Kriega R20 Backpack
This backpack is absolutely wonderful. My back is not sore and neither are my shoulders. It is ergonomic, and the chest clip + straps makes this thing easy to put on and take off. My arms don't get stuck at all when I have gear on.
It fits a 15.6" laptop with little room to spare. If you wanted to put something bigger then it probably isn't going to happen. This backpack does everything I needed one for.
June 2, 2016
Best Backpack Period
The bag is amazing, one of the best pieces of kit I have. I ride a lot of dual sport and thought the bag is not touted as being fully waterproof, it is as close as any piece of luggage I have. I use it everyday for work, and I wouldn't want anything bigger for the trails and big trips I do in the summer. No issues over the last two years with daily use. If it broke, or I lost it, I would buy another immediately.
May 17, 2016
Where have you been my whole life!!
The only negative thing I can say about this product is....I waited to long to purchase one.
My R20 arrived the day before my 2,000 mile trip, I was a bit worried in the beginning but after the first five hours I knew i had made the right call.
In regards to fit: Im 6' 2" with a 50" chest. The QUADLOC system fit very well. Other brands cut into your arm pits, not this system, the straps centers on your chest giving you arms full range of motion without the bind of other brands.
With a strong north wind and speeds averaging in the upper 40s the R20 was very stable with a moderate load.
April 24, 2016
I've had many backpacks for both hiking and off road motorcycling. This is one of the very best. Love the QuadLoc harness system......it makes this backpack extremely easy to carry and operate.
March 30, 2016
Very well built
I bought this backpack and have been using it for quite sometime now. I can say I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this Backpack. I have recently trashed my other everyday backpacks like my Jansport for this R20. The size was smaller than I was expecting, being that I didn't measure the amount of space I actually needed, but no matter how full I stuff this thing I always seem to squeeze everything in. The Zippers are the best quality zippers I have ever zipped. could probably squeeze a baby elephant in this thing. love it and would buy it again if given the option.
March 24, 2016
Great commuter bag, perfect size!
The R20 really is the perfect size bag. I was on the fence about getting the R20 vs the R25 or even the 30, but after I received it in the mail, it has turned out to be the perfect size for commuting. I thought it would be a little small, I'm used to using larger Ogio bags for school, but this bag can fit a ton of stuff.
Things that I like:
-stays high on my back while riding
-front locking system
-dots on the straps help keep things equal
-back protector pouch/laptop pouch
Things that I don't like:
February 8, 2016
This baby is the bomb. I have been struggling riding around with a jansport backpack for about a year now because I am super frugal. I upgraded to this backpack around Christmas time and may I say, what an amazing product. It is super lightweight, provides a really strong support without putting too much pressure on my neck, and it fits more than you'd think. I can fit my laptop, notebook and a textbook in one trip. My only complaint is that the clip that crosses your chest to provide support is made of plastic that feels a bit cheep and I'm a little concerned that it might break easily, but I'll see what happens. Otherwise, the bag is great. The most beneficial attribute the backpack has is the back padding. This has provided a little more protection for me while riding. Now I don't worry about getting a jacket without the padding already installed. The backpack has a surprising amount of back protection.
February 2, 2016
Perfect for commuting
I got this backpack to replace my messenger-style laptop bag for commuting on my new bike. It works out perfectly. The only thing I'll say is that while I suppose I should have figured it out, the description doesn't specify that the backpack has a hard curved shape so it rests against your body comfortably. This is great for riding, however makes it more difficult to fit something at large and rigid as a laptop inside (fitting something rectangular into a curved compartment).
I've also used it during my weekend rides to carry my extra layers/gloves/water bottle/etc. For this it more than excels.
January 2, 2016