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Sandis Jaunkierpis
A+++

A+++

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Juan Correa
order not received

hello, unfortunately my opinion is good for us because my order is held in UPS in the Netherlands

P
Pieter Jaspers
Great look and very solid

Beautiful bags with a very solid look. Fits perfectly in style of my BMW GS Rallye

L
Leigh Donald
Backcountry brilliance

Received my order in Australia 5 days after placing order. Super happy with the quality. Brilliant product

P
Peter Hardy
Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit

First class service, the Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit (V2.1) arrived in good time for my trip and is without dought the very best bike bag i have had.
I have used all brands of soft kit and as a british military man served 30 years this kit is definatly the quality i am used to.
I now have the paniers and the tank bag as a result of purchasing the Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit (V2.1).

Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit (V2.1)

Color
BLACK
WOODLAND
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 30L bags and two 5L Aux Pox auxiliary pockets (one on each bag), for 70L 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.

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.

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Easy on/off mounting
Stash Spots
100% Waterproof
Molle Expandability

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. 5L 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
Product Specs
  • *Assembly Instructions*
  • 70 Liter total capacity for the standard configuration with two pockets (one pocket on each bag)
  • 35 Liter capacity per pannier (30L main compartment + 5L pocket)
  • 0 Pockets - 60L capacity
  • 2 Pockets - 70L capacity (standard config.)
  • 4 Pockets - 80L capacity
  • Length: 50.8cm top to bottom (can be extended significantly with roll top) 
  • Length with top roll open is 71.1cm 
  • Width: 38.1cm main body, 45.7cm with rear pocket 
  • Thickness: 20.3cm 
  • Weight: approx. 4.5 kg each with hardware (excluding aux pockets)
  • Mounting Frame weight: 34oz / 2.1lbs
  • Mounting Wedge weight: 23oz / 1.4lbs
  • Check the Fitment Page for rack questions, and please email us if your rack is not listed.
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

Bag Care Pointers:

  • Clean with mild soap or any household multi-purpose cleaner and water
  • Allow to air dry thoroughly before storing
  • Remove bags from the bike when not in use
  • Store out of the sun and away from heat sources
  • Wear scars with pride
Kit Includes
  • Two 30L 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 BAG

We needed this.

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."

– Anthony Fry

Customer Reviews

Based on 359 reviews
91%
(326)
3%
(12)
1%
(4)
0%
(1)
4%
(16)
S
Sandis Jaunkierpis
A+++

A+++

J
Juan Correa
order not received

hello, unfortunately my opinion is good for us because my order is held in UPS in the Netherlands

P
Pieter Jaspers
Great look and very solid

Beautiful bags with a very solid look. Fits perfectly in style of my BMW GS Rallye

L
Leigh Donald
Backcountry brilliance

Received my order in Australia 5 days after placing order. Super happy with the quality. Brilliant product

P
Peter Hardy
Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit

First class service, the Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit (V2.1) arrived in good time for my trip and is without dought the very best bike bag i have had.
I have used all brands of soft kit and as a british military man served 30 years this kit is definatly the quality i am used to.
I now have the paniers and the tank bag as a result of purchasing the Backcountry 35L Pannier Kit (V2.1).

Warranty and Crash Replacement

We offer an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty on all our sewn seam bags, and a two year warranty on welded seam bags. Contact us for discounted crash replacement pricing.

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