Great pack for canoeing. The traditional envelope type canoe packs fit in the bottom of a canoe and stack well. We have done a lot of BWCA camping over the years and canoe packs work much better than hiking packs. You can carry a lot of equipment on a canoe trip and the pack only has to be comfortable in general for portages. Frost River and Duluth Pack build great packs and for the budget conscious you can generally find them used. Full review
Duluth Trading "Dry-on-the-Fly" fleece lined nylon pants for $89.50. They have many nice features that make them a great bargain at their price. I recently got a pair of Duluth Trading nylon twill shell, fleece lined winter pants. For $89.50 they have great quality and easily beat out RailRiders $130 nylon shell, fleece lined nylon pants, even if they were the same price! Features: 100% nylon twill shell, very tightly woven polyester fleece lining (about 100 weight fleece) large crotch gusset for… Full review
The Rutstrum Gear Cruiser is a very good portage pack. It's probably more space than you'll ever need. It's huge, easy to adjust to your dimensions, and extremely simple. It's heavy and the size makes it easy to overpack. I find it surprisingly enjoyable for fairly small loads, since the one huge pocket makes it easy to just throw things in and head out. For portaging that's all you really need too. Use the included pack liner and your stuff will stay dry no matter how wet the pack gets. The sternum… Full review
For canoe travel, packs and other gear need to easily stow in the canoe. If there are portages, containers that are easily carried are also a requirement. These two needs are well blended into the classic Original Duluth Pack. These simple packs have proven themselves over more than 100 years. Background: At a summer party a number of years ago, I had just returned from another trip into Canada’s Far North. As I waxed poetic on the beauty and mentioned my mode of travel, a friend commented that… Full review
Duluth Pack was founded in 1882 and manufactures camping gear, canvas and leather packs.