As the temperature starts to drop, people have two kinds of reactions: “I HATE COLD WEATHER, WHY DON’T I MOVE SOMEWHERE WARM?!” or “I love the winter, I can’t wait to sit by a roaring fire with a glass of whiskey as the snow falls outside my window.”
If you’re in the second camp, you’re probably already stocking up on firewood for the winter. Good job. But listen—no one wants to mess up their clothes by carrying a stack of wood into the house, and certainly no one (AKA: your spouse) wants dirt, dead bark, leaves and whatever else falls off the wood all over the living room as you’re about to toss it onto the fire.
The solution? A simple firewood log carrier, typically made out of canvas and leather. You’ll use it every Fall and Winter for the rest of your life, and just owning it will make you feel more outdoorsy. Check out 12 of our favorites.
Panacea Log Tote
Started in 1967, Ohio-based Panacea makes home goods that will last a lifetime. And at under $20, this sturdy canvas log carrier is a good choice. With a roomy interior and reinforced fabric handles, it’ll haul all the firewood you need, and fold up easily for compact storage when not in use.
Beckel Canvas Log Carrier
Oregon-based Beckel Canvas has been creating quality, indestructible outdoor gear for over 50 years, so it’ll come as no surprise that their Log Carrier will stand up to the test of time. The heavy-duty, abrasion-resistant canvas comes with sturdy handles, and at just $26, it might be the best purchase you’ve ever made for your home.
LL Bean Waxed Canvas Log Carrier
While most log carriers you’ll find have open sides to accommodate firewood of different lengths, LL Bean’s Waxed Canvas Log Carrier is roomy but has sides to keep everything contained. Available in brown and olive, the carrier is made with water-resistant canvas and has leather handles for easy carrying.
Patzbag Canvas Firewood Tote
Handcrafted in Maine, Patzbag crafts its firewood totes out of heavy duck canvas in a variety of color combinations.
Filson Log Carrier
Filson has been crafting rugged, high-quality gear for the outdoors for over 100 years, so you know their Log Carrier will stand the test of time (regardless of how many fires you build in your lifetime). Crafted out of water-repellant canvas twill, the tan-colored carrier has saddle-grade Bridle leather handles which only get better with age.
Sturdy Brothers Firewood Carry
The Sturdy Brothers are real—and brothers Ben and Spencer Young are trying to bring craftsmanship back to America, one sturdy canvas and leather good at a time. They accomplish their mission handsomely with this Firewood Carry, made out of sturdy brown canvas with leather accents and copper rivets.
Oxgut Hose Co. Walsh Firewood Carrier
California-based Oxgut Hose Co. takes genuine, retired firehoses and creates functional products from them, like this Walsh Firewood Carrier. Not sure how these hoses will feel about helping to start fires rather than put them out, but hoses don’t have a say in anything, right? If the brand’s upcycling story wasn’t enough, they take it a step further with a charity angle—a portion of the proceeds from each sale go to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
Winter Session + Campwell Log Tote
Chicago-based Winter Session teamed up with Campwell to create a log tote that is handsome enough to carry other things in, too, whether it’s a pile of firewood, rolled up blankets, or both. Unlike other firewood carriers, this one is outfitted with an interior pocket to stash a lighter, keys, or other small items, and has a leather closure tab to keep things secure.
Steele Canvas Log Carrier
Massachusetts-based Steele Canvas has been creating sturdy canvas carriers since 1921, so it’s no surprise one of their wares ended up on our list. Made with white canvas with leather accents, it’ll look nice in transit but even nicer sitting next to a roaring fire.
Pendleton Log Carrier
Pendleton is known more for its legendary wool goods than anything else, but they have a ton of other home goods on offer, like this Log Carrier, for one. The canvas carrier is backed by Pendleton’s signature wool fabric and also features a leather handle and trim. You can choose from Paul Bunyan plaid (appropriate for carrying wood, of course) or Pendleton’s signature red, green, yellow, and black stripes.
Duluth Pack Log Carrier
Duluth Pack has been creating quality USA-made outdoor gear since the late 1800s in its home and namesake of Duluth, Minnesota. And while the brand might get more attention for its backpacks, it has a ton of other things on offer, like this log carrier. Made out of durable canvas (available in a rainbow of colors), the carrier features riveted leather reinforcements, trim, and handles that help make it as handsome as it is indestructible.
Frost River Timber Hauler Firewood Sling
Minnesota-based Frost River prides itself on making quality outdoor gear out of quality materials, so while $140 might seem like a steep price for a sling that carries some old logs you’re about to burn in a fire, take a step back. Made with heavyweight, durable waxed canvas (with leather accents and handles), the Firewood Sling is sturdy enough to transport firewood but nice enough to transport other stuff, too. If it’s too slim for you, check out their Birchbark GDT Log Bag, which will carry about three fire’s worth of wood. You’ve got three fireplaces in your house, right? Right.
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