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Horse Saddle Bags and Panniers

Horse Saddle Bags and Panniers

Pack bags are Smith & Edwards' specialty! We make panniers, slings, and boxes for packing out elk quarters; packing in Dutch ovens and water to camp; and pack saddles for your wall tent. Pack saddle bags, horse tack, and much more - all for you at SmithandEdwards.com.

We've made Western trail riding & packing gear since 1979 and now you can get it delivered to your doorstep. 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: 

Canvas

Pros:

  • Traditional
  • Can be waterproofed (so canvas is great for manties)
  • Can fold up real compact

Cons:

  •  Has to be thoroughly washed and dried to avoid mildew & rot (& smell!)
Ironcloth, also called
ironweave or bearcloth
Pros:
  • Won't get moldy or mildew
  • Tear-resistant
  • If you're packing while hunting, you clean off blood & dirt just by hosing it down
(These reasons are why we use a lot of ironcloth in the pack bags we make!)

Cons:
  • Not waterproof
Smith & Edwards Western Saddle Pack Bags without Flaps
Product ID: 1665
$118.99
Smith & Edwards Canvas Saddle Pack Bags without Flaps
Product ID: 1665C
$109.99
Smith & Edwards Heavy Duty Nylon Saddle Bags - Brown
Product ID: 19226W
$41.99
Smith & Edwards Canvas Saddle Bags
Product ID: 19227W
$42.99
Smith & Edwards Heavy Duty Nylon Cantle Bag
Product ID: 52W
$17.99
Smith & Edwards Burgundy Latigo Leather Saddle Bags - Small
Product ID: 546
$109.99
Smith & Edwards Heavy Nylon Top Pack
Product ID: 610
$39.99
Smith & Edwards Cordura Saddle Pack Bags
Product ID: 8808
$85.99