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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Hudson Bay Bound: Part Two, Influences

In part one of my interview with Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho we talked about the challenges they may face as they paddle to Hudson Bay. In this, part two, let’s talk about the forces that influence the two women aspiring to be the first to recreate “Canoeing with the…

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Hudson Bay Bound: Part One, Challenges

Soon to be St. Olaf graduates Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren are planning a canoe adventure of a lifetime. Following in the footsteps of Eric Severeid and Walter Port their trek is to begin June 2nd in Minneapolis and end sometime in early September on the banks of Hudson Bay.…

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How It’s Made: History of the Duluth Pack

Recently Jason Heaton from GearPatrol.com came to the Duluth Pack factory for a tour.  We thought we would share his article below. For the full article with photos click here. Two hours north of Minneapolis, up Interstate 35, after driving through farm and forest, you crest a high hill and…

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Duluth Pack Photo Contest!

We are always overwhelmed with the photographs we receive so we are excited for another round of photos for our contest. We are looking for winter photos with Duluth Pack products but they don’t need to be to win. Past winners have been on the front covers of our catalog!…

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Canoe or Kayak? Both! The Canak by Wenonah

The popularity of the kayak is growing by leaps and bounds. The canoe is the preferred method of travel in the Boundary Waters and the Quetico. There must be a hybrid that tours like a kayak and hauls gear like a canoe. I promised you a curveball and here it…

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