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ADV NewsMosko Moto Introduces New Products And Colors For Fall

Mosko Moto Introduces New Products And Colors For Fall

The Washington-based gear maker celebrates 10 years with new gear and updates.

Published on 09.12.2023

It’s been 10 years since Mosko Moto founders Pete Day and Andrew Bryden left corporate jobs to follow their passion for designing adventure riding gear full time, and boy are we thankful they did. With each passing year, Mosko’s line of smart, attractive and durable apparel, luggage and accessories continues to raise the bar for adventure riding gear. 

At the heart of the company’s success is enthusiasm for the sport, but another key factor seems to be its commitment to measured expansion and only making the most meticulous of improvements to its line. Mosko also keeps riders loyal with its tasteful color choices. Eye catching shades with pops of bright color are the speciality, and such a welcome change from the monotone world adventure riders lived in previously. 

Fresh Colors

New Mosko Moto Gear
New 10-year High Desert Color.

In keeping with a pattern of late summer launches, Mosko has announced a handful of changes and additions to its line, beginning with a new limited-edition colorway named “10-Year High Desert.” It’s a deep tan, not as rusty as the Carhartt brown we see everywhere these days, but much richer than sand. 


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There will also be a limited edition stealthy black option for select items, so a black-on-black look. Some items will also see the return of Woodland, a PNW-inspired two-toned khaki green combo with orange highlights that sold out quickly after being introduced in 2021. 

Items to be available in Woodland will be the Nomax V 3.0 tank bag, Backcountry Panniers, Scout Duffles and Navigator cell phone case. All of those items plus the Backcountry duffles, Pico and Nomini tank bags, Wildcat backpack, Gnat handlebar bag and Navigator cell phone case will be available in the celebratory High Desert shade. 

Mosko also announced there would be two new color options for its popular Strata Merino base layers: Umber and Pewter. The quarter zip thermal top goes for $129 while the bottoms sell for $99

New: First Aid Kit

Everyone can agree a first aid kit is a smart accessory and here we have Mosko’s first moto-specific option. Since it’s made for motorcycle incidents its items concentrate on issues like bleeding, burns and bone breaks.

The red outer shell is a bright red waterproof 4-liter drybag lined with rip-stop nylon. Inside you’ll find items such as an inflatable splint, trauma bandages and wraps,  and a tourniquet as well as ointments, alcohol wipes, tweezers, finger cots and trauma scissors for cutting clothes.

The kit is designed to slide into Mosko’s Aux Pox auxiliary pockets or can be attached to luggage or backpack using the company’s Molle Stix or Moto Straps. (MSRP $149)

New: Mule Gear Hauler

This is an all-new product for Mosko, a large modular-style roller bag to help you get all your gear to a fly-and-ride situation, but also awesome for civilian travel. It’s actually comprised of two separate bags that zip together to form the one larger rolling unit, so you can go large or choose a more compact single bag situation.

The roller bag’s 157-liter capacity is pretty enormous already, but when you unfurl the expansion zipper you gain another 43 liters for 200 total. The Mule is made from 100% recycled PET 900D polyester ripstop fabric and reinforced with hardy rubber sections in high wear areas. It is sold in black for $525. For an additional $124 it can be ordered with five separate internal organization bags. One bag is designed to protect your helmet, while another receives boots. A set of three additional cubes organize general goods. (Starts at $525)

New: Packing Cubes

Mosko has released two new sets of packing cubes. The first is a set of three bags designed to fit perfectly into one Backcountry Pannier, so two sets if you want to organize both saddlebags. These bags are made of lightweight nylon and mesh and zip closed. The larger bag holds 10 liters while the two smaller bags hold 5, but each bag can be expanded to double its capacity.  (MSRP $69)

The second cube offering is designed specifically for Mosko’s Reckless 80L dry bags. The kit consists of two ergonomically-shaped bags made from rip-stop nylon. The top dube holds 5 liters, but can be expanded to hold 9. The bottom cube holds a fixed 7 liters. ID tags help identify cargo while top handles aid in toting. At the moment there are sets of light/dark blue available with a yellow and green combo to come. (MSRP $39). 

New: Wildcat BackPack Rain Cover

For fans of the Wildcat Backpack, Mosko has created a waterproof cover that fits both the 8L and 12L versions. It comes in the teal blue we expect from Mosko and adds a bit of safety with a reflective white logo. (MSRP $35)

Updated: Nomax Tank Bag V 3.0

Mosko’s Nomax tank bag has received the most considerable changes, including incorporation of an additional expansion zipper, which adds 2.5 liters of optional storage space. The straps that convert the tank bag into a backpack have been upgraded and a pocket designed specifically to accommodate a Garmin inReach unit has been incorporated. Mosko says the bag is also now lighter too since the forthcoming version will be constructed using a 630 denier fabric woven from recycled nylon. 

The Nomax v 3.0, which doubles as a backpack and clips on and off the bike’s tank area using a semi-permanent harness system, comes with a 2.5L hydration reservoir to keep riders hydrated. A stashable rain cover is also included. The 3.0 bags see a modest pop in price over the current, still-in-stock Nomax 2.0 version. (Starts at $299)  

Updated: Backcountry Panniers V 2.5

Mosko’s flagship panniers, sold in pairs, have been upgraded from version 2.1 to 2.5 as they will now be constructed using a lighter, more eco-friendly recycled material nylon. We can also see what looks like more robust reinforcement at the strap attachment points. 

The standard kit includes two 30L bags and two 5L “Aux Pox” auxiliary pockets, one on each bag (70L total), but there are many ways you can change the end result, including choosing off-set sizes to retain symmetry on your bike’s exhaust side, as well as applying a variety of optional auxiliary pockets. 

You can also add the company’s recently released Backcountry Brush Guards, available in 5 colors for $65 a pair, which fit to the front of each Backcountry Pannier in order to protect the nylon from getting torn or hooked on brush, and could even help reduce scuffing in the case of a slide. (Starts at $1,200).

Updated: Backcountry Duffle V 2.5

Mosko’s do-it-all duffle bags will now be available in the updated black as well as High Desert in order to coordinate with the Backcountry pannier sets. So much more than a duffle, these units consist of an inner waterproof roll-up bag that’s conveniently accessed from the side, and covered in abrasion resistant nylon for durability. There’s also a unique “beaver tail” situation where the top of the bag flips up so you can access vital items on the go via mesh pockets and a document pocket that’s great for passports and such. Additionally, you can stash a sweaty or rained-on jacket under the buckle-down flap to keep it separated from your dry stuff. 

When you’re off the bike the works converts into a full-length, streamlined backpack via padded, adjustable shoulder straps. The updated V 2.5 Backcountry duffles come in black or High Desert. (30L MSRP $375; 40L MSRP $410)

Photos by Mosko Moto and Pere Gracia

Author: Jamie Elvidge

Jamie has been a motorcycle journalist for more than 30 years, testing the entire range of bikes for the major print magazines and specializing in adventure-travel related stories. To date she’s written and supplied photography for articles describing what it’s like to ride in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries, receiving two Lowell Thomas Society of American Travel Writer’s Awards along the way. Her most-challenging adventure yet has been riding in the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia as Team AusAmerica’s embedded journalist.

Author: Jamie Elvidge
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Lee
Lee
September 12, 2023 4:14 pm

300 bucks for a tank bag? I’ll pass on that. Mosko moto seems ridiculous on weight of products and pricing.

bob dobbs
bob dobbs
September 28, 2023 9:10 am
Reply to  Lee

Fully agree! One can buy Tusk products at half the price and same quality and functionality..

Paul
Paul
October 18, 2023 5:17 am

The pricing is insane. Nice as it is you could buy 3 or 4 of the same class Tusk or Nelson Rigg and get the same job done. Those panniers have went up by over 4 bills since inception and it was already one of the most expensive then.

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