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Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit


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

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.

The Backcountry 35 was also our first product. We created it 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 BC35 is super easy to click on and off the bike, and because the waterproofing is on the inside the bag (thanks to the two-bag system), minor crashes and scuffs won’t phase this bag at all. When you think about waterproofing, external abrasion is not the end of the story, you also have to think about abrasion inside the bag. For example you might have tools, or a camp stove, or some other hard piece of equipment inside the bag that is vibrating and rubbing against the inner surface over a long period of time. That is why we use such incredibly thick, welded seam liners on this bag.

The BC35 is heavier than the Scout 25, and it’s also heavier than a traditional over-the-seat saddlebag, but 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 kit. If you’re really serious about weight, take off your steel pannier racks, which shaves 8-10 pounds off the bike, and get a Reckless 80 instead. For everyone else: the Backcountry 35.

Want to protect your panniers and gear from thieves? Add a set of our Steelcore Locking Straps. The Backcountry Pannier Kit requires two 4.5' straps, mounting instructions can be found in this video.

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 R1200GSA 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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Easy on/off mounting
Stash Spots
100% Waterproof
Molle Expandability


  • 1. 2 bag system – Tough bag outside. Drybag inside.
  • 2. 6 layers of crash protection where you need it most
  • 3. Large external rear pocket that fits two MSR fuel cans side-by-side perfectly, also 2L Dromedary compatible
  • 4. Beavertail stash-spot for extra storage and expansion
  • 5. Wedge mount system – one click on/off mounting and removal – universal fitment
  • 6. Front + bottom MOLLE panels for quick attachment of MOLLE accessories (volume expansion!)
  • 7. 4 aluminum (no plastic!) buckles w/ side compression straps for compression + adjustability
  • 8. High quality powder coated steel rotary draw attachment latches
Product Specs
  • 35 Liter capacity per pannier (70L total capacity for the kit)
  • Length: 20" top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top)
  • Length with top roll open is 32”
  • Width: 15" main body, 18" with rear pocket
  • Thickness: 8" (35L)
  • Weight: approx. 9.0 lbs each (hardware included)
  • Check the Fitment Page for rack questions, and please email us if your rack is not listed.
  • Construction + Materials
  • Outer Shell Materials: Ballistic Nylon
  • Inner Dry Bag Materials: 100% waterproof 22 oz PVC with welded seam construction
  • Side Buckles: Aluminum rather than plastic to withstand crashes
  • Attachment rotary laches: High quality powder coated steel
  • Front/Rear panels made from 22oz PVC material for easy washing, extra water resistance, and abrasion protection
  • Side panels constructed with ballistic nylon and roll tops from high quality ripstop material for easy, compact rolling
  • Kit Includes
  • Two 35L panniers (right/left) with frames
  • Two mounting wedges
  • Hardware pack (8 washers + 16 6mm screws)
  • Puck sak (8 aluminium mounting pucks)

    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

    In The Wild

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 374 reviews
    Backcountry 35 kit

    These panniers are top quality, also when it comes to design: everything is well thought of and there is all the functionality you can ever need and probably some more. I wanted the best panniers and these are the ones!
    I like the fact that you can really adjust the size of the bag (width on the bike) according to how much stuff you have with you on your adventure, making these bags suitable for RTW and for smaller adventures alike.


    This is it. The pinnacle of adventure luggage. Sturdy, east on/off, soft (to lessen the chances of that broken lower extremity in the event of a dab getting caught). I love this stuff. Not to mention that Pete and Ashley are great people who still know the meaning of customer service. They were right there to answer any questions and provide support during the install. I highly recommend this product!

    My Mosko Moto Experience

    I’m based in the UK and saw the Mosko Moto hear on line and thought it looked pretty good so o wrote to them and luckily they were opening a European Distribution Centre. Sarah in sales helped me to order all I need from there on in and the experience was great!

    The equipment is strong, very well made and ideal for dual sport motorcycle travel. I’m off to Spain and the Pico’s and Pyrenees in May when it will be fully tested. But I have no doubt that Mosko Moto supply some of the best soft luggage on the market and I am one very happy customer.

    Highway miles

    Bought the tank bag and the 35L panniers kit x2 for 2 motorcycles. Install was very easy and quality military grade. The clear pocket attachment on the tank bag is awesome. I put my phone there. So far only a few hundred highway miles with the gear but people on the way take pictures so I guess the bike looks badass.

    Never look back

    I have bought products up and down the Mosko Moto catalog, and praise their ingenuity, customer service, design, and performance of the bags. The bags look great, and hold up well against the elements. Finally, the versatility of the back country line, with the nomad, is all you need to find your next adventure. Thank you Mosko Moto!!!

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