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# 51 Utility Pack - Canoe Pack

Item S-510-
Our Utility Pack series is all about long lasting quality in a smaller pack. These simple, yet durable, packs are perfect for beginners, value conscious campers, and young adventurers.

  • Tough 15-ounce canvas construction.
  • Quick drying cotton shoulder straps riveted for extra reinforcement
  • All Utility Packs feature our time-tested envelope-style design.
  • Rides low to allow the carrying of a canoe while wearing the pack.
  • Specifically contoured to fit the confines of a canoe.
  • Guaranteed for life. Made in the USA.

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


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Features such as 15-ounce canvas construction, riveted leather flap straps, cotton webbing shoulder straps, and high quality buckles make this series of packs worth a second look. No reason to worry either, all three packs are handmade in Duluth, MN and come standard with our “Guaranteed for Life” warranty. The smallest of the three Utility series canoe packs, the #51, makes a great day pack for those items you like to keep close at hand either in the canoe or on a short day hike. It's also the perfect upgrade from our Scout Pack if you require more room in your pack. Both the #60 and #3-70 are much larger in volume and will provide more packing space for that quick weekend trip or a longer wilderness excursion. The only significant difference between these three rock solid packs is that the #51 has two leather flap straps, whereas the #60 and #3-70 have three leather flap straps. The #3-70 also includes a thick replaceable poly liner and tumpline. Made in USA.

Technical Specifications

Item No. S-510 Utility Pack #51

  • Dimensions: 20H x 18W
  • Capacity: 1,640 cubic inches : 26.87L
  • Construction: 15 oz canvas, two leather flap straps, top grade buckles, cotton webbing shoulder straps

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Customer Reviews (9)

great for day tripsReview by camper
i use mine for camping,fishing,hunting and canoeing (Posted on 1/9/2015)
18 months later - still my favorite packReview by solocanoe
Cheers to the Duluth folks! I spent some talking with them - I'm 6'4" tall and barrel chested - and we added some extra length on my web straps and I also knew I wanted a grab handle so we added that too.

This pack has been to ball games, bike rides, ATV and Dirt Bike rides, and even on my Harley. It's been on countless canoe trips and is the first pack hanging by the door that I grab for anything.

I keep a seat cushion wrapped in the pack liner bag in the pack - it serves as a barrier to the back on sharp objects and gives the bag some shape too when it's not loaded full - as it's often not.

I use a variety of smaller bags in a bag concept - fire kit, personal survival kit, urban get around kit, etc...and throw in whatever smaller bags compliment that days activity.

I've tried other bags and I keep coming back to the simplicity of this bag. It's been dumped in rivers and streams - it's been covered in mud and probably a little blood - it never fails to clean up simply and after a day of hanging to dry looks almost like new.

I treated my straps and the round Duluth logo patch immediately and keep them treated - they get much darker but I like that and they are soft as butter all the time and probably will never crack if I keep them treated.

Great pack - we have some old Duluth packs from the 30's and 40's in our family...I imagine this one will be passed on well after I am gone too. (Posted on 6/25/2014)
bulletproofReview by Augie
Very nice bag, well-built and the perfect size. I only regret not getting d-rings sewn on to hold a bed roll. (Posted on 3/9/2013)
Totally awesome!!!Review by Coolbreeze
This is the best looking bag I've ever had. It's so well put together and you can tell right away that you will have it forever. I am totally impressed. Cheers to American Made!!! (Posted on 5/21/2012)
Stands up over timeReview by Natty
I bought the 51 about twenty years ago and added heavier canvas, a double bottom and heavier all leather straps and a buckle attachment for a tumpline. I am a professional forest worker and carry the pack every day I am outside...which is nearly every day spring-summer-fall. The back flap is totally sun-bleached and the leather is now supple with long use. I depend on the best pack and the best boots I can get....regardless of price. If I really thought that there was something "better" out there, I would have it. Younger people laugh at it, as it lacks the "technical" look of "todays" gear. I am quiet and let them think what they want. Live and learn. (Posted on 6/19/2011)
i'm in loveReview by zaftig
i just received my #51 utility pack and i am in love. it is much bigger than i expected which was a pleasant surprise. i am really excited to try it out! (Posted on 1/26/2011)
AmazingReview by Gregory
I decided to get the #60 instead of the #51 and when I got the bag in the mail it was quite large, but perfect to carry all of my hunting stuff. I can put in all the things that I need for a days worth of hunting comfortably and still have room for extra layers and a Thermos. This bag is amazing, I plan on getting the #51 for day hikes. The quality is unmatched. (Posted on 12/8/2010)
it goes everywhere Review by stephanie
the #51 is an all purpose, go everywhere pack. Roomy enough for everything you need for a day out and about. The flap and strap closure gives the need space for that last extra thing. We like this pack so much that we have given it away to visiting Guests during exchange weekends. (Posted on 7/19/2010)
Great Economical PackReview by Tom
I purchased this pack for my son as his first Duluth Pack. It is a great size for the Jr. High School age. Fits everything for a long weekend camping to sleepovers with friends. Expands with the top flap and leather strapping system and allows him to stuff everything he needs and would want to carry. Great original design and economical.
(Posted on 12/2/2008)

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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.