Kriega R30 Backpack
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
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
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
A little pricey but great quaility and exactly had advertised. Tons of room in the waterproof section.
August 4, 2014