If you are looking for an affordable, durable, Decker Pack Saddle that is built to last, and if quality and workmanship are high on your priority list, look no further. Trailhead Supply’s BioThane® decker pack saddles are built, by hand, in our shop right here in Montana. Trailhead Supply’s BioThane® decker pack saddles are built to pack day in and day out, even in the harshest of conditions they are Rocky Mountain tested.
The backbone to any pack saddle is the tree it’s built on. We build our trees one at a time by hand in our shop giving every attention to detail. We cut our bars out of pine harvested in northern Idaho. Our steel hoops are custom hand forged out of ¾” rolled steel then powder coated.
The half breed is made with a heavy 26-ounce canvas, leather bound, and stuffed with a 5/8 inch padding. Our BioThane® decker pack saddle half breeds come with pine sideboards, that have been coated with three coats of urethane for a tough, long lasting, great looking finish. The pine sideboards are fit into form fitted pockets that are laced shut, not screwed in place like others. Screw heads will tear and snag manties and panniers. This halfbreed comes standard with all our BioThane® deckers. The straps are riveted at all connection points using #9 copper rivets. We use all roller buckles for easy adjustment. Hardware is Stainless steel and nickel plated.
The rigging of our BioThane® pack saddles is constructed from BioThane®. What is BioThane® ? BioThane® Is a polyester webbing with a TPU or PVC coating that makes it more durable, cleanable, stronger and easier to maintain than leather. BioThane® is manufactured in the USA. The Breeching and Breast collar are cut from three inch wide BioThane® The rigging straps are 1 ¼ inch strap and the quarter and breast collar straps are one inch.