This is some great luggage in the making. I've been a happy camper with the Giant Loop Siskiyou panniers for over 20,000 miles and decided to give the Mosko Moto Reckless 80L a try for my last few trips. After 6,000 miles, here are the things I really like:
- Much slimmer profile than anything else out there. The load is carried close to the bike and doesn't move around. I don't get caught up on trees, bushes, and stumps as much as I have in the past.
- Easy to remove and install on the bike. Instead of removing the dry bags at night (if I'm heading to a hotel or house), I just take off the whole luggage system. It can be installed and removed quicker than anything else I've tried.
- The outer beavertail holster system is rugged and I have no doubt it will survive anything that rubs up against it.
Things that can be improved:
- The dry bags are made of a thick material that begins to crack at crease points. Areas around the clear viewing window and frequently stressed areas are no longer water tight.
- There are 5 straps on each side that must be adjusted each time you change the amount of luggage carried so that the load stays as tight as possible. I've gotten much faster at adjusting these straps, but they were initially quite annoying.
- The cam buckles that hold the foot peg straps seem high quality, but are positioned in a way that the contents of the panniers can actually press on the buckles and loosen the strap. This can be avoided by adjusting the contents of the bag, but will happen easily if you're not paying attention.