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The Backcountry Duffle is 100% Waterproof and designed to do it all: it's a duffle, a backpack, and a quick stash spot for just about anything.

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Backcountry 40L Duffle/Pack (V2.5)

Backcountry 40L Duffle/Pack (V2.5)

Color
HIGH DESERT
BLACK
Onyx/Orange
Style

 

Our Backcountry 30L & 40L Duffles are now available in updated Black and High Desert to coordinate with the Backcountry Panniers.

This moto-duffle does it all: it's a duffle, a backpack, and a quick-stash spot during the day. It's a way to keep your wet jacket separate from your dry sleeping bag. It serves as a clean food prep surface next to the campfire and a convenient tool tray for roadside field repairs. Pair it with our Backcountry Cinch Straps for rock-solid attachment to your bike. The newly updated Backcountry Duffle is available in two sizes, a 40L version, and a 30L version.

DESIGN

Updates to Version 2.5

  • 100% recycled 1680D Ballistic Nylon and eco-friendly PVC backing (this is the main feature update and has a pretty big impact on our footprint)
  • Aesthetic, trims, and logo updates

With the Backcountry Duffle, we wanted to design a motorcycle bag from the ground up. Two things jumped out at us right away. First, we hated having to unpack the entire back of the bike just to put something in or take it out. If you picture a traditional roll-top duffle, the straps connecting it to the bike are going over the opening, meaning you have to undo the straps to get inside. Plus, because the bag sits on the back of the bike, it is too high to see inside by the time you unroll the opening, so you take it off the bike and set it on the ground. If you’re getting in and out of the bag several times a day, this can get pretty annoying.

Second, traditional single-layer dry bag duffles have a very limited lifespan. There are so many things that can cause them to fail. Campfire sparks, abrasion from a crash, abrasion from the rack it sits on, heat from the exhaust, cracks from sun damage, etc. As soon as anything happens to the bag, it’s not waterproof anymore. And if that happens in the middle of a trip it sucks.

To solve that problem, we came up with the idea of a bag that’s actually two bags – an inner waterproof bag and an outer abrasion-proof bag. We made it a double-ended roll top so you can get things in and out without unstrapping it from the bike, and added a beavertail to stash your jacket or wet/dirty items you don’t want inside the dry bag. These things can be stored externally without getting inside the duffle at all.

Then we added backpack straps. Riding 50+ miles on dirt is no big deal on an adventure bike, but if you break down and find yourself hiking out, it’s a long friggin way, man. Having a comfortable backpack is key. That was the original idea behind the backpack straps, but it turns out it’s also super handy for getting everything into a hotel room in a single trip. When you’re traveling internationally, sometimes it’s not ok to leave half your stuff on the bike while you take the other half inside. With the Backcountry duffle, put the duffle on your back, grab a pannier in each hand, and you’re mobile. The straps make it a great airline carry-on for fly-to-ride trips or general travel.

FEATURES
  • MOLLE expandability
  • Two bag system – tough bag outside, dry bag inside
  • Beavertail stash-spot for extra storage and expansion
  • 4L Aux Pox compatible Beavertail
  • Double ended roll top – access from BOTH sides
  • Deployable backpack straps
  • Built-in tent pole pocket
  • Document/map pocket
KIT INCLUDES
  • Backcountry 40L Duffle
IMPORTANT NOTES

There are two things that take some getting used to on this duffle: First, the materials are really thick, which means that rolling/unrolling the roll-top feels a little cumbersome at first if you’re used to thinner kayak dry bags or stuff sacks. The materials loosen up with time, have no fear. Second, compared to a top-loader, the double-ended roll-top has a narrower throat. So when you’re in your tent or in your hotel room, sorting through the stuff inside is not as easy as it would be with a top-loader. We make top-loaders too; check out our Scout 30/50 duffle if that’s the way you’re leaning.

Connection Strap Note: For pavement and graded road riding, virtually any kind of connection strap will work to attach this duffle to the bike. For rough, ungraded terrain or for long-distance, multi-month trips, we highly recommend the Backcountry Cinch Strap, designed specifically for this bag and this kind of travel. Whatever strap you choose, if you are riding offroad, please avoid bungy cords, stretchable elastic straps, or straps with plastic side-release buckles. Even a simple cam buckle strap (like this one by DaKine) is better than elastic.

KEY FEATURES

FEATURE
01
The 2 Bag System

Tough bag on the outside, dry bag on the inside. The outer bag is engineered to resist punctures, abrasion, and tears. The 100% waterproof inner drybag is constructed of 22oz 840D TPU with welded seams, keeping water out and your stuff bone dry.

FEATURE
02
Stashable Backpack Straps

If you break down and find yourself hiking out, having a comfortable backpack is key. The stashable backpack straps are also super handy for getting everything up to a hotel room in a single trip.

FEATURE
03
Infinite Expandability

Hypalon MOLLE panels allow you to configure your panniers exactly the way you want them. MOLLE accessory pouches enable you to expand the capacity of your panniers for things like fuel bottles or a hydration reservoir. The expandable rear Beavertail is Aux Pox compatible and creates a convenient spot to tuck a motorcycle jacket or store wet things you don't want inside your dry bag.

THE NITTY GRITTY

1. MOLLE expandability

2. Two-bag system – Tough bag outside. Dry bag inside.

3. Beavertail stash-spot for extra storage and expansion

4. Double-ended roll top – access from BOTH sides

5. Deployable backpack straps

6. Tent pole pocket – keep those tent poles on quick draw!

SPECS

Specifications
  • Capacity: 40L
  • Length: 21-26 in / 53.3-66 cm (roll top ends can be extended significantly)
  • Width: 16 in / 40.6 cm
  • Height: 10 in / 25.4 cm  
  • Weight: Approx 6 lbs / 2.5 kg
  • Length of Tent Pole Pocket: 19.5 in / 50 cm
Construction & Materials
  • Outer Shell Materials: Ballistic Nylon
  • Inner Dry Bag Materials: 100% waterproof TPU with welded seam construction
  • D Rings: Aluminum rather than plastic to withstand abuse
  • Top Panel: 100% waterproof TPU for easy washing, extra water resistance, and abrasion protection
  • Beavertail: Ballistic Nylon – providing extreme abrasion resistance + a Hypalon MOLLE Panel for adding additional MOLLE accessories
  • Tent Pole Pocket: Ballistic Nylon
Product Care

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Warranty

We never cut corners during development or manufacturing, so we stand behind our products. If one fails due to a problem with materials or workmanship, we'll make it right. All Mosko Moto products include:

Limited Lifetime Warranty

'Limited' means it does not cover:

  • wear & tear
  • neglect/misuse/abuse
  • aesthetics
  • sun degradation
  • modification and/or use for a purpose other than what the item was designed for

Crash Care Program

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Customer Reviews

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R.C.
Hold on the material just from the flight

There is a flaw in the design. I used the bag for the first time on a trip to Colombia for and adventure ride. It arrived at the airport with one hole and the beginning of another one where the backpack strap clips are tucked in for storage. I contacted Mosko Moto and after 2 weeks they are sending me some patches. FOR FREE!

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TL Donnelly
Most versatile packing system

I've been running with the Backcountry 40L Duffle/Pack (V2.0) for a few yeas now. Overall, I have not found a better luggage system as versatile as the BC 40. When paired with the Backcountry Cinch Straps, it is extremely easy to firmly secure to the bike and easy to remove. In fact, the cinch straps have become my Go To option for securing luggage to my bike. The double sided entry points of the BC 40 makes it extremely easy to access stuff, both when on the bike and off. The ability to change the BC 40 into a backpack carry option is a game changer. The Beaver Tail is great for securing shedded layers, such as a jacket. It has been such a versatile luggage system that I decided to upgrade the wife's packing system to the same. The V2.5 has a some really nice, yet subtle, upgrades. She gets the V2.5 (Only the best for her), while I'll keep the V2.0.

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Andrea Fiorentini

Backcountry 30L Duffle/Pack (V2.5)

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Sean Seamans
Great quality

Just went on my first road trip. Absolutely no regrets, great bags, survived the mud, rain, and hail while keeping my gear dry!

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Mark Baird
New Gear

Had my first outing with the Backcountry 40 and duffle. We didn’t get the weather we wanted but at least I got to test the new gear in the rain. They out performed my expectations and they look great.

I made the trip down to White Salmon to check out the luggage before I bought it. Fantastic experience with the guys in the shop. Thanks fellas.

Only issue I had was the shipment was help up in customs (shipped to Canada) for almost 2 weeks. In the end I had to sign power of attorney over to DHL to get it delivered. Not sure if the issue was on my side or Mosko Moto but it was resolved eventually.