Kriega R20 Backpack
Expensive. Great quality but wish it was a little bit deeper. I'm not sure the formed back does a whole lot with my back pad in my riding jacket. Went with the techs advice on this one and don't regret it at all.
May 13, 2013
Great backpack on a motorcycle.
Did some research when looking for a new backpack and ended up with a Kriega. Had a hard time deciding between the R20 and R25 as I was going to use it on and off the bike (R25 is a bit more flashy) and the price was a bit higher for the R25.
At the end of the day, I regret not getting the R25. However, this doesn't mean the R20 isn't great. Reviews are true - when riding, I forget that I have the backpack with me. I sometime check on the highway that it didn't fall as I just can't feel it. It's not too heavy and the back is very firm and offers support. Looks and feel well made except for the straps - the system is fine and standard - but nothing like the R25.
Downside is you have something to hold the excess straps but I find the excess of the straps move around all the time when I take it off. But that's me most being nitpicky and regretting not getting the R25 with the different system. Room is OK. One main compartment with a small divider inside and a zipper pouch. Haven't tested it in the rain.
All in all, it's a good bang for the buck but the R25 is a great bang for the buck. This one is great if you don't want the full on parachutist look of the bigger backpack, are okay with the fact it's a bit smaller and the regular strap system.
May 13, 2013
Perfect Backpack for Light Commuting
I commute with a fairly minimal pack: just a MacBook Air, a light jacket, a few other small items. The Kriega R15 (which I own, but isn't available for sale from Revzilla) is a little too small for commuting and the R25 (which I also own) is a bit too big - the compression straps don't cinch down enough for such a big bag that's mostly empty. I wish I had just gotten the R20 in the first place and a US-10 to add to the available capacity, instead of having this strange collection of 3 backpacks. If you're trying to decide, you can probably just knock the R15 off your list of options.
May 13, 2013
Great Bag,Perfect Size
Ordered this bag for day trips, Perfect size!
Carrying a camera as well as some other small items.
Holds much more than you would think. I forget that I am wearing it. Fit is great.
Well designed and well made.
April 22, 2013
Nice looking backpack
Love the look of the R20! First impression was that it is a little small, however you can really stuff a lot of things in there. It would be nice to have one more external compartment as well. I was going to go for the r25 but didnt want the big waist straps. The r20 has removable waist straps. The additional pack they have that straps onto it would make it a real nice system. Biggest down side is that its made in China, but everything is now days.
March 11, 2013
Been using this backpack for about three weeks now and works perfectly. Exceeded my expectations, a little pricey but is so worth it. I use it for school everyday and feel no weight on my shoulders thanks to the quadloc system. My only complaint would be that there are not enough small compartments on the inside of the backpack but that is not a deal breaker. Very fast shipping and great service. Will be using this pack for years to come. Overall very happy, thank you revzilla.
March 9, 2013
Straps and such, good and bad
I really like the harness system. I was skeptical, but it really works as advertised. However, it does seem a bit over the top when you're just carrying a few things to and from the bike. What I really don't like are the straps and buckles on the side - annoying and seemingly pointless; I'm tempted to cut them off.
February 9, 2013
Great Balance when loaded
This is a great backpack because of the way it balances the load of what you are carrying. I was skeptical before ordering but pleasantly surprised when I finally used it.
My only complaints would be the price is just a bit too high and the carrying capacity is a bit under my Adidas bag I used to use.
January 7, 2013