Kriega R25 Backpack
Very good quality. This pack works great with my type of bike. Bmw s1000rr. I would highly recommend this product. I like this pack so well that I now use it not just while on the bike but on a daily basis.
September 28, 2015
I always do a search before I buy a product so these types of reviews help me out in my decisions. For what its worth Im giving my 2 cents worth.
I am 5'7" 210 pounds with wide shoulders and 44.5" chest. I was worried about the pack fitting to tight. Fully loaded (I will explain below) with my heaviest XL Carhartt fleece lined hooded jacket with two shirts the pack fits with some room. I don't have a riding jacket so Im using the Carhartt as a reference. It might get a little tight if I layered up with a sweatshirt but still think its doable.
Now what can I hold in this pack. I ride my bike for fun not for commuting. When riding around town I wanted a pack that holds water, wallet, phone, keys, extra t-shirt, small towel, sunglasses, a pair of Vans shoes, baseball hat, riding gloves and my G 23 with spare mag. It does this well with room to spare. Now this is what I can pack and fit if needed. 2 pair of Levis, 3 t-shirts, 2 pair of heavy cargo shorts, 3 socks, 3 underwear, baseball hat, sunglasses on the key clip, phone, deodorant stick, toothbrush, 2 liter (not completely full) water bladder, and my G 23. This is packed full with only room to stuff small items. I was on the fence between the R-25 and R-30. Took the chance on the R-25 and happy I did. I think the R-30 would have been to big for around town and I would over pack it on longer runs. Only thing is it would be nice if Kriega offered a waterproof bag for the R-25 like the R-30.
All in all this pack does what I need it to do and still has loading options. It seems built very well and I like its profile. It fits me good even with a heavy jacket. Be prepared as this pack is very simple in design and not much in pocket accessories. I like the simpleness, its a plus to me. Very happy with the R-25. Hope this helps with, what can it hold questions and how does it fit bigger wide type people.
1998 Honda CBR1100xx Super Blackbird
September 27, 2015
Item arrived today, after visually inspecting for any issues (non found) I moved items from my old pack to my new kriega R25 pack. Once all strap ajustments made. I went for a ride to get a feel for the pack. The pack is well made my shoulders didn't hurt, as I didn't feel the weight on my shoulders. So love this pack, planning to buy more kriega products as I'm very impressed. Great commuter pack so worth the price. I would recommend this pack for sure.....
September 24, 2015
Great pack....very comfortable!
This pack is very comfortable when riding. The quick detach harness system is a snap to adjust!
Another smaller compartment inside would be nice, but as a backpacker/hiker, I'm used to having one large compartment.
September 18, 2015
Mostly good. Some disappointment.
Overall I love my new pack. It's *much* more comfortable than the messenger bag that it replaced, which was the primary motivation for its purchase.
However, for a pack that is so expensive, I would expect parts not to break within 3 days of purchase.
The sliders used to adjust the lower straps are a little bit difficult to adjust, and one of the pull tabs broke on my second attempt to adjust the fit of the pack (fine-tuning the fit after my first day's commute with it). Disappointing for something that cost so much.
I know I probably could have availed myself of that 10-year warranty, but didn't want to hassle with shipping it back for something that was so easy to replace myself. Hopefully if I encounter any further deficiencies in workmanship (Unlikely, from what I can tell from the rest of the pack's construction.), they will stand behind that warranty.
Still, Kriega might want to re-think the design of those pull tabs and replace them with something a bit more robust. I expect my simple repair of knotted cord to outlast any plastic-crimp pull tab they could have sourced, and is likely cheaper.
Size wise the pack is adequate for my daily commute load (Typically: 15" laptop, change of clothes, 20 oz. thermos, shaker bottle, spare face shield + various chargers and what not.), but just barely. I would have sized up, but I don't like the form factor of the R30 with its multiple pouches and zippers, and the R35 is too large for my needs.
tldr; Having lived with it for a week, I think it will serve my needs well.
September 2, 2015
Great backpack for the everyday rider.
This kreiga backpack is awesome. It keeps weight odd your shoulders when you have it on due to how it straps. It has a pocket for a back protector and 3 other pockets overall. It seems slim but you can fit a decent amount of things inside the bag.
August 31, 2015
Kriega R25 AKA Best Backback Ever
Cant begin to say how happy I am with the Kriega R25. I don't go anywhere without it, whether that's a 2 hour ride on the motorcycle or on a flight to another country. I held off for a long time because of the price and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another in the future. The comfort is amazing and I doubt there is another motorcycle focused backpack that can touch it. Just buy it and you wont regret it.
August 31, 2015
Kind of good quality, but not in what matters
I tried the Kriega R-25 and it cause all kinds of wind turbulence not even at 80 mph. I got 2 different kinds of Axio (new used) hard bags, and either one (Swift 2.0 or Forza) increased my top end over 20 mph plus (?)
The Kriega's seem like nice backpacks, but not for motorcycle jet-stream riding. And my Kriega shoulder-straps keep pulling out of the bag: a very tight fit for a 50" chest.) That $180 went fast, but it would be a good hiking pack if the shoulder straps were not such a hassle every time you take it off and put it on.
August 18, 2015