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Kirk
25/35 pannier kit

Product is great! Had some changes to order on a Sunday night. They replied quickly and were able to make it happened. Easy to install, easy to use. Easy to adapt

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Eric Sachs
The best option for off-road, adventure motorcycle travel

When I started riding off-road I switched to Mosko Moto soft bags and never looked back. If you fancy yourself an adventure motorcycle rider, using soft bags instead of hard is the way to go for so many reasons. Here are a few primary considerations:

SAFETY: Occasionally when you’re riding off road you may have occasion to dab – put your foot down for a moment. Usually in deep sand or maybe mud. I’ve seen more than a couple riders injure their lower leg with hard bags because when they foot put their foot down the bike continued forward and the hard bags pinned their foot between the ground and the bag.

WATER: On the inside of each Mosko Moto bag there is a dry bag that actually keeps all of your stuff dry if you should happen to do water crossings or experience a heavy downpour. OEM metal bags will keep water out unless they get tweaked or damaged. Once that happens it’s very hard to make them water tight again. I suppose you could always use a dry bag inside of the metal bags.

DAMAGE: The Mosko Bags are extremely durable and really take a beating without getting damaged. They may get scuffed up but they certainly don’t bend or tweak in any way. The metal bags get bent easily if you drop your bike or walking into a tree and I’ve seen people try to straighten everything out with a hammer but the hard bags never really seem to go back to the way started.

RATTLING YOUR STUFF: if you are using hard bags you need to make sure to put as much stuff as you can in there to completely fill all voids otherwise your stuff is going to rattle around a lot as you ride off road. Not a concern with soft bags because you can cinch them down tight no matter how much stuff you have, or don’t have in your bags.

SECURITY: Some people think that they need the hard bags for security purposes but that’s not at all true. Mosko’s bags can be locked to the bike with a small padlock. In addition, they sell cable type locks that are intended to wrap around the entire bag. These locks not only provide an extra layer of protection in terms of keeping your bag on your bike but they also prevent people from opening the bag and taking the stuff inside. Truth be told, what I do is take the bags off the bike and carry them into the hotel with me. Very easy to do with the handles provided on the Mosko bags. Not so easy with hard bags that are clunky and don’t have a handle.

I guess those are the primary reasons that I recommend soft bags for off-road use. If you were never going off road and want to be a street touring type of rider, The OEM hard bags are just fine. If you’re going to do any off-road stuff with your bike, I highly recommend soft bags and the only company I recommend is Mosko Moto. Their stuff is extremely well-made, very well thought out and convenient, very durable and they look great too. The company itself stands behind their products.

I'm a Lead Coach at RawHyde Adventures, the BMW off-road motorcycle training academy. I see a TON of bikes and a TON of stuff that people buy and attach to their bikes. There are only a handful of things that are actually worth buying for your adventure bike in my opinion - Mosko Moto panniers are one of those things.

Eric Sachs
https://ericsachsadv.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ericsachsadv/

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Sebastian Federico
Perfect

Perfect

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Joel Chabot
Amazing Quality and Service

I really felt that the prices were way too high and spent a lot of time trying to decide if they are worth the money or not. I called the customer service people a number of times to ask questions and they were extremely helpful answering all my questions without any pressure to purchase. In the end I decided to pull the trigger of the 35L backcountry setup anyway. I have to say I was completely blown away by the quality of the bags and looking at how they're built it's clear that they didn't cut any corners and these bags will withstand anything I can throw at them. These are 100% worth the money and I would recommend them to anyone who's looking for a setup that will last a lifetime. My only recommendation would be for Mosko to offer a 35L or even a 40L main compartment.

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Dawn Waterhouse
Love these bags

I replaced my brand new aluminum panniers with this system and don't regret it for a moment. Just as much room without the wind resistance, bulk and weight.

Backcountry Offset Pannier Kit (V2.1)

The Backcountry Pannier is our flagship product, designed for long-distance adventure touring, hardcore enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike. This kit includes one 35L bag system and one 25L bag system, to accommodate your bike's exhaust offset.

With bomb-proof construction and heavy-duty materials, these bags can really take a beating. Our quick-mount wedge system makes it easy to take the panniers on/off the bike so you can store them in your tent or have them by the fire without wrestling with straps. Our new proprietary ‘Speed-Pin’ latch ensures that the mounting system is always engaged.

This is the system for long distance travelers and people living off their bikes. Guides, instructors, and RTW riders: this system was designed for you.

Download Assembly Instructions here.

*sold as a pair! Just add a bike-specific rack and you are ready to rumble.

*Cutout Pannier Rack Note: Bikes with stock racks and a pannier exhaust cutout (like the R1250GSA, R1200GSA, 850GSA, or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Racks + Adapters' section of our site, or email us with questions.

We created the Backcountry Pannier because we were tired of over-the-seat soft panniers that flop around in rough terrain, have no external pockets or stash spots, disintegrate after a couple crashes, and are a total pain in the ass to get on and off the bike. We wanted something like a backpacking frame pack, but that mounts on your bike, and that stays connected to the bike and stays waterproof no matter how many times you lay the bike down.

The Backcountry's are super easy to click on and off the bike, and because the waterproofing is accomplished inside the bag (thanks to the two-bag system), minor external crashes and scuffs won’t faze your panniers at all. Thanks to the thick, welded seam internal liner, you’re also protected from internal abrasion: for example tools, or a camp stove, or some other hard piece of gear vibrating and rubbing against the inner surface over a long period of time.

Backcountry panniers will mount seamlessly on most OEM and aftermarket pannier rack systems. If you don't already have racks, we recommend Outback Motortek Standard Frame pannier racks, available in the Racks & Adapters section of our website. 
Rolling Updates to Version 2.1:

  • We introduced the Speed-Pin latch system, replacing the rotary draw latch we used before, for an ‘always-on’ attachment to the bike.
  • We upgraded the interior liner material from welded PVC to welded PU with a lighter cyan interior color to make things easier to find. The new PU is more environmentally friendly, more malleable 
  • We reintroduced the 25L size, and also the option of an offset kit for bikes with asymmetrical pannier racks to accommodate exhaust.
  • We added an aluminum locking bar at the top of the bag, to accommodate our Compact or Heavy Duty ADV Locks, and a stash pocket inside the beavertail for lock storage.
  • We replaced the sewn-on rear pocket in the prior version with the new Dry Pocket system – a harness and drybag - which can be bolted to the front or rear of the pannier (or both), or removed entirely.
  • We molded a new custom removable aluminum ladderlock buckle for the front beavertail, replacing the old stamped aluminum ones. The new buckle is as tough as the old one, but easier to adjust.
  • We added MOLLE webbing behind the beavertail, and also a handy tool holder for larger items like a hatchet, knife, or saw.
  • We added an extra layer of Hypalon armor on the outside of the beavertail and reflective panels on the sides.

Want to protect your panniers and gear from thieves? Add our Compact or Heavy Duty ADV Locks, which store conveniently in the pouch on the back of the beavertail, and integrate with the aluminum Locking Bar on top of the pannier to both a) lock the bag to the bike and b) lock the bag closed.

Backcountry Weight Note: The Backcountry is heavier than the Scouts, and it’s also heavier than a traditional over-the-seat saddlebag. What you get for that weight is bomb-proof construction and materials, a completely stable mounting system (no flopping), and lots of stash spots. Lighter is not always better if it comes at the price of functionality or durability. If weight is your primary concern but you want to stick with a rack system, check out the Scout 25L Panniers. If you’re really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80L instead.

Wedge-Mount Compatibility Note: In July 2016, we switched the backcountry pannier wedge and frame from machined HDPE to molded glass-filled nylon. The new wedge/frame are not compatible with the old version. To determine which wedge/frame you have, check on the back of the wedge. If it is flat & smooth, that's HDPE. If it has an inset honeycomb pattern, that's molded nylon. We have extra wedges and frames of both materials in stock available for order by special request.

Cutout Pannier Rack Note: Bikes with stock racks and a pannier exhaust cutout (like the R1250GSA, R1200GSA, 850GSA, or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Hardware & Parts' section of our site, or email us with questions.

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Color
GREY
WOODLAND
Aux Pockets
Easy on/off mounting
Stash Spots
100% Waterproof
Molle Expandability

Features

  1. Two bag system – dry bag inside, tough bag outside
  2. Six layers of crash protection where you need it most
  3. Heavy duty universal locking bar
  4. Aux Pox bolt-on waterproof pocket/harness system for additional storage: 4L Aux Pox on BC 25L Pannier, 5L Aux Pox on 35L BC Pannier
  5. Beavertail stash spot and multi-purpose camp tool holder
  6. Burly injection-molded, glass-filled nylon hard-mount system allows quick on/off
  7. MOLLE expandability – both sides and bottom
  8. Six external compression straps – with new custom molded aluminum G-hooks
  9. Available kits include: 35L25L, and Offset 35L x 25L combination
Product Specs
  • *Assembly Instructions*
  • 60L total capacity for the kit 
  • One 35 Liter pannier (30L main compartment + 5L pocket)
  • One 25 Liter pannier (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • Length: 20" top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 28” 
  • Width: 15" main body, 18" with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 8" for 35L bag / 6" for 25L bag
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Check the Fitment Page for rack questions, and please email us if your rack is not listed.
Construction + Materials
  • Outer Shell Materials: 1680D Ballistic Nylon and Hypalon – the ultimate first line of defense
  • Front/Rear inner panels: 22oz 840D TPU for water resistance and easy washing 
  • Inner Dry Bags: 100% waterproof 22 oz 840D TPU with welded seam construction 
  • Pocket Dry Bags: 100% waterproof 840D TPU with welded seam construction 
  • Side Buckles: Custom molded aluminum - rather than plastic - to withstand crashes
  • Speed-Pin attachment latches: High quality stainless steel finished in black oxide.
  • MOLLE Grids: Low-profile Hypalon for UV and abrasion resistance
  • Locking Bar: Anodized laser-cut aluminum, permanently riveted in place

Bag Care Pointers:

  • Clean with mild soap & water (Simple Green works great!)
  • Allow to air dry thoroughly before storing
  • Remove bags from the bike when not in use
  • Store out of the sun and away from heat sources
  • Wear scars with pride
  • The Reckless harness wear info from the R80 Description
Kit Includes
  • One 30L pannier (right or left) with frame
  • One 21L pannier (right or left) with frame
  • Your choice of 0, 2 or 4 Aux Pox pockets
  • *If pocket options selected: 5L Aux Pocket Standard (mount to 30L pannier) and 4L Aux Pocket Offset (mount to 21L pannier)
  • Two mounting wedges
  • Hardware pack (8 washers + 16 6mm screws)
  • Puck Sak (8 aluminum mounting pucks)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORY PRODUCTS:

BC 40L DUFFLE, 4L MOLLE, NOMAX TANK BAG

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.

“So far these are hands down the best Panniers I’ve ever owned. Like most of us riders, I researched every option possible. Didn’t matter what country they came from or what I had to do to get them I just wanted the best functioning and bomb proof system around. In my opinion these are the best available.”

– Anthony Fry

Customer Reviews

Based on 948 reviews
95%
(899)
3%
(27)
1%
(8)
0%
(4)
1%
(10)
K
Kirk
25/35 pannier kit

Product is great! Had some changes to order on a Sunday night. They replied quickly and were able to make it happened. Easy to install, easy to use. Easy to adapt

E
Eric Sachs
The best option for off-road, adventure motorcycle travel

When I started riding off-road I switched to Mosko Moto soft bags and never looked back. If you fancy yourself an adventure motorcycle rider, using soft bags instead of hard is the way to go for so many reasons. Here are a few primary considerations:

SAFETY: Occasionally when you’re riding off road you may have occasion to dab – put your foot down for a moment. Usually in deep sand or maybe mud. I’ve seen more than a couple riders injure their lower leg with hard bags because when they foot put their foot down the bike continued forward and the hard bags pinned their foot between the ground and the bag.

WATER: On the inside of each Mosko Moto bag there is a dry bag that actually keeps all of your stuff dry if you should happen to do water crossings or experience a heavy downpour. OEM metal bags will keep water out unless they get tweaked or damaged. Once that happens it’s very hard to make them water tight again. I suppose you could always use a dry bag inside of the metal bags.

DAMAGE: The Mosko Bags are extremely durable and really take a beating without getting damaged. They may get scuffed up but they certainly don’t bend or tweak in any way. The metal bags get bent easily if you drop your bike or walking into a tree and I’ve seen people try to straighten everything out with a hammer but the hard bags never really seem to go back to the way started.

RATTLING YOUR STUFF: if you are using hard bags you need to make sure to put as much stuff as you can in there to completely fill all voids otherwise your stuff is going to rattle around a lot as you ride off road. Not a concern with soft bags because you can cinch them down tight no matter how much stuff you have, or don’t have in your bags.

SECURITY: Some people think that they need the hard bags for security purposes but that’s not at all true. Mosko’s bags can be locked to the bike with a small padlock. In addition, they sell cable type locks that are intended to wrap around the entire bag. These locks not only provide an extra layer of protection in terms of keeping your bag on your bike but they also prevent people from opening the bag and taking the stuff inside. Truth be told, what I do is take the bags off the bike and carry them into the hotel with me. Very easy to do with the handles provided on the Mosko bags. Not so easy with hard bags that are clunky and don’t have a handle.

I guess those are the primary reasons that I recommend soft bags for off-road use. If you were never going off road and want to be a street touring type of rider, The OEM hard bags are just fine. If you’re going to do any off-road stuff with your bike, I highly recommend soft bags and the only company I recommend is Mosko Moto. Their stuff is extremely well-made, very well thought out and convenient, very durable and they look great too. The company itself stands behind their products.

I'm a Lead Coach at RawHyde Adventures, the BMW off-road motorcycle training academy. I see a TON of bikes and a TON of stuff that people buy and attach to their bikes. There are only a handful of things that are actually worth buying for your adventure bike in my opinion - Mosko Moto panniers are one of those things.

Eric Sachs
https://ericsachsadv.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ericsachsadv/

S
Sebastian Federico
Perfect

Perfect

J
Joel Chabot
Amazing Quality and Service

I really felt that the prices were way too high and spent a lot of time trying to decide if they are worth the money or not. I called the customer service people a number of times to ask questions and they were extremely helpful answering all my questions without any pressure to purchase. In the end I decided to pull the trigger of the 35L backcountry setup anyway. I have to say I was completely blown away by the quality of the bags and looking at how they're built it's clear that they didn't cut any corners and these bags will withstand anything I can throw at them. These are 100% worth the money and I would recommend them to anyone who's looking for a setup that will last a lifetime. My only recommendation would be for Mosko to offer a 35L or even a 40L main compartment.

D
Dawn Waterhouse
Love these bags

I replaced my brand new aluminum panniers with this system and don't regret it for a moment. Just as much room without the wind resistance, bulk and weight.

Warranty and Crash Replacement

We offer an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty on all our sewn seam bags, and a two year warranty on welded seam bags. Contact us for discounted crash replacement pricing.

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