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Kriega R25 Backpack

The Kriega R25 motorcycle backpack has a quick release QUADLOC harness, which is Kriega's own tried, tested and highly recommended system, unique to the rucksack industry. An innovative & extremely efficient load-carrying system designed for motorcycle riders. Unlike conventional harness systems the load is carried on the hips & chest, transferring the majority of the load away from the shoulders and thereby preventing the neck strain experienced with regular rucksacks. Ergonomically designed with no arm restriction for long distance comfort on a motorcycle.

Features:

  • Main compartment  - YKK oversize zip
  • Side access pocket with 4-point load compression
  • Internal magazine sleeve, which can accommodate a 14" laptop
  • Internal key-clip
  • SUPERSPACE: 5mm airspace fabric
  • Oversize YKK coil zips
  • Upgraded harness to enable a wider range of rider to get the ‘perfect Kriega fit’
  • Fully hydration compatible - reservoir relocated from outer pocket to main compartment
  • Hydration tube routes out and over the shoulder through a covered duct located top, center of the main compartment
  • Reflective web loops on sides of pack to facilitate easier fastening of US-10 expansion pack
  • Schoeller DYNATECH with integrated 3M Scotchlite reflectivity
  • 1000D Dupont Cordura base & harness
  • 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong
  • CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles
  • Expanding outer pocket
  • 10 year guarantee
  • 25-liter capacity
  • 520mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 160(D) mm
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Kriega R25 Backpack 4.7 5 137 137
the backpack fits great and holds a lot of stuff this backpack is the best this backpack fits like a glove it stays in place no matter what you have in it heavy load or light load I own around 50 backpacks and by far this is the best!! backpack I have avery owned,buy.it you will be very happy!!! thanks for this great backpack brian April 14, 2014
$$$... but you get what you pay for...DO IT! I just picked up this R25 after using numerous regular back packs over the years. Overall this thing is bada$$. Yes spendy, but appears to have the materials and workmanship to go the distance. I'd prefer more internal pocket options however not bad for a roomy minimalistic config. So once you setup this bag for your size/jacket setup you see where the real value comes in. In essence it holds your mid section and ribs with the cross buckles. All the weight in the bag becomes evenly distributed over your core. Like a good pillion rider you don't know its there. I've sport biked with this over leather and adv'd it over bulky textile with full out gym clothes/shoes, laptop, and camel pack. Nice internal velcro loop too at the top to hang your hydration, then route the hose to the outside. I cant speak for rain/weather proof-ness yet...hence the mid mark on durability Just get it. Its one of those that'll be in the gear arsenal for quite some time. Looks the part too. April 14, 2014
surprise, nice value I've been reading about this backpacks for about 2 years, never really deciding on buying one as my current backpack worked fine for my commute. After 5 years my old backpack its starting to show its wear, and being a regular backpack all the weight was sitting on my shoulders which became annoying this year as my commute changed from 5 miles to 22... I was undecided between the 25 and the 30, after reading reviews, seeing videos etc.. I finally decided the 30 would be too large and the 25 would fit me just right. Well I was wrong... the 25 its actually smallish. First my work computer a 15.6, 1.5" thick laptop does not fit on the "laptop" compartment which I'm actually kind of glad it doesn't as there is no real protection for the laptop in that compartment, its feels like an afterthought just a piece of liner and Velcro there that should it... no padding or anything. I'm now using a "sleeve" for the laptop and then just place it in the main compartment, which turns out its small when you have a laptop with a sleeve inside. I kind of wish I would have bought the 30, but oh well. As far as construction of the backpack its 100% solid, great quality. The straps adjust perfectly to fit your size and boy does it make a different having the chest straps, my shoulders are no longer tired after the commute. For now I will make this work, there is just enough room for my computer, headphones and a hoodie, but I will probably end up buying the 30 in the near future and just keep this as a tail bag for trips April 14, 2014
Great Bag, Sometimes Not The bag appears just as in the picture and in the review. As noted, it only has one main compartment with a little pocket for a back-protector, a laptop, or maybe a pair of shoes. It's definitely not something you could store all your gear in, but for a bag that allowes you to take a laptop and some books for school or some extra clothes and supplies for a one-night camping trip it will do the job. The overall construction is nice and you look like a skydiver or spec ops agent while wearing it (due to the bulky straps and two fancy buckles). It's water resistant, not water proof. If you're riding for about 30 minutes in light rain there will be a bit of moisture on whatever is inside your bag, I would not recommend any electronics for a ride in the rain longer then 10 minutes. If it's really pouring, don't bring anything you don't want to get soaked. My one problem with the bag is that even at it's tightest setting it sits a little low on my back. If I carry over 10 pounds for an hour or so my lower back is killing me. This is likely because I'm a pretty lanky 5'11" fellow so if your like me consider how much weight you plan on carrying before buying this bag. Since I usually just take my laptop and a few books it's not a problem, but if I were carrying 10+ pounds every ride this would not be the backpack for me. I gave the bag a 4 overall. The problem I just mentioned is more of a personal thing and I'm sure it's a bonus for heavier set people, but I did take off a star because the price tag feels a little high for a backpack. If this was more around $130 I would have given it 5 stars easily, but for something closer to $200 I would expect a little more. Nevertheless, it's a fantastic pack for riding that is much more comfortable and tight than your typical backpack. April 10, 2014
My Go to BAG! This bag is great for everyday riding and for longer trips. It never seem to get heavy and never has anything flapping while riding. I would recommend this to anyone who does not want actual luggage. April 9, 2014
Worth every penny What I carry in my pack daily: In main area: --15 inch laptop --Ipad --Notebook --Pens, highlighters, and a phone charger (in the small zipped compartment of the main area) --still have a little bit of room In secondary compartment --laptop charger --Ipad charger --headphones --I still have plenty of room to spare This pack is the perfect size for me and distributes the weight amazingly. February 24, 2014
Awsome Excellent backpack really well built. I can load her up and hardly feel any discomfort, even in long rides. Love how the straps go over the shoulder not on it pulling down. I have a metal plate over my clavicle from a broken bone, and normal back packs dig in and push on the plate and cause pain. With this backpack i can ride for hours and no complaint. It is definitely worth every penny. February 24, 2014
AWSOME I use this every day i can fit all my rain gear and there's still plenty of room for anything from a six pack to 3 t's and two pants. February 18, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Anuranjan P: To carry tons of things without backaches! Apr 15, 2014
Luii P: I'm still attending college for the remainder of the Spring semester. Although, I have a feeling KRIEGA's reputation will please my necessity to bring everything but the kitchen sink. Apr 14, 2014
Justin H: The most-recommended backpack in history Apr 10, 2014
Geoffrey C: Easily fits a week's groceries for me. Deceptively large and amazes the people at the grocery store every time who play this 'will it fit?' game with me. One drawback is the model I own sits rather low - and even cinched all the way the bag feels a touch too loose. The bag has been revised since I purchased mine, however. Apr 2, 2014
Israel R: Best backpack for riding. I use it every time I ride to work! Apr 1, 2014
Jeff F: looked at all the reviews, video very helpful, check around online, saw this was the best price. Trust Revzilla's reviews and have shopped here before. Quality items from a quality group. Will let you know what I think of Backpack once broken in Mar 31, 2014
I S: Based on several online reviews like rideapart and revzilla own video reviews Mar 24, 2014
U E: Because in a sportbike it's hard to fit any motorcycle bag; and i need to carry a lot of things since im in college. (it also looks cool !) Mar 21, 2014
William C: Anthony sold me. Mar 20, 2014
Jesse G: No other competition Mar 20, 2014
William H: I chose this pack because I needed a water resistant pack that holds a water bladder and has space. Extra is the ergonomic fit. I nearly bought cortech 2.0 backpack if it was water resistant. I bought this with Kriega 3 liter hydrapak. Mar 14, 2014
David B: Top choice based on product reviews and quality of product. Look at many options listed on your web site. Mar 12, 2014
Jeremy K: Need a bag for long commutes. After I began riding with regular backpacks it became apparent that normal bags fall apart very fast over time at speed. Hoping for years of use with this one as I just transitioned to a motorcycle for my main form of transport. Mar 11, 2014
Jarrod H: Commuting! Mar 7, 2014
Darren B: Great looking motorcycle specific pack. Shifts load off shoulders for comfort when riding with a heavy load. Mar 4, 2014
Hien T: I currently own an Alpinestars Tech Aero and I'd like just a bit more room so I figure I'd give Kreiga a try. Feb 14, 2014
Yosuke H: Reviews Feb 7, 2014
Elijah S: I needed a good commuter pack with space for a laptop, and other mobile office essentials. This pack is durable, adjustable, comfortable and increases ride visibility. What more can you ask for? Jan 28, 2014
Jacob C: I have done a ton of research into backpacks for motorcycle riders...and I wasn't entirely happy with my Ogio. I am so happy with this backpack. I think every motorcycle rider should own this bag! Jan 24, 2014
F A: I love Kriega Products, and want to try a very good backpack like R25. Jan 15, 2014
JOHN R: I read all the reviews and wanted the best pack I could buy. This bag lives up to the hype! Jan 12, 2014
Michael F: I liked the ability to put pack on over riding gear without snagging and contortion of arms and shoulders. Jan 11, 2014
D A: Best backpack you can get...appearently. Jan 9, 2014
Fernando C: After reviewing in person different backpacks from other vendors i decided to choose K25 because its design, quality of materials, ergonomics, and price.
I commute everyday to work, and having the R25 on my back carrying on my stuff, eliminates the suffering that a regular backpack causes to my back.
Jan 6, 2014
Ben R: Your on line review video made this a no-brainer! Thanks Dec 28, 2013
Jake J: Has everything I need in a riding bag. Great video and reviews. Dec 27, 2013
Drew R: I've used a military issued camel back ruck sack for a long time which has been great, but it's size was small and I needed some real storage capacity which this has in spades while still maintaining the features I loved the camelback for (hydration system, and keeping weight on the chest and hip) Dec 22, 2013
Christine Y: It's on my son in laws Christmas list:) Dec 20, 2013
Brian A: Reviews were good. Dec 7, 2013
A S: Needed a large but very stable and bulletproof backpack for commuting. Reviews seem to indicate that this is the best one out there. Nov 27, 2013
John D: I like the simplicity of its design and it serves my needs. Great quality. Nov 18, 2013
steven w: Based on Revzilla and other reviews, the Kriega products looked like the best quality, and most robust backpack in the sizes I was looking for. Also the option to add on piggy back dry packs was appealing. Oct 25, 2013
micheal s: So far I have mostly use this pack to carry a lunch bag, hand held radio, sweater and a few other little articles to work. It seems to do a good job of staying centered and close to my back while riding. Oct 13, 2013
Gary R: I have had this bag for about a month now. Absolutely no complaints. Quality is phenomenal. Very durable and surprisingly quite water resistant. I was riding in heavy Seattle downpour and my belongings stayed dry. Oct 11, 2013
Gavin D: because I want to use you guys! Oct 8, 2013
Ernest K: Love this pack. Sits nice on the hips which elevates a lot of stress on your back. I've had this pack for over a year now and there's no signs of wear. I use mine every day, on the bike and and also doubles for gym duty EVERY day. The packs a little expensive but You get what you pay for, and with this pack you get a lot. Oct 7, 2013
C S: Need a bag that won't hurt my back and feels very secure and strong conections Oct 3, 2013
Carlos A: While I originally ordered Kriega 30 after reading the reviews, I exchanged it for the Kriega 25 because of the size. Also, reviews for the 25 are great. Oct 3, 2013
Matt D: known for the best riding pack Oct 2, 2013
Dallas P: Motorcycle gear made for motorcyclists. You pay a little more, but you get a LOT more. Better designed for getting on and off while wearing a bulky motorcycle jacket. Bombproof design that will last for years. Quality components such as YKK zippers. Can't go wrong with this product. Sep 30, 2013
Chris B: A classic updated. Very nice quality and more room than I expected. Sep 10, 2013
Joon K: I own the Kriega tailbags us10 and us20. I can't imagine not having these to carry items for joy rides and commuting. I have always been intrigued by Kriega's backpacks for quick and easy hauling of everyday items for work and going to the gym. The reviews are outstanding, and I'm hoping that for daily use in city life not having to fiddle with straps to cinch down on my rear seat will save me some precious minutes getting to work, leaving, and the same on/off transitions at the gym too. Sep 5, 2013
Brian N: Backpack look easy to put on with leathers. Also its the size that i need Sep 3, 2013
Alex L: Quality reputation and gear. I love the parachute straps Aug 28, 2013
MARK J: The majority of reviews are positive and a 10 year warranty helps. Aug 24, 2013
John G: I chose this product due to all the positive reviews Aug 15, 2013
Daniel P: Excellent design. Aug 12, 2013
andrew h: I saw this item at a local triumph shop here in las vegas, but I didn't like their customer service. I decided to use your site and pay with my awesome paypal account instead. The other reason I went with this is because the triumph shop had these bags which displayed the triumph logo, not a big fan of logos, so I'd rather have the clean version of this bag instead. Aug 8, 2013
A shopper asked: How well does this pack fit on a smaller frame? I am 5'7" and 38" chest. Will the pack adjust small enough to keep the pressure off my shoulders? Oct 18, 2012
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Bcarroll: just to answer my own question, I bought the pack and it fits me fine. it is slightly loose when i dont have on any gear and am just wearing it around the house. When I have my leather jacket on, the pack fits perfect. I love this pack! Jan 28, 2013
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GlobeWarmer: I'm 6'3" with about a 42" chest, I've got it almost as tight as it will go, but still a little room to make it tighter. I'd say give it a shot, you can always return it. The backpack is great so it's worth a roll of the dice... Nov 25, 2012
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Chuckwski: While I am larger than you the way this bag is made I see no problem it fitting you, I was very hesitant to buy but am 100% happy with my purchase. With Revzilla's awesome return policy you cant go wrong Jan 28, 2013
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BMWpilot: This pack will fit you a bit better than myself - 6' and 46" chest. I hardly have to adjust it for my frame. There is sufficient adjustment length to adjust to your smaller frame. May 27, 2013
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Sd7407: I am 5'9 with a 40 inch chest and it fits nice. You will have an easier time fitting to your frame than I did. It stays very close to body and fits like glove. Feb 18, 2013
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Axel: It should fit you well, my girlfriend wore it while we rode 2up. She's petite; she's only 5'4 and weights 105 lbs and it fit her just fine. Oct 20, 2012
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sonofafinch: I am 6'2" with a 40" chest and I have hard time getting the straps tight enough; not that it can't be done. May 7, 2013
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Tonya P asked: I'm a woman, 5'6" and 133 lbs. Do you think this backpack work for me? Aug 15, 2013
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Alison L: YES! It is very comfortable. I too am 5'6 (a bit heavier) and it lays very nicely without pulling on my shoulders. I load it up, including with a camelback water bladder and do not even feel any pressure. I have used it last week on a 2100 mile trip, and also use it to commute to work and I love love love it. It also fits a laptop if I need to carry it. Let me know if you need more info. Aug 21, 2013
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Colin T: Yes, I think it would be great for you! I'm 6'0" 210 lbs and it awesome for everyday use and going to school. For long trips I do find it to be a little small. I can put a change of clothes, shoes, essentials, and about 2 liters of water in it. Anything else would be pushing it. Aug 15, 2013
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Richard K: I think it should. Even though, I'm 6'4" and 230 lbs., I tried it on a woman 5'4" and 160 lbs. The only caveat was the bottom horizontal strap was tightened all the way to get a snug fit, but that was without a jacket (just a blouse). So even though you are a little lighter, it should work with a jacket, and may work without one depending upon your weight distribution.

BTW, I like the backpack a lot. I bought for the specific purpose of carrying rain gear, tools and the like on my old Triumphs. So, I have not used it all that much. I use the Kriega R3 waistpack for just tools. When I have used the R25, I do notice its presence when I'm off the bike, but not when I'm riding the bike. It carries a useful amount of stuff (the aforementioned rain gear, a jacket liner, and tools) and did a good job repelling water in a 2 hour downpour.
Sep 1, 2013
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BILL R: Tonya,
Yes. This is a rugged pack that will take most any abuse from outdoor activities and last for years. It is for someone who is regularly involved in outdoor activities rather than for casual use. I am 5'11" and weigh about 140. I take it backpacking, hiking, biking and motorcycling on a weekly basis. It takes a lot of abuse and, after a year, has yet to give me a problem and continues to look great. There is a learning curve with the latch system.
To answer your question- yes it will work for you and will be a good choice if you are looking for a serious pack that provides more than the standard product. I would buy it again as I require a pack that I can use often, on any outdoor activity and without having to worry about a failure of zipper, strap, etc.
Have Fun!
Bill
Aug 16, 2013
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James P: I own one and just bought another for my wife who is about 5'3". She hasn't had a chance to try the one I bought her yet but she has worn mine riding on the back of my 675 Daytona with 70oz Camelbak and other stuff in the bag without a problem. If you're riding you're own bike I would order the pack, and leave the tags on it, stuff some clothes in it, and then sit on your bike (but not ride) to see if it will work for you If not you could still return it.
Hope that helps.
Jim
Aug 15, 2013
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Rick C: My wife and I share this pack. She wears when riding behind me. I'm 5'6" and my wife is 5', so we are at the limits of the tightest settings of the straps. But the way the pack rests on your lower back, the straps seem weightless and not critical anyway. My wife has even commented to me how comfortable this pack is and enjoys wearing.
Well built, unique design, and very functional. I would buy again.
Aug 15, 2013
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Rafael De M: Some of this will depend on how the passenger seat/tail section of your bike is set up. I'm 5'9" 150; the pack fits me pretty well and is generally comfortable unless I scoot back. The rise of the passenger seat changes where the pack rides enough that it can get uncomfortable. So, effectively, I have less room to move around with the pack. But if I stay right in the cockpit it works quite well. Aug 15, 2013
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Steven P: I'm a man at 5'9" and about 160 lbs with a slender build. I find this bag to be slightly big on me even when it's straps are adjusted to their smallest size. My gut feeling is this pack would be too big on you. I personally love my R25 but wish I got the next smallest version. Aug 16, 2013
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George G: Tonya,

I'm 5'7" and the R25 works great for me. I don't think your height will be an issue. The r25 does have complicated straps that buckle high across the chest. It's designed to keep the weight balanced but it may not be comfortable for all.

George
Aug 15, 2013
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Bruce P: Yes I do. The straps are infinitely adjustable both over the should and around the rib cage. I would think you would have no trouble whatsoever. If in the event ion does not fit (hardly possible in my opinion) this is Revzilla, and you can always return it. Aug 15, 2013
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KENNETH R: Yes, the R25 is a great backpack.It is everything they say it is.I am 5'10" 195lbs and I dont even know it is there.Adjustments are simple and few. Aug 23, 2013
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Kirk B: It should work for you quite nicely. the backpack fits so well that you don't even remember it is on till the ride is done. Aug 15, 2013
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Jerry K: Oh yes not an issue it's not an overly large pack. It would fit you perfect. Aug 15, 2013
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John F: Yes. I am 5'8" 160lbs. Aug 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this hold a 15 in laptop? Nov 4, 2012
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RevZilla: The internal pocket along the back of the backpack is roughly 12 inches high and 10.5 inches wide. A 15 inch laptop should fit inside depending on how wide it is. It will definitely fit inside the main compartment of the R25 which is roughly 20.5 inches high, 11.8 inches wide, and 6.3 inches deep. Nov 6, 2012
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BMWpilot: It will hold just about any size laptop. However it will just be laying inside the the bag, no padded sleeve to insert your laptop into. There is a pocket for a small laptop or tablet, but it's not padded. And the pocket looks like it's more for papers and folders. May 27, 2013
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Jonathon F: I have a 15 in older model gateway laptop that just barely fits in the internal sleeve, but I thinks it's mainly due to thickness more than diameter. Hope this helps. May 16, 2013
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Tom L: Definitely, its main compartment is 25 liters. It can easily fit a 15" laptop and more. In fact, it's got a sleeve compartment just for one. Apr 5, 2013
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GlobeWarmer: With ease - my Dell XPS 15" fits with no problem. Still plenty of room for other stuff. Nov 25, 2012
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myqueb: Yep. I take my 15" laptop in my R25 often with no problems. Nov 5, 2012
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d15na: yes, i can fit my 17" macbook pro in it very easily Apr 15, 2013
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Colin T: It fits my 15" MacBook Pro with no problems. Aug 15, 2013
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AlphaM796: Definitely and more! Feb 5, 2013
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Sd7407: Yes, no problem Feb 18, 2013
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Chuckwski: Yes Jan 28, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the R25 come with the helmet carrying strap? If so, can anyone post a good pic. I'm planning on buying an R20 (R25 has more space than I need) and I'm looking for a way to carry my helmet. Preferably dangling off to the side. Aug 17, 2013
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Jacob M: As far as I know it does not have a helmet strap, however the way it's constructed I don't think it would be too difficult to mount it on one of the side buckles or attach a carrying bag to it. I normally just carry mine in my hand, but I'm a little paranoid. I dropped $650 on my Arai helmet. In terms of the buy, it's hands down the best motorcycle back I've ever owned. I've made several trips through the airport with 4 days clothes inside.. Literally just, backpack, helmet coming on the bike. Aug 22, 2013
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Gilbert F: It does not have a strap that is dedicated to that function. But there are many that could serve that function. But one of the main reasons I got the R25 is that my helmet fit inside it. It's tight but believe or not the bigger bags opening is too small for the helmet to pass through. Aug 19, 2013
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Dave F: There is no helmet strap per se, you could certainly attach with one of the cinch buckles. I saw a guy with a R25 last week, actually wearing his helmet on his head, seems like the best place for it! Aug 20, 2013
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bill f: the pack does not have a carry strap.
however, you can get some webbing and a buckle and use the the packs attachments to rig a strap to carry the helmet.
Aug 19, 2013
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Ethan G A: I'm not sure about the R20 but the R25 has straps on the side that could be used to hold a helmet, I haven't tried but I don't see why it wouldn't work Aug 19, 2013
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Ted B: I have the R25 and, no, it does not come with such a strap. You might possibly use the cinching straps for such a purpose but I have never done that. Aug 24, 2013
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Andy W: There is no helmet strap on the R25 but I'm sure with a little ingenuity you could hook something up. It's a great backpack you will like it. Aug 19, 2013
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Brian C: There isn't a strap specific in the design for a helmet. You can run the constrain through the carry handle. Aug 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: If using this backpack for a motorcycle road trip, roughly how many days storage would you have? Two, three days or just overnight? Aug 29, 2013
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Charles W: Well as every one is different I am not sure how light or heavy you would be packing. But if I was to stuff the R25 with a couple days worth of clothes I know it will handle a lot. I just tested this... I was able to stick 5 pairs of folded jeans (inseam of 32, and waist of 38) in the bottom of the bag which took up about 60 percent of the entire bag. I could than easily get 5 t-shirts in the rest of the room and some hygiene stuff. Also there would still be room to stuff an ipad in there or something similar. Hope this helps. I bought this bag as a daily commuter bag, it would definitely work for a weekend bag but anything over 3 or 4 day trips I would probably go with the R30. I am not saying you couldn't stuff a weeks worth of clothes in the bag but it would be tight. Hope this helps Aug 30, 2013
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Alex L: How many days you could store really depends on "How and what you pack." The storage area of the back pack itself can expand out to about 10-12 inches by releasing the two horizontal straps out all the way.

I easily packed 2-3 days worth. In fact, I've used my Kriega US-10 for a 3 day trip (bare necessities only). I found a Youtube video for helpful tips on packing and when utilizing ziplock bags I was able to pack the R25 with much more.

I suggest light/non-bulky shoes i.e. something along the lines of a pair of Nike Free's.

This really is a great backpack. Not only is it light and made with superior materials, the reflective aspects add to your safety during night time riding.
Aug 30, 2013
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Alex D: If you used the R25 just to store clothes, possibly an extra pair of shoes and maybe some snacks...I would say you could store 3 to 5 days worth of supplies and clothes. You could for sure fit a complete, solid week's worth of clothes if you roll each item up when you pack them in the bag. This helps use the space more efficiently, and can pack more stuff. Then you could use the external pocket for smaller stuff like cell phone chargers, or more snacks.

I've been on one road trip so far with this and fit a weekends worth of clothes just fine, with lots of room left over for souvenirs I got on my way back ;)

Hope this helps to give you better idea of carrying capacity. Thanks.
Aug 30, 2013
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Jason L: I recently went motorcycle camping by the beach with my R25. With just the bare essentials and all my camping gear strapped to my motorcycle, my R25 worked great carrying all my personal belongings. It was just an overnight camp trip. I haven't gotten a chance to use it on a longer adventure but I would probably recommend it for at most a two day trip. I use the backpack everyday for my work commutes as well (imagine it being the next size up from a normal commuter backpack) for anything longer than 2 days, I would probably suggest going up to the R30. Aug 30, 2013
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Robert B: Since everyone's definition of a day of storage is probably different, I'll say how much I can fit in the bag. There is enough room in the bag for two changes of clothes, small toiletry bag, shower shoes, tennis shoes, 32 ounce thermos, a small tupperware, and a small laptop with power supply. This is what I carry in it daily and it is full. So full that I have to position the shoes on top of each other and roll the clothes up to fit everything. Aug 30, 2013
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Harel A: At most 2 days Aug 30, 2013
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Adrian B: A lot of variables to consider. However, I carry a 15" MacBook Pro, a full size DSLR and the electronic junk they depend on, and two days of clothes to bum around in and a small toiletries sack. There is no room for a suit & tie. I'm a jeans and t-shirt guy. :-)
Without the electronics, I'm sure it will hold three days of clothes. It's quite roomy and feels unobtrusive on my back. If you need a lot of compartments, this won't suit you. Pack it with soft stuff on the bottom, heavy stuff in the middle and light on top. It works well.
I hope this helps.
Sep 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: How would this pack fit for a big guy? I am 5'10, 300 lbs. I wear a men's 52 regular suit coat, so needless to say, my Fox Creek Leather jacket is very large. I am wondering if this would still fit over that or would it be too snug? Any larger riders out there with experience? Aug 20, 2013
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Doyle T: I ordered this for my wife and she is fairly petite. It fits over her jacket no problem, however the fit over her jacket is snug and she wears a medium size jacket. The straps on this can be adjusted but I am not sure how far out. It is a great pack she loves it and says its very comfortable when riding she doesn't even know it is there. I would see if you can find the strap length before purchasing and find out how long the straps are. Aug 21, 2013
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Mark B: Not a large rider ...just the opposite. However, to fit my size 38 US I had to shorten the shoulder straps. There is quite a bit of adustability but enough to fit a sz 52? ...tough to say. Given that 1) Once adjusted, the backpack is set and donning/doffing simply means using the quick disconnects, and 2) RevZilla has a no hassle return policy (not a paid spokesman, just appreciate service), it might be worth taking a chance. Aug 21, 2013
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conan b: I can't say for sure, but I'm 6'0, 200 and wear a 44, and find that there is a LOT of room left over in fit. In fact, I find that even with my full armor leather jacket and the pack at its "tightest", it's still not as snug as I'd like it to be. In a looser position, or unfastened, it's so loose that it won't stay on my shoulders. Again, Ican't say for sure, but I think you'd be just fine. Aug 21, 2013
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Matthew P: It will fit you just fine, it's designed to fit over a wide range of people with jackets on. The backpack has two adjustment straps on each side to get the right fit. From my experiences this backpack is has more trouble fitting thinner individuals than guys like you, but I've heard they have fixed that in a newer model. Cheers. Aug 22, 2013
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Geoffrey C: I own the previous generation R25 and wear a size 40 jacket and based upon the size of the straps I would expect it to fit someone your size since I have to cinch the straps down to the shortest length to be snug on me. It should be noted that Kriega made some adjustments to fit since I bought mine, however. Aug 22, 2013
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Scott B: I'm 6'0'' 200 lbs, 43 coat. With my textile jacket I still have a good bit of tightening of the straps that I have to do so most likely, it should fit you. Hope that helps. Aug 21, 2013
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Jacob M: It has plenty of space on the two adjustment straps for that. I doubt it'll be an issue. Aug 22, 2013
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A S asked: Will this bag fit a 17 inch laptop and a pair of shoes? Nov 17, 2013
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James P: Yes. Both should fit with room to spare.
Note: Since the bag is water resistant and not waterproof I would but a XS Mountainsmith rain cover, especially since you're going to have a laptop in there.
Might also want to get the best laptop case that will fit since if you go down you won't be the only one risking injury. AGATT for your laptop too. :-)
Hope that helps.
Jim
Nov 17, 2013
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Richard Y: I'm sorry i can't answer that as I didn't try myself to do this. So I'll lean on the manufacturer's specs on this.

According to them from the revzilla website, NO it doesn't (it is designed only to fit a 14" laptop).

Thanks.
Richey
Nov 17, 2013
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fausto s: I uses it with a 15" and a pair of shoes for work and looks tight, so I think the 17" will make you uncomfortable look for the R30 that one with no problem Nov 19, 2013
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Thomas S: Yes. The pack expands via the harness system so after the laptop is in flat, the shoes/boots should fit. FYI: This pack is very well made. Nov 18, 2013
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Matthew B: You should have plenty of room. It fits my 15" laptop (not tight at all), size 14 sneakers, power cord, mouse, and books. Nov 17, 2013
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Jerry K: Yes they'll fit. Just shoes not boots. Nov 18, 2013
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Chris M asked: How well does it do in wetter weather (not necessarily rain)? I live by the beach and we can get some really wet fog in the mornings that bordering on misting. As an example of the feed back I am looking for the A* Charger has done quite a bit (coverings on zippers, neopreim exterior) to keep out the water even though its not a "waterproof" pack. Aug 8, 2013
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Aaron K: It's got a decent water-resistant coating on the inside of the fabric. The backpack isn't submersible, by any means, but it can easily take a quick sprinkle or even a steady rain. If I were carrying an electronic device like a laptop, I'd get a wet bag.

In reality though, I've carried my work laptop through a quick sprinkle without issues.
Aug 9, 2013
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Chi-Ho L: I rode thru a light rain with pack and it was fine with keeping the interior dry. Probably won't trust it thru a heavy rain storm without some dry bags inside. Aug 9, 2013
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Norman V: Hey Chris,

Unfortunately I can't comment on the "waterproofness" of the Kriega as I've been lucky enough not to get caught in the rain with it. But from an overall review, it's a great pack! Very ergonomic, roomy, and actually feels good on your back. Unlike non-motorcycle specific back packs.

The only negative is the reflective striping/piping is not that reflective according to my buddies.

Good luck with your decision Chris!

Ride safe,

Norm
Aug 10, 2013
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Chris KStaff: Hey Norm, quick clarification. The newer version of this backpack beefs up the reflective piping a bit. This change rolled out in late spring/early summer. Aug 12, 2013
Jeff T: Chris,

I use the R25 as a ski pack, sometimes in heavy, wet snow. No problem.
I keep sensitive stuff (camera) in a ziplock bag. I think hard rain would eventually work its way in but I doubt if wet fog would be a problem.

Jeff T.
Aug 9, 2013
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Rasheed H: You shouldn't have any problems with the misting. As for the zipper, there is an overlapping layer that covers it. Though it's true the bag isn't water proof, it's very water resistant. Again, I don't anticipate any problems for you. Aug 9, 2013
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Joseph F: I've only had it in damp conditions once. Seemed fine but I did put my IPad in a large Ziplock bag to be sure it stayed dry. Aug 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can I attach the Kriega US 10 drypack to this, similar to how it would be used on the Kriega R30? Jan 22, 2014
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alan s: Yes. I have an R25 and US10. The US10 attaches directly to the R25 compression buckles when up to about 1/2 full. When completely filled, the US10 will attach via the included alloy s hook straps. I also use the US10 as a tank bag. Works great in both applications. Jan 22, 2014
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Brian D: I have never tried that. Good pack but impossible to adjust when it is on. I like mine and would buy again. Jan 22, 2014
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Toby P: Sorry I couldn't say. I only have the one back pack. Jan 23, 2014
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Simon M: You can attach US drybags to this backpack. Mar 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Would the laptop pocket fit a fairly thick 15.6" laptop (MSI GX660R)? Or would it be out of the padded sleeve? Dec 19, 2013
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Robert S: I not sure if they changed the internal storage capacity of the new R25 but the old one I have would not fit a Clevo P150EM (gaming laptop) dimensions are: 51 height x 376 width x 255 depth (in mm). Dec 19, 2013
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Brian G: Hello, Sorry for the delay. I have a 13" MacBook Pro and I fits but just.
I think the 15.4" MS would probably be too big.
Best,
B
Jan 2, 2014
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Richard H: I do not believe it would. I use it for my Ipad and it's snug when the pack is full. Dec 19, 2013
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Brian D: No. At most it will hold an iPad. Dec 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is the new "Kriega R25" better than the old one Kriega R25? It seems to me at the old improved upper clamping straps (metal buckles). Jan 9, 2014
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Thomas U: I've never owned the "old" R25, but based on my experiences with the current model, it's quite good. It is well constructed and I'm definitely not worried about the plastic clamps breaking or anything, and I use this backpack daily. Jan 9, 2014
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Robert W: I think the new would be better. On my 5'6 150lb frame I find that I am at the max adjustment there and I don't adjust those anyway. Jan 25, 2014
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Marvin S: I second that of what "Thomas U" stated. Jan 11, 2014
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Alex S asked: I have read about riders using this with their leather jackets. Can this pack be used with a leather jacket with a speed hump on the back? I have the TaichiMoto jacket with a slightly smaller hump than, let's say, an Alpinestar.

Thanks!
Nov 28, 2013
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Anthony S: Yes, it works fine. I have the Dainese Delmar with a medium size hump. The only thing you'll want to do is adjust the R25 so it sits a little lower on your back. I ride a Ducati 1199 Panigale and the ride is stable, locked in and comfortable. Nov 28, 2013
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Brian G: I second that. I have a Dainese leather racing suit and it fits. Jan 2, 2014
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Jesse B: yes, i do it all the time Jan 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: greetings. are you shipping the 'new' style 2013 kriega R25? Feb 4, 2014
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Hien T: Hi, I ordered mine on 2/14/14 and I got the newer (2013) style. Apr 4, 2014
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Simon M: I ordered Myself an R25 and got the newer style. Mar 20, 2014
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Vic F asked: How much does this pack weigh empty, out of the box? I couldn't find the answer here or on Kriega's website. Nov 10, 2013
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Richard Y: i don't have the scientific measurement of it but it is very light and about the same as you would expect for any empty backpack (aka not all that heavy). Nov 17, 2013
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Tomonori A: About 1.4kg.
Did not feel weight less when it is carrying the bag :)
Nov 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this work with leatt brace? I have several backbacks that do not work well with leatt. It looks like it is possible to use this with a leatt, but am curious if anyone has any experience with it and a leatt and or comfort level.

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Oct 26, 2013
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