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David Jones
Not yet installed

Bags look good but confusion with rack. Rack supplied not same as rack in video from manufacturer. Installation utube not clear. Mosko saying “we don’t have instructions” comes across as a brush off. I’m leaving for holiday on Friday, will get to install on return. Happy Thanksgiving

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Cliff Gunter
So far, so good

Easy to install on my 2022 KTM SAS. Good looking set up and easy to pack and unpack. A bit on the expensive side but well worth the money. I also ordered the locking kit which I highly recommend. First trip is next so we’ll see how they do out in the country.

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Todd Shillam
Best Pannier Bags for the Royal Enfield Himalayan

Absolutely love the Mosko Moto Backcountry panniers on my 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan. The wedge mounts (pucks) must be positioned a little forward or to the rear but do fit the OEM RE pannier racks. The pannier bags are perfect, rugged, durable, and spacious; and the beaver tail is a fabulous feature. The Nomax tank bag is also great too--fits perfectly and I use it all the time. I also have the 40L Backcountry duffle and it fits perfectly on the bike's rear back between the two panniers. Thank you to the entire Mosko Moto team!

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Ian
Best Panniers - Period

I've tried everything else - literally. I won't even name the other brands, you know who they are. The Backcountry panniers are the best soft panniers in the world. The construction, versatility, ease of installation, crash worthiness, modularity, and aesthetics are so far above everything else. They are the only panniers I own that I can probably see lasting for 20 years across multiple bikes. Crazy good stuff.

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Jason Gratz
Awesome soft bags!!!

Super high quality!! Can’t wait to fill them with camp stuff!! They may be a little heavy for my CB500X but who cares they look Great and all the room I need!!

Backcountry Offset Pannier Kit (V2.1)

4L & 5L 'Aux Pox' Auxiliary Pockets

The 100% waterproof Backcountry Pannier Kit is our flagship product and is designed for transcontinental adventure touring, enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike.

Sold in pairs, this Offset kit option includes one 35L pannier configuration and one 25L pannier configuration to accommodate bikes with asymmetrical pannier racks that accommodate exhausts.

The standard configuration of the kit Offset includes one 30L pannier with one 5L Aux Pox auxiliary pocket + one 21L pannier with one 4L Aux Pox auxiliary pocket, for 60L of total capacity. Four Aux Pox (69L) or No Aux Pox (51L) options are also available, see the variant button options above.

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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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. Aux Pox bolt-on waterproof pocket/harness system for additional storage: 4L Aux Pox on BC 25L Pannier, 5L Aux Pox on 35L BC Pannier
  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 Zinc Alloy G-Hooks
  9. Available kits include: 35L25L, and Offset 35L x 25L combination
Product Specs
  • *Assembly Instructions*
  • 60L total capacity for the kit 
  • One 35 Liter pannier (30L main compartment + 5L pocket)
  • One 25 Liter pannier (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • 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" for 35L bag / 6" for 25L bag
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight: 34oz / 2.1lbs
  • Mounting Wedge weight: 23oz / 1.4lbs
  • 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 or any household multi-purpose cleaner and water
  • 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
Kit Includes
  • One 30L pannier (right or left) with frame
  • One 21L pannier (right or left) with frame
  • Your choice of 0, 2 or 4 Aux Pox pockets
  • *If pocket options selected: 5L Aux Pocket Standard (mount to 30L pannier) and 4L Aux Pocket Offset (mount to 21L pannier)
  • Two mounting wedges
  • Hardware pack (8 washers + 16 6mm screws)
  • Puck Sak (8 aluminum 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.”

Customer Reviews

Based on 1168 reviews
95%
(1106)
3%
(37)
1%
(8)
0%
(5)
1%
(12)
D
David Jones
Not yet installed

Bags look good but confusion with rack. Rack supplied not same as rack in video from manufacturer. Installation utube not clear. Mosko saying “we don’t have instructions” comes across as a brush off. I’m leaving for holiday on Friday, will get to install on return. Happy Thanksgiving

C
Cliff Gunter
So far, so good

Easy to install on my 2022 KTM SAS. Good looking set up and easy to pack and unpack. A bit on the expensive side but well worth the money. I also ordered the locking kit which I highly recommend. First trip is next so we’ll see how they do out in the country.

T
Todd Shillam
Best Pannier Bags for the Royal Enfield Himalayan

Absolutely love the Mosko Moto Backcountry panniers on my 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan. The wedge mounts (pucks) must be positioned a little forward or to the rear but do fit the OEM RE pannier racks. The pannier bags are perfect, rugged, durable, and spacious; and the beaver tail is a fabulous feature. The Nomax tank bag is also great too--fits perfectly and I use it all the time. I also have the 40L Backcountry duffle and it fits perfectly on the bike's rear back between the two panniers. Thank you to the entire Mosko Moto team!

I
Ian
Best Panniers - Period

I've tried everything else - literally. I won't even name the other brands, you know who they are. The Backcountry panniers are the best soft panniers in the world. The construction, versatility, ease of installation, crash worthiness, modularity, and aesthetics are so far above everything else. They are the only panniers I own that I can probably see lasting for 20 years across multiple bikes. Crazy good stuff.

J
Jason Gratz
Awesome soft bags!!!

Super high quality!! Can’t wait to fill them with camp stuff!! They may be a little heavy for my CB500X but who cares they look Great and all the room I need!!

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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