Double Up Decker, Leather Pack Saddle by Trailhead Supply
The Double Up Decker is the newest decker pack saddle design from Trailhead Supply. It’s like two pack saddles in one. We have taken the best features of a sawbuck and integrated them into a decker. We started by hand forging outward facing hooks out of ¾ inch cold roll steel. These hooks are perfect for hanging your pannier straps on making this decker just as easy to load as a sawbuck. With some custom bending, we added an additional benefit below the outward facing hooks we have created a tradition style hoop where you can attach your ropes and sling loads like any other decker running down the trail. It is the hybrid of pack saddles.
Even with all the time and engineering we poured into the new style of hoop, we never forgot the fact that the tree is the backbone of your pack saddle. We build all our trees one at a time by hand in our Kalispell MT. shop giving every attention to detail. We cut our bars out of kiln dried pine harvested in northern Idaho. Then just before the bars are fished with a high-quality urethane coating to protect the wood for years to come, we ruff the bottoms up. This ruff texture helps keep your pad from walking out from under your saddle while traveling down the trail. The ¾” forged hoops like on all Trailhead Supply decker pack saddles are finished with a silver powder coating.
The half breed is made with 26 ounce canvas, leather bound, and stuffed with a one inch pad. Our decker pack saddles come with oak sideboards. Oak, unlike pine, is a hardwood which resists chipping along the edges therefore tearing and snagging your manties and or panniers is almost nonexistent. The oak sideboards are fit into form fitted Latigo leather pockets that are laced shut, not screwed in place like others. Screw heads will also tear and snag manties and panniers. This halfbreed comes standard with all our leather deckers. Only Hermann Oak Leather, which is, American hides and American tannage, are used in the construction of these great saddles. The straps are riveted, sewn, and glued at all connection points. We use all roller buckles for easy adjustment. Hardware is your choice of brass, brass plate, stainless steel or nickel plated.
The rigging of our pack saddles is constructed to form a 3 ½ inch rolled latigo breeching to avoid chaffing your pack animal. Four one inch wide quarter straps and a latigo lined spider pad. The breast collar is contoured and lined with a soft latigo leather. The contoured shape helps avoid rubbing your stocks neck and aids in ease of breathing on those long uphill pulls. If you are looking for a decker pack saddle that will last a life time this is it. You will not be disappointed in this purchase! Proudly made by hand in Kalispell Montana, USA.