Streamlined, weight-efficient, and minimalist, the Scout 25 pannier V2.0 is an entirely unique take on quick-release luggage. We designed it for weight & space conscious riders who want the benefits of a hard-backed frame pannier - such as easy on/off mounting and a stable connection to the bike - without the extra pounds. The Scout weighs and costs about the same as an old-school saddlebag, with all the advantages of modern soft luggage.
Scout 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.
We set out to design a system that weighs less than the Backcountry 35 - which is built for extreme offroad durability and long distance trips - but preserves the functionality of certain core features, such as a positive attachment to the bike, two layers of crash protection, and an extremely easy on/off mounting system.
There are so many 'over-the-seat' saddlebag systems already on the market, and we didn’t want to design another one of those, so we struck out in a totally different direction. The new Scout 25 firmly attaches to the bike, with a laser-cut aluminum plate that bolts to virtually any pannier rack. A large beavertail harness - made from extremely abrasion-resistant materials like hypalon, ballistic nylon, and polyurethane - connects to the plate, and cinches tight to the bike, holding a removable waterproof drybag in place.
When you reach your destination for the night, simply un-clip the top of the harness and pull out the drybag. A totally new type of quick release. It’s so easy!
The beavertail makes for a handy quick-stash spot for wet & dirty items, and it also protects the drybag in a fall. You get all the benefits of two-layer crash protection, plus the ability to replace damaged parts as components without replacing an entire bag. We eliminated all unnecessary material to keep the Scout’s weight as low as possible. It weighs a tiny bit more than traditional over-the-seat systems (usually a pound or two) due to the aluminum backing and PE armor, but it’s also a whole lot more durable, and so much easier to use.
The Scout’s 100% waterproof welded-seam drybags feature crushable backpack straps, so they can serve double-duty as airline carry-on or emergency hike-out bags. The backpack straps are also handy for getting everything up to your room in a single trip. Each drybag has a tough armor backing, which not only helps it retain its shape, but also protects drybag from abrading on the bike and mounting hardware. The drybags also have a water-resistant front zippered pocket.
For carrying tools and fluids, expanding capacity, or adding a quick-stash spot for snacks and tubes, we offer an optional MOLLE attachment kit that gets sandwiched between the removable drybag and the mounting frame. This is a great place to store your water and extra fuel, or stash a MOLLE compatible multi-tool, a fixed blade knife, a hatchet, or a spade.
With the drybags removed, the empty harness can be cinched tight to the bike, so it won’t flap around in the wind. If you’re out & about and find yourself in need of a handy spot to tuck a small bag, jacket, or groceries, they work perfect for that as well.
Download a Footprint of the Scout Panel HERE.
Cutout Pannier Rack Note: Bikes with stock racks and a pannier exhaust cutout (like the R1200GSA or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Hardware & Parts' section of our site, or email us with questions.
This kit includes 2 side pannier bags, and all the hardware you need to install on your bike.
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.
“100% pleased with the Scout paniers! These fit my 690 Enduro great. They compress nice and tight, adapting to various load volumes just way I hoped they would. Quality is top shelf.”
I rarely give reveiws but when you get a product this good I was compelled to . very happy with the build quality and very well thought out system . anyone considering soft panniers I would highly recommend these !
I ride a Royal Enfiled Himalayan with OEM racks. I went back and forth with the decision of hard panniers or soft! After loving the utility and construction of the Mosko Moto Nomad Tank Bag, the decision to purchase the Scout 25L system was made easier. A very well thought out kit with so many variables to utilize from empty to fully loaded. Extremely high quality materials, complete and durable. If you are the fence between hard or soft luggage, study the luggage solution offerings from Mosko Moto and select the best fit for your bike. I am very happy with my purchase! You will be also…. Now go explore!!
Got the Scouts for my Africa Twin, because I don't need hard box security, and for my needs, the Backcountry system isn't better enough to justify their higher price. The versatility is mostly what sold me on the Scout system. The fact that I can leave the dry bags at home, go to the store, and carry back anything that will fit in the outer "basket". Everything about the design is well thought out, and well made. After drilling some holes, and buying some lock lots, they mounted easily to my SW Motech racks. Since the racks are quarter turn removable, and the Scout system can be used multiple ways, I can pretty much configure my side luggage for any situation.
Being a Jack of all Trades is exactly what dual sporting is all about, so I'm very happy with them.
Perfect for weekend's journeys!!