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

Backcountry 25L Pannier Kit (V2.1)

Color
Black
Aux Pox (Auxiliary Pockets)

The Backcountry Pannier is our flagship product, designed for long-distance adventure touring, hardcore enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike. 

The standard configuration of this kit includes two 21L bags and two 4L Aux Pox auxiliary pockets (one on each bag), for 50L of total capacity. Four Aux Pox or No Aux Pox options are also available, see the variant options above.

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.

Check out the new Backcountry Brush Guards, designed to provide additional protection from brush and extend the life of your bags.

Download Assembly Instructions here.

*Sold as a pair! Just add a bike-specific rack and you are ready to rumble.

*Cutout Pannier Rack Note: Bikes with stock racks and a pannier exhaust cutout (like the R1250GSA, R1200GSA, 850GSA, or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Racks + Adapters' section of our site, or email us with questions.

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:

  • We introduced the Speed-Pin latch system, replacing the rotary draw latch we used before, for an 'always-on' attachment to the bike.
  • We upgraded the interior liner material from welded PVC to welded PU with a lighter cyan interior color to make things easier to find. The new PU is more environmentally friendly, more malleable 
  • We reintroduced the 25L size, and also the option of an offset kit for bikes with asymmetrical pannier racks to accommodate exhaust.
  • We added an aluminum locking bar at the top of the bag, to accommodate our Compact or Heavy Duty ADV Locks, and a stash pocket inside the beavertail for lock storage.
  • We replaced the sewn-on rear pocket in the prior version with the new Dry Pocket system – a harness and drybag - which can be bolted to the front or rear of the pannier (or both), or removed entirely.
  • We molded a new custom removable aluminum ladderlock buckle for the front beavertail, replacing the old stamped aluminum ones. The new buckle is as tough as the old one, but easier to adjust.
  • We added MOLLE webbing behind the beavertail, and also a handy tool holder for larger items like a hatchet, knife, or saw.
  • We added an extra layer of Hypalon armor on the outside of the beavertail and reflective panels on the sides.

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 25L Panniers. If you're really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80L 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, 850GSA, or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Hardware & Parts' section of our site, or email us with questions.

Check out the Backcountry Brush Guards, designed to provide additional protection from brush and extend the life of your bags.

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DESIGN

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, 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. 

UPDATES TO VERSION 2.1

  • We introduced the Speed-Pin latch system, replacing the rotary draw latch we used before, for an ‘always-on’ attachment to the bike.
  • We upgraded the interior liner material from welded PVC to welded PU with a lighter cyan interior color to make things easier to find. The new PU is more environmentally friendly, more malleable 
  • We reintroduced the 25L size, and also the option of an offset kit for bikes with asymmetrical pannier racks to accommodate exhaust.
  • We added an aluminum locking bar at the top of the bag, to accommodate our Compact or Heavy Duty ADV Locks, and a stash pocket inside the beavertail for lock storage.
  • We replaced the sewn-on rear pocket in the prior version with the new Dry Pocket system – a harness and drybag - which can be bolted to the front or rear of the pannier (or both), or removed entirely.
  • We molded a new custom removable aluminum ladderlock buckle for the front beavertail, replacing the old stamped aluminum ones. The new buckle is as tough as the old one, but easier to adjust.
  • We added MOLLE webbing behind the beavertail, and also a handy tool holder for larger items like a hatchet, knife, or saw.
  • We added an extra layer of Hypalon armor on the outside of the beavertail and reflective panels on the sides.
FEATURES
  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. 4L 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 – both sides and bottom
  8. Six external compression straps – with new custom molded Zinc Alloy G-Hooks
  9. Available kits include: 35L25L, and Offset 35L & 25L combination
KIT INCLUDES
  • Two 21L panniers (right/left) with frames
  • Your choice of 0, 2 or 4 Aux Pox pockets
  • Two mounting wedges
  • Hardware pack (8 washers + 16 6mm screws)
  • Puck sak (8 aluminium mounting pucks)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORY PRODUCTS:

BC 40L DUFFLE, 4L MOLLE, NOMAX TANK BAGCOMPACT ADV LOCK

IMPORTANT NOTES

Sold as a pair. Just add a bike-specific rack.

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 25L Panniers. If you’re really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80L 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, 850GSA, or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Hardware & Parts' section of our site, or email us with questions.

Check out the Backcountry Brush Guards, designed to provide additional protection from brush and extend the life of your bags.

FITMENT & ASSEMBLY

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. 4L 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 – both sides and bottom
  8. Six external compression straps – with new custom molded Zinc Alloy G-Hooks
  9. Available kits include: 35L25L, and Offset 35L x 25L combination

SPECS

Specifications
  • 50L total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one pocket on each 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: 20in / 50.8cm 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: 6in / 15.2cm
  • Weight: approx. 10lbs / 4.5kg each with hardware (excluding Aux Pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight:  2.1lbs / 1kg
  • Mounting Wedge weight:  1.4lbs / 0.65kg
Construction & Materials
  • Outer Shell Materials: 1680D Ballistic Nylon and Hypalon – 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
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

Customer Reviews

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Gregory W Harder
Love these bags

Best looking and performing bags I have had on my GS! Quality and customer service over the top! Gotta go, roads less travelled are callin!

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Stefan Burgmair
BIG LOVE!

super quality, perfectly thought out!

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Nicole Ferrari

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Frank Kongsro Svendsen
Backcountry 35 Pannier V2.5,Orange

The quality of the gear and the service from the mosko moto team eu get 10 of 10 from me😁👍

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BOb
Esthétique, pratique et indestructible !

J'ai eu l'occasion d'essayer ces Backcountry avant de pouvoir les acheter: elles sont incroyablement pratique ! Le système pour les détacher de la moto en 1 seconde est génial lorsque tu arrives à ton logement du soir ou ne serait ce que pour tout avoir à porté de main dans ta tente, ou encore à la maison pour charger et décharger, et même comme ça m'est arrivé pour emmener facilement tes affaires dans ta cabine de ferry.
Elles sont VRAIMENT étanches et VRAIMENT indestructibles ! Alors oui c'est un budget, mais a refaire je ne me pose même pas la question !
Cette tranquillité d'esprit de ne pas se poser de questions: mes affaires resteront au sec, y compris mon duvet, je sais que j'ai le droit à l'erreur et que même si je tombe, je pourrais rentrer avec mes bagages sans avoir à les sangler, que ça ne va pas se déchirer.
Et quel look, en plus de parfaitement servir la fonction, les backcountry sont esthétiques ! Déja quelques compliments en orange !
Trés trés fortement recommandé ! Well done Mosko Team !

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