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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.


  • 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 49 49
A little heavy This bag is really well made. Cant find any faults. The quadlock harness is a little tough to figure out. At first, with heavy loads, I was getting some lower back pain. After I figured out how to adjust the top straps, it seems to have helped somewhat. The size of the bag is okay. it is not so big. When empty, you can cinch it down real close and it's like you're not even wearing a bag at all. Overall, it is a good bag, but the overhead of the bag's weight might be a tough compromise for some. On the bike, the bag is perfect, but off the bike, not so sure. January 4, 2015
If you're going to buy an expensive backpack you might as well do it right by getting this one. My motorcycle is my sole mode of transportation and this backpack is what makes it possible. When I'm just commuting I keep my essentials packed with the backpack cinched down. If I need to do some grocery shopping I'm able to load up a hand basket and fit everything into the bag no problem. If I'm out traveling I'm able to pack a full weekend's worth of clothing and supplies. The quadlock might seem like a bit much, but you'll be thankful for it if you ever find yourself with frozen fingers. The padding makes the backpack very comfortable to wear no matter what bulky items you have packed. The main pack is waterproof in heavy rain, but the two outer pockets soak through instantly in a light drizzle. The bottom bag has a strap that needs to be unclipped in order to be unzipped. This bag is meant for a more sporty riding posture, so if you're sitting up straight you're missing out on some of the bag's functionality. If you're super skinny and not wearing armor, the shoulder straps might be a bit too loose for you even when cinched all the way down. When packed to max capacity with heavy items you're definitely going to feel some shoulder fatigue after a while. In closing, if you just need a cheap backpack to carry a few things, get a cheap backpack. If you want a durable, waterproof bag you'll be using for all your travels, this is the bag you want. It can be cinched down to the size of a smaller bag or expanded to carry everything you could possibly need, rendering all smaller bags a waste of money. January 3, 2015
I don't think there's a better backpack. I bought this even though I have 4 other backpacks. It's worth it. I use it mainly to pack my work clothes before heading to the gym. I pack a pair of Doc's, jeans, undies & socks, towel, belt, shirt, and thermals if it's cold. Everything fits in fine. In the front pockets, I have a thing a body wash, deodorant, spray, shaving cream, a razor (merkur double sided safety!), a jump rope, and some headphones. Everything fits in fine. The straps are a little tricky to figure out, but once you do....hhhrrrrnnnggg. They feel so good. I've worn this sack on trips of over 4 hours and didn't feel any sort of discomfort. I'd buy another if I had another back. December 29, 2014
Perfect backpack This is the perfect backpack. I've ridden with it in the rain without anything getting wet inside, stuffed a 10lb bag of ice and 24 cans of beer into it without damaging the backpack, and even use it when I'm on my bicycle because it just fits so well while having a ton of space. Worth every penny. December 8, 2014
Kriega R30 Backpack Background Info: I ride year round in Oregon / Washington USA. Rain / Snow / Cold / Sleet / Frost / Etc... I am 5-6 @ 190 lbs. BMW S1000RR. The bag; main compartment is water proof (tested in Oregon heavy down pour) The harness and straps are great and can be adjusted to fit anyone, easy to do, very comfortable, you'll forget you have the pack on. Easy to use with both sport and winter gloves. The main compartment of course has the water proof liner. Behind the liner is a slot for a back protector or hydration pouch or both. There is a slot for the hydration pack tube to exit over the right shoulder, then you can route the hydration tube anywhere you need it. Depending on our wardrobe and packing skills you could easily pack a weeks worth of clothes. The two secondary compartments water resistant (rode with it in heavy down pour and contents were clammy but dry-ish) fits tools / bulbs / tire repair kit / personal items. Other info; the compression straps are amazing after you pack it. Very reflective from all sides / angles. November 9, 2014
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
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Kriega R30 Backpack
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Edward J: Reputation and website video review Mar 25, 2015
Zachary H: I wanted something I don't have to baby. I am ruff on gear, no way around it. I don't purposely abuse it, but I never baby it. This had the waterproof compartment I needed as well as space and massive modularity to go along with it. That last part is probably my favorite thing about this bag. I dunno if this was intended or not, but the top straps on the side of the bag work WONDERS for strapping boots in upside down, extremely tight and well tucked. Feb 22, 2015
David F: Excellent reviews, great size, quality product. Feb 19, 2015
Aaron B: Reviews from Revzilla and other sites Feb 4, 2015
Justin S: Needed a good waterproof commuter bag to tote work laptop and other riding gear in. Dec 29, 2014
David D: Needed a WP Pack... loved their warranty and gave their product a chance... glad I did... love the pack... amazing what you can fit into it. Dec 21, 2014
jonathan j: Works as advertised..look no further for the best mid-size moto backpack on earth. Dec 18, 2014
Nicholas M: Needed a waterproof backpack for traveling and commuting that was geared for motorcycling. Dec 12, 2014
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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Chih H asked: Does Kreiga have a recommended method of cleaning the liner? I'm worried using dish detergent or other solutions may compromise the waterproof lining. Jan 4, 2015
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Santiago S: I've washed the liner in machine with regular detergent and hung dried with no problem what so ever. I guess you can't use brushes or drying machine, to prevent causing any damage.
My washing machine is front loading. If that matters in any way.
Jan 4, 2015
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Domingo T: Just use laundry detergent and hang dry don't machine dry. Jan 5, 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 sweate
-Full 1.5” Binde
-Small planne
-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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Alberto M: Jaime,

I'm not familiar with the R25 Backpack, but definitely you can fit all that in the R30. I use the backpack for commuting and longer trips, I did a 3,000 mile trip with this backpack and was able to fit 4 full clothe changes, sweatshirt, tennis shoes, tablet, and accessories. The backpack is very comfortable, the straps distribute the load nicely and mostly in your chest, that helps specially in longer trips. Main pocket is waterproof so you can put electronics inside without worries, It has rained heavily on me while using it, and all remained dry. For smaller items such as school utensils y would recommend you to buy a separate smaller bag since it only has 3 pockets. You can always adjust the load straps so it doesn't look bulky when you are carrying fewer items.
Oct 22, 2014
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Chris M: I believe the 30 will be a good fit for you. You can carry as much or as little as you want in the backpack. The three straps on bag makes to where you can take up the excess space when not in use. It's also waterproof to protect your stuff. I use mine everyday carrying cloths, computer, personal stuff and food when necessary. I have been using it for two years. It has held up very well. It wears very well even when it is packed full. The strap system prevents it from hurting your shoulders. Oct 22, 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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A shopper asked: I am looking to purchase a waterproof backpack that I can use for school on weekdays and for traveling on the weekends (sometimes hundreds of miles on a ZX6R). My current backpack (not a riding pack) puts excessive stress on my clavicles/shoulders when riding with it loaded. The new pack would need to function both on and off the bike as I typically walk 3ish miles a day while on campus (also why saddlebags are not really useful due to excessive bulk). I need to be able to carry a 15.4" laptop, a couple of binders, a book or two, and various writing utensils. I am leaning toward a Kriega product because of the pedigree, but are there any better options? Mar 14, 2015
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