Kriega R25 Backpack
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
Expensive, but the harness is outstanding.
I've used this just about every day on my way to work for over a year. The harness alone is worth checking out. Almost all of the weight is on your hips and chest, leaving your arms and shoulders free to manipulate the bike in comfort. I tried riding with a small standard hydration pack the other day, and even that was less comfortable than the loaded R25 on the bike. Changing sizes from me to my wife is quick and easy. The backpack is very well made, heavy duty, and I expect it to last a long, long time. The Kube pocket is a nice addition to the pack for my phone, wallet, keys, etc.
August 11, 2015
Great daily use bag
Purchased the Kriega r25 bag for daily use to go to work and everywhere In between could not have been more happier this bag has exceeded all expectations. It's light and has high vis reflection for night riding. First Kriega bag and won't be the last.
August 5, 2015
Fantastic all-round moto backpack
I bought this backpack for a 1,000 mile weekend ride. It was just big enough to fit everything I needed, including the optional hydrapak, without being bulky or unwieldy. It was comfortable for the whole ride, and for commuting ever since. With not much in it, the adjustable clips quickly flatten it down to an ultra slim pack. The harness is easy to adjust (takes a moment to figure it out first time), and work great.
August 3, 2015
Great construction, functionality
Considered both R20 and R25 but glad I bought the R25. Does not feel very large on my back but has room for my computer plus groceries. Construction is solid. Quadlock is easy to use and takes weight off of shoulders.
July 26, 2015
As am outdoor backpacker, I am kindof a "pack snob." The Kriega R25 does not disappoint. Very durable, great styling and ergonomics.
July 20, 2015
Awesome build quality. will last for a lifetime
The first thing that I noticed when I got the bag was its construction. Its made similar to a military backpack, with big tough zippers and very durable material. One thing the description doesn't mention is that the main pocket only has one zipper, which I looove. I always know where the zipper is going to be and its just a lot handier. The main pocket is massive compared to what I was expecting.. It doesn't look that big, but the way they made it allows for a lot of packing space. I can pretty much pack my closet in that thing! Haha The little pocket on the front is also really handy and surprisingly large as well! It's great for phones, wallet, sunglasses, even some tightly packed gym clothes if you really wanted. The quadloc system is nice, especially when it's loaded up, because it really takes the weight off your shoulders. I'm not totally sure though if I have it set up right. Feels comfy at least. I wish the backpack would've been a bit cheaper.. Id say that 140 would've been fair, but regardless im still very happy with it and I plan on carrying all my school stuff (books, pencil pouch etc.) when the time comes.
July 20, 2015
A bit bulky but..
I love this backpack. I took it on a ride that was 3 hours long, and on the way back I got lost (oops!) and the trip ended up being 5 hours total. So an 8 hour trip in two days, and this back never hurt my back or shoulders, nor felt uncomfortable. I had it loaded down. It had a full camelback in it, with a gaming laptop and a weekend's worth of clothes, toiletries, and an extra pair of shoes to walk in that weren't my motorcycle boots.
It's a bit bulky for an everyday back, but it's a fantastic motorcycle back. My shoulders cramp up, and hurt for days on long car rides when the seat belts put pressure on them for hours, and this bag didn't cause any discomfort.
10/10 would buy again!
July 19, 2015