Kriega US-20 Drypack
Great product --- a small minus
The bags are great an d easy to install. The downside is that the adhesive used for my bike came off on first use (see installation instructions)
October 20, 2014
I ride a 2014 v-rod muscle and needed some way to store my gear for weekend trips. I decided to give the dry-bags a try. The first one I bought was the 10 liter and loved it so I bought the 20 liter. I can attach both no problem to the back of the bike and the work like a charm. Definitely lots of storage and the white interior is definitely a big plus. Much easier to see your gear in there.
Great buy, highly recommend.
October 20, 2014
Absolutely great bag
This bag is obviously designed and built by people who use the products. The design is fantastic, the quality is superb, and the ease of use is sublime. I can't say enough about this bag. I can carry just about everything I need for a weekend away in it.
October 14, 2014
good for commuting
The bag is big enough to have:
- rain over pants (easy foldable rain paints from REV'it with no armor)
- waterproof hiking jacket that I put over my motorcycle jacket.
- everything you need for doing excercise at noon (tennis, shorts, tshirt, micro fiber towels, polar band, underwear, extra socks, you name it).
I have been using it by two weeks now, for commuting. I do have to take it out of the bike everysingle day, because I'm bringing all the things I need at the gym.
Probably this bag is not the best option for doing so, it is more for longer rides on the bike. But I do also do longer distance trips with friends, so this bag will do both jobs for me.
It is amazing how much stuff can fit on this bag.
October 6, 2014
quality materials, large capacity, and good looks.
Just returned from 2000 mile round trip. The Kriega 20 L bag performed flawlessly. Amazing how much gear can be packed in the bag. The bag remained firmly attached to my tail rack throughout my trip . Quality materials and workmanship. I did have to try several different tie-down locations on my bike (BMW F800GT), prior to my trip before I found the best locations. Ran through three brief rain showers on my trip and everything stayed dry. Would like to see a strong carrying handle added to bag. With a full bag, it is too heavy too use the shoulder strap and/or the waist belt.
September 22, 2014
Bought this to try to simplify my daily driver routine on my M/C and get a pack off my back so my suit vents can function. It works!
Perfect sized for a rolled up ironed uniform, a few t-shirts and socks, a folder or two of documents and lunch. Nothing gets crushed and load is secure.
Getting it set up the first time was fussy but now attaching the bag to the bike takes seconds. Load is secure and I don't feel worried about losing it. When empty I just fold up bag leaving clips for two of the for straps showing wrap with a Velcro strap,and clip it in diagonally so I can keeps straps from being loose.
Inner white dry-bag liner is sweet idea. Easy to see into, never had any wetness inside even with two hour ride with documents. The papers weren't even slightly limp from humidity so I know it was dry.
Outer pockets handy for small last minute items.
Like idea of being able to attach other bags of needed.
Expensive, but a quality piece of gear that to me has been worth the money and WAY better and cheaper than some monstrous tail box.
Will probably buy more to add versatility.
September 15, 2014
Great product, questionable mounting straps
Well made, durable, waterproof. The 20 holds more than you think it would.
My only issue is the mounting straps which is probably more due to the bike - Multistrada. I wish they would also include some type of bungee cords that clip in. This would allow a quicker attachment for those with racks or brackets. They work as is but require a lot of fiddling.
September 8, 2014
Worth the money. Great support. Classy bit of kit.
A completely waterproof bag, with a washable drybag, that attaches to basically anything and has a very thoughtfully laid out modular system. What's not to love?
I don't like hard cases. They clutter up the bike, they're unnecessarily expensive, and i have long since gotten mini-Pelican cases for anything I really care about getting damaged, so they're completely unnecessary for my normal mostly-commuting, occasional-touring riding style.
I picked this up as a commuter pack for my street triple. It comfortably holds my ipad, tool kit, change of clothes, lunch for my wife and I, and has just enough room for some incidentals if i have to hit the store on the way home.
It's held up to two months of daily use and looks brand new. Admittedly, I haven't "fully" tested it in heavy weather -- If i remember, I'll update this revew after the winter's commuting is through.
I like it so much that i've also started using it as a top-bag on my bicycle; Mike at Kriega US kindly sent along a duplicate set of mounting loops, so i can switch vehicles without switching my luggage.
My only complaint so far is that i have to re-tension the straps every time i mount or unmount it (this is to be expected; it's a soft bag!), and that when the bag's fully lashed down it's hard to get into the top zipper. Which I inevitably need to do to get my ear plugs. Every morning. So mostly, I'm complaining about my own idiocy here.
September 8, 2014