April 2016: These excellent packs are, sadly, no longer being made. We still have some accessories in stock: Leather breast collar $30 Fleece covered britching strap: $15 Cinches: $18 See below for order buttons
These packs have been used regularly at Rocky Mountain Llamas since 1980. They are comfortable for the llama and easy to use. The materials and workmanship are superb; the packs are very durable and suitable for a wide range of equipment. The SADDLE is made of thick saddle leather, padded with foam enclosed in sheepskin. This provides clearance over the llama’s spine, and allows full movement of the llama’s shoulders and back without causing pressure points. The cinches are polyester rope, which is cooler for the llama. They are attached to the saddle with 2” side-release buckles. The leather breast collar, also lined with fleece, is shaped to dip from the shoulder to the base of the llama’s neck and is held in position by a strap going to the front cinch. The fleece-covered britching strap may be positioned under the tail or further down under the haunches.
The PANNIERSare made of 430 denier coated pack cloth with ballistic cloth on the bottom of both the panniers and the outside pocket. There is one large compartment with a firm foam pad against the llama’s side. The top is closed by a locking draw-string. There is a 2” wide adjustable strap that compresses and supports the load. The top flap is held down securely with buckles at the lower front and rear. There is a large gusseted pocket on the outside that runs the length of the flap. The pannier is suspended by an aluminum rod which fits into wire brackets on the saddle, and is held in place by Velcro straps. There is a loop strap on top of each panniers for easy loading, and two buckled straps for attaching extra items, such as tents or sleeping pads.
Made in Montana, USA.
Pannier dimensions: Main 20”x18”x9” outer zippered pocket Weight: panniers 7lbs (together) saddle: 5lbs. Pack set includes saddle, 2 panniers, 2 cinches, breast collar, britching strap. Panniers and saddle also sold separately. (Saddle comes with 2 cinches and breast collar and britching straps)