Timberline's Llama Pack System
Timberline's pack system has
proven itself over many miles and years on the trail in the Colorado and
Wyoming Rockies. The sawbuck-type pack frame and panniers are
designed to provide a safe, comfortable pack for the llama and
a strong, functional system for the user.
The pack frame is made of stained hardwood with black-powdercoated, rust-proof metal parts. The pack boards pivot at their connection to the cross bracing, allowing the angle of the boards conform to the slope of the llama's back. The pack boards are padded with firm, sculptured and tapered foam, allowing movement of the llama's shoulder muscles under the bars. Adjustable cinches made of fleece-covered 2" nylon webbing are bolted to the frame and fasten with Fastex buckles. Breast strap and britching attach to the panniers to stabilize forward and back movement of the load. The pack saddle is made and meant to be used with a standard felt saddle pad.
panniers are constructed from heavy-weight, coated Cordura nylon fabric, reinforced
in wear areas with even stronger Cordura Ballistic fabric. The main compartment is
made from a single, wrap-around piece of fabric, forming the
top flap, back, bottom and front, so there are no structural
seams except at the end gussets. An internal aluminum stay across the
top distributes the weight, while an inner pad protects the llama
from pannier contents. The compartment closes with adjustable
flaps and wrap-around straps that both support and compress the load. At each
end, the pannier has a large exterior pocket with a heavy-duty, full-length
zipper. Panniers are suspended from the saddle frame by adjustable straps.
There are two additional straps on each pannier for strapping longer or rigid gear (such as tent poles or rolled-up foam pads) on top,
and these can also be fastened together to form a shoulder strap.
Timberline's panniers may be used with other frame-type pack saddles.
Complete pack system weight: 13 lbs. 12 oz. / Panniers only: 7 lbs. 4 oz. / Saddle only: 6 lbs. 8 oz.