Kriega R20 Backpack
Great Backpack for my daily commutes
I purchased this Kriega R20 for the sole purpose as my commuter pack. Based on the features and reviews, I am giving this product a try and it has not disappointed. The initial adjusting takes the most effort however, once done, it is a world of difference compared to "traditional"packs. The pack is somewhat minimalist as has the main compartment ( with a pocket for h2o bladder), a small zippered pocket and and zippered pocket on the exterior. The main compartment allows me to pack/organize how I prefer and is not cluttered with organizer pockets. The pack itself is fairly light and one adjusted, the weight is distributed so your arms, shoulders, and back are not solely carrying the load.
My weekly commutes are about 150 miles per week and I have owned this item for four weeks with any issues. It is durable and easy to use. Since it hasn't rained significantly where I live, I cannot comment on its waterproof/resistance qualities.
September 29, 2014
Great backpack for touring, travel, or just going to the store.
I purchased the Kriega R20 after many hours of deliberating on various other backpacks, and you know, I think the decision was a good one. Absolutely zero issues with the construction and materials after copious amounts of use.
I am a light packer so the size was of no issue. In fact I found that I had ample room for extra things if I were so inclined to pick up something on my travels. Very comfortable to wear for long journeys given that you adjust the straps to fit you right proper.
I even use this as a grocery getter. It fits everything I need for the week, unless I do something like purchase a pie, which is really no issue with the bag itself but with my own priorities. Did I need a pie anyway? Probably not, but can I forgo some essentials and get the pie(s) anyway? Yes. Yes I can.
There was even a time I fit 12 masonry bricks in the bag (not recommended) and rode home with no issue other than that there were about 90lbs of bricks in my bag. Point is, the bag held up and is still holding up and doing an admirable job.
However, keep in mind that the bag isn't waterproof. If that is a concern for you get the more expensive bags that Kreiga produce.
September 22, 2014
Moto / Cycling / Walking / etc / etc
Originally intended to ease my back pain while riding the motorbike (which it did well), I now use this backpack for everything. It's also great for bicycling.
The only thing they could have done to make it better is add a reversible zipper on the main compartment.
September 8, 2014
Great product, great service, would buy another for sure.
September 1, 2014
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