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Duluth Pack

October 24, 2016

One of our Friends of Rheos, Duluth Pack has designed American made backpacks since the 1800s. Learn more about this company's background and see if Duluth Pack and Rheos floating sunglasses are a fit for you.

FOUNDING STORY OF DULUTH PACK


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Duluth Pack is one of those rare USA brands that has a beautifully storied history dating back to 1870 when Camille Poirier first arrived in Duluth, MN. He filed his first patent for the original Duluth Pack in 1882 and continued his career designing and repairing covers for wagons for explorers and families in America. After the patent was acquired by Duluth Tent & Awning in 1911, Duluth began developing products ranging from purses to travel bags and item repairs carrying the company from the early 20th century through to 1991 when Duluth Pack opened their first retail store.

To this day, they handmake each and every bag in their factory in Duluth, Minnesota and guarantee all their products with a lifetime warranty. We had a chance to test out the Roll-Top Scout Pack in Olive Drab color and it quickly became our favorite travel bag with its high quality and comfort and elegantly simple design.



DULUTH PACK PRODUCT LINEUP

Duluth Pack Duluth Pack carries everything from day packs and travel duffles to backpacks, wallets, and laptop cases. The best part is you can create your own product bundle for discounts that fit your tastes.

One of their coolest new products is the Cascade line. They've partnered with Pendleton Woolen Mills for stunningly colorful design patterns that remind us of the changing of the leaves into fall season. Check out their shop and let us know what you think! 

A few more words from the team...

Duluth PackPerfect for...serving as a companion pack for a weekend travel trip or a single-night camping trip. Their handmade totes are a great everyday carry for those in love with the idea of a handmade style to bring with you on your daily excursions. Pair the earthy tones of an original Duluth Pack with the tortoise frame of the Eddies and the grassy green cloth with the Rheos Emerald lenses.
Favorite Rheos Watering Hole blog post...Altamaha River Camping. The packs make a great companion given the care of quality in each stitch and leather stamp. You can see the traces of step-by-step attention and craftsmanship that can only be developed over a century of industry experience and progress. 135 years in fact!
Rheos Shades Pick:Eddies | Tortoise | Emerald - The Eddies frame are our most popular fishing frame with full wrap wind and water protection and just enough vent protection to minimize fogging. With a variety of lens options for varying times of day for sight-fishing you can see why the river Eddies are the perfect fit for any fisherman and feel right at home on any body of water.

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