Mosko Moto Drops an 8-Pack of New Gear


Mosko Presents Four Things To Carry And Four To Wear

The forward thinkers at Mosko Moto HQ in White Salmon, Washington, have just announced eight new products for motorcycle travelers. It’s time to get excited, but not too excited—all these items are in pre-order status.

Two New Tank Bags

Choose from the 2-liter Nomini ($65) and the 5-liter Gnome ($149). Both are sewn from 630D high-density 100 percent recycled nylon and feature Hypalon MOLLE panels. They fit cross-wise on the tank, providing plenty of room for a rider to move as the ground beneath dictates. To spruce things up, they come in three colors—black, woodland (green), and stargazer (teal). The main difference is the 1.5-liter hydration bladder in the Gnome.

And Two New Mosko Moto Backpacks

Next up is another set of almost twins, the 8-liter ($199) and 12-liter Wildcat ($219) backpacks. Both have external storage as well and can be fitted with a chest rig for stashing smaller items (add $50). The Wildcats’ shoulder straps guarantee a good fit with a molded back panel, removable sternum strap, and five strap positions available for tuning to your body, jacket, or armor. Inside are a fleece-lined goggle storage and a tool pocket.

High-Tech Base Layer

Mosko’s pre-order clothing options start with the Graph Ultra-Light base layer ($79), a jersey made with Graphene, which helps moderate both heat and cold. Designed for summer heat dissipation, the Graph features bonded seams and sleeves long enough for comfort under armor.

Mosko’s Stay-Cool Protection

A step up in coverage is the new Workhorse Jersey ($119), made from stretchy, breathable polyester and beefed up with stretch Cordura in impact zones. The fabric dries quickly, wicks moisture, and has an anti-odor component. It’s made to wear over armor and to take the beating that comes with being the first thing to hit the ground.

Survey Your Route This New Jacket

Moving up a level in coverage, the Surveyor Soft Shell jacket ($219) is designed for cooler days in the saddle. Toss this stretch Cordura layer on over your Workhorse when the weather tanks or daylight dims. Twin hand pockets become vents when open, there is additional storage in chest pockets, and the lower rear interior has a 3-pack of pockets. Durable, comfortable, wind- and water-resistant, this jacket begs to be along on your ride.

Mosko Keeps the Chill Out

Crossing a high pass in the shoulder seasons, you might be looking for even more warmth. That’s the time to pull out the Jackaloft, an ultra-light, high-tech insulator stuffed with Primaloft Gold. Using NASA-developed aerogel with the Primaloft fibers is said to increase the warmth by over half, and compressing it under armor doesn’t hamper its warmth. A size large of this water-repellent jacket weighs just over 14 ounces. Four pockets hold your stash of energy bars and sunscreen while you ride in comfort.

Ready to hit the trail in some new, hi-tech gear? Remember, these are all pre-order items, so get onboard now.

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Arden has been riding loaded dual-sports and adventure bikes into the backcountry since high school, following his goal of camping in the middle of nowhere. With stints as a whitewater river guide and National Park Service seasonal in Utah behind him, Arden favors the red rock country, but also enjoys the Mojave Desert and wide open spaces of Nevada. Based in Santa Barbara, California, he has shared stories of his adventures, as well as tests of motorcycles and accessories, in print and on the web for the past 25 years. He's currently riding a Yamaha Ténéré 700 and his aging Suzuki DR-Z 400S.