Kriega R25 Backpack
Very nice backpack. I can't even tell I have it on when I'm riding. (Cbr1000rr) was not impressed with the plastic latching system but it is functiona
Nice grab handle
Large zipper but plastic
Needs a better design for the plastic latching system. It works fine but I don't think it'll stand the test of time. We'll see...
May 4, 2015
Worth the money!
Built like a tank so it's very well made. It's very comfortable and I am happy with my purchase.
April 27, 2015
Great all around backpack
The backpack great for both communter and long trips. It's a prefect size to take on any trip
April 27, 2015
Great bag that I use everyday
After much debate between this bag and R20 I decided to get the R25. I figured I'd rather have too much bag than not enough. Now I am really glad I did. This bag has plenty of room for commuting or weekends trips If you know how to pack.
This bag feels and looks bomb proof. Quality materials through out and I honestly can say it feels like it'll last for as long as you want to use it.
Really nice and clean design. Two basic pocket design with a storage pouch and laptop sleeve inside the main compartment. Great for the minimalist but not so much if you want a pocket or compartment for everything you want to stuff in here. But as far as being adjustable goes you can't beat this bag. Super intuitive system. Very easy to put on and adjust with full gear and gloves on. Nice beefy zippers that pull really easy with a flap over them instead of the rubberized zipper track. I can say I prefer this over the rubberized zippers because ease of use. They don't stick like the rubberized zippers tend too. Main compartment is super ease to load and unload. Top smaller compartment is kind of aggravating to load. Every time you open it you have to un-click the top left cinching strap. Petty complaint but it can get to be a pain if store say your phone or a water bottle in here. Something that you need to access repeatedly on a trip. Then you'll understand why this is an issue.
I can honestly say that I had my doubts about the quadlock harness system on this. I thought it would be confining and feel very claustrophobic. But all my fears were laid to rest after wearing this out on my first ride. Adjust it right and you don't even know its there. But if you tighten this bag down too tight with the side adjuster and it will make taking a deep breath a little uncomfortable. I cinched it down way tight when riding with groceries one day due to concerns over stability (which turned out to be completely unfounded) and it made for an unpleasant ride. Pulled over and adjusted the sliders, remounted my bike and couldn't even tell it was there for the rest of my ride home. The padding on the back piece and shoulder straps are amazing. Nothing more I can add to that.
I can honestly say that I use this bag everyday. Even when I am not riding. I used it the other day when I went to a theme park with my family. I carried all our stuff in here. Didn't use the quadlock and just let it hang like a normal backpack. I wore it around all day in like 80 degree weather on asphalt. I got hot but didn't sweat like a pack mule around my back like I figured I would.
I can say that I am glad I made this investment. I don't have no storage on my bike and this bag feels that gap nicely. I would've gave a higher "bang for the buck" rating but I would've like to seen at least one more storage compartment on the inside or a different design for the smaller outer pocket. Plus its nearly a $200 dollar bag. Which seemed kinda crazy at first but if this bag lasts 5 years at the rate I'm using it would make it a good deal and a steal if it lasts as long as the 10 year warranty.
April 20, 2015
I originally tried the R15 but it was too small. The R25 is the perfect size for day trips and commuting. The shoulder straps and back padding is very comfortable even when the bag is full of gear. This bag is easy to put on even when you have a riding jacket on, no interference with my helmet when riding a sport bike either. I like the clasps on this bag, they are secure and easy to use. Overall the bag is very high quality and I have no doubt that it will outlast the 10yr warranty. Worth the price for sure!
April 19, 2015
Like al Kriega products, premium pack. Preium price, but worth every penny. Great harness system as well.
April 13, 2015
This is by far the most comfortable backpack I've used, motorcycle pack or otherwise. The padding is comfortable and it keeps the weight from straining your back and shoulders. The harness system is great for riding as the pack doesn't slide around a ton. Worth the money for sure.
March 31, 2015
after searching and reading reviews of this bag and the R30 I decided to go with this one...fits perfectly and hardly noticeable. I have used it for quick grocery store runs and just my daily commute....love the space inside the bag and how it feels when riding. this bag feels like it will withstand the daily commute and then some.
March 25, 2015