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.
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.
Bought the Mosko Moto Hood tank bank bag to replace my Factory KTM Bag. Quality and function of Hood Tank bag is bullet proof and built like a tank. Simple design but very well thought out, love the fact no rain cover is needed and the map pocket is large and plenty of area to view maps or store your smart phone for mapping, Great Job Mosko Moto, you guys Rock ..
Just installed my new Hood tank bag to go along with my new 35litre Mosko bags. Just loving the look and feel without the square box look. Looking forward to taking them on the road on my new ‘17 DCT Africa Twin.
I purchased this to use in my 2010 BMW GSA. I tried Tank bags from 3 other manufacturers, and did not like the fit, finish and more importantly the look on my bike. All others tried created intrusion into
The riding space I needed, especially in a standing position.
The thought put into this bag is thorough, and the ease of access is excellent. Especially one handed if need be. The mounting straps are an excellent design, but I had to be very creative when attaching the rear straps to my bike. This is no fault of the Mosko team, just the final design by German engineers of its product.
5 liters is ample space for phones, wires, and other small doo dads. The two Velcro pockets are perfect for organization within the bag also.
Riding season is right around the corner here in the Northeast. I am looking forward to hitting the road with Mosko’s goods on my bike!!
Frank in NH
I spent a lot of time looking for a tank bag for my Honda CRF250 Rally. The Hood bag can be placed fully forward against the handlebars without affecting the steering at all and it matches the width of the seat/tank perfectly. When you're standing and giving the bike some knee action, it's as if the bag isn't even there. Really well thought out bag with plenty of volume. So happy to have picked this. I attached some pics for you top get a sense of how it fits