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Sparky Day Pack Olive Drab - Duluth Pack

THE ALL NEW DELUXE SPARKY

Please note: this product is available for Pre-Order only and launches in-store and online on Thursday, February 20th.

This new deluxe version of the Sparky was designed to be the most versatile bag you own. It works great in almost any use due to its full-length zippered main compartment opens flat for quick access to anything inside, padded leather shoulder straps for out of the box comfort, two drawcord side pockets for holding water bottles or extra gear, and thick leather bottom for water resistance and added durability. Use it as an everyday bag or for any adventure tame or wild, the New Deluxe Sparky will be your favorite travel companion.

Dimensions:  17”H x 13”W x 5”D + pockets

Capacity: 18 Liters

Uses: Every-Day, Hiking, Camping, Canoeing, Travel, School, Outdoor-Work


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Sparky Day Pack Olive Drab - Duluth Pack

THE ALL NEW STANDARD SPARKY

Please note: this product is available for Pre-Order only and launches in-store and online on Thursday, February 20th.

This new deluxe version of the Sparky was designed to be the most versatile bag you own. It works great in almost any use due to its full-length zippered main compartment opens flat for quick access to anything inside, padded leather shoulder straps for out of the box comfort, two drawcord side pockets for holding water bottles or extra gear, and thick leather bottom for water resistance and added durability. Use it as an everyday bag or for any adventure tame or wild, the New Deluxe Sparky will be your favorite travel companion.

Dimensions:  17”H x 13”W x 5”D + pockets

Capacity: 18 Liters

Uses: Every-Day, Hiking, Camping, Canoeing, Travel, School, Outdoor-Work


Old Sparky Duluth Pack
Standard Sparky Duluth Pack

SO, WHAT'S DIFFERENT?

You asked, we delivered. Introducing the new and improved Sparky designs. Compared to our original Sparky design (Left Photo), we have made updated changes in order to get to our New Standard Sparky (Right Photo), and our New Deluxe Sparky. In both cases, we handcrafted a more light-weight and simple design.

We removed the side pockets and replaced them with open, extra deep water bottle sized pockets to give you easier access to your gear.

All of these changes, and improved handcrafted manufacturing techniques, even allowed us to drop the price to make this iconic bag more accessible. It’s the original Sparky you loved, but better.

 


Sparky carrying two Duluth Packs

THE ACTUAL "SPARKY" CARRYING TWO DULUTH PACKS

THE SPARKY STORY:

Named after and designed by a former employee, the Sparky has long been a staple of the Duluth Pack product line. Our third ever hire at our retail store, Sparky, wanted to create a pack that would have a pocket for his water bottle, a pocket for his favorite camera lens (for birding adventures), and a pack that would sit low to his back while maintaining the famous Duluth Pack quality standard. The brainchild of his ambitions became an instant classic and is now seeing its first update.

Sparky worked in the Duluth Pack store as well as being the Director of Marketing and a Buyer for the company. He was a valued member of the team for around ten years, and even starred as a stunt double to the main character in a famous movie filmed in Duluth during his time at Duluth Pack. He then moved on to start his own publishing firm, wrote several very successful books, and started the "Friends of the Sax Zim-Bog" organization where he still works today. As a naturalist, he also worked at many famous Minnesota outdoor sites as well as for the DNR and National Park Service. Sparky still enjoys the outdoors and still takes his two Sparky packs with him on family adventures in the great outdoors.