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A.M.
Great gear, not light

Really happy with my Backcountry Panniers in the limited orange color. They look awesome on my KTM 790 Adventure R. Recently took my first two trips with this gear, and the bike and luggage got a ton of attention. From a functional point, the mounting is very solid and the bags feel like their part of the bike. And they come off super easy for setting up camp.

I have the SWMotech EVO Pro racks and I needed to drill a couple holes to make the Backcountry panniers fit but it was super easy. The thing I like about the SW Motech racks is they have a quick release mechanism that allows you to remove the racks, along with the Backcountry mounting plate in just seconds. So when I’m not touring the racks come completely off.

These bags are really tough and likewise heavy, I almost bought something lighter but glad I didn’t. The bike went down twice in deep snow and once on very sharp and jagged rocks with barely a scuff. I think the crashes on just my first trip would have destroyed most other bags, or by left me with a trail side yard sale. I wish I could have got one of the matching tail bags in orange but they’re sold out.

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B.K.
All the luggage...

I recently upgraded to a Nomax Tank bag, 35L Panniers, and Top Duffle Bag. I was using a lesser expensive set of soft bags previously and I found that all of the modifications that I was wanting on my luggage is standard issue with the Mosko Bags. It is simply the best design I found for backcountry travel and worth the money.

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M.
35 liter panniers

I looked at a lot of different soft panniers and I am very pleased with my Mosko Moto selection. I purchased the 35 liter pannier kit. They are easily expandable and very well thought out. I don’t think anyone could go wrong with their panniers.

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S.B.
Good quality, great design and a lot of space.

We love Mosko Moto. We have them on 4 of our motorcycles. On our Africa Twin, 650L, V-Strom and KTM350. We love you guys. When you crash they are forgiving. Lol!

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R.v.P.
Very Impressed - 35L Pannier w/ 4L auxiliary pouches

I just installed these bags last week (I failed to order the adapter bracket for the 1250GS - add $100) and had them on the trail the other day. Time will tell how they work on a multi day adventure but I can say in this point I am very impressed with the thoughtfulness of the design and the quality of manufacture. You certainly get what you pay for. There is a certain gratification on gets from owning such a product. The aux pouch is useful without the waterproof liner for items you want easy acces too like extra water. Looking forward to a full test.

Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit (V2.1) - Limited Edition Orange

For the first time in Mosko's 8-year history, we're excited to introduce a new blast of color to our luggage lineup with this limited edition Orange colorway.

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 35L bags, for 70L 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. 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.

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 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, 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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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. Included bolt-on waterproof pocket/harness system
  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 in 35L and now 25L sizes – in any combination!
Product Specs
  • *USER MANUAL*
  • 70L total capacity for the kit 
  • 35 Liter capacity per pannier (30L main compartment + 5L 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" 
  • 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: Ballistic Nylon and Hypalon – the ultimate first line of defense
  • Front/Rear inner panels: 22oz TPU for water resistance and easy washing 
  • Inner Dry Bags: 100% waterproof 22 oz TPU with welded seam construction 
  • Pocket Dry Bags: 100% waterproof 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 35L panniers (right/left) with frames
  • Two mounting wedges
  • Hardware pack (8 washers + 16 6mm screws)
  • Puck sak (8 aluminium mounting pucks)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORY PRODUCTS:

BC 40L DUFFLE, 4L MOLLE, NOMAD 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, 2018

Customer Reviews

Based on 816 reviews
95%
(776)
3%
(23)
1%
(5)
0%
(3)
1%
(9)
A
A.M.
Great gear, not light

Really happy with my Backcountry Panniers in the limited orange color. They look awesome on my KTM 790 Adventure R. Recently took my first two trips with this gear, and the bike and luggage got a ton of attention. From a functional point, the mounting is very solid and the bags feel like their part of the bike. And they come off super easy for setting up camp.

I have the SWMotech EVO Pro racks and I needed to drill a couple holes to make the Backcountry panniers fit but it was super easy. The thing I like about the SW Motech racks is they have a quick release mechanism that allows you to remove the racks, along with the Backcountry mounting plate in just seconds. So when I’m not touring the racks come completely off.

These bags are really tough and likewise heavy, I almost bought something lighter but glad I didn’t. The bike went down twice in deep snow and once on very sharp and jagged rocks with barely a scuff. I think the crashes on just my first trip would have destroyed most other bags, or by left me with a trail side yard sale. I wish I could have got one of the matching tail bags in orange but they’re sold out.

B
B.K.
All the luggage...

I recently upgraded to a Nomax Tank bag, 35L Panniers, and Top Duffle Bag. I was using a lesser expensive set of soft bags previously and I found that all of the modifications that I was wanting on my luggage is standard issue with the Mosko Bags. It is simply the best design I found for backcountry travel and worth the money.

M
M.
35 liter panniers

I looked at a lot of different soft panniers and I am very pleased with my Mosko Moto selection. I purchased the 35 liter pannier kit. They are easily expandable and very well thought out. I don’t think anyone could go wrong with their panniers.

S
S.B.
Good quality, great design and a lot of space.

We love Mosko Moto. We have them on 4 of our motorcycles. On our Africa Twin, 650L, V-Strom and KTM350. We love you guys. When you crash they are forgiving. Lol!

R
R.v.P.
Very Impressed - 35L Pannier w/ 4L auxiliary pouches

I just installed these bags last week (I failed to order the adapter bracket for the 1250GS - add $100) and had them on the trail the other day. Time will tell how they work on a multi day adventure but I can say in this point I am very impressed with the thoughtfulness of the design and the quality of manufacture. You certainly get what you pay for. There is a certain gratification on gets from owning such a product. The aux pouch is useful without the waterproof liner for items you want easy acces too like extra water. Looking forward to a full test.

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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