Kriega R30 Backpack
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
Great pack for motorcyclists
Having owned several packs over the past 35 years ,I can honestly say that the the swing out shoulder straps and dual chest closure make this an excellent pack to wear over a morcycle jacket.It is comfortable at speed and an easy top load. No weight bearing zippers and is waterproof as well as fairly aerodynamic at speed. It has become not only my commuting pack but also my grocery pack as well as my daypack. Well worth the its price as a versatile accessory.
April 16, 2015
Kriega R39 - Love it!
The bag is really comfortable, the straps are easy to adjust, and it hasn't leaked at all in the rain yet.
March 30, 2015