One of the side effects of working at Kent of Inglewood is that you show up on day one with an obsession for quality items, or you quickly develop one. For me, it was a bit of both, and few brands tickle that part of my brain more effectively than Frost River.
For over 250 years, Frost has been dedicated to quality & craftsmanship that lasts lifetimes. From their tough-as-nails materials to their delightfully over-engineered construction, few brands make products as reliable as they do. They’ve sourced the toughest, most water-resistant waxed canvas from the Martin family since 1838. Their leather straps come from SB Foot Tannery, the same folks who make the leather for Red Wing shoes. Solid brass hardware and heavy stitching hold it all together, giving Frost River products a sturdy, time-worn form that follows their function.
We’re thrilled to finally be carrying Frost River at Kent of Inglewood. Here are a few of my favourite products we added to our collection; you can check them all out here.
I’ve been hunting for a lifetime pack for a few years, and I think I just found it. The Isle Royal is the ultimate adventure pack, capable of carrying all your bushcraft and survival gear in a slim design, perfect for maneuvering through the woods. A large interior, several pockets, outer straps and an axe pocket provide easy access to your most essential supplies, while buckskin padded backstraps and a sternum strap provide maximum comfort on your longest journeys,
As something of a minimalist, I have to shout out the Summit Pack. Simple and effective, the classic rucksack is the ultimate minimalist travel bag, no matter the journey. Toss everything in and go! Fully open, it's about the size of a 5-gallon bucket and fully carry-on compliant.
I love working with my hands, but I always manage to wear my nice clothes and end up making a mess of them. A good shop apron is essential for keeping your duds tidy! Durable, stain-resistant waxed canvas protects your clothes from rips and spills while aging beautifully with use. Use it in the kitchen, woodshop, forge, on a hunt, or anywhere else you want.
A fantastic stocking stuffer and a must-have accessory for small game hunters. Game holders allow you to transport your bounty easily: simply loop them in and either attach the clip to your belt or sling the strap over your shoulder.
A great gift for those tough-to-shop-for anglers in your life and the coolest and safest way to store your flies for easy access! Simply hook them into the sheepskin lining and retrieve them when needed.
A famed cocktologist and axe man, Nathan opened the first Kent of Inglewood store in Calgary, and now spends his days writing most of what you are reading here and teaching straight razor shaving classes. Ask him about his world-famous Three Cherry Manhattan. In his spare time Nathan can be found sharpening his axe, making fermented foods, or practicing his amateur butchering hobby. He doesn't slur his words, he speaks in cursive.