America's Oldest Canvas & Leather Bag Company
The Duluth Pack story begins over 100 years ago with their founder Camille Poirier, a French-Canadian immigrant, at the helm. After migrating west to the northern waters of Duluth, Minnesota in 1870, he built a small shoe store with his little stock of leather and tools he had at hand. Little did the folks of this frontier town know, they desperately needed a durable product that was going to last through the seasons; especially the harsh Minnesota winters.
As Poirier outfitted those early American settlers, he saw a need for a new type of backpack to benefit trappers, traders, and timber workers of the day. After painstaking design and testing, he patented the "C. Poirier Pack Sack" on December 12th, 1882. Duluth Pack, as the brand would later become known, was born. This original pack design is still sold today as the #2 Original Pack. In 1911, Poirier sold his pack business to the Duluth Tent & Awning Company, which then evolved into the Duluth Pack known today.
Today, Duluth Pack's community has grown international, invoking adventure, not just for outdoor enthusiasts but for all demographics. Their packs and bags have endured the test of time. Lasting generations, everyone who purchases one of our handcrafted packs adds to our never-ending history. The company also takes pride in sticking with their Made in the U.S.A. roots. Hand-crafting their products in America means everything to Duluth Pack. They are the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack making company in the United States and they are incredibly proud to stand behind their employees who make it all possible.
Please join us in supporting this Made in USA company! Every purchase is an investment in our great nation.
Read below to see what you get with every Duluth Pack purchase:
Duluth Packs are handcrafted of the highest quality materials and built to last generations.
Duluth Pack artisans meticulously handcraft each bag one at a time to ensure premium quality.
Made in America
Duluth Pack continues to manufacture its products in Duluth, MN and is proud to employ and support hardworking Americans since 1882.
Duluth Pack offers a lifetime guarantee covering all craftsmanship and hardware used in the construction of its products.