Kriega R25 Backpack
pricey, but worth it
Overall it's probably a tad overpriced, but you can't complain about the product. Excellent durability, zippers hold up beautifully.
August 25, 2014
The biggest thing about this backpack is design! It is much more comfortable in comparison to your regular back pack. the support the design gives you is quite noticeable.
August 12, 2014
Best backpack yet!
Very well made product. Great materials and great construction. The fit is awesome and stays stable. No doubt this was purpose built by riders that ride many thousands of miles a year.
August 11, 2014
Easily best riding Backpack I've ever used
This bag just works. If you've never taken the leap from a normal book bag to a motorcycle backpack, you don't know what you're missing. This bag, when adjusted correctly (which is really easy), sits perfectly on your back. All the weight is placed on the quadloc instead of your shoulders, the contents do not shift, and your back remains breathable. The side straps allow you the compress the contents of the bag considerably, making it even less noticeable when riding.
I am 100% satisfied with this bag. I'll never have to look elsewhere for the perfect bag.
August 11, 2014
Carried this on my back for a 2,000 mile road trip recently. Not once did I feel the R25 weigh down on me - always forgot I was still wearing it when off the bike. Quality is outstanding and looks like it will last a long time.
August 6, 2014
comfortable for a long trip
I bought this pack for a week-long tour. It worked very well, I was able to carry a pair of shoes, a change of clothes, my dock kit, and some art supplies along with the hydration pack. On my bike the pack sort of rests on the back seat while I'm riding so the weight was a non-issue. When it was hot I unclasped the front to let the air into my jacket and the pack remained fairly stable. I did get a little rain one day (1 hour of light showers) and the pack stayed dry inside. When I got home I threw my old pack away. This one is a keeper.
July 22, 2014
Comfortable fit w/heavy or light loads.
Once adjusted & fitted, this pack feels very comfortable. I've used the pack to run errands, for groceries, packed clothes for various riding conditions, and have forgotten how heavy my load was until I took it off and just carried it by hand. The strap system is fantastic in the way it feels and supports, not cumbersome or restrictive at all. I rate this pack highly, no regrets!
July 19, 2014
Awesome backpack at a heavy price.
I don't own a car, so I ride every day and a quality backpack is essential. I've been on the fence over this and the R30 for almost a year now. I finally decided on the R25 and while it is an awesome backpack, it is not perfect.
This is by far the most comfortable backpack I've worn, for motorcycling or otherwise. The quadlock system is absolutely amazing and I can't imagine wearing a backpack without it now. There is absolutely no stress on my back or shoulders. It's also very easy to adjust and snap in and out of.
This thing looks durable, and I can imagine it will take a lot of abuse. Every piece is well made and heavy duty. The different materials used are top notch.
I appreciate that they didn't fill this thing with pockets, it's much easier to pack. There is one small zipper pocket on the inside of the main compartment that is see-through and is perfect for smaller items.
I'm beginning to think this pack is definitely over priced. Yes there are a few premium materials here and there, but overall this thing looks pretty basic. I'd expect a little bit better finish for something at this price point.
It is definitely not water proof (although it doesn't claim to be) but come on, at nearly $200 it SHOULD be waterproof. It's hardly even water resistant as claimed in the video. Not long ago I was caught in a light rain for maybe 10 miles and the inside of the bottom of my R25 was soaking wet. My other $30 backpack is completely water proof at a fraction of the cost of this thing. I find it funny that a British company (where it rains constantly) won't make every backpack they produce waterproof. Now I really wish I could afford the R30, but I feel like I'd only be paying for waterproofing and a little more space.
Long story short, this really is an amazing backpack which is sooo close to perfect, but if you're looking for waterproof, or even water resistant, look elsewhere. Start saving your pennies because the R30 will break the bank.
July 3, 2014