Kriega R30 Backpack
Use it and love it! Everyday!
Nice design! Just like other Kriega product. Can fit my back very well.
Feel comfortable when using it and it looks good as well!
Not only for riding my bike but also use it every day!
April 8, 2013
Cotton Candy on my Back!!!
This backpack is really comfortable and I really don't think anything as spacious as this could be pulled off. The straps for adjusting are awesome & really take the weight of the shoulders. The structure feels like it will last forever.
March 18, 2013
Great weatherproof bag!
Not an inexpensive backpack by any means, but you get what you pay for. There's plenty of room in the main compartment and the inner liner is removable. Outer pockets have high quality waterproof zippers and the strap system is great for taking the weight off of your shoulders... this bag is far more comfortable than my last one even when it has much more weight in it.
March 11, 2013
I have been using this backpack for about 3 weeks now and love how I forge that it is even on my back when wearing it. I ride full time and use it every single day. I am able to fit a full change of clothes, water bottle, and food with a little bit of room to spare. I have ridden in the rain and can confirm that it is completely waterproof in even the heaviest of downpours. I will definitely recommend this product!
February 11, 2013
I just recently purchased the Kriega R30 riding backpack and wanted to do a review on it. First off, the quadlock system used by Kriega on their backpacks are amazingly comfortable. I loaded up the backpack as full as I could the first day that I got it and had very little pressure on my shoulders or back. I plan to use the pack as a commuting/ travel pack as it is waterproof. So far, it has not rained for me to try out the waterproof aspect of the bag yet. It does hold quite a bit of stuff . It even has straps on the outside of the pack to synch down the pack if not full. I have only had the pack for a few days and am loving it so far. There is a 10 year warranty as well that I am sure I wont have to use. YKK zippers for the front storage areas and a roll with buckles for the main compartment. Seems extremely durable. Hope this helps anyone who is looking into the Kriega line of packs. Bought online from Revzilla by the way, totally recommend them.
January 6, 2013
Kriega's R30 is a great daily commuter backpack thanks to the waterproof body. The two exterior pockets are not waterproof, though their zippers are. I've had electronics in those pockets during light rains and had absolutely no issues with leakage, but I certainly wouldn't trust the pockets in a downpour.
The exterior pockets are definitely a nice addition compared to the R20 and R25, but unlike its smaller siblings the R30 is lacking the side-loading pocket. Kriega's design choice to use one primary storage compartment in its backpacks is generally nice though the lack of built-in organizational options and the inability to easily access pack contents (particularly in the larger packs) is baffling.
Kriega's packs sit comfortably when properly fitted and the weight distribution makes it feel like there's nothing there when the bag is properly packed. In terms of adjustability, however, the R30 lacks two points of adjustability in the harness that are available in the R25.
Overall it's a good pack, though I believe the price is high for the value.
December 21, 2012
Kriega R30 Backpack
It is such a well built product. I am very happy with it and recommend it to anyone needing a pack for extra storage for riding.
December 10, 2012
Expensive but fantastic!
I was expecting a lot when I ordered this backpack due to its price but it actually exceeded my expectations.
I own a Kriega US30 so I am familiar with the Kriega reputation for outstanding quality and construction and the R30 is just about perfect. Two large outer pockets provides utility and ease of access. Essentially my only complaint is that the outer pockets have stiff water resistant zippers that dont function well one-handed. I'm hoping long use will wear them in but there are fairly beefy so I wont hold my breath.
Another nice feature is the 3 sets of left/right straps that allow you to secure a delicate load or cinch the bag down against a small load. One of the great things about this bag is that it holds a lot of gear at 30L but when its only 1/4 full it cinches down really well and doesnt feel or look like a 30L bag.
And now to the best feature of the bag, the harness. Its the best I've owned or used or ever tried on... Its really that good. When properly adjusted the load disappears while riding. I can't comment on its long distance touring comfort and I'm not sure I ever will as I have my US30 for touring. The R30 is my everyday commuting pack and I suspect it will be around for a long time considering the outstanding built quality and top grade materials.
The price is really a negative worth mentioning because its quite an expensive backpack. That being said, if you really value comfort, quality and take care of your gear, then the Kriega R30 is definitely an investment worth making.
October 24, 2012