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Kriega R20 Backpack

The Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack has been designed specifically as an ‘active’ riding pack with Kriega's unique QUADLOC-lite harness system. The harness is angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use with none of the harness re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems.

The size adjustable harness allows the backpack position to be moved up or down to produce the best possible fit. The Kriega R20 can be worn with or without a waist strap. The waist strap is not really necessary for street riding

Features:
  • Main compartment with YKK water-resistant zip
  • Side access pocket with YKK water-resistant zip
  • Internal hydration sleeve with compression
  • Internal zipped mesh-pocket
  • SUPERSPACE: 5mm airspace back.
  • YKK water-resistant zips
  • HYPALON: Abrasion resistant re-enforcement
  • Scholler Dynatech With integrated 3M scotchlite
  • 420 D nylon RipStop: lightweight yet extremely strong
  • 3M Scothlite: reflective logo
  • Unique QUADLOC harness: adjustable back length and total arm freedom
  • Side access pocket
  • Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately)
  • Optional add on 5 or 10-liter drypacks
  • Optional harness pocket
  • Removable waist strap
  • 10 year guarantee
  • 20-liter capacity
  • 470mm(H) x 280mm(W) x 150mm(D)
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Kriega R20 Backpack 4.7 5 108 108
Great Versatile Backpack I bought this with the Kube Pocket and the 3 Liter Hydropak. Honestly I don't think you should ever get this pack without those add ons. With those it becomes a useful backpack on or off the bike. Sure it's a little pricey, but you get what you pay for and you are paying for the best backpack for everyday use. I take this with me to school whether I take my bike or not. It holds my days books or it can hold the Kube 4 laptop case with one or two smaller books. I fill up the Hydrapak with Ice and water and take it with me so I always have a drink. I took it to my local fair for the day and in the hot weather, it was a life saver. It is comfortable enough to wear all the time. I've done all of this without even having it on the bike. It doesn't suffer at all on the bike though. It is great to have the Kube Pocket to store my phone and wallet and the Hydrapak is great when you are thirsty on the road. It fits great and my back hurts a little when having it full of heavy stuff but that is most likely because those specific back muscles for holding the pack up aren't as developed as they could be. It still fits great and is comfortable. My only complaint is I don't really know what size to put the straps of the shoulder (one dot, two dots or three dots) I have it part way between 2 and 3 dots but I'm not sure if the adjustment is totally right, but it fits. Overall I would definitely buy this again and I will certainly be buying more Kriega gear in the future. August 21, 2014
Best commuter backpack!!! I tried a lot of packs before I put spent the money on this one (because I'm cheap). I've been using it almost every weekday for 3 months. I learned if you are going to use a backpack every day on a motorcycle you should just go ahead and spend the money. The weight of the bag is across your chest instead of your shoulders, you will understand why this is important after the first big bump or hole. It is very comfortable, fits what I carry to work every day (laptop, seat cover, jacket liner, lunchbox) with plenty of room, and sits high enough on my back to not sit on the pillion. I've been caught in light rain a few times and it hasn't leaked. It is an excellent commuter or weekend pack and I highly recommend it. August 19, 2014
I Use This for EVERYTHING I've had this pack for almost a year now. Everything about it is as good as everyone else says it is. I also have a US-10 and I can easily use this combo for a weekend trip to a friends place. I think it is imbued with magic that prevents it from being heavy, despite how much is inside it. In addition to being a great riding pack, I use this to tote all the water and snacks for my lady and I on hikes. I use it as a carry-on for my electronics and super important stuff when travelling. (Bonus: people think it's a parachute and first time flyers get super freaked out) I use it as my commuter bag with my notebooks, a 15" Lenovo laptop and charger, Macbook Air, mice, and other miscellaneous office paraphernalia. August 15, 2014
backpack is very well made quality backpack made just for motorcycle riding,you don't even know you have it on. August 5, 2014
Another excellent Kriega product Very durable, zippers are built tough and slide easily. I'm a big fan of Kriega products. It's true, you can't even feel it on your shoulders. It's not waterproof like the drypacks. But, caught in 15 mins of medium rain and all inside dry. July 29, 2014
Great Commuting med size pack This is a great backpack for commuting. I use it to store my laptop and a spare set of clothes and shoes. Kinda tight but it fits. The strap is great and extremely comfortable. The zippers are waterproof and like others have said it only has one zipper so a little inconvenient but I got over it. July 28, 2014
This is an excellent daily commute backpack I use his backpack every day for commuting to work. It works just like they described it transferring the load and not all on your shoulders. I do wish this had one small pocket and or a spot for keys. June 23, 2014
Lives up to its reputation The R20 backpack from Kriega is just big enough for my commute back and forth to work. It's a little snug when trying to load larger items like books or a laptop, but it swallows more than you'd think. But the main thing that I like about it is the fit. The quadloc system works great. It's amazing how it puts the weight toward your chest instead of on your shoulders as you add weight to the pack. It seems well made, I haven't tested it in the rain yet, so we'll see how dry it stays. If you don't have a lot to carry and you want a stylish, well made backpack, the R20 might be perfect. June 23, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
J I: Great reviews. Very practical Sep 1, 2014
Sean W: I needed a new backpack to commute to work with and this works better then anything else! Sep 1, 2014
James M: I own a Kriega water pack and I love it, Cant wait to commute with this beauty! Aug 21, 2014
Justin S: Research, reviews, and recommendations from friends. Aug 20, 2014
Staci C: Bought the R25 from you. The pack was too big and hit my saddlebag. But I was extremely happy with Kriega's pack! Only the size was an issue. So, I sold it and am replacing it with one. Aug 19, 2014
Jason W: I looked at saddlebags for my bike but it seemed like a hassle. I got this and it's worked out much better then I expected! Aug 17, 2014
Ryan C: I need a solid commuter bag and all I have heard is how good the Kriegas are, time to test that out. Jul 21, 2014
Jorge G: I chose this item based on recommendations made by the host of Motogeo, Jaime Robinson. He seems to know what's best, when it comes to motorcycles and proper riding gear, so I decided to buy this Kriega bag, solely on his reviews. Jul 15, 2014
Christopher S: The goldilocks backpack - not too big, not too small. Doesn't weigh on shoulders with the unique strap system. Jul 5, 2014
brian s: THE backpack! read every review about this bag and all were positive. Jul 3, 2014
Rick B: Top quality of construction, fit adjustments (practically weightless), and overall reviews on the most favorable side. Jun 30, 2014
Domingo C: Kriega makes good products. I've had the R25 for many years, but want something lighter and easier to use when off the bike. I occasionally take a small mac book air, pair of converse and misc. stuff and find the R25 to have more space than needed. I bought this so that I could use it both on and off-road, as well. The R25 is too large to take for my day trips on my dual sport. Hope this fits the bill. Jun 24, 2014
D A: Needed a backpack to carry things around Jun 20, 2014
Glenn D: Highly recommended and wanted a more practical pack to ride with rather then my army 3 day assault pack Jun 17, 2014
Anthony P: It's a great true motorcycle back pack. Jun 16, 2014
Mark T: After much deliberation on this item , and with the help of your great customers I chose this pack. I am commuting 50 miles a day with a rain suit, small lunch and a thermos of coffee. Possibly a jacket liner on the way home. I was torn between the R25 and R20. The R25 seemed more than I would need for my commute as one of your shoppers suggested . I may look at the R25 in the future if I get into some longer trips. But I did order a US10 dry pack to add in case I need to add more space.
Mark T
Jun 15, 2014
John L: Simplistic yet attractive backpack, no problems so far! May 31, 2014
kevin m: didn't... returned it May 31, 2014
L I: its very comfortable and I its a well made product May 30, 2014
Manimogan M: Read so many good reviews and just had to pull the trigger. Let's hope I'm not wrong! May 14, 2014
Peter B: quality, looks the best and functionality and price was good May 11, 2014
marie z: best on and off mechanism May 7, 2014
rovimark m: Good reviews May 2, 2014
William S: I have many backpacks, but not one specifically designed for riding - this hopefully will be just the right size! Apr 14, 2014
Sammy A: I needed a much smaller every day commuting bag. I already have the R35 which is an awesome pack but don't need that much space everyday. I love the Kriega products they are the best in the market, and they are truly riders bags. Apr 3, 2014
Michael R: Recommended Apr 2, 2014
Anthony H: I have read nothing but great things about Kriega products. I was able to physically handle a R25, but it seemed a little too bulky for what I was planning on using the pack for. I opted for the R20 as my commuter bag and to pack stuff for day or weekend trips. Apr 1, 2014
Schuyler S: Big (enough) backpack that feels good on the back and can handle the elements. Plus, it looks nice! Mar 31, 2014
David M: Great reviews. Mar 28, 2014
Scott F: Worked great. Comfortable. Holds a lot of stuff. Water is easy to refill and clean. Like being able to cinch down the sides real good to keep it from flopping around. Mar 27, 2014
Maurice V: It seems like it will hold everything I need it to...... All the reviews that I read were positive..... Mar 26, 2014
Bradley M: Great reviews and helpful video on the product Mar 20, 2014
Kirk S: Quality low profile construction with reflective material needed for commute. Mar 14, 2014
Richard W: Quality, light weight and size for commuting. I also have an older r35. Mar 13, 2014
Rodrigo M: Great reviews and pretty clear and explanatory video Mar 13, 2014
Isaac T: This bag seems to have perfect the perfect balance for what I need: convenience for commuting plus functionality for longer weekend trips. Plus I'm tired of my shoulders hurting. Will be getting the US-30 once I have the money. Feb 21, 2014
Kevin R: The revzilla gear geeks helped me pick this item and the reviews looked good. I hope it works out! Feb 20, 2014
Robert K: I chose a Kreiga R20 backpack because of the quick disconnect feature on the harness. Feb 17, 2014
Tony B: Looked like the best solution on the market. I was right, for me, the BEST backpack I have ever had! Feb 7, 2014
Anthony B: I unfortunately had to return my Icon Mil-Spec Squad3 backpack. Icon and Revzilla stood behind the product and refunded my money for that bag. I decided to go with one of the top reviewed bags instead, and the Kriega R20 fell into that category. It's a bit of a price jump, but with a 10 year warranty, I can ride confidently knowing my stuff is protected, and the stuff protecting my stuff is protected. Jan 7, 2014
Paul B: I needed a replacement for my MULE Camelbak. Being a big guy, the Camelbak was too small and dug into my shoulders. Also, the MULE didn't have much cargo capacity,especially when the bladder was full. The R20 is expensive, but the quality is unmatched. The shoulder strap design eliminates any shoulder digging and is easy to get in and out of. I've mounted my leatherman and my camera on each strap for easy access. If you want to buy only one hydration backpack, this is it. Dec 9, 2013
Kyle J: The reviews are good, and a friend recommended highly. Dec 3, 2013
Alexander H: I need a riding backpack, and after research and watching/reading reviews, it was easy to come to this conclusion. Thanks revzilla Oct 16, 2013
Ray M: Upgraded from the Icon MilSpec 3 rider pack. This one is much larger...the Icon one is great, but doesn't have a lot of room for stuff (lunch box, coffee thermos, water bottle). Love them both though. Oct 13, 2013
Henry C: It appeared to have plenty of storage, not too much worse than the R25, however it looks significantly less bulky with a lighter strapping system that will allow it to function as a casual backpack for school as well as a riding pack. Sep 14, 2013
Lee X: Unique buckling system in the front that takes the weight off the shoulders as well as the removable waist buckle. Aug 19, 2013
Alexander U: WOWZERS! Not only is this my fav moto purchase ever it may very well be my fav purchase all time of any kind. After what was hours of research I came to the conclussion Kriega was the way to go and the R20 fit my specific everyday sport riding needs. This pack gets excellent marks all around, I really can't ding it for much besides interior color (Black) Sits off your shoulders, feels great over gear or not. This pack is total sploosh tons of compliments really can't stop telling people about it Aug 14, 2013
Paul V asked: I have the US-20 tailpack and was wondering whether that can be attached to the R-20? Bascially turning into one bag and not having to carry a tailpack and backpack. I see that you can easily attach the US-10. Jan 8, 2014
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John S: I have both the r20 tail pack and the back pack. It doesn't look like they are designed to attach directly. The back pack only has two connection points, so the tail pack might not be too secure if connected there. It could be done but you would have to rig something up. Jan 8, 2014
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Stephan M: Technically yes! The US20 can be attached to the R20. However, Kriega only recommend the US-5 or US-10 to be attached to the R20 while riding. Since the US-20 would make the backpack unwieldy and overly heavy. Jan 8, 2014
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Rhett V: I have an r20 and a us10 tail bag. When I attach my us-10 to my r20 and load everything up it does get heavy and definitely wouldn't want the us20 attached to it. Jan 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this bag fit a 17 inch laptop and a pair of shoes? Nov 17, 2013
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brian s: not sure on the 17 as my laptop is a tiny 11 inch and yes it fits easily but i do know that my size 14 tennis shoes will fit but dont leave a whole lot of room for other items. I wish i could help you more. if i was planning on packing lap top and shoes on regular basic plus other items i would think on the R25. i wish i had bought it instead, as the 20 is little smaller than i expected. Nov 17, 2013
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Ray M: I cannot totally answer this question. I can put my 13" MacBook Air in this, and there is still plenty of space. On a daily basis, I take my ran suit (rolled up at the bottom), a lunch bag, thermos, and smaller portable bag in this backpack to/from work. There is ample space in the bag for many things, but cannot attest to the size for the laptop. Capacity is good! :) Nov 17, 2013
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Benjamin S: Yes. My 15" Mac Book Pro fits with room to spare on width and height. The 17" is a little over 1" bigger and wouldn't have an issue. The storage compartment is not huge, but would fit a pair of tennis shoes. I would think boots or stiff dress shoes might be a bit tight. Nov 18, 2013
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Saladin J: I doubt it, you may be able to squeeze a slim 17 inch laptop in there but regular 17 inch laptops probably won't fit. It will fit a couple pairs of shoes though. Nov 17, 2013
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Bruce R: I think it will. I can get my 14 inch LT and a pair of shoes in my R20 with room to spare. Nov 27, 2013
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david m: Yes. Possibly a shirt and shorts too. Nov 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am looking at the Kriega R20, and the OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack. Not sure which way to go? I would appreciate any info to help me make this decision. Thanks Mark T. Jun 11, 2014
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Gregory S: I have the Kreiga R20 and have not tried the OGIO ND Mach 5. The Kreiga is smaller from the specs and has a more traditional look and feel to it. I teach class at night and bring along my books and handouts along with a 13" Mac Air with no problem. I like the Kreiga harness system on the R20 as it is completely adjustable and can fit quite snugly to the body. I ride rather straight up in posture with my bike but do crouch at speed and the R20 is plenty aerodynamic at highway speeds when adjusted properly. It fits easily over armored riding jackets and is easy to pull on or take off.

As said before, I have no experience with OGIO products, but the Kreiga is a step up from a normal backpack and worth the investment.
Jun 11, 2014
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David D: I have the Kriega R20 so this is all can comment on. The material seems a little thin for the money. The straps are great & it is easy to get on/off. The one oddity is there is a hard plastic "form" along the back of the backpack that is curved and makes putting things in it weird sometimes. Different then a regular backpack that lies flat on the inside. It does cinch up nicely & I never know I have it on. Hope that helps a little. Jun 11, 2014
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Craig W: I have an ogio saddle bag / tail bag system that is nice. The Kreiga backpack I have is amazing quality. It seems bomb proof. If you are pondering based on quality, Kreiga wins hands down. I wish Kreiga made outdoor/military type packs. I'd buy one in a heartbeat. Jun 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: what Optional harness pocket that the product description mention about..? Is that Kriega R8 Waistpack or else..? answer will be appreciated as I planning to buy the product with optional harness at once, thank you Dec 16, 2013
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anne r: It must be the Kube pocket they're talking about. It's a nice little square cube that zips up. Just know that finding placement so it is accessible but doesn't smack your helmet or get in your way while riding takes some experimentation. Dec 16, 2013
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Rhett V: I have the r20 and a kube mounted to the harness. I like it to hold my sunglasses. My only complaint is it does get in the way of your helmet a little when you turn your head. Jan 25, 2014
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Hao D: It must refer to the Kube Pack. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/kriega-kube-pocket Dec 16, 2013
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David D asked: When using a regular back pack I have a problem where the back of my helmet gets caught on it when I tuck down keeping me from getting into the proper position so I can see. Does this sit far enough down so I can tuck properly without interfering with the helmet?
Thanks!
Mar 18, 2014
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Guillaume C: I mean you will probably still make contact with the bag but it didn't interfere with my tuck...wore it on my Gixxer 750 last week and was totally fine. Every backpack in gonna limit you to some degree but I found this one did a very nice job at managing load without putting strain on my shoulders and clavicle. Like I said I didn't feel overly restricted in regards to motion and was able to get into the tuck no problem. Mar 19, 2014
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colin b: it should be fine, i have worn it with my shoe rf1100 helmet (which does have a little rubber spoiler on the back) and it doesnt rub at all when tucked in on my gsxr. may depend how much you stuff in there though, i havent tried it with the bag at full capacity, just normal load for me which is a laptop, notebook and sometimes sneakers. Mar 18, 2014
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anne r: There are 3 settings for the length that can be set on the top of the arm straps. One, two and three dots. I use two dots and I'm 5ft5. I ride upright. I'm sure that if you increased the length, it is customizable for your seating position. In addition, there is an optional waist strap that helps the pack stay in place. Mar 18, 2014
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brian s: everyone is built different but i have to say i never have that problem with my r20. I did have that same issue with some off the shelf back backs i used to use. Using the r20 is night and day compared to a regular backback. Mar 19, 2014
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Manuel H: I have used this pack for a couple for about a year or more. I have never had a problem, use it for my commute and never really feel it's back there. It's on the smaller side but for what I need it's fine. Mar 18, 2014
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Manuel H: I have used this pack for a couple for about a year or more. I have never had a problem, use it for my commute and never really feel it's back there. It's on the smaller side but for what I need it's fine. Mar 18, 2014
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David D: Colin, thank you, that is the same helmet I use & yes, the rubber part gets caught up a lot. Mar 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this fit a clothes packer like the Timbuktu OCD? I want to commute to work and take my clothes, the packer is 14 x 10.2 inches. Also, anybody know of any good packers or ways to transport clothes on a motorcycle wrinkle free? Aug 19, 2013
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Kevin B: A packer like the one you describe will fit. Actually, if that's all you're carrying - a shirt and a pair of pants - this bag is overkill, but it's a good size if you're carrying shoes as well. If you need to carry a jacket, too, forget it - it will get wrinkled in ANY backpack. Whether your clothes will come out wrinkle-free really depends on how you fold them - the packer just makes it easier and keeps them flat. Aug 21, 2013
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Louis P: I have the Kriega R20 and a medium sized eBags packing cube. The dimensions in the packing cube are 3 x 9.8 x 13.8 inches and I was able to fit that inside the Kriega. Not sure how that measures with the Timbukto OCD but hopefully this helps. Aug 21, 2013
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brian s: from the size i would say it will fit. i carry two text books and a binder . one of the books is an oversized medical book aprox. 12x10 and 1 and 1/2 thick. with the packer being soft sided i would say it would fit. Aug 20, 2013
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david m: I can't carry many clothes in the R20. I have a separate backpack for gym, extra shoes and such. An ole Navy trick is to roll your clothes up before placing in a bag. Save space and does help w wrinkles. Aug 20, 2013
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David G: Yes it will fit with room to spare. I measured my R20 and it's roughly 18" x 12". Can't offer anything about wrinkle free clothes. Aug 20, 2013
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Matt S: That should fit.. It will depend on depth of the packer though. Aug 23, 2013
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anne r: Yes, it will. Eagle Creek makes some good packing stuff. Aug 20, 2013
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Mark T asked: I have narrowed down my backpack shopping to two. The R20 and the R25. I am going to be using it for daily commuting to work. 50 miles each day. Carrying a rain suit, lunch, thermos, possibly a liner or liners from my Cortech riding jacket. Along with a few small items gloves, etc. I could possibly attach a US10 pack if needed. I think both of these allow that, But Prefer not to. Which of these would you reccommend for my use? Thanks Mark T from VT Jun 13, 2014
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Caitlin Lacey c/o Dandelion C: Hi mark,

Depending how how big your rain suit and thermos is, I would probably lean towards the r25. I have the r20 and it's pefect for a short daily commute where I only need some gym clothes and shoes. I might get a little snug if you are trying to put a whole suit, thermos, gloves, and then other stuff as well.

The R20 is close to full with shoes, jeans, shirt, and a north face shell in it.

I don't know what the US10 pack is, but the r25 should fit all that you mentioned and still have a little room incase you need to bring something home from work at all.

Jun 13, 2014
Mark T: Caitlin,
I just want to let you know that I ordered an R20, which I received today. I took a close look and it seems like it will be fine for what I need. I also purchased a US 10 dry-pack, Thai is also a Kriega product which can be used as a tailbag or a tank bag, or attached to the Kriega back packs. I chose the smaller R20 which I think will be fine, but if needed I can attach the US10 which is another 10 L capacity. This way I don't have to carry the excess baggage if not needed.
I want to thank you for your time and help..
Mark T in VT Jun 18, 2014
Caitlin Lacey c/o Dandelion C: Hi mark,

My name is actually Grant, Caitlin is my generous sister who bought my the R20 almost 2 years ago. It's still going strong and I use it everyday. Couldn't be happier. Ride safe out there! Jun 19, 2014
Mark T: Grant, I tested it today and seems perfect. I want to thank you and your sister. Your sister has good taste.
Be safe and thanks again, :)
Mark T in VT Jun 19, 2014
Jim V: Hi Mark,
Given the number of items you want to carry, I would go with the R25 just to be sure (though $50 more sure). All the items you listed would fit in the R20, but fit tight and possibly protrude making you less aerodynamic if that matters. That is one of the main reasons I chose this pack was that they do fit your profile creating less shift and drag. The US-5 accessory pack would be a good backup if you needed the extra space. They are great packs.
Jun 13, 2014
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Mark T: Jim,
Thanks for your time and help. After much deliberation I ended up ordering a R20 with a US10 that I can attach if needed. I also can use it as a tail bag separately.
Thanks Mark T in VT Jun 15, 2014
Zach D: Go with the R20 for commuting. The harness is a little less beefy than the one on the R25. I think you could fit your items just fine in the R20 and it's expandable if not. The R25 is too big for daily riding and I'd use it for long distance trips. Also, it has a double-locking harness with is a little overkill for commuting purposes (IMHO of course). Jun 13, 2014
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Mark T: Zach
Thanks for your time and help. I agreed with your reply that the R25 was probably larger than needed and After much deliberation I ended up ordering a R20, But with a US10 that I can attach if needed. I also can use it as a tail bag separately.
Thanks Mark T in VT Jun 15, 2014
Caitlin Lacey c/o Dandelion C: If you're still on the fence, I would just find a store near you and bring all your stuff to put in each and see which one fits better. Or order them both and return one after you decide!

Good luck
Jun 13, 2014
Michael Y: I have the R20 and when I was commuting to work 43 miles each day, I needed the US 10. So with that said, I would probably get the R25. The reason I picked the R20 is because it was slim and compact, and most of the time it gets that job done. It is incredibly comfortable and the best riding pack I've ever had. But there are a few days where I need a little more. On the plus side, the US10 has a nice insulated liner so I keep my lunch in there and it stays cold, especially if I put one of those reusable ice packs in there. I hope this helps! Jul 12, 2014
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Mark T: Michael,
I purchased the R20, after trying to fit everything in I deceided it was too small. I returned it for the R25. It seems a little sturdier also. Plus I have the US10 also.
Thanks for your time and info
Mark T in VT Jul 15, 2014
jon d: Hello I just bought the r20.
I love this backpack. I think for your needs you would need at least the r25. The r20 fits my needs but I don't need to carry as much stuff.
Hope this helped

Good riding
Jon den Ouden
Jun 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: I can't seem to find any pics of the inside of the pack and I was curious whether or not it had any kind of internal restraints for a laptop. May 17, 2012
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Delta: Inside the backpack there is a pouch that could probably be used for a laptop. It measures roughly 12 inches deep by 10 inches wide. It is a loose pouch though, so the laptop would probably not be secure against the back. I used it for a couple of books and it was great for that. Nov 7, 2012
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8675309J: There's an elastic flap/separator where you can tuck your laptop (in the back compartment), but there's no special cushioning. However, slide my laptop in there all the time, and it works great. Jul 23, 2012
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Stevan P: Technically there is not a laptop pocket, however, the bag has a separate compartment inside. Click on the smaller thumbnails and you can zoom in on the inside image of the bag! May 18, 2012
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motorhead22: Yes it does and comes with adjustable strap so that your laptop stays nice and snug and wont move around loosely in the pocket. Hope this helps. Mar 9, 2013
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Jimbo1000: Yes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z7PR-Ix0oWM. Oct 8, 2012
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anne r: Yes. There is a sleeve inside with 2 straps to buckle the laptop in. Aug 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: I see this product has water resistan zippers it means it´s water resistan backpack I´m choosing between this and the R25 also Kriega I need to carry my laptop in that back pack. May 16, 2012
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RevZilla: Neither the R20, nor the R25 are fully waterproof. Of the backpack options, the R30 is the only that is totally waterproof. As an alternative, the US-10 is fully waterproof and would take a small laptop or iPad type device. The US-10 can be attached to the R20 or R25. May 17, 2012
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kzam: It's technically only "water resistant" but I've been caught in some serious rain with my laptop without a problem. They can't guarantee it to be totally waterproof but I've been very impressed with the level of protection it has provided. Apr 3, 2013
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McGrathew: It's water resistant. You can get a 15" laptop in it easily, but it doesn't have the usual padded slot. The slot it does have won't protect your laptop from your other items, so pack wisely. Sep 3, 2012
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anne r: Kriega says it's water resistant, not waterproof. I carry my iPad in it and I'm comfortable with that unless it is a torrential downpour. Aug 27, 2012
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motorhead22: Water resistant, but you can buy a kriega drypack (waterproof) and is completely compatible and attaches to the backpack perfectly. Mar 9, 2013
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8675309J: Water resistant; the Kreiga Drypacks are waterproof. Jul 23, 2012
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A shopper asked: im torn between the kreiga r20 or hte oxford aqua25. which one would you get? between the 4 point harness or the waterproof advantage? Jan 2, 2014
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Craig W: Don't know much about the oxford, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Kreiga. It seems to have lived up to his reputation of high quality. I like the one point harness that comes with the r20. It feels very secure. I recently used it and had a full size DSLR and zoom lens and a bunch of other heavy stuff and I never noticed the bag while I was riding. Also, waterproofing is not an issue for me as I rarely ride in the rainy (It hardly ever rains here in LA ;-)) Jan 2, 2014
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brian s: I know nothing about the oxford bag so cant say anything to its merits. All i can say is that i love my r20 and would buy it again in a second. I hate backpacks and tried to wear others while riding but the r20 is amazing you will not realize it is on you. it is that comfortable. rain wise, i have been through some rain and nothing inside was even damp BUT it wasnt a hard down pour. Also the r20 only has the 2 point harness you have to move up to r25 to get full 4 point. Jan 2, 2014
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mark p: No experience with the oxford, but the kreiga is the best pack barr none that I've ever seen. No weight on shoulders or back. Giant opening for easy on/off. Load straps vacuum pack contents into a tight unit. After 5 min I forget it's there. Wildly impressed with kreiga. If you go that rout You will not be disappointed. Jan 2, 2014
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Manuel H: I have the Kriega r20 and It's great. With the harness you don't eve feel it on your back. The quality is good, I commute with it and take it on day rides, Anything more you may need the r25 or bigger. Waterproof is not a big concer for me since I live in souther California. Hope this answer helped Jan 2, 2014
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anne r: It's waterproof. I live in the Bay Area and use every day in the winter. Never had a leak. Jun 11, 2014
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Carlos T asked: THIS BAG IS SUITABLE FOR A 15" LAPTOP? Jul 11, 2014
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Warren C: Yes. I carry my 15 inch MacBook Retina in it all the time. Need a sleeve as there is no protection. Amazing bag. Jul 12, 2014
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Justin B: I use a MacBook 15 inch and it fits well inside this backpack. Jul 12, 2014
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Michael R: Yes! I carry a 15" Toshiba in a Kriega laptop case. Jul 11, 2014
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Aaron B: Yep. Fits easily. Jul 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this pack have a provision for carrying a full face helmet? Mar 22, 2014
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John S: Nope. It's a very basic backpack as far as the internal compartment goes. That being said, the harness system and overall ergonomics of the pack are second to none. It's super comfortable when riding. I just tried getting my smallest full face helmet in there (Nexx XR1R Carbon) and it's not going to happen. Mar 28, 2014
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melinda k: No, the interior does not have a helmet compartment. You *might* be able to stuff one in there but it would be a tight fit and the pack isn't specifically designed for it.

Even if you DID manage to fit a full-face helmet in there, I doubt the pack would be very comfortable to wear that way.
Mar 22, 2014
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Berrisford B: Unfortunately this really good pack does not have a holder or storage for a full face helmet. But there are hers that do that are sold here by revzilla -my friend bought one that he loves but can't remember the brand but the pack was about $200. Mar 26, 2014
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Bruce R: No Mar 23, 2014
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Mark T asked: I am looking at the Kriega R20, and the OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack. Not sure which way to go? I would appreciate any info to help me make this decision. Thanks Mark T. Jun 11, 2014
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JIM C: Mark, have no experience with the Ogio Mach 5 other than I personally would not like the hard shell aspect of that unit.

Have owned the R20 for a 1 1/2 years now and of all the bike gear I've ever bought it has been the most worthwhile. I basically replaced my breufcase with this backpack. I'm an accountant and commute a total of half the year on the bike. At any given time I may have a laptop and 3-4 client files in it. With all that weight it's heavy until you throwit on, then you forget it is even on your back. By far the most comfortable pack made.

It's not perfect, I'm always wishing it had more little outside storage pockets rather than the one large one and the smaller inside one, but I bought knowing it lacked these features but rather because everything I read said it was the most comfortable pack going.

Zippers work flawlessly and to date nothing ihas broken, torn, or come unstitched. If I lost this one I would buy another Kriege but would pony up and get the next size bigger model. Have only ridden in the rain a few times but nothing that would really test it's waterproof abilities.

Like I said I was influenced more by the parachute style design of the pack and how it keeps the weight off your shoulders than anything else, and that has proven to me to be not just a marketing ploy but an actual function of the backpack. It does what it says it will do.

There are packs with more bells and whistles and the Ogio might be better for carrying laptops and such, but no other pack is more comfortable to wear than a Kriega IMOP.
Jun 12, 2014
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Mark T: Jim, I want to thank you for all the info. I agree with you on the hard shell. The more I thought about it the less I like it. The R20 seems more adjustable. Also everyone agrees that the Kriega quality is top notch. And the size seems to be about right. I do a 50 mile commute and need to carry a rain suit, small lunch, and a small thermos for my coffee. I think this will fit me perfect.
Thanks for your time and knowledge.
Mark T from VT Jun 12, 2014
Ray M: Mark, can't speak for the OGIO back, but the Kreiga R20 is a great bag. It's got great adjustable straps and plenty of storage. I am a military guy...carry my lunch bag, large water bottle, and also rain suit in the main compartment, plus have a bunch of stuff in the outside pocket. It has a ton of room and small zippered-up compartments for small stuff. Highly recommand it. It's very durable and keeps stuff completely dry inside. Hope this helps. Jun 11, 2014
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Mark T: Ray, Thanks for the info. One of my concerns was the size without actually seeing one. I commute to work and would like to carry a rain suit, small lunch, and a small thermos for my morning coffee. Maybe a few other small items. You have answered my questions, exactly. I will be ordering one. Thanks for the help.! Mark T from VT. Jun 12, 2014
Matthew H: Hi Mark T.,
I have owned the R20 for over a year and use it for work everyday. I even took it for a 2-week ride in Vietnam this past February.
It's a simple pack. Minimal organization features as it has just three compartments (main, outside, and a small inner zippered pocket). The quad-lock lite clap is great. The pack is very comfortable for all day use and is very good in the wind. Water resistance is great.
Only issue I have had is that the water-proofing membrane on the inside of the main compartment has delaminated quote a bit.
Regardless, I like the quality and design otherwise and I would buy Kreiga stuff again.
Jun 12, 2014
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Charles Gabriel C asked: What's the difference between R15 vs R20? In terms of how much clothes/lunch/shoes they can hold and how many utility pockets they have? Nov 22, 2013
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Rory G: I'm not certain about the R15 but I use the R20 to commute every day to work and I can fit my laptop, pair of dress shoes and maybe my lunch and gloves. There isn't much room for anything else after that. So depends on what you need it for. Honestly, I think I should have gone for the R25 just for the extra space but I prefer the smaller latch system of the R20 as it looks more like a standard backpack. Nov 22, 2013
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JIM C: I bought the R20 last year as a commuter bag to haul files laptop and whatever. It has a divider in main compartment and a small zippered compartment. It also has a fairly good sized zippered pocket assesible from the outside of bag. I've never used for trips and so have never tried to see how much crap I could stuff inside, or how it compares to the r15, but I can tell you from a comfort and ease of wearing, I can't imagine another pack that would be better. Do I wish it had more little pockets to but little nick nack stuff, yes, but for a day in day out pack it just works. If I lost this one I would another without hesitation. Nov 22, 2013
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Jeff S: 20 is a great bag -- nice mount of space ( wouldn't want any less ) and forms to your body really well -- also easy to get arms in and out of which is saying a lot! Jan 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: Not sure if I read it right on some websites, but is it possible to make this into a tail bag? Does it come with Tail bag attachments? May 8, 2012
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RevZilla: This bag is not ideal for tailbag use, though with the right straps it is possible. The straps that are nessecary would come with any of the US models (Universal System). The US-20 is the better choice, and also comes with a strap for carrying as a messenger bag. Alternatively, you can purchase the R-20 and the US-10 can attach to it, or the US-10 can be made into a tailbag. May 16, 2012
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anne r: There are no separate tail bag straps, but you can easily use the 3 straps to attach it to your tail. I used it yesterday, as a tail bag, and went through a very bumpy technical section. It didn't budge. Sep 30, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is there an easy way to carry my laptop with this laptop? Sometimes I don't want to leave it on my bike but I am walking around long enough that carrying my helmet in my hand can become tiresome... Sep 23, 2012
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anne r: Yes, there is a separate compartment inside that tightens up after you insert your laptop/ipad. Sep 30, 2012
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A shopper asked: Thanks! Jun 3, 2012
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RevZilla: The R Series Kreiga Backpacks are not convertable to a tank or tail mount like the US Drypack Series which does offer a tank mount conversion kit. Jun 6, 2012
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