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.”
We bought these bags (along with other brands) to try on our TrueNorthMotos rack system and they were by far our favorite. On our rack we didn't use the tube clamps because we were able to drill one hole in the mounting plate and direct bolt it. This makes it a super easy on and off when not using luggage. We also love the design because of how simple it is to pull the bags out when at camp or a hotel. Top quality product with amazing fit and finish.
I have not yet installed them on my bike, but the overall quality of the bags and mounts are excellent. Make sure to check the FAQ on the website regarding your particular bike and mounting, as my bike required an additional adapter that is not included with the scout bags. The molle attachments are a nice upgrade for multi tools and stuff like that as well. I look forward to putting these bags through the paces!
Fit my little Honda CRF250Ralley great! Just what I need for a weekend trip! Very inventive system!
Great product and super easy to install and setup. I own the backcountry duffle, so I already know what great products Mosko makes and these panniers are no different. They are super lightweight and have plenty of space to hold all my gear. The only problem is that I am stuck on lockdown during all this Covid-19 stuff, so I have not really had a chance to use them on trail yet. However, once the travel restrictions are lifted I plan on hitting the MA BDR, and I will check back in then.
Now have hard ( aluminium) bags, and Mosko soft luggage.
I’m thinking the hard bags will be better for “on road”. And the soft bags for camping and back country exploring... soft bags are also better for around town, grocery shopping ect. The Mosko scout 25s , are easy and quick to transfer from my f750gs over to my mountain goat RE Himalayan..... l’m an old guy, seen a lot. NOT impressed with Revzilla and their celebrity type market hype ... if you want plain and straightforward... consider Mosko.... I like who they are and the product they stand by .... I’m a very negative grouchy old man that’s been riding since age 14.. little else can make me smile these days.. Mosko , check’em our for yourself...