Pack saddles are bag packs for animals such as horses, camels, and llamas. They used by riders as storage systems for stocking up on essential items for adventure trips or outdoor travel. They are commonly used to carry the heavy rudiments of a camel trek like food and water.
Pack saddles are designed to absorb moisture and evenly distribute the weight along the length of the animal’s back. Most packs can carry loads weighing up to 200 kilograms.
Types of Pack Saddles
Kinds of Pack Saddles include the following:
Crossbuck pack saddles
Crossbuck pack saddles are the most commonly used pack saddles. They are versatile and inexpensive. They are commonly used with box or canvas panniers and sling-type loads.
Decker pack saddles
Decker pack saddles are widely used in the United States. They are more expensive than crossbuck pack saddles. They are very versatile. They are commonly used with mantied or sling-type loads. Types according to frames
Framed pack saddles
Framed pack saddles are hard and heavy because of their frames. They can be made of wood, fiberglass, or aluminum. They are used with saddle blankets to protect the animal’s back. They are commonly used with panniers or loads tied using traditional rope hitches.
Frameless soft pack saddles
Frameless soft pack saddles are softer, lighter, and more convenient to carry than framed pack saddles. They are usually made of lightweight leather or cordura nylon. Most models have internal padding that provides comfort and protection to the animal’s back. They are commonly used with specially-designed panniers.
Choosing Pack Saddles (Buying tips)
Fit: Choose a pack saddle with an adequate spinal clearance so you can carry heavy items directly over the animal’s spine without injuring it. No part of your pack saddle should rub against the animal's back.
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