100 Years: A Great “Duluth Pack Day”

      It was 1911, and Duluth was the Zenith City, more millionaires per capita than any other city in America. Awnings were going up by the dozens around town as shopkeepers dressed up their storefronts. And a French-Canadian named Camille sold the rights to his “Poirier Pack,” a…

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Super Fan Contest Voting

[nggallery id=8] The judges have put their collective heads together and chosen photos from three fans that we believe represent “Super Fans.” And while we received and looked at a lot of great shots, these three were the ones that passed through all the rounds of tough judgement calls. Check…

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Superior Hiking Trail experts at Duluth Pack

The Duluth, Minnesota area has several crown jewels of recreation. The lakes, the rivers, the state & national parks, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, to name just a few, are priceless. One of these up and coming masterpieces in our own backyard is the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT).…

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Duluth Pack factory celebrates 100 years on West Superior

Duluth Pack is celebrating 100 years of manufacturing at 1610 W. Superior Street in Duluth, Minn. And we would like all our friends and families to help us celebrate. For those near the Duluth factory location we will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Friday, July 15th.…

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Boundary Waters bear report for July 1, 2011

Thousands of visitors head into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) every year for a myriad of reasons. Some go for fishing, some just look forward to the solitude of the lakes and rivers, but almost every paddler wants to see wildlife. In my mind the big three of…

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Duluth Packs Are Put to the Test on “Love in the Wild”

It’s a jungle out there and our Wanderer pack is going to Central America this summer to explore. The jungles of Costa Rica are full of adventure such as rafting down crocodile infested waters, spelunking  bat-infested caves, and trekking long distances. However, these trivial little diversions will be mere distractions…

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Duluth Pack Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone that participated! We have some fantastic fans and photographers! Here are the winners and honorable mentions! Keep taking those pictures, we will have another photo contest soon! 1ST PLACE ($100 Duluth Pack Gift Card) –  Brett VanDerBosch  “I am a student at UMD and am currently studying abroad…

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Bent-shaft canoe paddles vs. straight-shaft

“What’s the degree of bend in this paddle?” As you may remember from the summer of 2010, I wrote a couple of articles entitled “My favorite questions as an outfitter.” And while the above question may have been in contention for inclusion in that list, it might be a good…

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Hudson Bay Bound: Part Three, Finale

In my last two articles I told you about Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren who are going to be paddling from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay this summer. On the map it lays out as an adventure of approximately 2250 miles, through distinct and varied terrain. After they graduate from St.…

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