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The 100% waterproof Backcountry Pannier Kit is designed for transcontinental adventure touring, enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike.

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Backcountry Pannier Kit (V2.5)

Backcountry Pannier Kit (V2.5)

Color
BLACK
HIGH DESERT
WOODLAND
Onyx/Orange
Size
Aux Pox (Auxiliary Pockets)

We designed the 100% waterproof Backcountry Pannier Kit for transcontinental adventure touring, enduro-style riding, and camping from the bike. Professional guides, instructors, and round-the-world riders have tested and proven this system over the last ten years. The latest version gets a range of design improvements and more eco-friendly recycled materials combined with a quick-mount system that takes seconds to get the panniers on and off the bike. 

(More Woodland coming in July 2024. To be alerted, click on the blue Notify Me button. If you don't see button, click on your size/color and refresh your browser.)

DESIGN

UPDATES TO VERSION 2.5

  • 100% recycled 1680D Ballistic Nylon & eco-friendly PVC backing (this is the main feature update and has a pretty big impact on our footprint)
  • Bottom panel is Aux Pox compatible
  • Aesthetic, trims, & logo updates

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 of crashes, and are a total pain in the ass to get on and off the bike. We wanted something like a backpacking frame pack that mounts on your bike, stays connected to the bike, and stays waterproof no matter how many times you lay the bike down.

The Backcountrys 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, a camp stove, or some other hard piece of gear vibrating and rubbing against the inner surface over a long period of time.

The Backcountry is 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 you’re really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80L instead.

SPECS

Backcountry 35L Kit

  • 70 Liter total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one Aux Pox on each bag)
  • 35 Liter capacity per pannier for the standard configuration (30L main compartment + 5L Aux Pox)
  • 0 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 70L capacity (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 80L capacity
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length: with top roll open is 28in / 71.1cm 
  • Width: 15 in / 38.1 cm main body, 18 in / 45.7 cm with one Aux Pox 
  • Thickness: 8 in / 20.3 cm
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight: 2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

Backcountry 25L Kit

  • 50L total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one Aux Pox per bag)
  • 25L capacity per pannier for the standard configuration (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • 0 Pockets - 42L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 50L capacity (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 28 in / 71.1 cm 
  • Width: 15 in / 38.1cm main body, 18 in / 45.7 cm with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 6 in / 15.2 cm
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding Aux Pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight: 2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

Offset Kit

  • 60L total capacity for the standard configuration (one Aux Pox per bag)
  • 0 Pockets - 50L
  • 2 Pockets - 60L (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 70L
  • One 35L pannier (30L main compartment + 5L pocket)
  • One 25L pannier (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 28in / 71.1cm
  • Width: 15in / 38.1cm main body, 18in / 45.7cm with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 8in / 20.3 cm for 35L bag / 6 in / 15.2 cm for 25L bag
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight:  2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight:  1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg
FEATURES
  • Two bag system – dry bag inside, tough bag outside
  • Six layers of crash protection where you need it most
  • Heavy-duty universal locking bar
  • Aux Pox compatible for additional storage
  • Beavertail stash spot & multi-purpose camp tool holder
  • Burly injection-molded, glass-filled nylon hard-mount system allows quick on/off
  • MOLLE expandability – both sides & bottom
  • Six external compression straps – with new custom molded Zinc Alloy G-Hooks
  • Available kits include: 35L, 25L, and Offset (35L & 25L combination)
IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Offset Pannier Racks: Bikes with stock racks and a pannier exhaust cutout (like the R1250GSA, R1200GSA, 850GSA, or F800GSA) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Racks + Adapters' section of our site, or email us at moskomoto@moskomoto.com with questions.
FITMENT & ASSEMBLY
  • View Assembly Instructions PDF
  • Check the Fitment Page for compatible rack information and please email us at moskomoto@moskomoto.com if your rack is not listed.
  • If you don't already have racks, we recommend Outback Motortek Standard Frame pannier racks. Available in the Racks & Adapters section of our website. 

 

KEY FEATURES

FEATURE
01
The 2 Bag System

Tough bag on the outside, dry bag on the inside. The outer bag is engineered to resist punctures, abrasion, and tears. The 100% waterproof inner drybag is constructed of 22oz 840D TPU with welded seams, keeping water out and your stuff bone dry.

FEATURE
02
Quick On/Off Mounting System

Our quick-mount wedge system makes it easy to take the panniers on and off the bike so you can store them in your tent or have them by the fire without wrestling with straps.

FEATURE
03
Infinite Expandability

Hypalon MOLLE panels allow you to customize and configure your panniers exactly the way you want them. MOLLE accessory pouches enable you to expand the capacity of your panniers for things like fuel bottles or a hydration reservoir.

THE NITTY GRITTY

  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
  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 – front and rear
  8. Six external compression straps – with new custom molded Zinc Alloy G-Hooks
  9. Available kits include: 35L, 25L, and Offset 35L x 25L combination

SPECS

Construction & Materials
  • Outer Shell Materials: 100% recycled 1680D Ballistic Nylon and Hypalon with eco-friendly PVC backing and UV treatment – 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
Kit Includes
  • Two panniers with frames
  • Two mounting wedges
  • Your choice of 0, 2, or 4 Aux Pox pockets
  • Puck Sak (8 aluminum mounting pucks + 8 washers + 16 6mm screws)
Product Care

Visit our Help Center for Product Care info.

Warranty

We never cut corners during development or manufacturing, so we stand behind our products. If one fails due to a problem with materials or workmanship, we’ll make it right. All Mosko Moto products include:

Limited Lifetime Warranty

'Limited' means it does not cover:

  • wear & tear
  • neglect/misuse/abuse
  • aesthetics
  • sun degradation
  • modification and/or use for a purpose other than what the item was designed for

Crash Care Program

Pair With

Compact ADV Locks 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 Brush Guards are designed to provide additional protection from brush and extend the life of your bags.

Highly Recommended Accessory Products:
BC 40L DUFFLE, BC 30L DUFFLE, NOMAX TANK BAG, HOOD TANK BAG

Customer Reviews

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Michael Cole
Good product and customer service

Last year I purchased a lesser, cheaper set of paniers for my 23 Pan America. They worked well for a few months until the main buckle started to open under load. I purchased the Mosko set recently and am very happy with the quality and customer service I received. I wish I'd paid more from the beginning and made this purchase.

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Paul “Lenny” Stabile
Pure Beef

I was fairly skeptical about going to soft bags, but after a few devastating runs with the hard bags in rocks I thought I would give these a try. The Backcountry pioneers are ridiculously easy to open and use extremely organized. I purchased a handful of stuff sacks in a way I went, excellent product

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Francois Tremblay
Awesome, worth the price Tag

You pay for quality gear here, Never had such amazing motorcycle gear. Sturdy, good looking. I Switched from Hardcases and will never look back. For those worried about the safety of a soft luggage like this, I bought the adv cable lock and the integration of the locking plate on top of the backcountry panniers is perfect, very quick to pass the cable and to lock/unlock.

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Kinchener
Ready to Ride.

Love my backcountry panniers. Right now hanging on my wall begging to be put on the bike. Love the look that I had to get the 30L duffel to match. Then after all that arrived the bike didn’t seem complete without a tank bag so had to get the Nomax. All highly quality that will last me forever. Thanks for all my luggage. Can’t wait to get out this summer and use them all. 🥰

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Bill
Backcountry panniers

Excellent quality and fit. Great online install video. Haven’t had them long enough to review durability. I have them on my Africa Twin and they provide more than enough room for my needs. Also received them in four days from order!!!