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 aa 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.”
Just outfitted two Royal Enfield Himalayans with the Scout 25's. Awesome bags, easy to utilize in a variety of fashions. I prefer having the Molle's as well! As usual, Mosko knocks it out of the park!
Installed on KTM 1090 R, excelent quality, mount-dusmount easy and tight fit, aluminum mountings might bend easy if overtighting.
I'm very pleased. The installation was very easy. It's flexable so you can angle it the way you want it, up, down forwardor back. I put a slight tilt on mine. The flexability doesn't stop with the mounting. The whole system is flexable. When I go to work I just drop my shoulder bag in and tighten the straps, same for going to the gym.
I haven't taken them out on any trips yet, but I have one planned for late April.
The Scout 25(V2) arrived on Saturday and I mounted them on Sunday. The first thing I noticed was the thickness of the mounting plate. Its about 1/8" thick. I was hoping it would be tough enough to witstand my first few drops and this looks like it will take a lot of abuse before bending. Mounting was as easy as shown on the video. This is well built and heavy duty material, it should last a long time.
The design of the Scout is different than any other that I have seen. Small and minamalist enough to leave on when not in use and yet 30 seconds later usable for carrying a gym bag, grocery bag briefcase or helmet.
I probably won't be able to take a good trip until April, but I think the Scout will be big enough for my wanderings, yet small enough to keep my weight down. With my Givi cases I tend to fill them with things I dont need just to keep them from rattling.
I'll add to this after my ride on the Continental Divide Trail in N.M. Thanks Mosko, I'm very pleased.