Woo, boy howdy, it's been a hot minutes since I've been around the forum! I'm here now because it come to a time where I have questions again that I think would best be answered where experience can be found. I'll start with information about the goat I want to use for day packing! Spider is my pet lamancha doe that I bottle fed and leads relatively well on walking trails (for a variety of reasons I will not go leash-less, I'll sum it up to "for her safety"). She is 2 1⁄2 years old, now. I am not positive about her weight. As I find pretty typical of lamanchas, she has that high, exposed spine. She was disbudded as a kid, so is hornless. The type of packing I'd like her to do would be something good for some gentle hiking and picnicking. I'm not planning to go to the mountains or hit up the Ozarks, so rough terrain shouldn't something we really cross. Drinks, food, a first aid kit, and maybe something for water her during rest-stops. I don't expect her to ever have to carry that much. However, with my light reading, I am still concerned about potentially harming her back. I assume I can get away with a soft pack, but I am not sure about suppliers and how to tell if a pack would be suitable. I found this one for example, but I'm completely novice and I'm not sure if it would be a quality purchase. What do you look for in soft packs? How do you go about purchasing online, and what questions do you personally ask the supplier? What measurements do you make on your goat to help with finding a decent fit?