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!
Perfect size and excellent features make this a great tank bag. I really like that it really is waterproof and yet is very quick and easy access. Nice internal organizers and the molle-rich top is perfect for the included map case or numerous other items you may wish to attach. You’ll like it: I know I do!
I'm in Sydney Oz and have this mounted on a Guzzi V85TT - now on the tank, though have also had it on the tail with the existing clips!
As with all the Mosko Moto gear I've used, the quality is first rate and the size is ideal for day trip gear or to carry my 'need easy access' stuff on longer trips.
Easy to install and easy off too.
Arrived super fast, very happy.
Great bag! I like all the features (rigid frame, buckles instead of zippers, waterproof, doesn’t get in the way when sitting or standing, and fits a full frame DSLR with. 70-200mm (f4) lens (with a bit of a squeeze). So far so good and it looks like it last a long time.
I’ve owned a few tank bags in 63 years, but this Hood Tank Bag is perfect. Buying larger bags only gives you space to take too much stuff. You know what I mean if you’ve Ben in two wheels for awhile. It’s waterproof!
Another example of Mosko Moto’s stellar design chops! So simple to open and close, fits beautifully, and refueling access takes about 5 seconds to accomplish.
I originally tried the Nomad, but my ‘95 Tiger fuel tank profile imposed itself into the bottom of the bag and reduced useable capacity. In addition, I no longer wanted to deal with a separate rain cover, so the Hood design looked like a great solution.
One issue I had was mounting the rear harness straps, as the Tiger has no vertical locations upon which to mount the provided ladder/zip tie clip strap.
My sweet wife sewed me two loops from some scrap nylon straps I had kicking about in my “parts department “, incorporating the plastic buckles I cut from the ladder straps. These looped beautifully around the engine crash bars, and gave me a super clean installation.
Overall, a great addition to my other Mosko gear. Count me as a very satisfied customer!