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:
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 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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"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."
I have used my BMW Atacama's (including the Duffel) for over 3 years. THE BEST. However, when for some reason I want to exchange them for my aluminum BMW panniers, it takes hours to change them, and the bolts are about to be totally worn out and useless. Actually, I'd appreciate if Mosko Moto would be nice enough to send those new bolts to me. Thanks much. G.
The quality of these bags is phenomenal and the more you make us of the entire system -- packing and unpacking, removing from the bike at night, reattaching in the am etc... the more you realize how well thought out it all is. As long as 50L of storage is enough for you, these panniers and mounting system is just plain excellent. So easy to quickly take them off the bike, convenient carry handles and just simple to put back on with a confidence-inspiring, simple lock mechanism. I use them on a 2019 BMW R1250 GSA. Like so much of the MM product catalog, top quality and clearly well thought out by riders for riders.
First of all i have to say the quality of these bags is excellent ! Super high quality and extremely durable. The pannier rack is also made of quality steel and fit on my Africa Twin nicely. My only complaint is the lack of instructions for installing the pannier rack. Sure you can watch the video but in my instance my bike is the Adventure sports and was completely different than the base model Africa Twin that was in the video. It would've been nice to have some kind of printed instructions. Printed instructions would've sped up the installation. Also the pockets are a little difficult to install to the bags. I would definitely start from the bottom and work your way up. Dont tighten all the way until all screws are started. Other than that all was great!
I'm from Catalonia and these bags are perfect! The commercial attention of Roel was excellent. Thanks for design it!
Whether you are looking for hard or soft panniers, there is really only one choice. The design of these panniers takes every riders preference into account. They are extremely versatile, waterproof, built like a tank, and to top it all off, look great!
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