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Frost River's popular backpack is now more versatile than ever

Frost River's Isle Royale waxed-canvas backpack is a thing of beauty—and it just got better. The Isle Royale is one of Frost River's best-sellers and is popular with bushcraft enthusiasts, trad aficionados and fashion-forward urbanites. For the 2019 season, the Isle Royale Bushcraft pack got a redesign, rearranging pockets, plus featuring other tweaks that improves carrying ability, according to Frost River rep Alex Messenger. 

“The Isle Royale is simple, rugged, timeless and versatile,” says Messenger.

The pack features a buckskin padded backstrap, brass buckles, dual vertical pockets for items like a thermos, water bottle or first aid kit, axe sleeve, and lots of lash points top and bottom, plus a map pocket under the top flap. The sternum strap is adjustable and waist belt is removable. 

Messenger says the people who love the Isle Royale are across the spectrum of consumers. “The very versatility that makes it ideal for bushcraft makes it equally suited to travelling with it," he says. 

New for 2019, Frost River is also releasing a series of five waxed canvas pack cubes in various sizes, from the size of a travel kit to a duffel bag. The cubes, priced from $30 to $50, are perfect for travel and keeping gear organized in a canoe pack. 

Isle Royale Specs
Mini: 15 x 15 x 5 inches
Junior: 18 x 15 x 6 inches
Full size: 23 x 15 x 8 inches

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