Kriega R30 Backpack
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
great but expensive. but thats life, you pay for what you get here.
i haven't had it long enough to say how durable it is, but so far it is the toughest thing I've had.
ALSO- i thought it was going to be noticeably bigger. ergo clunky and hard and a hassle to use when not on bike, and even on bike. But nah I'm using it all the time.
June 16, 2015
Expensive... But great product
I hesitated on purchasing this for a while simply due to the price. Yes it is expensive, but the quality is extremely impressive and the harness system is really comfortable. I am so happy with this product that I will likely buy a smaller Kriega backpack also for shorter trips with less cargo to carry.
June 9, 2015
Worth the money
This backpack was recommended to me by a student of mine that also rides. He has this exact model and sold me on it pretty thoroughly before I even went to the video reviews on here. The video reviews here only reinforced my desire to own it and now that I have ridden with it for a few weeks I am confident I made a good choice.
I put my girlfriend on the back of my Gixxer and she wore the pack fully loaded on the 1.5 hr ride to Santa Cruz and she said she barely felt the weight as we rode. My old backpack was starting to fall apart but this one seems to be made of such durable material I expect it will last significantly longer. I am looking forward to buying a few of the accessories now and will very soon.
April 20, 2015