Kriega R30 Backpack
Fabrics are high quality.Well constructed.
Fabrics are high quality.Well constructed. Not rain tested yet. The clasps on the chest are cumbersome and create man boobs.
January 19, 2016
Totally waterproof - Feels good on my back
I bought this because I wanted a totally waterproof backpack. I Ride every day and if it starts raining I want to be able to keep going and not worry about my backpack. Riding in the rain should mean you need to slowdown, not stop and re-dress and cover everything. This lets me do that. I appreciate that Kriega left all of the pockets as pockets only so that you can load it anyway you want, but I wish there were some smaller pockets inside the big outside pockets to keep stuff from moving around. I solved the problem by buying another Kriega Stash and Kriega tool kit. It works pretty good, but really I love the pockets that are in my smaller compartments in my Swiss-Army backpack. One really nice thing about the Kriega, is that it hugs you instead of hang on you. It feels like you have a small person hugging you from behind and so gives you a little warm-fuzzy when you put it on. I know all bikers like hugs, it's nice.
December 14, 2015
The Perfect Riding Bag
I purchased this bag for commuting and have found no flaws in it. The ease of use white lining is very helpful,the large opening to get over your riding jacket and adjust-ability is superb. I live in Washington State and it has handled any weather my region can dish out. A fantastic product that convinces me to purchase more from the kriega line.
December 12, 2015
Large, Water proof and VERY COMFORTABLE!
I just got back from my hour commute in the POURING rain here in the bay area. EVERYTHING in the bag is still dry. I wear cold weather gear coming to work, and pack it all in the bag for the ride home at the end of the day. I can fit cold weather over pants, leather jacket liner, extra glove, lunch Tupperware, 40oz metal water bottle, road side flat tire patch kit and a small 12v tire pump with room to spare. With all this in the bag, holding it in my hand is heavy, but once its on my back and I'm ridding home, I can honestly say i can barely notice it on my back. I would for sure buy this bag again!!
November 2, 2015
Pricey... but Worth It
I just completed a ride from Toronto to San Francisco. This thing was absolutely stellar. I love it and would recommend it to anyone. Keep in mind though that even empty, it's got a fair bit of weight to it. But structurally it's very tough and supportive, and straps across the chest, resting on the lower lumbar region perfectly. This is superb.
October 19, 2015
Great for all weather with plenty of room
Great book bag for both riding and just as a book bag by itself. Plenty of room for my huge 15inch laptop (g35sw) and 2 inch binder. With both of those in the main pocket, I still have plenty of room for my riding boots and overpants. Haven't tried to fit textbooks too, but I am confident that they will fit.
August 24, 2015
I got this for bicycle commuting, and so far it's wonderful. It rests the weight higher up on your back, so when riding (I sit in a similar position on both my motorcycle and my bicycle), it feels really stable. The bag 'vents' well across my back and is really comfortable.
August 10, 2015
Overall excellent with one reservation
The entire Kriega system is awesome and works very well and this bag is no exception. It is essentially a large, wearable drybag with accessory pockets and the function there is flawless. The problem for me is with the sizing. I purchased this bag because it is the largest size (in fitting) backpack Kriega makes and I was looking for an easy way to carry work gear on my daily commute. I'm 6'2" with a 54" chest and the sternum strap connection system just does not work when wearing my Klim Badlands jacket. It works, just not well and if i'm off the bike without the jacket on then it works the way I would expect.
July 27, 2015