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steven perce
Out of the box and onto the trail

I purchased the pannier kit about a week before a 10 day off-road trip through Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada.
Straight out of the box, I was really impressed with the quality of the build. Top notch material and construction on every piece. After checking out the mounting plate and bag attachment, I understood a lot better why the kit costs what it does. Every detail, and I mean every detail is well thought out and considered. It was the small stuff that most impressed me (velco flaps to cover the aux bag attachments inside the pannier so it does not rub through the inner dry bags!).
I loaded them on my ktm 990 and we did ~2700 miles over 10 days. Camped every night. The two bag system (outer and inner) kept all of the contents water and dust free. The attachment system worked as well on day 10 as it did on day 1.
At the end of the trip, completely covered in fine Nevada silt dust, I took the bike and bags to the car wash and hosed them off. The inside bags were still dry and the outer bags where back to being nice and clean. I would not hesitate purchasing and using these bags for any extended travel on a motorcycle.

M
Muhannad Alharbi
Best soft bags ever

It’s easy to install and dismantle. Convenient for all trips under any weather conditions. Moskomoto you were my first choice without any hesitation.

C
Ctigerman1
Backcountry 35’s

I purchased my first BMW R1200 GSA a couple of months ago and I was looking for a really good set of panniers. I did a lot of research and weighed the different options but ultimately I decided on the Mosko Backcountry 35’s. Not only do they look great on the bike but the material they are made out of are second to none, especially for a soft pannier. Installation was straight forward and they fit perfectly on the BMW OEM Racks. No wonder they sell out so quickly. With the locking bar they added and the different options of locking them in place, I have no worries. I mainly do road riding so these things will last a life time.

A
ANDRE ANDERSON

Bulletproof built and very thoughtfully designed. Worth every cent.

S
Scott Carr
5 star 👍

Love the bags, looking forward to a full ride with them on the NEBDR in prep for the CDT next August 👍

Backcountry 35L 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 30L bags and two 5L Aux Pox pockets (one on each bag), for 70L 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.

*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 25 panniers. If you’re really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80 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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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. 5L 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
  • *USER MANUAL*
  • 70 Liter total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one pocket on each bag)
  • 35 Liter capacity per pannier for the standard configuration (30L main compartment + 5L pocket)
  • 0 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 70L capacity (standard config.)
  • 4 Pockets - 80L 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: 8" 
  • 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 30L 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, NOMAD 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 909 reviews
95%
(863)
3%
(25)
1%
(8)
0%
(3)
1%
(10)
s
steven perce
Out of the box and onto the trail

I purchased the pannier kit about a week before a 10 day off-road trip through Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada.
Straight out of the box, I was really impressed with the quality of the build. Top notch material and construction on every piece. After checking out the mounting plate and bag attachment, I understood a lot better why the kit costs what it does. Every detail, and I mean every detail is well thought out and considered. It was the small stuff that most impressed me (velco flaps to cover the aux bag attachments inside the pannier so it does not rub through the inner dry bags!).
I loaded them on my ktm 990 and we did ~2700 miles over 10 days. Camped every night. The two bag system (outer and inner) kept all of the contents water and dust free. The attachment system worked as well on day 10 as it did on day 1.
At the end of the trip, completely covered in fine Nevada silt dust, I took the bike and bags to the car wash and hosed them off. The inside bags were still dry and the outer bags where back to being nice and clean. I would not hesitate purchasing and using these bags for any extended travel on a motorcycle.

M
Muhannad Alharbi
Best soft bags ever

It’s easy to install and dismantle. Convenient for all trips under any weather conditions. Moskomoto you were my first choice without any hesitation.

C
Ctigerman1
Backcountry 35’s

I purchased my first BMW R1200 GSA a couple of months ago and I was looking for a really good set of panniers. I did a lot of research and weighed the different options but ultimately I decided on the Mosko Backcountry 35’s. Not only do they look great on the bike but the material they are made out of are second to none, especially for a soft pannier. Installation was straight forward and they fit perfectly on the BMW OEM Racks. No wonder they sell out so quickly. With the locking bar they added and the different options of locking them in place, I have no worries. I mainly do road riding so these things will last a life time.

A
ANDRE ANDERSON

Bulletproof built and very thoughtfully designed. Worth every cent.

S
Scott Carr
5 star 👍

Love the bags, looking forward to a full ride with them on the NEBDR in prep for the CDT next August 👍

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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