The Backcountry Pannier is our flagship product, designed for long-distance adventure touring, hardcore enduro-style riding, and camping from your bike. This kit includes two 25L bags, for 50L of total capacity.
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.
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:
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 25 panniers. If you’re really serious about weight, take off your racks (shaving 8-10 pounds off the bike) and get a Reckless 80 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 or F800GSA for example) require an additional adapter. Check the 'Hardware & Parts' section of our site, or email us with questions.
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.
"So far these are hands down the best Panniers I've ever owned. Like most of us riders, I researched every option possible. Didn't matter what country they came from or what I had to do to get them I just wanted the best functioning and bomb proof system around. In my opinion these are the best available."
Took a much needed beach trip to the Oregon coast with the boys after the fire smoke lifted. Underestimated the rain and ended up riding through a monsoon/hail storm. My 35L Backcountry Panniers were bone dry inside once we got to our destination. Extremely easy to take on/off the bike as well and more than enough space for a weekend camping trip. Great product and great customer support during the purchase. Will be buying more Mosko gear in the near future for sure.
I just returned from a week in Moab and other southeast Utah riding spots. Took my brand spanking new BC35's and my Stinger Tail bag. As I knew they would, they performed flawlessly! Much better than the rider (me) anyway. Returned home 8 days and 3k miles later with two scratched fairings, one broke fairing, and a very, very dirty bike and gear. I put a water hose on the panniers and they look good as new! Love me some Mosko Moto! I also have a BC40 Duffle that had been to 23 states with me, and still looks new!!! Thanks for making such well thought out and well built gear!
The Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit is fantastic. The improvements made in the bags made my riding mates jealous, since their 3 year old Moko Moto bags were the reason I bought mine. With directions on the website I was able to connect the bags to a SW-MOTOTECH Pro Side Carrier rack exactly as shown in about 1.5 hours. The fit, efficiency, durability and look of the bags is incredible. I have only had them on for about a month but I can tell these bags are going to last a very long time, and they look great. Thank you Mosko Moto for such a great product. The bags were packaged well and shipping was faster than I expected as well!
I got these right before a 2 week 3700 mile trip so I got to try them out right away. I have to say that I'm very pleased with these bags! The quality of these are pretty impressive and they seem like they'll last a long time. I didn't ride through any rain so I didn't get to test out the waterproofness of these but I can't believe that would be a problem because of the two bag system. The assembly of the bags and the racks were pretty simple and easy and I love how easy they are to take off the bike and replace. Although I was a little concerned because they are a little narrower than the aluminum panniers I really didn't have any problems with packing them. I'm really happy that I did the two 35L bags instead of the 35/25L because it's nice to have the extra storage and I didn't notice it at all when I was riding. Overall I'm very happy with these and look forward to using these for a long time. I also bought the Steelcore Locking Straps and love them too.
I've read about the Mosko line of gear for several years now, all good things and I pretty much knew they made a quality product.
Well, the reviews are correct.
My items were of the highest quality and worth the higher cost.
If I could offer one improvement for Mosko...
When shipping, place all of the smaller items in a bag. I had two of the small screw bags end up in the folds of the box and I initially though they weren't included. Yea, I know, a small gripe, but I had to search for the parts after initially thinking they weren't there.
Overall rating... 5 stars on my gear.