Saddle Bags & Pack Panniers
Pack bags are Smith & Edwards' specialty! We make panniers, slings, and boxes for horse packing. Whether you're packing out elk quarters or packing in Dutch ovens, water or a wall tent to set up base camp. Get the pack saddles, saddle bags, pack panniers and more that you'll need. Pack saddle bags, horse tack, and much more - all for you at SmithandEdwards.com.
A lot of the pack bags and panniers we carry have been made in our tack shop in Ogden, Utah since 1979. Get it delivered to your doorstep by ordering today! Click here to shop all Trail Riding & Packing supplies.
You'll find a huge array of horse packing bags here at Smith & Edwards, and most of these we design and make ourselves, here in our tack workshop! A lot of these are designed by our own guys and gals who go out and bring back ideas that they'd like for their next trip to the Uintas, our local range of the Rocky Mountains. Or what would have been handy on the big elk trip.
We update our bag designs every so often because we get better ideas on how to hide seams or reinforce construction. We favor the "ironweave" nylon material: it's much stronger than canvas, and it won't mildew or rot. Plus, you can just hose it out after your trip and let it air dry. See the comparison below:
Tip: Using Ironcloth vs Canvas for trail riding & packing
When you're choosing pack bags, should you get canvas or ironcloth? Both work well and have their place. Here's a quick comparison:
Ironcloth, also called
ironweave or bearcloth
(These reasons are why we use a lot of ironcloth in the pack bags we make!)