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!
So I'm an experienced long distance road rider and gone through a couple tank bags and now it's time for a new one. I purchased the Hood and a competitors bag of similar size and features. Build quality was excellent on both, but the Hood 5 won out because it fit much better on my V-Strom 650 and the zipperless design is awesome. That was the failure mode on the last tank bag that I put many miles on. PRO: Waterproof! Lightweight and beautiful build quality. The included stash pockets are very handy and I like that each one has a different design for different purposes. The bag has features where you need them (molle loops, internal secret zip pouches, power cord access, cam buckles, map pocket, foam spacers for your tank) and no bulk where you don't need it. CON: Space seems a little tight inside but actually more roomy than it appears because it's shaped like a bell inside. Also, you have the option to remove one or both of the stash pockets (just as useful for throwing it in a side pannier) and this frees up more space. I love that it has the ability to adjust to fit my needs. Overall I'm very impressed and looking forward to wearing this one out.
Mosko products are amazingly build and delivered at time with no problems. The Hood has an amazing design that fits perfectly on my bike, and can be opened with one hand really fast when needed
Fits my 790 Adventure like a charm
Hood tank bag - excellent 1 handed open/close clam shell design!
At first sight it looks kind of bumpy and annoying, but nothing further from reality: it’s tottaly usefull and confortable. I did put my cannon dslr and gopro, fill with cables, money and cards the wallets, and even my swiss army tool.
I just loved it. From now on, it’s a must on every ride.