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post #1 of 9 Old 07-22-2017, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Your fav trail bags?

I am looking for recommendations for insulated saddle bags, preferable the kind that goes on the horn, but I am open minded. The catch is I don't want to spend arm and a leg!!!
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-22-2017, 03:30 AM
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My favorites are the Cashel Small Horn Bags:

I think it sort of does an injustice to call them "small." They are about as big as I would want sitting in front of my saddle. I put all my emergency supplies, GPS and a small snack on one side and two 16 ounce water bottles and a few carrots on the other side. And I love the little side pouches for my inhaler, an elk call, my MP3 player, etc.

They aren't super cheap, but they are VERY durable. I don't think you will ever wear them out. They are the best made saddle bags I have seen. I also throw them in the washing machine when they get dirty and they wash up really nice.

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-22-2017, 10:16 AM
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Winter, Outfitters Supply has a selection of insulated cargo bags. The ones I have used are well made, and actually do insulate to some extent; the foam insulation also cushions the contents. They are a bit spendy, but probably worth it.

TrailMax Original Pommel / Horn Bags,

I also have/had a really nice Stowaway cantle bag, with pockets for water bottles. I took it off my saddle when I cleaned it this spring, and my wife appropriated it :-(

I have just been using a thigh-pack this year, and find it unobtrusive, and quite adequate for the stuff I usually carry on a days ride out. I picked this one; it is insulated, and appears to be reasonably water resistant. This seller is reporting "sold-out", but you can probably find a similar product if you search a bit.

Thigh Pack Waist Belt Polyester Fabric Drop Leg Bag For Motorcycle Outdoor Bike | eBay

Mmmmm, of the three, the Stowaway is probably the nicest product overall; probably I will steal it back when The Missus isn't looking :-D

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There are some lower priced ones available that work available.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-22-2017, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider View Post
My favorites are the Cashel Small Horn Bags:
These are what I use. Pretty happy with them so far. Hold more than enough for a day ride.
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-23-2017, 02:31 AM
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I use both a horn bag and saddle bags
I don;t want a lot of stuff in the whither area, so just carry my camera and some snacks in my horn bag.
Food goes into saddle bags, as does emergency supplies and a hoof boot, in case I loose a shoe
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-24-2017, 02:16 PM
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I also use the Cashel. I bought them for a friend as a gift because she had an endurance saddle with no horn. I liked them so much I bought me a pair later.
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-25-2017, 10:33 PM
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I've been using the Cashel deluxe bags for years....I guess I must like them as I haven't replaced them with anything else.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-30-2017, 11:40 AM
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i like the stowaway bags but they aren't insulated although large enough you could probably throw a small icepack in with your lunch
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