The Basilisk is our waterproof/breathable enduro-touring kit, for long-distance, multi-day trips through primarily offroad terrain. It combines super-premium materials with clean lines and minimalist design. With an articulated fit for freedom of motion and easy layering, the Basilisk is designed to work with separate body armor for superior protection and versatility. It packs smaller than a traditional ADV jacket, for stashing on the back of the bike when things get hot.
The Basilisk is incredibly waterproof and incredibly breathable. The body fabric is a highly abrasion-resistant eVent Expedition 3-layer, using eVent’s proprietary direct venting technology. It’s waterproof to 30,000mm on the water column (100 feet of water pressure), with an MVTR of 10,000 g/m/d, .06cfm air permeability, and DWR. It’s the only waterproof moto jacket on the market that also has air permeability, plus it has the highest waterproof ratings of any moto jacket we’ve ever seen.
In high abrasion areas like the shoulders, back, and elbows, we added SuperFabric ceramic platelets on a 600D waterproof/breathable base, sewn as an overlay on the main body eVent for added strength. With double-layer fabric, you can crash repeatedly and still stay dry. Our zippers are top-of-the-line water repellent YKK Vislon Aquaguard: they won’t clog with dust and grime, and they’re easy to operate one-handed with gloves.
The Basilisk jacket is our full-throated endorsement of separate body armor for extended enduro-touring trips, where integrated armor is a pain. If you’ve never used separate body armor, here are the reasons we love it:
The jacket that accomplishes its mission with the least features, is best. That’s the Basilisk. It’s light, nimble, and breathable, with the basic pockets and vents you need and nothing else. We eliminated hanging liners entirely, reducing weight, bulk, and heat. There are two external and two internal pockets, with six substantial vents placed strategically for maximum airflow.
This is a really great jacket as part of a "system" for dual-sport / off-road riding - base layer, chest protector / armor, signal jersey, and then the jacket over everything but only if needed. It has kept me warm on cold mornings, and would I'm sure keep me dry if it ever rained in Arizona... When I don't need to wear it, it packs down light for easy carrying. Total Quality.
Picked up the Basilisk jacket and pants days before a ten day ride in Nepal. A clear sign of my trust in the Mosko team. With that new car smell still intact, I pulled them on for the first time a few days ago as we headed into a frigid rain climbing from Pokhara to Jomsom. Immediately the waterproof tag was tested and proved every bit as dry as advertised. As soon as the rain passed we started working hard climbing and the ample vents were pulled open and the cool down was immediate. Love the details of cuff size and closures, pocket sizes and locations, skirt for climate control. Paired with the pants I couldn’t have a better outer kit for what’s dished out in Nepal’s Mustang region. We’ll head south to Chitwan soon and the venting will once again make a hot humid ride as comfortable as possible! Need I say it looks badass?!
My husband and I both got the complete Basilisk suits the first part of October. In the PNW it is starting to get pretty cold. I am very happy with the windproofing of both the jacket and pants. They are much warmer than my old First Gear clothing. Once I got all the armor adjusted and positioned correctly the suit fits really comfortable. It is really warm. I put my plug in jacket under the chest armor and it is warm without plugging in. I plugged it on and set it on low with temps in the high 20's and was toasty warm. I can't wait to try the suit out in the warmer weather of an Eastern WA summer, but with all the vents and having the option to layer/de-layer I expect it will be great. We ordered our suits on a Thursday and they arrived on the following Monday. I really liked the care in packaging, with the jackets arriving in their own garment bags just like garments from an upscale clothier. The staff at Mosko is great and were very helpful.
This jacket is so well made, there is nothing lacking. Like the panniers, everything feels solid, and you can tell that there is serious thought put in to how they construct these and what they’re made of. When you put this on and start using it you will not be disappointed. On my first ride with the jacket I got caught in a hailstorm on I-5 in Tacoma, WA. during rush hour. It’s the worst riding situation but I stayed dry and warm. Love this jacket.
I recently purchased the Basikisk jacket and pants along with the recommended armour and couldn’t be happier! Immediately tested them out at the recent KTM Canada Rally in Rossland BC where I was asked countless times how I liked it. “FANTASTIC! They are already living up to the high standards I’ve come to expect from Mosko, having previously purchased BC panniers, BC duffle bag, BC straps, Fatty tool roll, and Nomad tank bag.
Basilisk Jacket and Pants fit me perfectly (accurate sizing chart plus had added bonus of trying them on at Overland Expo in Flagstaff). Getting tons of compliments on the styling as many like the more subtle look compared to typical motorcycle apparel. The attention to detail is obvious from ability to adjust shape as needed and well positioned jacket venting zippers for one handed open/close while riding. I like the minimal number of pockets (2 in/2 out) as makes searching for items quicker. I easily adjusted to the pressure suit armour concept and confident armour will be best positioned if needed. Separate armour allows much more flexibility re layering as outlined by Pete in videos. Jacket/pants provide much better weather protection than my previous gear as my need to layer up has moved down by 4-5C. And although it’s warmer the ventilation system has allowed me to stay cool when things heat up. Plus still have option of shedding the jacket completely if even hotter (hoping to do that soon in Baja). Final bonus is sans armour the jacket is great for touring; casual riding and walking around town. Configuration options makes it ideal for long distance touring. Looking forward to putting the theory to the test.
Final note, I had a chance to stop by the Mosko Moto headquarters in White Salmon, WA and visit with the gang. Great group of people with energy and enthusiasm which can’t help but spill over into their products.
Looking forward to what they come up with next!