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Backcountry 40L Duffle/Pack (V2.0) - Limited Edition Orange

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Backcountry 30L Duffle (V2.0)

Haven't had a chance to test this bag on a ride yet, but my first impression is "WOW!" Straight out of the box you can tell the bag is well made and extremely durable. Ever pocket and section of MOLLE webbing seems to be well thought out and designed for riders by riders (because it is). My largest concern when spending this much money on a bag was water proofing. I have ridden cross country (San Diego to Baltimore) and done many other long rides and in my experience nothing is water proof at 70 miles per hour for more than a few minutes. Although I haven't tested the bag on a ride yet, I did fill it up and submerge it in my bath tub for about 30 minutes. It floats, which means its water tight. Everything inside also stayed bone dry.

My one and only complaint is that the Velcro that secures the inner bag to the outer bag doesn't quite line up and it makes it seem as though the inner bag doesn't fit. I am not dropping a star for this because its honestly no big deal and it could be that once the bag is filled, the Velcro will align properly.

I plan on posting an update review after I take it on a two week national park tour in the midwest. So far, if you're concerned about the price tag for "just a duffle bag" like I was...stop that. You get WAY more than "just a duffel bag."

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M.S.
Waiting for the Pan America

So far I’m happy with the product build and appearance the email and phone conversations with Mosko Moto were all handled very good and shipping was quick from the time I placed my order sadly I’m waiting for my motorcycle to get shipped from Harley Davidson probably will be late May hopefully I can update my review when I’m able to do the fitment on the Pan America

F
F.A.A.L.

Backcountry 30L Duffle/Pack (V2.0)

B
B.R.
Solid bag, but some design tweaking may be needed.

The general synopsis: this is an incredible bag. However, there may be some things that could have been made better.

Pros:
-Tons of room. I can fit 5 days worth in here with packing cubes. I really like how the inner liner is removeable as well.

-Easy to stow-away when not in use. Once everything is removed, the bag can rest flat with both ports open and just be stowed somewhere.

-Well made and built to take a beating. This thing has some heavy duty love built into it and you can tell.

Cons:
-Not enough MOLLE straps. The two rows provided isn't really enough to actually utilize with other MOLLE compatible things. At that point, why even add them?

-Not a fan of the built-in tent pole holder. I feel like, because this company OFFERS a tent pole holder, having a permanent one built in is silly. Could have easily been swapped out for more MOLLE straps.

-Low quality back pack straps. I get the straps aren't really a huge asset to this bag. However, there are some design choices I may have gone with for the straps to either have them fully removeable rather than just stowable (Maybe utilizing that built in tent pole holder?). Additionally, more padding is needed.

-Not sure why there are 3 metal rings and one plastic? It would have made more sense to me to have all 4 of the rings be metal, either for a 4-point shoulder strap for carrying, or for additional synch points when tying down to a load.

Overall:
An excellent addition. While I'm not much of a biker or off-road enthusiast, I have been looking for a bag that I can use for travel and this is it. The waterproofing gives me some peace of mind while I travel, and the fact that its built so well helps me know that I can take this thing anywhere. I looked into the design of the V1 and I see the differences, however, as I mentioned, I think you really lose out with the lack of MOLLE straps, and the fact you're stuck with a long, bulky pouch and nothing to use it for. If you do make a version 3, I would wholeheartedly recommend a standard MOLLE array, at least 5 x 5, as well as the removal of the tent pole bag.

Backcountry 30L Duffle/Pack (V2.0)

This moto-duffle does it all: it's a duffle, a backpack, and a quick-stash spot during the day. It's a way to keep your wet jacket separate from your dry sleeping bag. It serves as a clean food prep surface next to the campfire and a convenient tool tray for roadside field repairs. Pair it with our Backcountry Cinch Straps for rock-solid attachment to your bike. The newly updated Backcountry Duffle is available in two sizes, a 40L version and a 30L version.

People have been strapping all kinds of miscellaneous duffles to the back of their bikes since motorcycles were invented. Do a quick google search for ‘waterproof motorcycle duffle’ and you’ll see what I mean. The same basic welded seam waterproof roll-top duffle is presented a hundred times over, with different logos. It turns out that when you start from scratch and ask the question ‘how should an ADV duffle function’ you end up with something that looks and functions a lot different.

With the Backcountry Duffle we wanted to design a motorcycle bag from the ground up, instead of starting with a kayak/rafting drybag. Two things jumped out at us right away. First, we hated having to unpack the entire back of the bike just to put something in or take it out. If you picture a traditional roll-top duffle, the straps that connect it to the bike are going over the opening, which means that you have to undo the straps to get inside. Plus, because the bag is sitting on the back of the bike, by the time you unroll the opening it is too high to see inside. So you take it off the bike and set it on the ground. If you’re getting in and out of the bag several times a day this starts to get pretty annoying.

Second, traditional single-layer drybag duffles have a very limited lifespan. There are so many things that can cause them to fail. Campfire sparks, abrasion from a crash, abrasion from the rack it sits on, heat from the exhaust, cracks from sun damage, etc. As soon as anything happens to the bag, it’s not waterproof anymore. And if that happens in the middle of a trip it sucks.

We came up with the idea of a bag that’s actually two bags – an inner waterproof bag and an outer abrasion-proof bag – to solve that problem. Then we made it a double-ended roll top instead of a top-loader, so you can get things in and out without unstrapping it from the bike. Then we added a beavertail on top of that, so if you need to stash your jacket, or wet/dirty items that you don’t want inside the drybag, these things can be stored externally without getting inside the duffle at all.

Then we added backpack straps. Riding 50+ miles on dirt is no big deal on an adventure bike, but if you break down and find yourself hiking out, it’s a long friggin way man. Having a comfortable backpack is key. That was the original idea behind the backpack straps, but it turns out it’s also super handy for getting everything into (or up to) a hotel room in a single trip. When you’re traveling internationally, sometimes it’s not ok to leave half your stuff on the bike while you take the other half inside. With the BC 30/40, put the duffle on your back, grab a pannier in each hand, and you’re mobile. Plus the straps make it a great airline carry-on for fly-in trips or general travel.

Inside the beavertails there are two nylon reinforced mesh pockets for wet/dry items (like a toothbrush), a document pocket which works great for maps, or for your bike documents and passport. The document pocket is especially helpful at border crossings where you have to stop at multiple customs offices on both sides of the border. Remove the document pocket, take it inside the customs office with you, then when you're done put it back inside the beavertail and ride over to the next office. That way you can collect all the country specific paperwork in a specific spot. Also under the beavertail there's a special tent pole pocket so you can split your tent into its various components, making it so much easier to pack. The tent pole pocket also works great for a camp chair, fuel bottles, a fishing pole, etc.

There are two things that take some getting used to on this duffle. First, the materials are really thick, which means that rolling/unrolling the roll-top feels a little cumbersome at first if you’re used to thinner kayak drybags or stuff sacks. The materials loosen up with time, have no fear. Second, compared to a top-loader, the double ended roll-top has a narrower throat. So when you’re in your tent, or in your hotel room, sorting through the stuff inside is not as easy as it would be with a top-loader. We make top-loaders too, check out our Scout 30/50 duffle if that’s the way you’re leaning.

Want to protect your gear from thieves? Add our Steelcore Locking Straps. The Backcountry Duffle requires one 6' strap. Mounting instructions can be found in this video.

Connection Strap Note: For pavement and graded road riding, virtually any kind of connection strap will work to attach this duffle to the bike. For rough, ungraded terrain or for long-distance, multi-month trips, we highly recommend the Backcountry Cinch Strap, which was designed specifically for this bag and this kind of travel. Whatever strap you choose, if you will be riding offroad, please avoid bungy cords, stretchable elastic straps, or straps with plastic side-release buckles. Even a simple cam buckle strap (like this one by DaKine) is better than elastic.

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Easy on/off mounting
Stash Spots
100% Waterproof
Molle Expandability
Product Specs
  • 30 Liter capacity
  • Length: 18-24” main body – can be extended significantly with roll tops!)
  • Length with top roll open is 32”
  • Width: 13"
  • Height: 10" (can be extended with beavertail)
  • Weight: Approx 5.5 lbs
Construction + Materials
  • Outer Shell Materials: Ballistic Nylon
  • Inner Dry Bag Materials: 100%
  • Waterproof TPU with welded seam construction
  • D Rings: Aluminum rather than plastic to withstand abuse
  • Top Panel: Hypalon for easy washing, extra water resistance, and abrasion protection
  • Beavertail: Ballistic Nylon – providing extreme abrasion resistance
Kit Includes
  • Backcountry 30L Duffle
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 
ACCESSORY PRODUCTS:

4L MOLLE, NOMAD TANK BAG, STEELCORE LOCKING STRAPS, BC CINCH STRAPS

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.

“It doesn't get any better than these duffle bags. High quality, great features, and will last a lifetime. I have previously had most of the other brands of duffles and different tail bags and would never go back!!! Would buy again!”

– Arthur, 2018

Customer Reviews

Based on 512 reviews
96%
(490)
3%
(15)
1%
(3)
0%
(0)
1%
(4)
R
R.

Backcountry 40L Duffle/Pack (V2.0) - Limited Edition Orange

D
D.C.
Backcountry 30L Duffle (V2.0)

Haven't had a chance to test this bag on a ride yet, but my first impression is "WOW!" Straight out of the box you can tell the bag is well made and extremely durable. Ever pocket and section of MOLLE webbing seems to be well thought out and designed for riders by riders (because it is). My largest concern when spending this much money on a bag was water proofing. I have ridden cross country (San Diego to Baltimore) and done many other long rides and in my experience nothing is water proof at 70 miles per hour for more than a few minutes. Although I haven't tested the bag on a ride yet, I did fill it up and submerge it in my bath tub for about 30 minutes. It floats, which means its water tight. Everything inside also stayed bone dry.

My one and only complaint is that the Velcro that secures the inner bag to the outer bag doesn't quite line up and it makes it seem as though the inner bag doesn't fit. I am not dropping a star for this because its honestly no big deal and it could be that once the bag is filled, the Velcro will align properly.

I plan on posting an update review after I take it on a two week national park tour in the midwest. So far, if you're concerned about the price tag for "just a duffle bag" like I was...stop that. You get WAY more than "just a duffel bag."

M
M.S.
Waiting for the Pan America

So far I’m happy with the product build and appearance the email and phone conversations with Mosko Moto were all handled very good and shipping was quick from the time I placed my order sadly I’m waiting for my motorcycle to get shipped from Harley Davidson probably will be late May hopefully I can update my review when I’m able to do the fitment on the Pan America

F
F.A.A.L.

Backcountry 30L Duffle/Pack (V2.0)

B
B.R.
Solid bag, but some design tweaking may be needed.

The general synopsis: this is an incredible bag. However, there may be some things that could have been made better.

Pros:
-Tons of room. I can fit 5 days worth in here with packing cubes. I really like how the inner liner is removeable as well.

-Easy to stow-away when not in use. Once everything is removed, the bag can rest flat with both ports open and just be stowed somewhere.

-Well made and built to take a beating. This thing has some heavy duty love built into it and you can tell.

Cons:
-Not enough MOLLE straps. The two rows provided isn't really enough to actually utilize with other MOLLE compatible things. At that point, why even add them?

-Not a fan of the built-in tent pole holder. I feel like, because this company OFFERS a tent pole holder, having a permanent one built in is silly. Could have easily been swapped out for more MOLLE straps.

-Low quality back pack straps. I get the straps aren't really a huge asset to this bag. However, there are some design choices I may have gone with for the straps to either have them fully removeable rather than just stowable (Maybe utilizing that built in tent pole holder?). Additionally, more padding is needed.

-Not sure why there are 3 metal rings and one plastic? It would have made more sense to me to have all 4 of the rings be metal, either for a 4-point shoulder strap for carrying, or for additional synch points when tying down to a load.

Overall:
An excellent addition. While I'm not much of a biker or off-road enthusiast, I have been looking for a bag that I can use for travel and this is it. The waterproofing gives me some peace of mind while I travel, and the fact that its built so well helps me know that I can take this thing anywhere. I looked into the design of the V1 and I see the differences, however, as I mentioned, I think you really lose out with the lack of MOLLE straps, and the fact you're stuck with a long, bulky pouch and nothing to use it for. If you do make a version 3, I would wholeheartedly recommend a standard MOLLE array, at least 5 x 5, as well as the removal of the tent pole bag.

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