We have grown up around horses and mules, and one of our favorite things to do is to go out and field test our pack equipment. We believe all of our pack gear benefits from this field testing, and these panniers are no exception. Historically speaking the difference between panniers and saddle panniers is; panniers separate into two separate bags which are designed for use on a Sawbuck or a Decker pack saddle. The advantage of separating bags is they are easy to load, and weigh with a pack scale prior to putting them on the animal which makes it easy to obtain a balanced load. This balance is key to eliminating problems while on the trail.
Saddle Panniers on the other hand are typically of one piece construction, where both bags are connected and are designed to be used with a western saddle.
However, one of our more popular models of pannier (our 325 BL) works very well on all types of saddles. Whereas most other of the panniers below are designed for the Sawbuck or Decker pack saddles.
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325 BL Western or Pack Saddle Pannier$289.00We make hundreds of these a year and everybody loves them!!!! These are our most functional bags. They work on a pack-saddle or a Decker or right over your western riding saddle!! Made from super-tough 32-ounce belting duck also known as "Iron Cloth". Prices are for a set of panniers.
350 Pack Pannier$309.00These panniers are made from the best, most durable stuff around - Iron Cloth. The polyester fabric doesn't absorb blood so it will not rot out like canvas can. This bag is made for those large and bulky items.
350 BL Pack Pannier$349.00These are the panniers for big and bulky items! They have three top straps,a belly strap, "v" for top packs, and adjustable loops just like our popular 325 bl. Like all of our panniers these are made tough!
Leather End Pannier$389.00Called the "Number One" for a reason, this is the top pannier made today! Made from 32 oz. cotton duck with 10 oz. harness leather ends, leather top straps, and nylon latigos, This pannier is styled after the old forest service pannier. This outfit and a scale and anyone is a packer. Well reinforced, sewn and riveted. Comes with lids. The pride and workmanship really stands out on these number one panniers. Size is 25"L x 18"H x 11"W Back orders filled by July of 2021.