Kriega R20 Backpack
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