Originally Posted by GoWithTheFlow
I'm wanting some new saddle bags ,but I'm having a hard time choosing . I need a pommel bag ,cantle bag ,and a small pommel bag for a short ride (about 2 hours).
At the moment I'm trying to decide on either Snug Pax or Stowaway (sp?). But I'd like to here more options .
I have the Stowaway bags (a few of them, actually) and really like the way they fit close to the saddle. I prefer the ones that fit around the cantle - the front/pommel bags just seem to have a lot of "straps" to attach to different rings, but I can never get them to fit as snug as I'd like. And then, there are the pockets. . .lots and lots of pockets and places to store things. They really are nice bags overall, with a variety of styles and colors.
Last summer I got a set of the Trail Max saddle bags while I was staying at Midwest Trail Ride - black nylon with kind of a gold lining. There are the "traditional" style saddle bags, insulated, that rest across the back of my saddle. They're a nice size, not too big or floppy, and have built-in nylon straps with buckles to attach a raincoat. Also got the matching cantle bag and a small pommel bag. The whole set is very attractive and feels durable.