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.
The quality exceeds the price, best functional tank bag in my opinion.
Don’t think about it, buy this bag, no regrets.
Fit perfect on my KTM SAS 1290
I love my hood tank bag, it looks fantastic on my 2018 Africa twin to go along with my backcountry panniers! Speaking of those panniers, one did have a small tear on a exterior pocket that I emailed them about, and the lady was on a motorcycle trip and no one ever got back to me about. But even with that, I was so happy with the quality of the overall panniers that I pulled the trigger on the hood tank bag. I was looking for more of a pocket dump than all of the individual compartments that the nomad offered, and I love the quick access of the hood. No zippers! (like another brand of adventure tank bags 😉) so if you’re looking for a quick, very well built, pocket dump with the opportunity to have clean organization. The hood tank bag is the one to buy!
I love the lack of waterproof zippers. Simple design and compact enough for smaller tanks. Organizational features are great
Just got back from a 7 day trip from Chicago to Austin Texas and back. I didn't run into any rain on the road, but the bag survived a torrential downpour of biblical proportions while parked. The bag was completely dry inside, the map case too.
I found the clam shell design to be much easier to use than the zipper bags I have used before. When you open it up, the top half serves as a place to set things while you're digging around in the bag. Installation is simple and secure.
Couple of minor criticisms, though criticism may be too strong a word. The map pocket flaps around a bit in the wind, but is a lot better once you start stuffing maps in there. It's a small bag, so you have to be judicious about what you put inside. It suits me though because I try to keep things minimal. I didn't use the included zipper pouches. I thought the pouches themselves were fairly bulky relative to the available space in the bag. I used some nylon reinforced plastic pouches that I found on Amazon instead. The overall bulkiness of these are maybe a fifth of that of the supplied pouches. Given that the bag is already so small, I don't see where you need so much organizational sub-division as provided by the supplied pouches with all of the internal pockets.
Overall, worked really well for me.