We spent two+ years developing the Hood, testing every type of waterproof closure we could find. We needed something simple and strong enough for a tank bag, that will continue working even after thousands of uses in dusty, abusive conditions. We even spent 6 months experimenting with kayak hatches. The hatches turned out to be a bit of a rabbit hole, but they gave us the idea for the Hood.
The Hood achieves it’s waterproofing through a welded-seam, waterproof clamshell lid (we call it a ‘hood’) that rests on an equally waterproof, welded-seam base. The hood pushes against a strip of piping that runs 360 degrees around the base. There’s a rain gutter just below the piping that stops any water that tries to work its way up the sides. We even tested it with a pressure washer at the car wash, and everything inside stayed bone-dry!
The inside of the Hood features a large, open main compartment, with two removable sewn-seam wallets for things like cables, headphones, batteries, and credit cards. There’s a charging cable and headphone pass-through port, so you can connect your phone and electronic accessories directly to the battery.
On the top of the Hood you’ll find plenty of MOLLE webbing, which fits the included MOLLE compatible waterproof map pocket. If you don’t need the map pocket, the MOLLE webbing also works great for a cell phone case, multi tool, or first aid kit instead.
The first person to take a selfie of the Hood on their bike in front of Mt. Hood while wearing a Hoodie gets a free Mosko tee!
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.
Hello at Mosko Moto. I have not yet received my order. It seems to be lost on the shipment. Please help me get it. I am eager to use my tank bag on my new KTM 790 R.
As usual with Mosko gear, the concept of the Hood is spot on for the ADV rider. And obviously, the folks at Mosko sweat all the details of design and construction through multiple iterations. After some fiddling I got the Hood to fit perfectly on my KTM 790 ADV. Overall size and configuration are exactly what I need, and I love the "overlapping - clamshell" waterproof design. BUT: MY UNIT CAME WITH A QUALITY DEFECT. The left half of the cross-strap on the front harness was installed upside down. Because of this, the cross-strap had to be twisted in order to engage the buckle. To fix this, I had to cut off the sewn end off the front harness main strap, remove the left half of the cross strap and replace it in the proper orientation. Sorry to say this, Mosko, but your offshore manufacturing relationships still need work.
I was scrambling to get gear together for my first big ride of the summer and pulled trig on the Hood Tank Bag because it looked fairly minimal (as far as tank bags go) and can keep water out.
The bag "installs" pretty easy, and that was basically the vibe for the next 1400 miles. Quick, one-snap access to my cameras, and very easy to take on and off the bike when parked in less than savory places. Little removable pouches and hidden compartments are also great for people that are organized!
Space-wise, the Hood bag is pretty goldilocks. Not too small, but not so large that it is in the way when you are standing up and flying over some rocky single track. I would recommend to anyone. Only advice I would give is that it only keeps water and playa dust out when closed, so uh... ziplock fragile devices if you open and close a lot.
Highly recommended it. Probably one of my favorite pieces of gear I have bought. Takes about 2 seconds to open, don't have to mess with any zippers, and it's waterproof. It's also rock solid and doesn't move around on the bike and it doesn't interfere with riding.
Now after 3 months of use, I can fairly make comments on the Hood. I had the bike since Nov. 2018 and tried various tank bags, different makes, and model. The Hood got my attention for not having a zipper, think that is a wonderful idea. Always have a camera and not having a zipper made it very convenient to get it out, take pictures and put it back in. The 701 has a relatively flat seat and the shape of the Hood is a good fit. The size is also just right, wherein I'm able to put essential items such as a bottle of water, small tools, snacks, etc.
Very satisfied with the purchase. It also gets a lot of attention from others. Another plus is I wash the bike without removing the Hood; the contents never got wet. Haven't tried it in the pouring rain.