DULUTH, Minn. and ROCKFORD, Mich. (Oct. 15, 2019) – Merrell, the brand that exists to give you all you really need to discover the simple yet profound power of the trail, and Duluth Pack, an American heritage brand known for handcrafted outdoor gear made in the U.S. since 1882, have partnered on the concept of common threads. For Merrell, it was crafting boots that allowed people discover, perform, and work in the outdoors. For Duluth Pack, it was creating packs that would stand the tests of nature and time.
Available now, the 2019 co-branded outdoor work boot collection features two new styles of unisex boots ranging from $180 – $190 and are sold exclusively through Merrell’s website, Duluth Pack’s website and the brand’s flagship retail store in Duluth, and on Zappos.com.
“We’ve known the great team at Duluth Pack for years and have always said we should bring our brands together in some way,” said Chris Hufnagel, President at Merrell. “This collection unites our shared heritage and mission of delivering long-lasting, quality products to our consumers who work and play in the outdoors.”
Products in the line include a composite toe version ($190) for extreme comfort and protection for any rugged work or projects, and a non-safety toe style ($180) for those outdoor enthusiasts needing the extreme durability for whatever the day throws at them. Each pair features Duluth Pack’s iconic olive drab canvas and is finished with a custom brown leather logo.
“We are beyond excited and proud to debut our first ever collaboration line with our friends at Merrell,” said Tom Sega, CEO of Duluth Pack. “We share similar company values and focus on rugged, quality, and time-tested products that our customers expect and can rely on. This collection of work-wear and outdoor boots represent more than a product on a shelf. It represents an ethos built on high-quality materials that will last.”
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Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA. For over 137 years, Duluth Pack has been located in Duluth, MN, manufacturing high quality, built-to-last canvas and leather bags, packs, and outdoor gear in a century-old factory. Duluth Pack maintains the handcrafted American made heritage and one-customer-at-a-time way of doing business that the brand has always valued. Duluth Pack craftsmen and craftswomen value and use the same artisanal techniques that the company has used since its beginning. Duluth Pack offers a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship and on the hardware of all products. Customers understand that Duluth Packs have the unique ability to capture stories and evoke memories; this is what makes Duluth Pack special.
Merrell® exists to give you all you really need to discover the simple yet profound power of the trail. We believe the trail is for everyone. Our goal is to provide thoughtfully designed, rigorously tested products that over-deliver on performance, versatility and durability. Because when you’ve got air in your lungs and good shoes on your feet, you’ve got everything you need. Visit Merrell.com or follow us on social at @merrell.
Lauren King, Merrell