Chris Tornow Decker Pack Saddles

Tree: Our Decker trees feature cottonwood OPR style bars with manganese bronze arches. You may have your choice of either traditional style round arch or new style tall arch. The new style arch is tall enough and has enough shoulder to use bag straps without Decker hooks.

Hardware: All hardware is solid brass, no plated hardware to rust and deteriorate the leather. Our standard professional quality model has Conway style buckles on the hip drops and breast collar straps. We are careful to use the correct weight of leather and skive the ends to make these as easy to use as possible. We also offer all roller buckle adjustments as an option.

Rigging: Comes standard with adjustable single rigging. Buckles on the tree allow you to place the rigging in the best spot for your animal. A 28" mohair blend double ring cinch comes standard but you can request a different size if necessary at no extra charge.

Breast collar: Our contoured breast collar provides a superior fit and prevents choking on uphill grades. The breast collar is lined with latigo for extra sweat resistance.

Britchen: Our britchen is lined with a rolled edge latigo lining to reduce chafing. The quarter straps have numbered holes for ease of adjustment.

Half Breed: Our half breed is constructed of 32 oz. heavy canvas with leather reinforced arch slots and binding. We also line the underside of the arch slots with leather to reduce wear from the rigging buckles on the tree. We offer 2 half breed styles. Regular board style with clear grain fir side boards in latigo pockets, or the leather side half breed with leather sides instead of the boards. The half breed is stuffed with a dense XPE closed cell foam.

Decker Pack Saddle as shown - Currently unavailable - $875.00


Options for the Decker Pack Saddle

All Roller Buckle Adjustments: We do a good job of making the Conway buckles as easy to adjust as possible, but if you just plain hate them or need to be changing the pack saddle often from one animal to another you may want the roller buckle option.

Roller Buckles add to Decker Price $35.00

Double rigging:
The adjustable rigging on the Decker generally provides an excellent fit for most animals, but some benefit from a double rig and we can do that for you if needed.

Double rigging add to Decker Price $85.00

Quarter Breed:
The quarter breed cover will protect your half breed and is easily repaired should it start to wear through.

Quarter Breed add to Decker Price $50.00

Replacement Half Breed:
You may order a replacement half breed separately. Please specify sideboard or leather side. If this is for a different makers tree we need the distance between the arches to insure a proper fit.

Replacement half Breed $170.00

See also: The Sawbuck Pack Saddle | Panniers & Top Packs | Saddle Pads | Riding Accessories | Packing Accessories