Kriega US-20 Drypack
Excelent bag but expensive
Great bag. Mounting to a 2010 z1000 was a puzzle due to no mounting points in the bike design. So i simply joined the straps together and sinched the bag to the seat, long ways perpendicular to the bike due to the small seat. The bag works great, but not that great for easy road access to the contents unless the items fit in the top pocket. While very nice it seems expensive for a dry bag when compared to full soft saddle bags.
July 30, 2015
Great All-Around Pack
I ordered this pack with the intention of using it for 4 season commuting to and from work, and then the occasional day trip with friends. I now fear I'll be ordering far more Kriega products as I look to expand upon this initial pack and build out a versatile soft luggage system for all scenarios.
I was drawn to Kriega due to the other reviews and overall high quality component to the bags. Very happy with my purchase so far. No more hassling with trying to get a backpack on while wearing a jacket. Increased airflow through the exhaust vents on the back of my jacket was an unexpected bonus, and now I'm more visible at night with a backpack not blocking the reflective properties of my jacket either.
I mounted this to the back of a '14 CB500X and included my choice for mounting the straps to the sub-frame in the pictures. Install was straight forward and took about 15 minutes.
Overall, I'm super excited with this purchase, and definitely recommend it to anyone who's had it on their wish list for a while.
July 15, 2015
great bag. perfect for commuting. next size up would hold a helmet. perfect for lunch box, extra clothes, shoes, computer.
June 29, 2015
Awesome tail bag (and I've tried many). Its so versatile in terms of sizing and loading it. The connections are a bit funky but they work. I have two bikes and I like to move bags back and forth so I may get another set of lockdown straps or make my own.
June 25, 2015
My US-20 Drypack is perfect for me
I love my US-20 Drypack. It was very simple to install and I attach it to my bike almost every day for my ride to work. It takes a minute to attach to the straps that are on the frame but this is just part of my helmet, gloves, go riding ritual now. Inside it holds on most days, over pants in case I go for longer ride home or it rains, liner for mesh jacket, rag, iPad or laptop. It has a few exterior pockets for other things like a ball cap. I like the shoulder strap so I can put it over my shoulder like a messenger bag if I am going for a walk somewhere. Great purchase, although a bit expensive, and it is well made. No regrets and I could see getting another one to connect to it if I ever needed to.
June 23, 2015
Great bag for commuting
I did a ton of research looking for a bag that I could use for commuting to work. My ride is 20 miles each way with city traffic. My goal was to get the weight of my backpack off my back/wrists and allow more airflow out the back of my jacket. I usually carry my 15" Dell laptop, 1 liter water bottle, 1 liter protein shaker bottle, two tupperware containers for lunch, dress shoes and other various office supplies.
This bag barely fits my laptop. The width is fine but I can't roll the end of the bag closed more than once (still appears to be water proof though). I couldn't fit everything so I have to leave my shoes at work but after that adjustment everything else fits easily. I've also used this bag to pack for a weekend and easily fit enough clothes, toiletries, chargers and other necessities for 2-3 days.
The bag seems to be very well made and feels like it will last for many years. The tie down system is very easy to use fairly quick to attach/remove from the bike (there are four adjustable nylon straps with metal hooks on the ends that either connect to the bag itself for easy storage or to tie down loops on the bike). Each strap also has two clips to secure the extra strap so its not flapping around in the wind. There is a small waterproof compartment on top for quick access to valuables and a small mesh compartment on the bottom to store any unused straps. There is also a shoulder strap for carrying the bag around after you get to your destination. This strap can easily be tucked under the bag while riding so you don't have to bother with putting it on every time you get off the bike.
Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend this bag to anyone with a motorcycle. The price is a little high but definitely worth it so far.
June 22, 2015
Premium product at a premium price.
This pack is great. Completely waterproof in my experience. Looks and feels like it will last a lifetime. Easy to attach and adjust. Perfect size for a couple water bottles, wallet, house/car keys, light rain jacket with room to spare.
June 8, 2015
Good For What It Is
Make no mistake, this is a nice bag for what it is. If you're doing serious stuff where you need a lightweight, waterproof bad, this is the perfect bag for that. Tough as nails, fairly easy to install, etc. The only real downside I saw to it was that you pretty much had to have something in it when you put it on. If you didn't, the straps couldn't be held in place properly with the strap keepers.
I'll probably still get a set of panniers for my bike, but this tail bag (and I stress bag) is pretty much what it's advertised to be. It's a backpack that you strap to a motorcycle. If that's what you're looking for, then it's a great one. If you're looking for something with a little rigidity and that you can open and close without removing it, you may want to look at another bag.
June 8, 2015