeing and always has the travel bug. They are ready to get up and go at the drop of a hat and are always up for an adventure. This guide will help you to continue to fuel all your dad’s interests, even when he’s halfway across the world.
Whether your dad travels around your state, the USA, or the world, your friends at Duluth Pack have recommendations for your traveling dad to make his life easier. Having the right accessories while traveling is essential, and here at Duluth Pack. we want to provide you a list of all the items that your dad will surely appreciate on his next jet-set around the world, whether that be for leisure or business.
Fanny Pack: The fanny pack has been a staple in a dad’s style for generations. Gift your dad Duluth Pack’s Large Fanny Pack to help him accessorize for his travel needs. Whether it’s a family trip to Disneyland or a business trip to Amsterdam, the fanny pack is a great and practical choice to gift your dad this Father’s Day.
Travel Wallet: When traveling, it can be stressful when you don’t have everything in one place. Having credit cards in one place, a passport in another, and your ticket somewhere else can cause going through the airport to be a huge hassle. To make your dad’s traveling life easier, we recommend the Travel Wallet. Made with our traditional Olive Drab canvas and leather details, this travel wallet has pockets to hold your dad’s documents, airline tickets, passport, and credit cards. For the frequent flyer, this wallet is a must.
Jet-Setter Duffel Pack: Perfect for your dad to carry while he’s traveling around the world, or across the US. The Jet-Setter Duffel Pack is perfect as a carry-on and can be worn and used in three different ways. Your dad can wear it as a backpack, carry it with the handles, or use its detached shoulder strap for easy access to grab-and-go. This pack will allow your dad to stay organized while he is on the go, which he will greatly appreciate.
Briefcase: Some of our dads travel because of work. Jet-setting around the world is a perk, but they rely on that travel for business. For this type of traveler, we recommend the Standard Briefcase. This briefcase is perfect for your dad’s regular daily commute but is also ideal for when he's traveling with his laptop and other necessities.
Travel Valet: Traveling by plane around the world is great, but some dads prefer road trips around the US instead to see all the beauty we have in our home country. For these traveling dads, we recommend our Canvas Travel Valet. This is perfect to hold your dad’s wallet, keys, credit cards, and more. It can be used in his car while traveling, his hotel room when he’s arrived at his destination, and can even be placed in his luggage if necessary. When not in use, it conveniently lies flat for easy storage. This will make your dad’s travel life even easier so that he can enjoy what matters: traveling.
Still unsure what to do? You could always allow your dad to decide for himself with a Duluth Pack e-gift card. For even more ideas, check out our Gifts For Him gift guide. We also recommend checking out our previous Father’s Day Gift Guides for The Griller, The Hunter, The Fisherman, and the Handy Man to find gifts that fill all your dad’s passions and interests.
-From your friends at Duluth Pack
For today’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, we are exploring the world of the Handyman. For many, our father is the house’s designated handyman, woodworker, plumber, and more. Sometimes this is out of necessity, but for a lot of our dads, working with tools is a hobby they love to fill their time with. Many of our dads have their own makeshift workshop in the garage, in the shed, or even just outside. Their workshop is their happy place, a place where they can relax and put their mind to work. They can watch something be built or fixed right before their eyes.
Your friends at Duluth Pack have some recommendations to enhance the handyman in your life’s experience in their workshop.
Today, for our Father’s Day Gift Guide, we are going to focus on The Fisherman. This is the dad who gets up at the crack of dawn, ready for a serene morning on the boat. Fishing is dear to many of us here in Minnesota. In the land of 10,000+ lakes, fishing can be a way of life. Those early mornings on the boat with our dad are some fond memories that many of us share. Listening to the water quietly lapping around the boat, waiting for the fish to bite is an experience that provided many of us with peace and tranquility as we fished with our father.
Being able to gift your dad with something that will fulfill his love of fishing is a great option this Father’s Day. Here at Duluth Pack, we have many recommendations for our fishing dads to make their Father's Day special. We have gifts that we know will satisfy his fishing trips for the whole summer, and beyond.
Today’s post is a continuation of our Father’s Day Gift Guide series to help you find the perfect gift for that special man (or men) in your life. This gift guide is for The Hunter, focusing on all the products that your dad or father figure may need during a long day in the woods.
Hunting is a way that many of our dads reconnect and get out into nature. Some of us started hunting with our fathers when we were in our adolescence and have fond memories of preparing for hunting season and then being guided through our seasonal hunts. This is where we learned the importance of the field to fork mentality. Here at Duluth Pack, we have extensive resources to fulfill anything that your dad may want while hunting or preparing for the big hunt. Duluth Pack is proudly a licensee of the iconic camo company, Mossy Oak. Mossy Oak's legendary Bottomland print is available in an extensive line of shooting sports and lifestyle equipment in the Duluth Pack flagship store and online at DuluthPack.com.
Turkey Chair: Anyone who has been hunting knows there are some long and grueling days. For those days in the woods, it can get uncomfortable to sit and wait for long periods. We recommend trying out the Turkey Chair, to make your dad’s hunting trip a bit more comfortable. This chair can easily be carried to your dad’s hunting stand for a simple way to stay comfortable while hunting. This is something that your dad’s back and bottom will surely appreciate.
Accessories: One of the most useful gifts you can give the hunter in your life would is anything that will help him with his gun. Try out our floating shotgun case, which will keep your dad’s gun safe for those rugged days hunting. Your dad would also appreciate our gun cleaning bag, ammo bag, and range bag to make his hunting easier and cleaner.
Gun Cases: Properly and safely protect your firearm with high-quality cases. Select the case that best fits their needs along with accurate sizing. Duluth Pack manufacturers an assortment of Pistol Rugs, Shotgun Cases, and Rifle Cases available in leather, canvas, and wool options and either micro-suede or sherpa interior lining.
Hunting Packs: If your dad prefers to wear some sort of pack and or fanny pack style while on his hunting adventure, we have top-sellers to include along with Duluth Pack's President and CEO's all-time favorite product. The leader of our company, Tom Sega recommends time and time again the All-Day Lumbar Pack. It's his tried and true from training hunting dogs, to deer hunting, and walks through the woods. A handful of other backpack style products we recommend include: The Quiet Rambler - includes quiet and non-glossy or shiny hardware to eliminate exposure. The Quiet Mountain Bow Pack and the Quiet Mountain Rifle Pack is the go-to for any hunting excursions that include hiking elevations and rough forests.
Hunting Hat: Lastly, we recommend the Hunting Hat to accessorize and keep the sun off your dad’s face. This hat is perfect for a day full of hunting and is built to last. With comfortable mesh, this hat will make your dad stylish and practical during his hunting trips. Your dad will love this simple but useful gift.
Still unsure what to do? You could always allow your dad to decide for himself with a Duluth Pack e-gift card. For even more ideas, check out our Gifts For Him gift guide. You can also check out our last Father’s Day Gift Guide for more ideas.
Happy hunting, friends.