The Backcountry Pannier is our flagship product, designed for long-distance adventure touring, hardcore enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike. This kit includes two 35L bags, for 70L of total capacity.
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.
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:
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 or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Hardware & Parts' section of our site, or email us with questions.
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.”
Solidly made, easy to mount on bike and easy to use. Clever, well thought through.
I had these on the MOTOTREK camera bike Versys 650 for six months and have just moved them to the new 790 Adventure. Previously had only used hard panniers and never thought I'd find these better. I was wrong! I'll never go back to hard luggage. Mosko's design and construction is impeccable. Access is easy. Everything is 100% waterproof. Love that I can MOLLE-strap anything just about anywhere on the bags. Well done, Mosko!
Bought the bags for my 2012 BMW GSA to ride the WABDR. I was worried that I will notice the left side sticking out since I did not get the offset bags but that was not an issue as they are still narrower than the hard panniers. Besides you can pack less and make a 35 as narrow as a 25. Three drops on the ride including one where I ended up pointing uphill on a downhill (Ruby Grade decent, bad line choice) but the bags don’t show any wear. No rain to test the waterproofing but there was plenty of dust and none of it made it inside the dry bags. Once you have your packing and unpacking down, the numerous adjustments straps are not an issue and you can pack and unpack quickly. Build quality is fantastic and so is the customer service. Overall super happy with the bags and like the title says I don’t see me putting the hard bags back on.
I wanted to go with soft luggage when I bought my 2020 R1250GSA instead of BMW hard bags because I ride a lot of backroads.
I looked at many other bags until It came down to options and looks . I ended with a choice between Lone Rider and the Mosko Moto kit.
Both had many of the options I wanted though the back country V2-1had more and better ones .In the end I made my choice on looks more than options or price. They look fantastic on my bike . I get a lot of compliments on them
Great company and a fantastic product line
Don’t forget the two bags one fits a 64 once insulated growler the other a 32 insulated water bottle.Water for the ride then a cold one at night by the fire.
Perfect soft panniers and Duffle. Amazing how much you can stuff in them. Easy to use as well. 110% recommandation. 💪🏻💪🏻. Ada Troost