Kriega R25 Backpack
This thing is a beast! (R25 pack)
Yo! this pack is the best for motorcyclist...I've been using Ogio for years with no complaints. I decided to give this a try, even though it's almost twice the price. I was looking for a more rugged pack and really like the idea of the ability to add smaller pack to the sides if needed. The quadlock system looked intresting as well. This pack did not disappoint!!! The zippers are beefy, the cinch straps match the overall tuffness of the pack. The quadlock system really makes this pack excel. The reflective strips are a very nice touch as well. I'm in my senior year as a biology major and I have some pretty hefty textbooks and lab manuals. I loaded this baby down with two fatty textbooks, a lab manual, surface pro4, pencil bags calculators, water bottle, snacks, and beats headphones. Its pretty full at this point, but it could hold a couple more smaller items.(think chargers or gloves.) When the quadlock system is fastned and adjusted, the load all but disappears when your on the bike riding. The load shifts to the hips and off the tops of the shoulders. Completely blown away and how the pack handles the load....which is impressive cause the wieght is pushing 30 punds. The 25 liters is plenty large enough. I was a little worried about the size and almost ordered the 30 liter... glad I didn't. The 30 liter pack would be great for multiday road trips. The 25 liter is better suited for day trips and commuting...maybe an overnight trip if you pack light...I would definitely recommend this pack...One other very cool thing about the pack for sportbike guys is, the quadlock system gives a little chest protection from your gas tank when your in the tucked position...
August 24, 2016
Excellent commuter and errand bag.
-You will look super fast and fresh-to-death with it on, which are the most important attributes. It's a veritable cat's meow of motorcycle backpacks.
-Most Kriega bags are modular and interchangeable; the straps from the the US dry-pack that are used to attach it to the motorcycle tail or fuel tank adapter will also work for the backpack (the plastic clasps are universal and there are loops on the backpack which allow you to hook on the metal hooks). Pretty nifty.
-Room enough to fit a a 15" laptop and cover, gym clothes and running shoes in the main compartment, wallet/phone/keys in water resistant compartment, and disc lock on outer compartment. Wide enough to fit a couple of Styrofoam take-out food containers vertically and some smaller items like foil-wrapped California burritos.
-Durable; no wear minus grime after about 2 years of regular use.
-Pricey, but you get what you pay for. What you pay for is baller-level German engineering.
-Not waterproof (it also doesn't claim to be waterproof but I have to put something on here). Items in bag get slightly damp after about an hour of moderate rain.
August 3, 2016
Packed hella stuff. Still slim.
1. Packed things for a week-long trip. Still pretty slim.
2. Distributes weight well, comfy on the bike.
3. Easy on-off. Locking mechanism is pretty nifty.
4. Minimalistic pockets.
5. Hydration pocket and hole.
6. Looks badass.
7. Sturdy and the 1000-Cordura is peace of mind.
July 26, 2016
Good... but not great so far
I researched many backpacks and bought these even with the high price. So far it has been good... but I still haven't been able to get the pack adjusted just right. I have messed around and still find that it pulls on my shoulders still. Hopefully additional tweaks will make it better but am still pleased with it.
July 13, 2016
This is hands down the most comfortable pack I have ever worn, both on and off the bike. I was hesitant at first because of the price, but it was worth every penny. It allows full range of motion on your shoulders and will not impede your ability to turn your head.
June 14, 2016
Excellent packpack for a motorcycle
I have a couple other brands of backpacks specifically designed for motorcycle use, but the Kriega R25 really works much better for me. It is comfortable to wear while riding and the fasteners work really well and are easy to fasten (unlike those used on some other backpacks). It is a very useful way to carry stuff around on two wheels.
June 14, 2016
When I bought my 2014 Bonneville from Triumph, they were running a "Summer Special" - $500 in bonus vouchers at my local dealer or the Triumph online store.
I used some of those vouchers to get a Kriega R25. (Which is badged "Triumph" where it normally says Kriega.)
I had seen Anthony review the Kriega bags and appreciated the attention to detail and the QUADLOC system sounded sensible - and it is: it's certainly the most comfortable bag for riders.
The weight doesn't fall on your shoulders but is, instead, felt in the center of your chest.
The construction is bomb proof. The materials are solid and the build quality is exceptional.
There's enough space to fill with my MacBook Pro, a power adapter and a weekend's worth of clothes. (If you know how to pack light and tight.)
I will continue to buy Kriega products. They may be a bit pricier than similar products, but everything about them is premium.
June 13, 2016
Worth every penny!!
I had a strap break on my last backpack and decided to take a chance and bought this pack, based upon the reviews. It has been great!! Makes anything I carry seem light. It centers the weight better than any other backpack I have used. BUY IT!!!
June 2, 2016