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Kriega R30 Backpack

Ideal for keeping your laptop or other valuables safe from water ingress, 100% waterproof main body with 6-point pack compression and features 2 x zipped outer pockets (water-resistant).

Innovative QUADLOC harness: Once set - just click in and out. Harness is angled away from the underarms for total freedom of movement and no shoulder pull.

Features:

  • 1000D Dupont Cordura on base and harness
  • 420D nylon rip-stop: lightweight, yet extremely strong
  • SUPERSPACE: 5mm airspace fabric
  • 100% waterproof main body
  • Internal taped-seamed liner
  • YKK water-resistant zips
  • Schoeller DYNATECH with intergrated 3M Scothlite reflectivity
  • Unique QUADLOC harness
  • CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles 
  • 10-year guarantee
  • 30-liter capacity
  • Size: 490mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 210mm(D)

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Kriega R30 Backpack 4.7 5 44 44
Great versatile waterproof backpack I am a 5'4" female rider and was worried that this backpack would be too big for me, but with my riding jacket, it fits great on the tightest setting. Really comfortable on the bike, and I like that there is one big waterproof section so it is very versatile. I plan to use this on a vacation next year when my husband and I rent motorcycles and ride through Italy and Corsica. I am a backpack connoisseur, and this one is fantastic. October 13, 2014
Built to last Excellent travel pack. This is my fourth Kriega purchase and like all the others I am very impressed with the construction and fit of this pack. Very easy to get on and off while wearing full riding gear and once it's on you forget it is there. August 11, 2014
Great pack!!!!! A little pricey but great quaility and exactly had advertised. Tons of room in the waterproof section. August 4, 2014
Passed the Fettuccine Alfredo test! The very first time I used the Kriega R30 was for a trip to Trader Joe's to do some grocery shopping. I'd been using a Ogio No-Drag pack but found that while it was comfortable, it's shape and hard shell wasn't the most practical when it came to loading boxy shaped items. I had trouble deciding between the Kriega R25 and the R30. I opted for the waterproof feature of the R30 over the ease of access of the R25. I was able to buy three or four days worth of groceries at TJ's and still not quite fill the R30 to it's maximum capacity. On the ride home I barely remembered that I was even wearing a pack. No sharp box corners poking me in the ribs or any feeling of being tugged back by the weight or air drag of the Kriega. Very nice. When I arrived home and started to unpack and put things away. I realized that the removable waterproof liner bag inside the R30 was even more valuable than I had originally thought. It seems that the package of Cajun Style, Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo I grabbed from the refrigerated food section had broken open and dumped it's delicious contents all over the inside of my brand-new $240 Kriega bag. I scooped out most of the mess, put a few drops of dish detergent in, ran a quart of warm water in the liner from the faucet, rolled the top up and shook it like martini for a minute. After a rinse with fresh water I turned the bag inside out and in an hour it was dry and spotlessly clean. You can imagine what a mess I would have had in a pack WITHOUT a dry liner. The Kreiga R30 is the best backpack I've ever used! July 30, 2014
Solid bag. I broke it in on a 500mile trip to see my parents. Nice bag, like the double buckles in front, very comfortable. Got some compliments from some people. I really like the 2 outer pockets nice place for stuff you need more often. Down side: expensive. Not sure if I should have gotten a cheaper bag and just carry a plastic bag to water proof when necessary... July 21, 2014
Pretty much the best You will forget you're wearing this backpack. Even with 50+ lbs, it is totally comfortable. Often I take the backpack off and suddenly realize, when I have it in one hand, how much weight I've been carrying around without noticing. It is pricy, especially after I added the optional Hydrapak reservoir, but it's worth it, especially if you need a waterproof bag. This is about the best backpack you could ever buy if you are a commuter; It can fit a load of stuff and the straps pull it down small when you're not carrying much. My only complaint was that I wish at least one set of side straps had buckles so I could hang a helmet or other stuff, but I solved that with a cheap carabiner. There aren't any small pockets for organizing stuff, which some may not like, but works fine for me because I tend to organize things into smaller containers before fitting them into the bag Tetris-style. July 7, 2014
Initial tests look promising I haven't had a chance to use this on a trip yet but once I got it stuffed it full of random stuff and took it out on a ride. The weight is definitely off the shoulders and works as advertised and it's well built to suit motorcycle riders. June 23, 2014
excellent product The harness system is fantastic. With full load, the weight is balanced and there is no strain on your lower back. I was initially worried about ease of access to the main compartment since you can only get in from the top through the roll up system. Its certainly not as convenient as a zipper but ot turned out not to be a problem at all. I do not feel inconvenienced when accessing the bag. The 2 large water resistant zipper pouches on the front are excellent. I keep a folded rain suit in one, and I was able to fit a 40 ounce water bottle and a 12 ounce coffe thermos in the other one. Overall very high quality material that will last a long time. June 10, 2014
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Kriega R30 Backpack
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Vinton K: Looked like the best one... Oct 13, 2014
Daniel C: Rock solid, waterproof design, and comfortable to wear as well. Took it on a long trip and it was perfect. Sep 23, 2014
Chris B: I needed a pack that was weatherproof and comfortable to wear on my bike. My other backpacks had too many loose straps, but they were hiking packs so they have an entirely different purpose. Since I ride early morning before sun rise, I like the big reflective strip on the bottom. I also like the idea of not having a buckle for the waist harness sitting low where it can scratch up the tank. I have high hopes for this pack and after reading several positive reviews, I am going for it. Sep 5, 2014
John C: Waterproof bag with some small pockets in addition to the big waterproof section. Jul 21, 2014
Erik S: waterproof and size! i use it snowmobiling Jun 28, 2014
St Louis R: Had this over a year over daily use. Huge when I needed to pack a full wedding weekend (including formal clothing with suit and tools for long road trips), and cinches down for daily communitn with numerous laptops, tablets, etc. It fits great, is wearing like nails, and its hard to imagine a better pack at any price. That fact is rainproof has made it no concern with equipment carrying, and riding my R1 is actually easier, on long trips with the backpack on. Jun 18, 2014
Mikolaj M: I commute with my motorbike and need THE backpack that can secure my workstation from the waters of life that may fall at any point from the sky. I also hear its comfy as heck, and anything Kriega usually has killer reviews. Now that I graduated from college and have an actual engineering position, spending some money is not a problem considering this is THE backpack to get. The fact that it displaces strain on your shoulders to your sternum is also a plus. Anybody that rides with a backpak noes Jun 1, 2014
Russell M: Waterproof, comfortable, good looking, quality construction. May 31, 2014
Sean C: For easy extra cargo capacity. So glad I got it. Terrific product. May 19, 2014
Lukas J: Recommendations from friends and blogs. I also have another Kriega backpack and I tried on my friend's pack. This is a great piece of tech. Apr 21, 2014
B R: my r25 got stolen. I miss it and figured i should go a little bit bigger with the best bag i have ever owned! Mar 3, 2014
Richard H: The size and waterproof capabilities. Kriega makes fantastic products and this comfy large pack fit the bill nicely. Jan 31, 2014
David R: I chose this because I am a commuter and have to ride in rain or shine and prefer a waterproof bag. I also expect high quality. Lastly, saddlebags are not a good fit for my '76 BMW /6 Jan 27, 2014
Aleks K: I needed a top quality back pack for a long trip. It was an awesome purchase. Performed super. I also had great advice from your staff and the price was right! Good job! Jan 9, 2014
Kirstin L: It was on my husband's wish list! He has looked at many bags and this is the only one that fits his needs. Thank you for having this function on your website. Dec 18, 2013
Lisa A: It's a christmas gift my husband wanted. Dec 12, 2013
Geoffrey J: Love Kriega Products - But this will be the first one I own ! Loved the back protector feature Sep 26, 2013
James B: I needed a a large bag to transport my gym clothes, work clothes, and laptop w/ accessories to commute to work. Sep 14, 2013
A shopper asked: I am very interested in this pack. I would like to know if I can integrate my camelback system into it? Is there a hole for the hose. Is there any kind of hook or hanger for the bladder? Oct 16, 2012
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Steven P: Actually these answers are true. Customers should know that the R30 does accomodate a hydration pack with a velcro hanger and has a hole for the hose to snake out of. The pack goes between the liner and the inside of the backpack so when it is closed up anything that's inside the liner should remain dry. The Kriega website has a video showing how the hydration pack goes in. Apr 30, 2014
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palmpilote: No...
Go for the Kriega R15. It is what you need!
Apr 8, 2013
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RevZilla: The R30 does not have any way to accommodate a Hydration pack. The dry compartment has no hooks inside and there is no hole that the hose would be able to snake out of. You may be able to attach one to the outside of the bag, but this would require some handy work with your own straps/bungee cords. Also, both pockets on the outside of the bag would not be big enough to hold a standard 3L Camelbak either. Oct 17, 2012
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A shopper asked: I'm a 5'4" female rider (115lbs.). Will the R30 be too big for me? I always wear a leather jacket with armor when riding. Sep 21, 2014
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Andrew E: My wife can answer this question best:
"My husband and I both purchased an R30. While he's been very happy with his, I find the R30 so uncomfortable that I can no longer use it. This is actually something I've been meaning to contact the manufacturer about, to find out if other women have the same problem. I am 5'6.5", 125lbs. The bag fits my torso just fine, and it really is a wonderful backpack (features, build quality, waterproofing, street cred, ratio of carrying capacity to overall size, etc.). For me, as a woman, the issue is comfort across my chest. I have tried adjusting the straps in every direction they are capable of, tried wearing more layers and even some padding--everything short of hard armor on my chest. To be frank, I feel like this bag was not designed with breasts in mind (and at 32B I am completely average!). It might just be me, but unfortunately I cannot use this bag at all. I hope this helps. I don't mean to dissuade female riders, but if you can find someone else who has this bag, I strongly recommend borrowing theirs for a test ride FIRST."
Sep 23, 2014
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Tassy H: My boyfriend and I both have Kriegas. I am 5'7" and 120 and I have the R 25 which is still a little bigger than I'd like as I can't quite synch it as tight as I'd like even with all my gear on. It also rides a bit on my tail depending on how full it is and I don't prefer that either. GSXR600. I actually think I'd like the one smaller for daily riding for work stuff. My boyfriend is 6'4", 225 muscular build and he likes the fit of the R 30 but he's also massive compared to us. His backpack would swallow me up. His R 30 has a great capacity and he generally doesn't ever fill it and when I use mine (R 25) I usually put my computer, day planner, change of clothes, odds n ends and I'll hang my shoes from a carabiner off the top, though I could fit them inside also, and I still could expand the bag for more storage but never had to. Hope that helps. :) Sep 21, 2014
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Chris M: I don't think you will have any problems. I'm only 5'7" and works great. I wear jacket most of time also. Very well made bag and the waterproof feature is great. You can make the bag as think or thin as you want with the straps. Sep 21, 2014
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Mario T: I'm about 5'7" and it works for me. My girl is 5'0" and she has worn it with no problem. Sep 21, 2014
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William W asked: Can you fit a motorcycle helmet into the R30? Apr 18, 2014
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Karim George L: Quick answer is no. I have a Shoei GT-Air, size-large helmet, and tried to get it into the bag - even taking out the white waterproof interior... did not fit. Perhaps a smaller helmet would fit. Good luck in your bag search. Apr 18, 2014
James L: I tried to fit a full-faced helmet into my R30 and couldn't get it in. Apr 19, 2014
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Amos Phil G: Maybe a half face not a full face it is a big bag
Apr 25, 2014
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Cameron M: Full Face, no. Novelty helmet, maybe. Apr 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can you fit a hydrapak as you can with the R20,25 and 35? Jul 26, 2014
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Darren B: The R30 fits my camelbak, osprey, and several other bladder configurations i own. There is a hydration pocket on the back panel (under the waterproof dry bag) with a velco type hanger. I have used 1 litre, 2 litre and 3 litre water bladders with the R30. Aug 1, 2014
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Kevin B: If the hydrapak is a cambak type system then no. It has a dry bag inside and the velcro that holds it in place is at the top. Also the top is a rolled to secure it with no holes for a tube or anything. Jul 26, 2014
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Michael B: Unlike the R25 there is no pre-fit hydrapak pouch. Jul 27, 2014
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Shaun B asked: R30 vs R25

How much more trouble is the R30 to live with every day instead of the R25?

Especially if the R30 isn't going to fully loaded every day and will only take a Macbook Pro 15-inch with a few extras like glasses, wallet and maybe a warm pullover.

My perception is that the R30 is much bulkier although the dimensions listed don't seem to suggest much difference, but more so it seems like a lot more drama to stuff in and out of it.

Not too fussed about the waterproofing as I believe the R25 will cater for our not so heavy winters down in South Africa.
Mar 17, 2014
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Michael T: One of the things I like best about the R30 is that it cinches down when not full and really feels like a much smaller pack. The harness is so good you wont even feel the weight when only partially packed and when you cinch down those 2 silver straps on each side to greatly reduce the bulk.

The only issue is when cinched down is that sometimes you need to loop the silver straps over themselves to keep the ends from flying around. It has clips to hold the straps but when tightened down they there is too much slack for the clips to hold.

I would *highly* recommend the R30.
Mar 20, 2014
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Richard R: Hello Shaun, I have a R30 and like it very much, but it is not an every day pack for me. I will take it on weekends with a couple of changes of clothes. I also will visit a friends with beer and wine, etc. Think of it as a carry on for an airline trip. I love the bag, but I would look for a smaller one if I used it every day. The 30 will hold double what a backpack will hold, or 2-3 times depending on the backpack. richard Mar 20, 2014
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Shaun B: Thanks Richard.

That answers my question perfectly and so an R25 it shall be.
Mar 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is there any way to mount this as a tail bag? I would like to carry this off the bike with me but I do not like the one strap of the US-30 tank bag. Oct 7, 2012
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RevZilla: The Kriega R30 Backpack cannot easily be mounted as a tailbag with their mounting system. To the best of our knowledge, any tailbag that can be carried off the bike is going to be through the use of a shoulder strap. You may want to consider tank bags instead as we find more of those offer dual shoulder straps for carrying as a backpack. Oct 8, 2012
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palmpilote: No direct way to mount it as a tail bag.
You need some net or straps but it is longer than US-30 and not designed for tail bag.
Apr 8, 2013
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John B asked: I'm a little confused about the single dot. The upper part of the strap contains the 2 and 3 dots that can be adjusted but the lower part of the strap that contains the single dot doesn't seem to be adjustable...or is it? If the bottom strap with the single dot isn't adjustable, why is the single dot even there? Jun 12, 2014
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Alexander M: It's all part of the same strap. The dots indicate how short/long you want to make the strap so you can set both sides to match. I'm smaller than most riders so I shortened the strap down to the single dot indicator, but if I were taller, I'd move it up to 2 dots or 3 dots. If you have the backpack, to make it go down to the single dot, you actually have to slide the buckle under the elastic band that extends across the strap. Hope that helps! Jun 13, 2014
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John B: Thanks for the reply. Initially, I didn't realize that the buckled could go past the elastic band as I thought that was stitched in place. I got it somewhere between the 1 and 2 dots and it feels good. Jun 13, 2014
A shopper asked: Will this pack fit under an airline seat? I can't find dimensions on the site other than 30 liters. Thanks May 8, 2013
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MajorYozzie: Size: 490mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 210mm(D)

That came right from the description, bottom line.

I believe it can. I have taken larger bags as carry on
May 9, 2013
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