Kriega R20 Backpack
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
Fantastic Back Pack
Excellent versatility, strong materials, comfortable fit. This thing does not have a ton of gee-wiz pockets that are almost useless. This is designed for the smart packer, who with some creativity can pack a whole lot of stuff in the back pack. The quadralock system is heaven on the shoulders since it plants all the weight on your chest. Strong zippers, strong materials, with optional camel back.
You can't go wrong with this backpack.
December 14, 2015
Overkill, undersized, overpriced.
I was looking for a tough, water-resistant backpack, and this seemed like the way to go as a motorcyclist who uses his backpack for quick grocery runs, etc. This backpack, while, extremely well-made, just doesn't have enough room to justify the price. It only fits maybe a change of clothes, and that's about it. It's base isn't flat enough to sit upright without falling over, and the curvature of the back, which makes it more comfortable on the body... takes a lot of storage capacity from the main compartment. In short: ALL QUALITY AND FIT... NO PRACTICALITY. For over $100, I expected more than a durable water-"resistant" bag that fits two loaves of bread, or some pants and a shirt comfortably. Overkill, under-sized.
December 1, 2015
Comfort for the long haul
This pack really changed my views on how a riding pack should fit and function.
My previous pack was one of the molded options and while it was great on the freeway, it was cumbersome off the bike.
This Kriega pack rocks it in both worlds...no drama on the freeway, no shifting weight in the corners and tons of compliments off the bike. Other riders know this pack and often tell me they wish they bought it over their current AAA name-brand pack.
My Macbook Pro 15 fits in the pack easily but the pre-curve makes it a little awkward. I bought a padded waterproof laptop case to make me feel a little more comfortable. Everything about this pack screams quality and moto-oriented design.
Check out Kriega's website if you're having trouble living everything up.
You wont be disappointed, I wasn't!
November 11, 2015