Llama Saddle Pad + Tent
1-Week Soft Goods Project
José Bardo has been promoted from his job in a luxury goods company and must move to Argentina with his family. Leaving Colombia wasn’t easy– leaving home never is– especially not with a dysfunctional family. He bickers with his wife often, and the kids tend to tease one another. Remembering the peace and beauty of his childhood days in the mountains, he decides to go camping to rekindle his family love. They head out to Patagonia two weeks after arriving in Buenos Aires. Thankfully, Jose has enough money to afford llamas and guides for the trip, renting two for his children to ride as well. Their ideal gear for this adventure are three Patagonia® Saddle Shelters.
Why do the Bardos want these shelters? How can they bring them closer as a family?
The tents latch on to each other at two points, showing the need for a family to count on each other to stay strong. They also give the Bardos the opportunity to travel lighter and care for their beasts of burden. When folded, the sides of the tent are also folded to create pockets that hang near the top of the llama’s back (to maintain the animal’s center of gravity). The base of the tent is about the width of the llama's back as well, so the sides may be folded upwards to create pockets for the saddle.
This post is divided in two parts:
I. Saddle Shelter