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The 100% waterproof Backcountry Pannier Kit is designed for transcontinental adventure touring, enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike.

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Backcountry Pannier Kit (V2.5)

Backcountry Pannier Kit (V2.5)

Color
BLACK
WOODLAND
HIGH DESERT
Orange - Preorder
Size
Aux Pox (Auxiliary Pockets)

The 100% waterproof Backcountry Pannier Kit is our flagship product and is designed for transcontinental adventure touring, enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike.

The Backcountry Panniers get a range of design refinements in our latest version 2.5 and now built with more eco-friendly recycled materials. Available in the new 10-Year High Desert color, updated Black, the return of Woodland, and Orange (preorder).

(Orange is available for preorder with expected delivery in May 2024. If you’re ordering in-stock and preorder items and need your in-stock ones right away, please place two separate orders or all items will ship with the preorder.)

(More High Desert color coming in May, Woodland coming in July 2024. To be alerted, click on the blue Notify Me button. If you don't see button, click on your size/color and refresh your browser.)

DESIGN

UPDATES TO VERSION 2.5

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

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 of crashes, and are a total pain in the ass to get on and off the bike. We wanted something like a backpacking frame pack that mounts on your bike, stays connected to the bike, and stays waterproof no matter how many times you lay the bike down.

The Backcountrys 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, a camp stove, or some other hard piece of gear vibrating and rubbing against the inner surface over a long period of time.

The Backcountry is 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 you’re really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80L instead.

SPECS

Backcountry 35L Kit

  • 70 Liter total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one Aux Pox on each bag)
  • 35 Liter capacity per pannier for the standard configuration (30L main compartment + 5L Aux Pox)
  • 0 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 70L capacity (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 80L capacity
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length: with top roll open is 28in / 71.1cm 
  • Width: 15 in / 38.1 cm main body, 18 in / 45.7 cm with one Aux Pox 
  • Thickness: 8 in / 20.3 cm
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight: 2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

Backcountry 25L Kit

  • 50L total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one Aux Pox per bag)
  • 25L capacity per pannier for the standard configuration (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • 0 Pockets - 42L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 50L capacity (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 28 in / 71.1 cm 
  • Width: 15 in / 38.1cm main body, 18 in / 45.7 cm with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 6 in / 15.2 cm
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding Aux Pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight: 2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

Offset Kit

  • 60L total capacity for the standard configuration (one Aux Pox per bag)
  • 0 Pockets - 50L
  • 2 Pockets - 60L (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 70L
  • One 35L pannier (30L main compartment + 5L pocket)
  • One 25L pannier (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 28in / 71.1cm
  • Width: 15in / 38.1cm main body, 18in / 45.7cm with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 8in / 20.3 cm for 35L bag / 6 in / 15.2 cm for 25L bag
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight:  2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight:  1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg
FEATURES
  • Two bag system – dry bag inside, tough bag outside
  • Six layers of crash protection where you need it most
  • Heavy-duty universal locking bar
  • Aux Pox compatible for additional storage
  • Beavertail stash spot & multi-purpose camp tool holder
  • Burly injection-molded, glass-filled nylon hard-mount system allows quick on/off
  • MOLLE expandability – both sides & bottom
  • Six external compression straps – with new custom molded Zinc Alloy G-Hooks
  • Available kits include: 35L, 25L, and Offset (35L & 25L combination)
IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Offset Pannier Racks: Bikes with stock racks and a pannier exhaust cutout (like the R1250GSA, R1200GSA, 850GSA, or F800GSA) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Racks + Adapters' section of our site, or email us at moskomoto@moskomoto.com with questions.
FITMENT & ASSEMBLY
  • View Assembly Instructions PDF
  • Check the Fitment Page for compatible rack information and please email us at moskomoto@moskomoto.com if your rack is not listed.
  • If you don't already have racks, we recommend Outback Motortek Standard Frame pannier racks. Available in the Racks & Adapters section of our website. 

 

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
Quick On/Off Mounting System

Our quick-mount wedge system makes it easy to take the panniers on and off the bike so you can store them in your tent or have them by the fire without wrestling with straps.

FEATURE
03
Infinite Expandability

Hypalon MOLLE panels allow you to customize and 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 NITTY GRITTY

  1. Two bag system – dry bag inside, tough bag outside
  2. Six layers of crash protection where you need it most
  3. Heavy duty universal locking bar
  4. Aux Pox bolt-on waterproof pocket/harness system for additional storage
  5. Beavertail stash spot and multi-purpose camp tool holder
  6. Burly injection-molded, glass-filled nylon hard-mount system allows quick on/off
  7. MOLLE expandability – front and rear
  8. Six external compression straps – with new custom molded Zinc Alloy G-Hooks
  9. Available kits include: 35L, 25L, and Offset 35L x 25L combination

SPECS

Specifications

Backcountry 35L Kit

  • 70 Liter total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one Aux Pox on each bag)
  • 35 Liter capacity per pannier for the standard configuration (30L main compartment + 5L Aux Pox)
  • 0 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 70L capacity (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 80L capacity
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length: with top roll open is 28in / 71.1cm 
  • Width: 15 in / 38.1 cm main body, 18 in / 45.7 cm with one Aux Pox 
  • Thickness: 8 in / 20.3 cm
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight: 2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

Backcountry 25L Kit

  • 50L total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one Aux Pox per bag)
  • 25L capacity per pannier for the standard configuration (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • 0 Pockets - 42L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 50L capacity (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 28 in / 71.1 cm 
  • Width: 15 in / 38.1cm main body, 18 in / 45.7 cm with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 6 in / 15.2 cm
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding Aux Pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight: 2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

Offset Kit

  • 60L total capacity for the standard configuration (one Aux Pox per bag)
  • 0 Pockets - 50L
  • 2 Pockets - 60L (standard configuration)
  • 4 Pockets - 70L
  • One 35L pannier (30L main compartment + 5L pocket)
  • One 25L pannier (21L main compartment + 4L pocket)
  • Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 28in / 71.1cm
  • Width: 15in / 38.1cm main body, 18in / 45.7cm with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 8in / 20.3 cm for 35L bag / 6 in / 15.2 cm for 25L bag
  • Weight: approx. 10 lbs / 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight:  2.1 lbs / 1 kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight:  1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg
Construction & Materials
  • Outer Shell Materials: 100% recycled 1680D Ballistic Nylon and Hypalon with eco-friendly PVC backing and UV treatment – the ultimate first line of defense
  • Front/Rear Inner Panels: 22oz 840D TPU for water resistance and easy washing 
  • Inner Dry Bags: 100% waterproof 22 oz 840D TPU with welded seam construction 
  • Pocket Dry Bags: 100% waterproof 840D TPU with welded seam construction 
  • Side Buckles: Custom molded aluminum - rather than plastic - to withstand crashes
  • Speed-Pin attachment latches: High quality stainless steel finished in black oxide
  • MOLLE Grids: Low-profile Hypalon for UV and abrasion resistance
  • Locking Bar: Anodized laser-cut aluminum, permanently riveted in place
Kit Includes
  • Two panniers with frames
  • Two mounting wedges
  • Your choice of 0, 2, or 4 Aux Pox pockets
  • Puck Sak (8 aluminum mounting pucks + 8 washers + 16 6mm screws)
Product Care

Visit our Help Center for Product Care info.

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

Pair With

Compact ADV Locks 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 Brush Guards are designed to provide additional protection from brush and extend the life of your bags.

Highly Recommended Accessory Products:
BC 40L DUFFLE, BC 30L DUFFLE, NOMAX TANK BAG, HOOD TANK BAG

Customer Reviews

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Nicolas MB
Backcountry offset pannier kit

I used it for the first Time during a 3 days offroad trip with my T7 and They are awesome. I didn't feel the weight of m'y luggage, nothing moved, everything was dry. I couldn't find anything better. I was with 7 other people And I could compare our equipment so I'm sure that I made the right call here. Totally worth it!! Thanks Mosko! I bought right After the nomax tank bag 😁

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Simone Bellandini
Quality equipment

On receiving my Back Country panniers I realised immediately that I had purchased a well designed well made piece of specialist equipment. Build quality is exceptional, they are nice to look at I am looking forward to putting them to the test on my upcoming trip to the ACT in Portugal. Finally a huge well done to Mosko Moto for fantastic customer service. Highly recommended

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Steve Phillips

Backcountry Pannier Kit (V2.5)

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Chad Gottier
Smokey Mountain 500

Completed (attempted to at least) over the last weekend. New Mosko Moto backcountry 35s survived a sliding layover on curve and two accidents on the trail… besides a few scraps, bags held up awesome, great investment.

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Arnold Schekkerman
Almost perfect

For my daily commute I have a Yamaha Tracer 9 2023 with Givi top case and removable racks for small plastic panniers (in case I stay a night in a hotel). Pleased with the bike, I decided to go moto camping using it, so looked into more serious luggage options. After reading the drawbacks of hard cases, I wanted (Givi) rack based soft panniers. But I wanted them to last. After my own research and a nice, informative talk with Mosko Moto EU Support about v2.1 and v2.5, I was convinced to buy the Mosko Moto BC 35 v2.1 :-)

As the v2.1 pods seem to be not so compatible with the later version of the MSR dromlite, I bought the larger 3L Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir that works perfectly You just need to secure the hose, use the Osprey dust cover and forget about the opening for the dromlite nozzle. I'm now waiting for the Mosko Moto first aid bag to be delivered as well.

So why 'almost' perfect? I've got the four aux pods and they are great, but... with the five screws not something I just uninstall and install again. I wonder why the pods don't come with MOLLE/PALS for mounting to the panniers. That would make it perfect for me. On the other hand, I'd most likely keep all four on anyway.

I've now done my second holidays trip and the first camping trip using the panniers (and BC duffle (v2.5). The designs are well thought. Features I didn't think I needed, come in handy after all. These people know what they make and why. The material really becomes less stiff with use. So yes, I am very happy with all my Mosko Moto products!