These two-piece straps quickly connect to the bike using lanyard loops, and they also have adjustable-length tails, so they'll work on everything from a large high capacity duffle to a small pannier topper. They include strap keepers, so your excess strap lengths won't flap around in the wind, and the cam buckle has a webbing backing to prevent damage to the bag/bike.
We designed these straps to function as an emergency tow strap if you have a breakdown (put the rear duffle on your back, worn as a backpack, and use the straps to tow) or an emergency tie-down system if you have to load your bike in the back of someone's truck in a pinch. Check out the product video to see how it works.
Please keep in mind that the towing/tie-down feature is meant for emergency use only. These straps should not be considered your primary tow & tie-down solution. The weakest point in the system is the aluminum ladder-lock buckle, therefore, when towing heavy bikes through rough terrain, do not use the part of the strap with the ladder-lock and cam buckle on it. Instead, combine the two webbing-only parts of the straps to make a single longer tow strap. Same principle when using them as emergency tie-downs: for best results, do not crank them as tight as you would a standard motorcycle tie-down.
Couldn’t be happier with my Scout 25 duffel. Perfect size for weekend getaways. One tiny suggestion: Add 1 male and 1 female buckle to the strapsAND the beaver tail so the bag can be used with or without it. 9/10 for sure get one
These things are awesome! Used them on my recent Iron Butt 1500 mile ride. The velcro tail end management and bungee loops; all the features were seriously handy. With the cam ends, I had no worries about the load coming loose. Thanks for another great product, Mosko Moto!
I held off writing a review until I actually used the gear on a real trip. I have the 35L backcountry panniers and the 40L duffle/pack. My bike is a R1200GS (Rally). Top line summary: if the bike was stolen, I’d buy the same bags again with an insurance payout. I spent a week living off my bike as I camped across Michigan. Most days involved a few hundred miles of mixed road riding and camping at rustic sites. I was fully (over)loaded so when I got my site, I dumped my travel gear and drove to the nearest town for beer, ice, meat and fire wood so I loaded and unloaded the bags twice a day. All of the straps are kind of busy and it can take a few minutes to snug things up when your load size changes but it wasn’t all that bad. One thing that worked well is you can fill a bag with ice and use for an evening through breakfast cooler. One of my reasons for going to soft bags was safety and in fact I did have a 5-10 mph spill on a sandy road and my right foot got twisted up between the bag and the ground with no harm done. One improvement I’d like to see is some sort of disconnect where the downside pannier can be detached while the bike is on its side, that way one could lift the bike while the pannier stays on the ground, even a few pounds relief would help a lot. The panniers stay on my bike all the time and work well for grocery runs and daily work travel. I did use the duffle back to haul my gear into the woods, it is OK as a backpack but if you are planning a real long hike I’d switch up to a real backpack. Overall they worked as planned.
I tend to favor small companies over larger ones for the fact it’s more personal. I recently broke a back country strap at no fault to anyone, it was an issue that nobody could see till it happened.mosko steped up and replaced it no questions asked. Great products and great customer service. Recommend them to anyone looking for bomb proof luggage.
I first ordered these to keep a uniform look to my mosko kit. I use them on my Backcountry 40. But after using them on a trip to Thailand I realized how good they were and now they are also used to hang my hammock, move trees, and I've even towed a bike back with them. 6 Stars.