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Item S-121
We took our immensely popular Rambler Pack and scaled it down. In the process we created a super functional day pack with European flair. A roomy, top-loading compartment cinches shut with a drawcord. Topflap secures with two leather straps and roller buckles. Side pockets are spacious enough for a quart water bottle. Need easy access to your binoculars, point-and-shoot camera, wallet, keys, sunscreen or bug dope? Simply unbuckle the handy front pocket. (All this stuff actually fits in the front pocket!) Web shoulder straps.

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

Made in USA.

This pack was featured in the NBC show Love in the Wild.

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An ideal medium-sized pack for any day trip, whether its hiking, biking, canoeing, or wandering the streets of Europe. Features include a roomy buckle-down front pocket, buckle-down side pockets, 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: 16H x 15W x 6D + pockets
  • Capacity: 1845(+) plus pockets 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, front buckle-down pocket, two side pockets with buckling flaps

Additional Info

Additional Info

Dimensions 16H x 15W x 6D + pockets


Customer Reviews (57)

should be listed as a canoe packReview by paddler
this pack is great for canoe camping. holds all my gear essential for fishing and slides right into my #4 for the portages with lots of room to spare. my partner decided to get one after he saw how handy it is. good hunting pack too. (Posted on 9/3/2010)
Terrific daypack, even for mountain hikingReview by GrowUp-DaveyBoy
Just got back from 2 weeks in Glacier National Park, where my new navy blue Wanderer was my only daypack. I was surprised how well it carried all over those mountain trails. I inserted a folding canoe chair inside the back (to pad it, hold the packs's shape and protect me from pointy things) and that works great. It also held my rain jacket and poncho, sweater, cooking gear (I llke to have soup midway of a long hike), snacks and lunch, all the usual "ten essential" stuff, and camera. With room to spare. The side pockets both held 40-ounce size klean kanteens, which provides a lot of water. With that fairly substantial load, it stayed surprisingly comfortable, AND MUCH COOLER than a large nylon backpack. It's going with my son and me to the BWCA next Summer, that's for sure. Honestly, can't think of a single improvement. Thanks, Duluth Pack. (Posted on 8/17/2010)
great item/great all round useReview by sgt hoot
small compact,lots of storage,looks easy to use,for both adults/children to grow into. Nice price also! (Posted on 7/30/2010)
This is my Favorite bag!Review by Michael
This bag goes everywhere with me. Camping, hiking, downtown, the coffee shop, ect. It is the perfect size and usually holds my books, laptop, notepads and my journal. Everyone else loves the look of it as I do. The straps are very comfortable even with a heavy load, despite not being padded. I was sold on the timeless design and look. I think of Adventure every time I look at it ! (Posted on 7/29/2010)
Wanderer WaxedReview by marcia
This is my newest backpack, and it is the best one I've ever owned. If you have never purchased one of the waxed canvas products, this is IT! The color is awesome, plenty of room with side pockets, a large front pocket, drawstring, and a zip pocket inside the flap. It makes you want to take a trip just to be able to use this beauty! Of anything I own from your store, this one takes the cake. No complaints on this one. Thank you! (Posted on 7/20/2010)
Finally!Review by JB
After years of searching, I've finally found the bag that matches my life. The Wanderer has every feature that a bag needs; roomy, durable and a classic style. Hiking, travel, fishing and photography outings are just a few of the assignments for my wanderer. Great materials and construction. I will not hesitate to buy any Duluth Pack product in the future. Thanks for making a bag that I can carry with pride and confidence. (Posted on 7/19/2010)
perfectReview by bobc
I lost track of how many brands of small-to-medium packs I accumulated, looking for the perfect ONE bag. I think I've found it in the Wanderer.

It's my woodland "photo bag," with whatever extra clothes I have along serving as padding for the cameras. The several pockets nicely isolate water bottle, GPS, and whatever else I chose to take along that morning.

I hate to use the word "perfect," but the Wanderer might just be the one bag that comes closest to deserving the title.
(Posted on 7/19/2010)
Great Hunting BAgReview by pjwood
For years I used an old Army canvas backpack for deer hunting. When it finally wore out I wanted a good canvas pack. The Wanderer is Perfect. It holds everything I need to travel in the woods by foot or canoe, and to shoot my flintlock rifle. (Posted on 7/19/2010)
Awesome bag!Review by Big Mike
I bought this bag about 5 years ago and it has been all over the country with me. It has held up wonderfully. People have commented on it in almost every city I've had it in! I LOVE this bag!!! (Posted on 7/15/2010)
Great for over-nighters!Review by gavin
I got this pack six months ago and love it. It's the perfect size for a one night or weekend getaway into the woods. (Posted on 7/15/2010)
Fantastic PackReview by Charlie
I have used this pack for field archaeology every day for the past 4 years, and have put it through more abuse and use than any other bag has ever held up through, and the Wanderer hasn't hardly flinched. co-workers have gone through 3 or 4 bags in the time since I have picked it up. It fits a nicely equipped first aid kit in the front pocket as well as water bottles and various do-dads in the sides. The strap closer allows for tossing a tarp or coat under the flap for quick, easy access without having to open the whole bag up, and they will not blow out in the middle of a trip the way zippers can when they get dirty or worn out, or if you overload a bag. All in all a wonderful pack!! (Posted on 7/14/2010)
its a canoe packReview by buck
fit my loaded wanderer in my portage pack with my tent ,sleeping bag, bedroll, camp chair, and other gear. after the portage and camp setup the wanderer went up in the bow of the canoe with everything i needed for fishing. binoculars, camera, sweater, raingear, you name it. great pack for canoe camping. (Posted on 7/8/2010)
don't use with laptops and hard-cover books!Review by Aaron
I purchased a Wanderer in Nov. 2005. I'd been using it as a daily carry, though I often skip bringing a backpack all together. Lasted a total of three years being used approx. every other day to carry loads of 15 lbs or less. Pack ended up busting through completely along one of the bottom seams while carrying my laptop. I was definitely not a happy camper, as you can imagine. In the three years I was using the pack, the join between a shoulder strap and the bag had begun to wear and rip, eventually making it completely unusable.

In addition to the reliability problems the bag also has ergonomic problems, at least when being worn by me. This is especially the case when significantly full; when half full of clothes it bulges out. Even when carefully packed, the pack ends up riding really high. These factors make it a pretty uncomfortable pack to wear for most any length of time.

My recommendation is to stick with DP's more traditional packs for portaging and products by other manufacturer's for backpacks and day packs. The zippered day pack holds up a lot better, at the expense of ~10 L. (Posted on 6/8/2010)
fits inside a #4 duluth packReview by hugh
a great day pack that fits in your canoe pack. once the portage is over and camp is set up, this baby goes back in the canoe. convenient for quetico. (Posted on 4/2/2010)
Best general-use bag of any kind I've ever ownedReview by Matt
I'm a bag whore. I own more pieces of luggage - bags, totes, suitcases, backpacks, duffles - than anyone could ever justify, even as a frequent traveler and outdoor enthusiast. This is my favorite, bar none. Weekend at Mom and Dad's? Easy. Business trip? Couple changes of clothes, toothbrush, laptop, and a book. Done. Commuter? Everything for the work day plus a stop at the market on the way home. Oh yeah, and camping. Absolutely gorgeous pack that will likely never wear out and subtly says "I can handle anything because my priorities are correct." Aces all around - can't recommend it highly enough. (Posted on 3/30/2010)
This backpack can do it all.Review by Brian
I use this pack on a variety of camping trips and it has always fulfilled my needs whatever they may be. It is comfortable and very stylish to wear. i wouldn't trade anything for my wanderer pack. (Posted on 3/27/2010)

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