Hi Kelly, I received my chinks, and I am really happy with the product. Also I want to thank you for your help and advice. Regards, John (Bethlehem, South Africa) (12-21-08)
Handmade by B bar B in Blackfoot, Idaho.
These saddle bags were designed to have minimal weight and bulk and to have a decent carrying capacity. They are perfect for a day on the trail. They are made with a 5 ounce durable chap leather, the pocket is 9.5" wide, 8.25" in height, with a spacious 4.5" gusset. They are equipped with a grommet on each bag for securing the front of the bags down to the middle saddle strings and they also have a 3/4" dee ring on the back side of the bag for securing the bottom corners of the bag down to the saddle.
The stress points at the four corners at the top of the saddlebag are each riveted for reinforcement. A nickel rivet and nickel rivet cap is used at each corner. The cap is used so that no rough rivet surface is exposed, the rivet mushrooms inside the cap. We use the rivet and cap so that your saddlebags don't have a rough rivit edge that will scratch your saddle.