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.”
A very well thought product, with great quality, but unfortunately not for me. I sold everything to get the Reckless 80, which is absolutely perfect on my 790 Adventure R (way lighter and narrower, more forward so better for center of gravity, more simple, more versatile and more practical for my use). The reckless 80 also fits my 690 Enduro R like a glove.
If you don't need to carry a pillion, get a reckless system (best system I ever used!). If you do need to carry a pillion, the Backcountry pannier kit may be better than the Scout (more practical).
Note: the sewing of a buckle of the harness was not good so I emailed Mosko and they immediately sent me another piece. Great service, as usual!
At the moment i'm away for 1,5 weeks on and offroad. Compared to my aluminium cases, I can hardly feel I ride with luggage(R1200GS). The bags are just bags, but they way they mount to the bike is awesome. Fast, easy, and no movement while riding. The posibillity to take de drybags out is way better than keep them mounted on the bike. 2x 25l is perfect for travellers who know how to pack and don't take to much, also because of the size it makes the bike less fat on the back, and the system just as wide as the front of BMW.
Only suggestion I would have: I didnt order the extra molle piece, because I dont like my luggage wide. I would love to see like the 35l something to put a 2l benzine can and oil or water to the back if the system. Something like the 35l.
Bought the smaller Scout 25L for my wife’s F750GS. Couldn’t be happier! The quality of construction is superb. Dry bags are tough! Design features are outstanding. Excellent installation instructions. Super easy to install; perhaps 30-minutes is all it took. We’ve been on a couple of trips using the Scout 25L. The design allows flexibility in carrying small or medium size load. Capacity is ample for her whether a weekend or extended trip; I carry the ‘big stuff’ on my R1250GSA. Dry bags are easy on/off the bike; grab and go! When not using the dry bags, the ‘beaver tail’ and straps tuck neatly against the support frame for a clean look.
I highly recommend the Scout 25L if you’re looking for a high quality, durable, easy to use soft side bags.
Since an electric bike generates very little heat, I wanted to mount my bags on the front frame around the battery frame. The Scout 25L works great for the purpose. The mounting plate fits on the battery cage and the bag can be set so it doesn’t get in the way of my legs. And it offers a little wind break on cold mornings. It performs exactly how I expected.