The legendary Frost River Isle Royale Jr bushcraft pack in heritage black ( 732-N) is made from weather and abrasion resistant waxed canvas from Fairfield Textiles in New Jersey, premium leather from the S.B. Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota, along with robust, solid brass hardware. Frost River know how to build a pack the right way and guarantee it to last (the hardware and workmanship on Frost River’s waxed canvas and leather packs, bags, and accessories are guaranteed forever).
There is a symbiosis created when carrying a pack handcrafted of natural materials into the field. The canvas and leather blend with nature in a way that modern synthetics can’t. The swish going through brush is softer. The scrape over rock is subdued, the natural colours and organic textures just fit. The smell of warm leather in the sun, the beaded water droplets, fresh off a canoe paddle stroke, glisten just a bit brighter on waxed canvas than they do on with man-made materials. There’s unique character in a handcrafted, waxed canvas pack. It’s meant to be used in the woods, as it has been for generations. It remains relevant, and reminds a person to make plans to get back out again soon. Those of us who care about what we carry, and can see an object for more than the sum of its parts, will notice an inherent value and a sense of camaraderie between an outdoor traveller, a trusted pack, and the road, the stream, the journey…
This pack is supplied with a free tin of waxed canvas conditioner
Isle Royale Jr 732-N dimensions:
Size: 46H x 38W x 15D cm
Volumes: Compact 26L / Expanded 48L
Twin, vertical 2-in-1 pockets straddle an axe sleeve. Pair it with one of our axes or hatchets.
Each pocket is roughly the size of a 1L bottle and provides a space between the pocket and pack body to stow a folding saw or other long, thin object and keep it handy.
Premium Buckskin padded backstraps are distinctive and comfortable.
Ships with sturdy sternum strap installed.
All the straps are carefully selected and cut from a side of strong harness leather.
Lashing and compression at the sides with bridle leather straps, tough diamond-braid nylon cord and solid antiqued brass rings and buckles.
A slip pocket at the bottom of each side panel, two D-rings on the lid and lash squares at the bottom (four squares on the full size and Jr., two squares on the Mini) allow gear to be stored on the outside of the pack.
The lid features a slim pocket for maps or other essentials.
Outer pockets feature solid brass grommet weep holes to purge duff and water.