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A. Jinkens
Impressive Design/Detail

Haven't ridden with the kit just yet, but rarely am I impressed with a product just assembling the pockets and back plates! Extreme attention to detail with Mosko Moto!

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Curtis Haden
4.5

So, for toughness and aesthetics, I'd give the Backcountry 35L panniers a full 5 stars. There are a few very minor nitpicks, but, then again, few moto-gear unicorns actually exist.

The bags are heavy. That's a side-effect of how well built they are, so not really an option to do anything different. You just need to know that these panniers are not a significant weight savings over a typical hard case or other soft bags. Also, the mounting plates (the part attached to the bag) have the speed-pin latch on the right side of both bags. That means one latch will be on the rear of the bag, and one will be towards the front. Aside from my OCD, this is actually a bit of a problem for me, in that the right bag has the latch (and associated fabric pull strap) near the exhaust on my Tiger 800. I have to worry with securing the pull strap somehow, so that it doesn't contact the exhaust and get burnt. May not be a problem on your bike, depending on how the exhaust is mounted in relation to the pannier rack. My only other gripe is the price, especially when you add Mosko's somewhat exorbitant shipping rates. But, you do get what you pay for. I firmly believe these are the best overall option for soft motorcycle luggage. The Woodland color scheme bags look great on my Tiger as well, which is something I could never say about any other soft bags I've tried.

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Paul Patterson
Woodland Backcountry Panniers

I purchased the Mosko Moto Backcountry Panniers (and other Mosko goodies) as Christmas gifts to myself. After unwrapping my gifts, I promptly outfitted my GS with the gear and left Christmas evening for a four day test ride. This ride would incorporate riding and camping on a few sections of the MABDR.
I was concerned that I would have trouble packing the bags, as I am used to running hard cases. That was not a problem. Not only did all my gear fit in the panniers in a similar fashion to the way I normally packed, but they were easier to pack, and I had space left over - a very good problem to have!
I am SUPER picky about quality and design of gear I buy. I have to say that I am very impressed with the quality of these panniers the QC is unmatched in the industry. The stitching is nearly perfect, and the fit and finish is held to VERY tight tolerances for soft goods.
One benefit soft panniers have over hard cases is how they naturally compress their contents. This drastically improves the performance of the bike handling in technical sections as well as general highway riding, and if you put a sandwich in there it comes out looking like a sandwich and not a salad (yes, there's a story there!).
The bags are even heavier-duty than they look in your reviews, which is almost unheard of. In fact, they are a little tough to wrestle closed at first, but as my trip progressed I could tell that they will break in nicely and get even better with age.
And what would a test trip be without testing for water resistance? Well, I tested that too. The last five hours of riding (from the BDR route to home) was in rain. Some of it very heavy rain. The verdict? 100% waterproof as advertised! I was almost afraid to look, but when I got home I pulled the inner dry bag, leaving the outer bag on the bike, and went inside to unpack. Dry. To the bottom of each pack. Not a drop got in! Impressive.
All in all I am very impressed with this pannier system. It exceeded my expectations. Worth every penny.

Also... the Woodland color scheme is just gorgeous! I have gotten many compliments on them!

It should be noted that while these bags are 100% waterproof, the outer shell does get wet and should probably be allowed to be properly aired out to dry. I placed mine in front of a fan and they dried completely overnight.

Thank you for producing such high-quality products! You have earned a loyal customer in me.

Paul Patterson
Orient, Ohio

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Oren Livne
Backcountry 25L Pannier Kit (V2.1)

The best product you can wish for!

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C Henson
Great Adventure Products 2021 Africa Twin ES

Only had the Backcountry Offset Panniet kit V2.1 a month now but are very well built very easy to assemble and look great looking forward to using them a lot. Thank to Mosko moto for the great products

Backcountry 25L Pannier Kit (V2.1)

The Backcountry Pannier is our flagship product, designed for long-distance adventure touring, hardcore enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike.

The standard configuration of this kit includes two 21L bags and two 4L Aux Pox pockets (one on each bag), for 50L of total capacity. Additional or No Aux Pox options are also available, see the variant options below.

With bomb-proof construction and heavy-duty materials, these bags can really take a beating. Our quick-mount wedge system makes it easy to take the panniers on/off the bike so you can store them in your tent or have them by the fire without wrestling with straps. Our new proprietary ‘Speed-Pin’ latch ensures that the mounting system is always engaged.

This is the system for long distance travelers and people living off their bikes. Guides, instructors, and RTW riders: this system was designed for you.

Download Assembly Instructions here.

*sold as a pair! Just add a bike-specific rack and you are ready to rumble.

*Cutout Pannier Rack Note: Bikes with stock racks and a pannier exhaust cutout (like the R1250GSA, R1200GSA, 850GSA, or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Racks + Adapters' section of our site, or email us with questions.

We created the Backcountry Pannier because we were tired of over-the-seat soft panniers that flop around in rough terrain, have no external pockets or stash spots, disintegrate after a couple crashes, and are a total pain in the ass to get on and off the bike. We wanted something like a backpacking frame pack, but that mounts on your bike, and that stays connected to the bike and stays waterproof no matter how many times you lay the bike down.

The Backcountry's are super easy to click on and off the bike, and because the waterproofing is accomplished inside the bag (thanks to the two-bag system), minor external crashes and scuffs won’t faze your panniers at all. Thanks to the thick, welded seam internal liner, you’re also protected from internal abrasion: for example tools, or a camp stove, or some other hard piece of gear vibrating and rubbing against the inner surface over a long period of time.

Backcountry panniers will mount seamlessly on most OEM and aftermarket pannier rack systems. If you don't already have racks, we recommend Outback Motortek Standard Frame pannier racks, available in the Racks & Adapters section of our website. 
Rolling Updates to Version 2.1:

  • We introduced the Speed-Pin latch system, replacing the rotary draw latch we used before, for an ‘always-on’ attachment to the bike.
  • We upgraded the interior liner material from welded PVC to welded PU with a lighter cyan interior color to make things easier to find. The new PU is more environmentally friendly, more malleable 
  • We reintroduced the 25L size, and also the option of an offset kit for bikes with asymmetrical pannier racks to accommodate exhaust.
  • We added an aluminum locking bar at the top of the bag, to accommodate our Compact or Heavy Duty ADV Locks, and a stash pocket inside the beavertail for lock storage.
  • We replaced the sewn-on rear pocket in the prior version with the new Dry Pocket system – a harness and drybag - which can be bolted to the front or rear of the pannier (or both), or removed entirely.
  • We molded a new custom removable aluminum ladderlock buckle for the front beavertail, replacing the old stamped aluminum ones. The new buckle is as tough as the old one, but easier to adjust.
  • We added MOLLE webbing behind the beavertail, and also a handy tool holder for larger items like a hatchet, knife, or saw.
  • We added an extra layer of Hypalon armor on the outside of the beavertail and reflective panels on the sides.

Want to protect your panniers and gear from thieves? Add our Compact or Heavy Duty ADV Locks, which store conveniently in the pouch on the back of the beavertail, and integrate with the aluminum Locking Bar on top of the pannier to both a) lock the bag to the bike and b) lock the bag closed.

Backcountry Weight Note: The Backcountry is heavier than the Scouts, and it’s also heavier than a traditional over-the-seat saddlebag. What you get for that weight is bomb-proof construction and materials, a completely stable mounting system (no flopping), and lots of stash spots. Lighter is not always better if it comes at the price of functionality or durability. If weight is your primary concern but you want to stick with a rack system, check out the Scout 25L Panniers. If you’re really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80L instead.

Wedge-Mount Compatibility Note: In July 2016, we switched the backcountry pannier wedge and frame from machined HDPE to molded glass-filled nylon. The new wedge/frame are not compatible with the old version. To determine which wedge/frame you have, check on the back of the wedge. If it is flat & smooth, that's HDPE. If it has an inset honeycomb pattern, that's molded nylon. We have extra wedges and frames of both materials in stock available for order by special request.

Cutout Pannier Rack Note: Bikes with stock racks and a pannier exhaust cutout (like the R1250GSA, R1200GSA, 850GSA, or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Hardware & Parts' section of our site, or email us with questions.

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Color
GREY
WOODLAND
Aux Pockets
Easy on/off mounting
Stash Spots
100% Waterproof
Molle Expandability

Features

  1. Two bag system – dry bag inside, tough bag outside
  2. Six layers of crash protection where you need it most
  3. Heavy duty universal locking bar
  4. 4L Aux Pox bolt-on waterproof pocket/harness system for additional storage.
  5. Beavertail stash spot and multi-purpose camp tool holder
  6. Burly injection-molded, glass-filled nylon hard-mount system allows quick on/off
  7. MOLLE expandability – both sides and bottom
  8. Six external compression straps – with new custom molded aluminum G-hooks
  9. Available kits include: 35L25L, and Offset 35L x 25L combination
Product Specs
  • *Assembly Instructions*
  • 50 Liter total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one pocket on each bag)
  • 25 Liter capacity per pannier for the standard configuration (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • 0 Pockets - 42L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 50L capacity (standard config.)
  • 4 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • Length: 20" top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 28” 
  • Width: 15" main body, 18" with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 6" 
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Check the Fitment Page for rack questions, and please email us if your rack is not listed.
Construction + Materials
  • Outer Shell Materials: 1680D Ballistic Nylon and Hypalon – the ultimate first line of defense
  • Front/Rear inner panels: 22oz 840D TPU for water resistance and easy washing 
  • Inner Dry Bags: 100% waterproof 22 oz 840D TPU with welded seam construction 
  • Pocket Dry Bags: 100% waterproof 840D TPU with welded seam construction 
  • Side Buckles: Custom molded aluminum - rather than plastic - to withstand crashes
  • Speed-Pin attachment latches: High quality stainless steel finished in black oxide.
  • MOLLE Grids: Low-profile Hypalon for UV and abrasion resistance
  • Locking Bar: Anodized laser-cut aluminum, permanently riveted in place

Bag Care Pointers:

  • Clean with mild soap & water (Simple Green works great!)
  • Allow to air dry thoroughly before storing
  • Remove bags from the bike when not in use
  • Store out of the sun and away from heat sources
  • Wear scars with pride
  • The Reckless harness wear info from the R80 Description
Kit Includes
  • Two 21L panniers (right/left) with frames
  • Your choice of 0, 2 or 4 Aux Pox pockets
  • Two mounting wedges
  • Hardware pack (8 washers + 16 6mm screws)
  • Puck sak (8 aluminium mounting pucks)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORY PRODUCTS:

BC 40L DUFFLE, 4L MOLLE, NOMAX TANK BAG

We needed this.

Product Creation at Mosko is an effort born of necessity. Everyone on our team rides – and time on the trail translates to an innovative, always improving product line. Crafting gear that will outperform in even the most harsh riding conditions means we make no compromise, ever.

“So far these are hands down the best Panniers I’ve ever owned. Like most of us riders, I researched every option possible. Didn’t matter what country they came from or what I had to do to get them I just wanted the best functioning and bomb proof system around. In my opinion these are the best available.”

– Anthony Fry, 2018

Customer Reviews

Based on 964 reviews
95%
(914)
3%
(28)
1%
(8)
0%
(4)
1%
(10)
A
A. Jinkens
Impressive Design/Detail

Haven't ridden with the kit just yet, but rarely am I impressed with a product just assembling the pockets and back plates! Extreme attention to detail with Mosko Moto!

C
Curtis Haden
4.5

So, for toughness and aesthetics, I'd give the Backcountry 35L panniers a full 5 stars. There are a few very minor nitpicks, but, then again, few moto-gear unicorns actually exist.

The bags are heavy. That's a side-effect of how well built they are, so not really an option to do anything different. You just need to know that these panniers are not a significant weight savings over a typical hard case or other soft bags. Also, the mounting plates (the part attached to the bag) have the speed-pin latch on the right side of both bags. That means one latch will be on the rear of the bag, and one will be towards the front. Aside from my OCD, this is actually a bit of a problem for me, in that the right bag has the latch (and associated fabric pull strap) near the exhaust on my Tiger 800. I have to worry with securing the pull strap somehow, so that it doesn't contact the exhaust and get burnt. May not be a problem on your bike, depending on how the exhaust is mounted in relation to the pannier rack. My only other gripe is the price, especially when you add Mosko's somewhat exorbitant shipping rates. But, you do get what you pay for. I firmly believe these are the best overall option for soft motorcycle luggage. The Woodland color scheme bags look great on my Tiger as well, which is something I could never say about any other soft bags I've tried.

P
Paul Patterson
Woodland Backcountry Panniers

I purchased the Mosko Moto Backcountry Panniers (and other Mosko goodies) as Christmas gifts to myself. After unwrapping my gifts, I promptly outfitted my GS with the gear and left Christmas evening for a four day test ride. This ride would incorporate riding and camping on a few sections of the MABDR.
I was concerned that I would have trouble packing the bags, as I am used to running hard cases. That was not a problem. Not only did all my gear fit in the panniers in a similar fashion to the way I normally packed, but they were easier to pack, and I had space left over - a very good problem to have!
I am SUPER picky about quality and design of gear I buy. I have to say that I am very impressed with the quality of these panniers the QC is unmatched in the industry. The stitching is nearly perfect, and the fit and finish is held to VERY tight tolerances for soft goods.
One benefit soft panniers have over hard cases is how they naturally compress their contents. This drastically improves the performance of the bike handling in technical sections as well as general highway riding, and if you put a sandwich in there it comes out looking like a sandwich and not a salad (yes, there's a story there!).
The bags are even heavier-duty than they look in your reviews, which is almost unheard of. In fact, they are a little tough to wrestle closed at first, but as my trip progressed I could tell that they will break in nicely and get even better with age.
And what would a test trip be without testing for water resistance? Well, I tested that too. The last five hours of riding (from the BDR route to home) was in rain. Some of it very heavy rain. The verdict? 100% waterproof as advertised! I was almost afraid to look, but when I got home I pulled the inner dry bag, leaving the outer bag on the bike, and went inside to unpack. Dry. To the bottom of each pack. Not a drop got in! Impressive.
All in all I am very impressed with this pannier system. It exceeded my expectations. Worth every penny.

Also... the Woodland color scheme is just gorgeous! I have gotten many compliments on them!

It should be noted that while these bags are 100% waterproof, the outer shell does get wet and should probably be allowed to be properly aired out to dry. I placed mine in front of a fan and they dried completely overnight.

Thank you for producing such high-quality products! You have earned a loyal customer in me.

Paul Patterson
Orient, Ohio

O
Oren Livne
Backcountry 25L Pannier Kit (V2.1)

The best product you can wish for!

C
C Henson
Great Adventure Products 2021 Africa Twin ES

Only had the Backcountry Offset Panniet kit V2.1 a month now but are very well built very easy to assemble and look great looking forward to using them a lot. Thank to Mosko moto for the great products

Warranty and Crash Replacement

We offer an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty on all our sewn seam bags, and a two year warranty on welded seam bags. Contact us for discounted crash replacement pricing.

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