The Cooke Custom Sewing Pioneer Pack, part of Cooke’s hybrid portage pack series, combines the shape of a traditional portage pack with the features of a more modern backpacking pack. It has a padded foam back, contoured and padded shoulder straps, a sternum strap, a padded hip belt, four grab loops, load lifter straps and [...]
Category Archives: Portage Packs
Reviews of Portage Packs.
By Bryan Hansel | Published: December 22, 2010
Duluth Pack’s Northwood pack is a burly portage pack made in the Canadian style that canoe-hero Bill Mason used and loved. It’s made from 18-ounce canvas with a double bottom. It has leather shoulder straps that are riveted into the pack. Two 36-inch long leather crossover straps secure the pack and allow the internal flaps [...]
By Bryan Hansel | Published: November 3, 2008
The Hobb Creek first built for canyoneering and spelunking makes its way to Minnesota. How does it stack up?