Kriega US-10 Drypack
Better tool for the job.
For those who are looking for a versatile tail pack and considering the Kriega Dry Pack line up, the 10 litre is a much better choice for daily essentials carry all. The 20 litre pack offers more room for cold weather gear preparedness, and I find the smaller 10 litre more suitable for Summer/Spring climates.
The construction is Kriega's norm and of course durable like the rest of the line up.
My only disappointment with the 10 litre Dry Pack is the lack of a carry strap/handle when the pack is off the the bike.
September 15, 2014
Small commuter bag.
This small 10-liter bag is a good starter tail-bag to have on your motorcycle. You can go grocery shopping at the local store and pick up a quart of milk, plus two 20 oz bottles can fit beside it. There is a nice zipper on top to store your gloves in, or a map.
There is also a nice mesh underneath which you can use to store your proof of insurance, proof of ownership and more maps.
The buckles on a bike are superb. However you must remember to tighten the strap according to if the bag is empty of not. if the bag is empty, and the straps are loose, then the bag could wiggle free and fall off your motorcycle. This has never happened to me before with Kriega, but when at the end of your ride you see one of the four straps have come loose because you forgot to tighten it down, it leaves me a bit worried sometimes that it could one day. And as a precaution, I sometimes look back to see if it is still there. Never let me down yet though, and I'm sure if I remember to tighten the straps, it never will.
Another thing is that this bag is specifically designed for motorcycles with the rear removable passenger seat. If your bike is a... KLR650. then it could take a little more time to install the straps around your rear rack. Don't be discouraged however, because the universal straps are tough and can tie around almost everything.
Let it be known this bag is a bit small. In the long run I would recommend a 20-liter bag. If you need to go bigger than 20 liters, you can always click two 10's and a 20-liter together.
September 11, 2014
nice little bag
I got this to hold spare tubes and other things for use as a tail bag. Installation was easy enough - the directions were clear. I'm especially happy it can double as a tank bag. White liner is nice. Getting into and out of the bag is quick and easy. Looks good.
September 1, 2014
I ordered this bag and the next larger Kreiga from Revzilla for use on the top of my Jesse panniers. The larger bag is a bit too large for my use. This 10L bag is just right. Keep all my camping cook gear inside as well as some Cliff bars in the zip pocket. Using a grinder I opened up the provided clips to slide over the Jesse racks. Makes installation and removal a snap.
September 1, 2014
Pricey, yes, but not without good reason
This US-10 pack is very flexible in its utility, and tops in quality. It is waterproof, very durable, and capacious. It can be a bit challenging to mount, because of the myriad ways it can be rigged on racks, seats, or to a Kriega back pack. It's worth the effort though.
August 19, 2014
everything exactly as advertised
The US-10 Drypack is perfect for day trips. Easily holds a bottle of water, small first aid kit, and various extras. Fits easily to the rear seat and luggage extension holds on my Vstrom. Flat it was hard to get the straps tight enough, but once I started filling it with stuff this was no problem. There is still plenty of room in it.
August 18, 2014
Excellent tail bag and top carrier alternative.
First of all I am willing to spend the money on rigid top cases and associated racks - however with already having side bags (Ducati Hyperstrada), I needed something flexible, with excellent fit, the ability to travel with it. I did go through a few SW Motech bags for fit/demo and really prefer the Kriega approach. Customer service was also superb when looking for extra straps. Highly recommend.
August 12, 2014
Worth every penny
I wanted a tail bag to supplement my top box and saddlebags that was small enough to allow me to swing my leg over the seat. This bag gives me that and much more: it has never leaked in a downpour, fits securely to the seat, was easy to install on my Bonneville, and the attachment loops are barely visible when the bag is off of the bike. After a month-long tour, the bag still looks brand new. My only wish is for a small loop that I could run a cable through to lock it to the bike.
August 12, 2014