Here in the Pacific Northwest, we take waterproofing seriously. The Hood is the only waterproof, quick-access tank bag on the market. There are no zippers to jam (and eventually fail), no roll-tops to unfurl. Just unclip the buckle, flip the lid, and you’re in. It’s the easiest-access waterproof tank bag we’ve ever used. It includes two handy internal organizers for little things, like charging cables and earplugs.
For 2020, we refreshed the proven design of the Hood with a sleek Hypalon MOLLE panel, upgraded interior materials, and the gray color option - which goes great with our Navigator Cell Phone Pocket.
Download a PDF of the Hood's footprint to help with fitment to your bike here.
*Important update: New for 2021 the Hood Tank Bag and harness have been updated to an "SJ buckle" system, and will not be compatible with the older "Ghost Eye buckle" tank bag harness. Check out our Second Bike Harness page to make your new Hood Tank Bag easily interchangeable between multiple bikes.
We spent two+ years developing the Hood, testing every type of waterproof closure we could find. We needed something simple and strong enough for a tank bag, that will continue working even after thousands of uses in dusty, abusive conditions. We even spent 6 months experimenting with kayak hatches. The hatches turned out to be a bit of a rabbit hole, but they gave us the idea for the Hood.
The Hood achieves it’s waterproofing through a welded-seam, waterproof clamshell lid (we call it a ‘hood’) that rests on an equally waterproof, welded-seam base. The hood pushes against a strip of piping that runs 360 degrees around the base. There’s a rain gutter just below the piping that stops any water that tries to work its way up the sides. We even tested it with a pressure washer at the car wash, and everything inside stayed bone-dry!
The inside of the Hood features a large, open main compartment, with two removable sewn-seam wallets for things like cables, headphones, batteries, and credit cards. There’s a charging cable and headphone pass-through port, so you can connect your phone and electronic accessories directly to the battery.
On the top of the Hood you’ll find plenty of MOLLE webbing, which fits our MOLLE compatible waterproof map pocket. If you don’t need the map pocket, the MOLLE webbing also works great for a cell phone case, multi tool, or first aid kit instead.
The first person to take a selfie of the Hood on their bike in front of Mt. Hood while wearing a Hoodie gets a free Mosko tee!