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Kriega R25 Backpack
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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.


  • 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
  • Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately)
  • 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 4.8 5 214 214
Love this pack I was initially looking for something completely waterproof so I could safely ride with my work laptop in the rain. After trying out a couple and returning them I decided to go with the Kriega. Needless to say I wont be returning this. While it is not 100% water proof I have rode in light/medium rain and the laptop was bone dry. Worse case is I can put the computer in a bag if its a really coming down. The space is perfect for daily commutes and shorter trips and it is highly adjustable. It has great strap maintenance so you don't have straps flapping around at higher speeds. The quad lok system pulls it in tight so it fits just perfect and is very easily adjustable. November 2, 2015
Long Distance Travel Pack A little on the expensive side but Kriega delivers. Plenty of support for heavier loads and lots of storage space for all your travel essentials. October 5, 2015
Great quality Very good quality. This pack works great with my type of bike. Bmw s1000rr. I would highly recommend this product. I like this pack so well that I now use it not just while on the bike but on a daily basis. September 28, 2015
Great Backpack I always do a search before I buy a product so these types of reviews help me out in my decisions. For what its worth Im giving my 2 cents worth. I am 5'7" 210 pounds with wide shoulders and 44.5" chest. I was worried about the pack fitting to tight. Fully loaded (I will explain below) with my heaviest XL Carhartt fleece lined hooded jacket with two shirts the pack fits with some room. I don't have a riding jacket so Im using the Carhartt as a reference. It might get a little tight if I layered up with a sweatshirt but still think its doable. Now what can I hold in this pack. I ride my bike for fun not for commuting. When riding around town I wanted a pack that holds water, wallet, phone, keys, extra t-shirt, small towel, sunglasses, a pair of Vans shoes, baseball hat, riding gloves and my G 23 with spare mag. It does this well with room to spare. Now this is what I can pack and fit if needed. 2 pair of Levis, 3 t-shirts, 2 pair of heavy cargo shorts, 3 socks, 3 underwear, baseball hat, sunglasses on the key clip, phone, deodorant stick, toothbrush, 2 liter (not completely full) water bladder, and my G 23. This is packed full with only room to stuff small items. I was on the fence between the R-25 and R-30. Took the chance on the R-25 and happy I did. I think the R-30 would have been to big for around town and I would over pack it on longer runs. Only thing is it would be nice if Kriega offered a waterproof bag for the R-25 like the R-30. All in all this pack does what I need it to do and still has loading options. It seems built very well and I like its profile. It fits me good even with a heavy jacket. Be prepared as this pack is very simple in design and not much in pocket accessories. I like the simpleness, its a plus to me. Very happy with the R-25. Hope this helps with, what can it hold questions and how does it fit bigger wide type people. 1998 Honda CBR1100xx Super Blackbird September 27, 2015
Awesome pack Item arrived today, after visually inspecting for any issues (non found) I moved items from my old pack to my new kriega R25 pack. Once all strap ajustments made. I went for a ride to get a feel for the pack. The pack is well made my shoulders didn't hurt, as I didn't feel the weight on my shoulders. So love this pack, planning to buy more kriega products as I'm very impressed. Great commuter pack so worth the price. I would recommend this pack for sure..... September 24, 2015
Great pack....very comfortable! This pack is very comfortable when riding. The quick detach harness system is a snap to adjust! Another smaller compartment inside would be nice, but as a backpacker/hiker, I'm used to having one large compartment. September 18, 2015
Mostly good. Some disappointment. Overall I love my new pack. It's *much* more comfortable than the messenger bag that it replaced, which was the primary motivation for its purchase. However, for a pack that is so expensive, I would expect parts not to break within 3 days of purchase. The sliders used to adjust the lower straps are a little bit difficult to adjust, and one of the pull tabs broke on my second attempt to adjust the fit of the pack (fine-tuning the fit after my first day's commute with it). Disappointing for something that cost so much. I know I probably could have availed myself of that 10-year warranty, but didn't want to hassle with shipping it back for something that was so easy to replace myself. Hopefully if I encounter any further deficiencies in workmanship (Unlikely, from what I can tell from the rest of the pack's construction.), they will stand behind that warranty. Still, Kriega might want to re-think the design of those pull tabs and replace them with something a bit more robust. I expect my simple repair of knotted cord to outlast any plastic-crimp pull tab they could have sourced, and is likely cheaper. Size wise the pack is adequate for my daily commute load (Typically: 15" laptop, change of clothes, 20 oz. thermos, shaker bottle, spare face shield + various chargers and what not.), but just barely. I would have sized up, but I don't like the form factor of the R30 with its multiple pouches and zippers, and the R35 is too large for my needs. tldr; Having lived with it for a week, I think it will serve my needs well. September 2, 2015
Great backpack for the everyday rider. This kreiga backpack is awesome. It keeps weight odd your shoulders when you have it on due to how it straps. It has a pocket for a back protector and 3 other pockets overall. It seems slim but you can fit a decent amount of things inside the bag. August 31, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Nicholas G: It's been the highest rated and recommended pack for motorcycles and I wanted something I know I would use and be excited to use for years. Nov 10, 2015
Kevin T: quality reputation, reflective panel on back, design Oct 16, 2015
Charles O: Currently I use a regular school type laptop backpack. It's old and falling apart. Since I ride a bike, I needed a backpack made and designed for motorcycle riding. Sep 17, 2015
John B: Size, Quality and Features. I wanted a good fitting backpack that fits well when riding a bike and has the space to carry needed items. A day to day bag. Sep 1, 2015
Andy S: Need a good easy on/off pack for commuting Aug 15, 2015
RAMIRO C: Because of the great reviews and ergonomics. Aug 13, 2015
jonathan a: The backpack is made for motorcycle riders. As I do not have a car this is the way that carry my shopping. After years of regular backpacks it is time to step-up to a Kriega. No more sore muscles or a stiff neck. Aug 4, 2015
Henry M: Commuting to work. Jul 22, 2015
Martin K: Wanted a bag which could expand as needed and give me space to get a few things at store (my bike has zero storage) and didn't want cost/size of side cases, top cases, ...

Reviews directed me to this over the R20.
Jul 17, 2015
Marc A: for long travel. Been using it for two years now and very very happy with this bag. Jul 14, 2015
Chwan Cheng S: need a real riding bag, and the video review really help. Jul 6, 2015
Benjamin L: Needed a backpack for the commute, something more comfortable than a regular bookbag, user reviews and video overview made the decision to drop the cash a little easier. Glad I bought! This size is perfect for wet weather gear, my work clothes, some useful bits like sunglasses, small tools, and my wallet/phone/etc, and a lunch. Glad I went 25. 20 would be too small to carry lunch with me, 15 would be too small for work clothes, and the 30 and 35 would just be too baggy. Jul 3, 2015
Sebastien R: One bag to rule them all. Jul 2, 2015
Jonathan M: Seems to be the most comfortable motorcycle backpack I can find. Should be great during my commute. Jun 6, 2015
Dave D: Revzilla review was excellent. Hopemthe pack fits me ok. May 18, 2015
richard k: I chose the R25 based on Anthony's video presentation and rider's reviews and the need for a quality moto-specific backpack with adjustability for loads. I'm very satisfied with my choice of brand and size. Thanks everyone. May 9, 2015
Sandy S: birthday present May 6, 2015
Benjamin O: Needed a waterproof backpack for work, this backpack is awesome, I highly recommmend it. May 2, 2015
Anie B: Best features, high quality of products, great reviews! Apr 20, 2015
Terry M: Double buckle up top,with no waist strap. Apr 18, 2015
Nathan H: Looking for a bag to use when commuting and taking road trips. A little pricey but it shows in the amazing construction of this bag. Great investment for a bag that will last a long time. Apr 17, 2015
George S: Read all the reviews and I can truly say that you really forget about the backpack once you put it on. This is by far the easiest and most comfortable backpack I have worn. I do wish it had Molle type mounting that an accessory light could be attached to increase my visibility on the bike. Apr 11, 2015
John D: I have a Triumph Thunderbird Storm and didn't want to spend the money or change the look of the bike and install saddlebags. It will be used occasionally when I ride to work so I have a place to put my dress shoes, lunch etc. Otherwise I use a small tank bag to get buy when I ride. The reviews I read and videos I watched confirmed that Kriega was a top notch product and I would enjoy it for a long time. Apr 5, 2015
philip b: I at least had $10 off of retail price w/ no tax or shipping. Mar 24, 2015
Scott D: Wife stole the first one after three years of touring with it, because she wanted it for college. Refuse to go touring without it, so had to get another. Mar 23, 2015
Andrew D: Design of the harness and universally glowing reviews. Mar 20, 2015
Mahmoud E: Very good reviews for a rider backpack. I like the load distribution of the quadloc system because I will be using the backpack to carry my groceries when needed. Mar 1, 2015
Aaron S: Great Reviews on quality and comfort Feb 25, 2015
Jayce M: Large carry capacity with Quad Lock system makes this bag great for long and short rides. Feb 7, 2015
Wayne B: Satisfaction rating, various web reviews, Anthony's video... Jan 22, 2015
isaac w: all the folks who have this pack seem to love it. i like the straight forward setup and harness design. i wanna see what all the hype is about. Jan 9, 2015
Cristino M: Two things: the design and 10 year warranty, no other backpack designed for motorcycles can match this guarantee. Ride safe, Jan 4, 2015
roger w: Plenty od research. Looking to finally repllace my Camelback fourteener so hope I made the right call! Unlike a lot of folks, I like riding with a pack. If I ever have to walk out I can take what I need!!! Dec 29, 2014
Raymond W: Reviews, and Q&A. Originally interested in Ogio's No Drag Mach 5, but learned about R25. Seems more practical Dec 24, 2014
James Q: Gift for my wife. All the reviews indicate the Kriega's are the best and the R25 seemed to be the sweet spot in terms of size and features/details. I considered the R20 but went with the R25 for the double closure and beefier harness. Never considered a brand other than the Kriega's because thats what she wanted. Dec 20, 2014
John C: Recommended by friend Nov 28, 2014
Nelson S: Update to a proper motorcycle backpack. Sep 23, 2014
Samantha E: I bought the Kriega R25 Backpack as a gift for my boyfriend for our 4 year anniversary! :) Sep 17, 2014
Alex S: Kriega bulletproof design, 10-yr warranty, sleek look makes you look like a base jumper! Awesome sturdy pack, the best ever invested I have made in packs. Sep 15, 2014
David F: Checkin it out ... returning it though ... not enough pockets Sep 4, 2014
Mark L: Good review from Revzilla. This product and this size used frequently by sportbike riders. Sep 2, 2014
Adam K: The reviews and size. Sep 2, 2014
Guillermo E: 100% recommended excellent product Aug 27, 2014
Brad W: Wanted something for commuting and short overnight trips. Aug 25, 2014
halim c: who doesn't need a backpack when riding, aside from those that ride baggers. Jul 29, 2014
Oscar T: Design and a need to carry stuff on a bike with no saddlebags Jul 28, 2014
Brian M: Highly reviewed on Revzilla and pretty much every other motorcycle forum. Jul 9, 2014
Graham L: My partner wanted it Jul 7, 2014
Michael O: Great product reviews of various options. Am totally convinced your recommendations are accurate . This seemed best for my current needs. Great pack with great features. If you don't ride you don't know and you guys ride. Videos are great!
Jul 3, 2014
Andrew W: I had previously owned this product, it unfortunately was stolen from my house. This pack is incredible, my previous one i used for years. The quality and function are outstanding. Jun 3, 2014
kevin m: online video overview May 31, 2014
Richard F: A couple people I know have went thru several backpacks before they finally broke down and got a kriega. I just bypassed all that. Lol. The size is just about perfect for everything I need for my commute to and from work May 28, 2014
Sanjeev R: A proven backpack for bikers, Go for the best! May 25, 2014
Justin G: After a ridiculous amount of research, I believe this is the best motorcycle backpack on the market currently. I previously purchased an Ogio Mach 5 and although I really liked the features of that pack, it was very limiting due to the layout. The Kriega is well thought out throughout the pack; their quadlock harness, open pack design w/ cinches (makes it easy to pack full or light), and even the option to add additional packs by attaching to the outside. May 12, 2014
C A: Caracteristics, explanation, May 11, 2014
Rey A: Positive reviews and the descriptions fit with what I was looking for in a backpack. May 9, 2014
Dave A W: Quality backpack that keeps weight off your shoulders. Apr 18, 2014
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: Has anyone paired a US20 with the R25? Too big or bulky? Great fit? May 9, 2015
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joe b: I am sorry I have not. This pack is really built well and has plenty of room awesome back pack you can't go wrong May 9, 2015
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Jason W: Too big and bulky for me at 5'11" and 165lbs. May 17, 2015
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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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Taylor J: 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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Alex L: 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: 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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Fowler B: The R25 is NOT for you. I'm slightly smaller in the chest and it's a snug fit for me. I can wear the R25 over all my gear, but breathing becomes optional.

If you go AGATT, All Gear All The Time, then don't get this pack.
Jan 26, 2015
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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 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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Taylor J: 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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A shopper asked: Will the compression buckles on this pack match up to the US series straps? I want to strap it on top of my US-30 for the longer road trips. Apr 24, 2014
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Guilherme M: I don't own the US series, but it appears they use the same ITC Nexus buckles on all their products, so I think it would fit. I don't know if it would be an ideal solution though. May 8, 2014
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Brian G: It sure does but its not a perfect fit.
I guess it depends on your bike. My back seat is a little too small.
May 1, 2014
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robert f: I have a r25 backpack & bought a us 10 to go with it. the straps on the 25 are too short. they will connect but the bag but the us10 is too compressed to hold anything hardy. waste of money if u ask me. backpack is alright but not bag unless you are strapping the us bag somewhere other than your backpack. Jun 5, 2014
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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!
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.
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.

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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Mark T asked: I have narrowed down my backpack shopping to two. The R20 and the R25. I am going to be using it for daily commuting to work. 50 miles each day. Carrying a rain suit, lunch, thermos, possibly a liner or liners from my Cortech riding jacket. Along with a few small items gloves, etc. I could possibly attach a US10 pack if needed. I think both of these allow that, But Prefer not to. Which of these would you reccommend for my use? Thanks Mark T from VT Jun 13, 2014
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Ali M: Hello Mark,

The R25 is probably the better choice as it gives you the room you want, when you need. 9/10 I am only carrying a laptop and accessories and after I have cinched down the straps, there is no bulkiness to the bag. Other times I have, like you, added winter gloves, liners, overnight stay clothing, etc. and have always been glad that I have the R25 vs. the R20. In short, the R25 is a more versatile choice without appearing or behaving bulky.

On a side note - the water resistance is okay. In heavy downpours the fabric will get damp inside and in rare instances, leak a bit. Also, the laptop pocket is just a fabric sleeve with no other protection towards the bottom.

All the best with your choice.
Jun 13, 2014
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Mark T: Thanks for your time and help. After much deliberation I ended up ordering a R20 with a US10 that I can attach if needed. I also can use it as a tail bag separately.
Thanks Mark T in VT Jun 15, 2014
Russ B: I have the R25. When I ride to work, I carry a 15" laptop with power supply, notepad, small lunch bag, and small tupperware container... as well as the small items like wallet, sunglasses, Kindle 7" tablet, etc... oh, and summer-gloves for the ride home. Anyway, plenty of room in the pack in the mornings... for the ride home on hot days, adding 2 liners from my jacket, winter-gloves, and maybe a long-sleeve shirt, there's not really room for much else. With your "loadout", I'd definitley recommend the R25... if it turns out to be too big (I doubt it), the cinch-straps allow for the pack to be quite compact. All that said, I love the Kreiga and would buy another without hesitation. Jun 13, 2014
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Diana J: My wife got the RD25 for me a little more than 2 years ago. Considering all the stuff you may be carrying, would opt for the bigger pack. It does collaspe, it is not water proof, it does have limited compartments (this can be a hassle), it hangs funny if worn with the sternum straps unbuckled. All that said, it is a VERY comfortable pack. I have filled mine to capacity and I hardly notice it on the bike, all the weight is very well distributed. I hope this help. Safe riding. Jun 23, 2014
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Mark T: Russ, I want to thank you for taking time to help me with the R20 , R25 choice. In the end I chose to get the R20, for the few things I need each day I think it will be fine, but in case I need more space I ordered the US10 also which I can attach or use as a tail bag. Down the road if I see that I am traveling more and In need of something larger I will definitely look at the R25.
Thanks again
Mark T from VT
Jun 15, 2014
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A s: I have the R25, and I prefer to have a little extra space rather than be a little short on space. Considering what you say you will be carrying, I would think the R25 would be about right. Why buy an additional US10 if the R25 will carry everything you need? Jun 16, 2014
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Mark T: Russ,
Thanks for your time and help. After much deliberation I ended up ordering a R20 with a US10 that I can attach if needed. I also can use it as a tail bag separately.
Thanks Mark T in VT
Jun 15, 2014
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Mark T: Russ,
Thanks for your time and help. After much deliberation I ended up ordering a R20 with a US10 that I can attach if needed. I also can use it as a tail bag separately.
Thanks Mark T in VT
Jun 15, 2014
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Brian G: Hey Mark,
I love this back pack.
By far the best one I have owned for my bike.
That said, I am not sure if you can fit all that stuff in there.
Jun 13, 2014
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Thomas G: Go with the 25. You will not be disappointed. This bag rocks on and off the bike. You may not even need the 10. The 25 can hold plenty, but not be overwhelming. Good luck! Jun 13, 2014
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Andrew W: Go with the R25, holds more and has quad loc. you will not be disappointed. I have the R25 and the US 10. I rarely use the 10, the 25 I use every time I ride. Jun 14, 2014
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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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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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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 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 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.
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).

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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CH 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,

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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Shishir R asked: I'm planning on getting this backpack for commuting and daytrips, but I also need it for groceries and the occasional longer ride. I'm planning to ride back to my parents' place (800 mile trip) and need to pack about 3 days of clothes, 1 pair of shoes, jacket and pants liners, extra visor, 15" laptop, and a few other little things. I also get groceries on my bike too. So I'm kinda in a pickle as to what to choose, especially considering the price difference between this and the R30. Which one should I get? Jan 7, 2015
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Jason K: If you pack it really well then you should be able to fit what you want for your trip. No idea about the shopping, that depends on what you buy :)

I could comfortably fit my 15" Mac laptop, jeans, flat shoes, and top and bottom liners, plus a few other small things like chargers and a mouse.
Jan 7, 2015
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joe b: i bought mine to use every day back and forth to work and it had to much room for what i wanted so i would say it would be close to the size you are looking for this thing is a very comfy bag and is high quality my opinion you will love it Jan 7, 2015
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Christopher B: The R25 will definitely be to small for you to carry all of the items listed in your question. I use mine for commuting, and I am generally able to fit a 17 inch laptop and a pair of dress shoes. There is still some space left over, but not enough for anything more than small items. Jan 9, 2015
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Hien T: I would recommend getting the R30 for long trips (such as 800 mile) and 3-day packing (such as yourself). I own both and the R25 is definitely much too small for the functionality you are looking for. Mar 4, 2015
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jaime m asked: I am debating on getting the Kriega R25 or R30. I currently live 3 miles from my college to attend class, gym, and the library. I also commute 40 miles back to my hometown and would like to pack the following…

-13” Macbook/charger (packed inside a laptop sleeve)
-Running Shoes
-Gym Shorts
-Extra Shirt
-Maybe a thin sweater
-Full 1.5” Binder
-Small planner
-Small book
-A couple snacks
-Water Bottle
-School Utensils such as pencils, pens, calculator etc.
-Other small items

Phone/Wallet will be inside Kube Pocket. I don’t like carrying a fat overfilled backpack looking like Quasimodo, therefore will most likely be stacking my items like placing the binder/laptop on top of my shoes/ clothes and then tightening the straps.

What do you guys think would best suit me?
Oct 22, 2014
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Sokrady C: Hey Jaime,
If you are currently debating between the R25 and the R30 backpacks, I would suggest to get an R25 and a top case or tail bag combination. I am only suggesting this because you are able to put everything that is non-school related in the top case/ tail bag and have everything that is school related in the backpack such as the Macbook/charger, the snacks, water bottle, and school stuff. The R25 has a lot of space to offer, but if you were to pack everything that you have listed above you will have a very filled backpack and it will look like Quasimodo with both the R25 and the R30. In my opinion, I believe to prevent yourself from having a gigantic backpack on your back, having the extra top case or tail bag will help do the trick!

Hope this helps!
Oct 22, 2014
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BILL R: It's been a few years, so I don't remember how I narrowed down my final choice. But going with the R25 was the best fit. And I remember when I first saw the R25, I was thinking it looked bigger than anticipated. I have never regretted the decision or wished for another size. Although I don't use it for as a daily commuter, I do use it on weekend bike trips, carry all manner of clothes and supplies in all kinds of weather and find that it has held up as advertised and looks as good as new.
Oct 23, 2014
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Joshua F: Given that list, you want the 30 for sure. I load my 25 with my laptop w/ power supply, water bottle, lunch and some work shoes and there's not much room left over. That aside it's one of the best packs I've ever owned. Oct 22, 2014
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Steven S: I use mine everyday. It's well made and well worth the money ! The stress it takes off your back is great. I commute 35 each day for work and I have no complaints. I commute on i35 and it holds up well at 70+ MPH. Oct 22, 2014
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Kim L asked: Will the compression buckles scratch or damage the gas tank when in the tuck position, or when riding aggressive? Jul 11, 2014
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James P: Only if you currently have your chest on the tank now when you're tucked in. I can't picture it being a problem but I roll with tank bag and my Kriega on my 675 Daytona. Jul 11, 2014
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KENNETH R: I don't think it would be a problem.Although I ride in a more upright ,hypermotard position . I don't notice having this backpack on, even with a load of groceries. Jul 12, 2014
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BILL R: Short answer: I don't know. Longer, uncertain answer: If they are metal -definitely. If plastic, probably not. If you want to be safe, put some tape over them. Jul 12, 2014
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alan s: No, the buckles are on the top and back of the pack. Jul 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: will the quad-lock system damage or scratch the gas tank? Jul 11, 2014
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Mark T: It works great for me. The lock system is high enough to not bother the tank. I originally purchased the R20, returned it for the R25. The R25 seems more solid, heavier material, heavy zippers.
I highly recommend it.
Mark T from VT
Aug 11, 2014
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Jeff T: I use my Kriega R25 as a backpack never as a tank bag. I don't know how you would attach it to a motorcycle tank but i don't think you could avoid scratching your tank with the metal rings on the straps.. Jul 11, 2014
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Keith F: No, it shouldn't scratch your tank. The quad-lock sits high on your chest. Unless you are laying flat on your tank, it should not be an issue. Jul 11, 2014
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kevin m: No.. the Quadlock sits higher on the sternum so it doesn't make contact with the tank Jul 14, 2014
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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.
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: Hi, what is the weight of this bag? Dec 6, 2014
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Charles W: Not really sure of the weight, but its very light, the heaviest portion is the straps, the bag its self is just a shell with one small outer pocket. Probably one of the lightest backpacks around, however as some others have reported while it is great for heavy loads on a motorcycle because it distributes the weight and takes all the weight off your shoulders, it is not a good bag for all around wear, unless your going to keep it clipped together and then it is okay. I highly recommend the bag for riding, and would give it a 10 out 10 while on the motorcycle. Off the motorcycle walking around I would give it a 4 all clipped up and a -2 if your just going to sling it like a regular back pack. All that said it is great for riding and I am very happy I bought mine. Dec 8, 2014
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Norman V: I've never weighed the pack so I can't answer your question. However, I can tell you that it's fairly light and comfortable. There are times I forget I have it on.

Hope this helps.
Dec 9, 2014
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Ed V: I just weighed it and while my scale is a bit flaky, it's about 1.5-2lbs. Dec 24, 2014
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Tommy C asked: Can I Strap This R25 Backpack to My Bike? Perhaps Using the Kriega US-30 Drypack?

Background:The Florida heat causes me considerable discomfort during periods of heavy traffic whenever I wear my 2013 Kriega R25 Backpack (which I love!). This is especially hard during long trips/vacations when the backpack is very full. I'd like to use the space of the backpack (and its convenience when arriving at my destination), but I want to know if I can strap it instead to my bike. My goal is bike not back. Do you recommend or is it possible to strap a 2013 Kriega R25 Backpack to my bike (2014 Triumph Street Triple R)? If so, how and what else do I need to purchase? My thought was to purchase a Kriega US-30 Drypack and then somehow strap the R25 Backpack to that. Is that possible? If so, what do I need to purchase (e.g., straps, clips, etc.). Thanks.
May 31, 2014
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Neil W: If you already have the R25 Backpack, then you can see that it is not designed to be mounted. It has no mounting points except for attaching a small bag like the US-5 or 10 to the pack. If you were to somehow strap the pack to your bike, the harness is not easily secured or restrained. Normally I would suggest putting it in a top box, but your bike isn't exactly a pack mule. Perhaps you can mount a large enough duffel and put the backpack inside the duffel. That's kind of redundant, putting luggage inside of luggage. I've had good luck strapping things down with ROK Straps. Jun 4, 2014
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Joel B: i would agree with Jeff T. ROK straps are a must and you can use them with almost anything. Jul 12, 2014
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Jeff T: Tommy,

ROK Straps should be able to fasten your pack to the bike..
Jun 5, 2014
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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.

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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