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 two 25L bags, for 50L of total capacity.
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.
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.
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 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, 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 & Hardware section of our website.
New in 2019 for Version 2.0:
- 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 a sliding cable lock or a Steelcore Strap, and a stash pocket inside the beavertail for a cable lock.
- 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.
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 25 panniers. If you’re really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80 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 or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Hardware & Parts' section of our site, or email us with questions.
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.”
The engineering and endless options for expandability are what sold me on the Backcountry 35s to begin with but what really impressed me when I unboxed them was the build quality. Absolutely bulletproof.
After much thought I wanted to get away from my aluminum boxes. The boxes were heavy and clumsy. I looked at serval brands of soft bags and even bought a set of bags from another company. I didnt llike the fact the the bags were held on with nylon straps and that a couple of the mounting straps were in the vicinity of the exhaust and stood a good chance of melting. This led me to the Mosko gear, dispite the higher price. I liked the idea of using a backing plate and being able to move the mounting position around depending on how the bike felt. Plus the bags were about half the weight. After mounting the panniers and riding the bike, I had a "seat of the pants" feeling that the bike felt more nimble and lighter, compared to the "boxes". The luggage is definitely hard core and tough enough, I don't think I'm going to be able to damage it and as I change bikes every two or three years, this luggage will move on from bike to bike. The only complaint I would have about the panniers is that I would like the panniers to be 40 liters. But thats because I do a lot of long distance stuff, and I take a few more things. Bike is a 2018 Triumph Tiger XCA with Givi pannier racks.
Mosko Moto, Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit (V2.0) - Great looking luggage and obviously quality design and construction, just from the feel of it. Haven't had a chance to do much with it at present due to 'Lockdown', but I can tell from fitting it to the bike it'll be ideal for touring. Well done Mosko Moto!
The bags are awsome! Easy to place and remove from the pannier racks. Heavy duty material is used.
The service of Mosko EU is great and fast, even during the COVID19 crisis.
I used it a few times and all expectations come true. Easy to use. Always on the bike for more protection. I think there money is well spend.