Kriega R20 Backpack
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.
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You wont be disappointed, I wasn't!
November 11, 2015
Great bag for the ride !!!
I have been looking for a bag truly designed for riders. Lets be honest the Racing brands with tech, leathers and helmets should not be focusing on bags.... Kriega proves they have the riders comfort and protection in mind. Not just slapping on a cool Logo everyone loves.....
November 9, 2015
These truly are some of the best designed motorcycling backpacks around. The suspension system is what makes it. The pack goes on with one click and you quickly forget it is there. I can recommend this product without reservation.
November 4, 2015
Had this backpack for several months now and really am glad I went with it. I was torn between this and the American Cargo Trooper (hi-viz version).
I ended up choosing the Kriega because of the excellent reviews and the harness system. I am female and felt the Kriega harness would be more accommodating for a shorter/smaller frame. I was right, this pack stays in place perfectly! I adjusted it to half way between the single dot and double dot indicators and that works out awesome for my size.
I mostly use it for commuting so it fits a pair of flipflops (or smaller sneakers), jeans, sweatshirt, cosmetic bag, headphones (larger style like Beats), external hard-drive (WD Passport style), my re-usable Starbucks cup (are you laughing at me yet?), and some other misc smaller items (cables, Surface Pro, snacks).
Sometimes I wish I got the R25 just for the extra space but I've currently never run out on the R20...I just don't like packing things too tight. The Kriega is so well made though it never feels like I'm stressing it out when I zip it all up. I love how easy it is just tighten down too when I don't have it full of items.
My only complaint is that it's totally black with only small amounts of reflective material. I ended up modifying it some to make me feel more confident in my visibility. Pictures added.
Very happy with purchase and will continue to by Kriega items due to their high quality.
November 2, 2015
This is a great backpack. Doesn't move around at any speed. Wore it on a recent trip. Over 500 miles one way and didn't bother me one bit. Would definitely recommend. And great quick shipping from Revzilla
October 12, 2015
Packs more than you think
The R20 is nice and slim and great for commuting. What does it hold?
Option 1: commuting and coming home after work: the main compartment holds my 14" laptop (it would hold a 15"), extra shoes (although I tend to leave a pair at work), and clear shield. Still have room for shorts and t-shirt for whatever reason you'd need to bring them! The smaller compartment on the outside is bigger than the small zipper opening would lead you to believe, it basically fills the entire front of the bag and expands out 3-4 inches or so, and could hold another set of gloves (e.g. winter gloves), neck gaiter, ear plugs, wallet and keys, and any other small items you need to throw in there.
Option 2: commuting and going out after work before riding home. This assumes you ride wearing kevlar jeans or armored pants that you'll take off at the restaurant. You "can" fit the kevlar jeans in the bag with the laptop, and the armor will fit in the outside pouch. The clear shield should fit if you need to swap out your smoke shield. I doubt you'd fit your riding boots, so you'll have to wear those out.
So for commuting it fits all my needs and I'm glad I didn't get bigger. For weekend riding, it could serve as an overnight bag if you pack judiciously. For same day riding where you'll go hiking, as mentioned above it should fit your armored pants--but definitely not your jacket, you'll need to tie that down to the bike with your cheap walmart bicycle cable (I put it through the sleeves).
October 5, 2015
Comfortable enough I forget that I'm wearing it
I have zero complaints other than I wish I went a size up. 20L is less than it seems. The construction quality is topnotch; haven't owned in that long so I can't really comment on durability, but it definitely feels like it's going to last.
The straps are comfortable and the buckle across the front helps take all the weight off your shoulders. This feature is what makes the high price point worth it.
If you want to carry more than a bottle of water, light jacket, and a few other small items, then you should definitely size up. Not enough room to pack rain gear along with other stuff.
September 28, 2015
The Kriega R20 Backpack has enough room for my 2.5Liter water bladder and books/laptop for school. This Kriega R20 Backpack looks great, isn't bulk looking, its easy to get on and majority of the time i dont know the backpack is on.
September 21, 2015