Kriega US-10 Drypack
Good option for high pipes
I have a Monster with high mount exhaust, so saddlebags were almost not an option. Another fact is where the seat is wide at the front and becomes very narrow to the rear, it was very easy to install these. I bought the US30 and liked them so much I bought more of the different size bags.
August 17, 2015
Great pack, versatile, very nice.
I picked up a US-10 to see if I wanted to buy into larger Kriega bags and set up the whole system. I'm currently sporting it on the passenger seat of my R1200GSW, but it could easily fit on the luggage rack and not interfere with the seat at all. I chose the seat so I can tuck the unused straps under when I'm not riding with the bag, rather than have to remove them or let them flap around in the wind as would be the case on the luggage rack.
Anyway, GREAT pack. Build quality is superb. The versatility is awesome if you've got the tank adapter (though maybe not so much on *this* bike...More on that in a review of the tank adapter) and it's plenty useable. While it's not exactly a quick in and out bag for frequent access, it's a great point-to-point system.
I ordered too late and missed my initial 1,400 mile trip I'd ordered it for, which would have put the 'dry' part to the test. As a result, I had to plan another trip to run it through its paces. I ran it over a weekend, mounted to the tank adapter, loaded with a couple Nalgene water bottles, the book I'm currently reading, my DSLR with a detached lens, plus a few smaller items like spare camera battery, etc. I tossed my GPS mount cover plate and cell phone in the top zipper pocket for quicker access, and the bag worked like a charm. I got a little bit of light rain, nothing to really test it out, but enough to say it kept everything dry. I also use it as my commuting bag to and from work every day for about a month now. It's a bit large for toting a baseball hat, pager, and a water bottle, but it cinches down nicely and rides just as secure as if it were full. I've abandoned the tank adapter though.
Overall, I'm pleased enough that I plan to pick up a US-30 to cover 90% of my potential luggage needs for weekend trips, and am certainly open to buying more bags for a larger system in the future.
July 31, 2015
Excellent bag system
The entire Kriega line is excellent and performs better than expected. Initial setup takes a little time, but once complete it works flawlessly.
July 27, 2015
Kriega makes a top quality bag
This bag fits perfectly on the tail of my Aprilia Tuono. As the Tuono has no storage under the seat, this bag holds just about everything I need for a day trip (tools, my phone, ipad and extra shirt). Very happy with my purchase.
June 19, 2015
So Far So Good
Only had this for a short time, I use it as a catch all right now, my Diavel has NO room for anything. So I put my helmet lock, lock cable, disk lock, tire repair kit in the main section. cell phone in the zipper part. works well, easy to install.
working on a way to secure it so it will not get stolen.
I trust no one....
June 16, 2015
I bought these to add to my 20L bag so add additional storage on my most recent ride. They added easily to either side of the 20L bag and gave a nice flat surface on which to place larger items such as tent, bed roll, etc. The only down side of these bags is that there is no pocket that is easily accessible when stopping for just a moment. I have ridden thru real down pours and the contents of these bags remained dry. Easy on/off/. This bag alone would be good for back and forth to work but would prob be too small if you wanted to put anything very large.
June 15, 2015
Quality functional bag
Bought this bag due to the fact that the 848 has NO space for putting anything! Actually bought it as a tail bag but like it more as a tank bag. Adapter for tank is top notch too and unclips easily for fill-ups.
Price is right in line with the quality that Kriega makes. Buy nice or buy twice!
The bag is very well made and looks great on the bike. Stores the essentials perfectly: wallet, phone, ipad, rag, sunglasses...
Waterproofing is a big bonus. Other reviewers complained that the bag has to be stuffed to stay secure and that is probably true so I just put bubble wrap when it isn't full. Makes it nice to rest on when on the highway.
I like that it is modular and works with Kriega's other products for when i get the US20.
Internal liner is great - my sealed coffee cup leaked and I pulled the liner out and rinsed it no problem.
One thing to remember and this sounds stupid but - this is a dry bag so getting in and out the end is a little more time consuming and cumbersome than a normal zippered tank/tail bag.
May 29, 2015
Was a little disappointed with the capacity upon receiving the tailbag. 10L is not very much, but the bag itself works as intended. It holds all my basic items I need to carry, and can be adjusted to size. Installing took longer than it should have, but that was my fault. I found it was easiest to double the four straps (creating two from four) that attach to the bike and lay one double strap per front and back attach points across (in parallel fashion) the seat creating a snug fit once the seat is locked in place.
May 25, 2015