Kriega US-20 Drypack
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
Everything you hoped in a seat bag
To be blunt: This bag was everything I needed and hoped for. This bag mounted perfectly to my 2006 Suzuki 650sv. The 20 liter was the perfect size for all my needs. There is enough room for five 1 inch binders stack on one another, i managed to fit twelve bottles of beer (2 six packs) and ride down a highway without a single bottle being broken. At the same time the bag collapses to a minimal state which doesn't get in the way of anything. I would highly recommend grabbing this bag as your first Kriega because it can be small enough or big enough for almost any job. The fack that it has a shoulder and waist strap is a big plus if you plan on using it for a daily bag. Great material and construction i see this bag outlasting all competition.
September 8, 2014
Perfect size tail bag.
The perfect size tail bag for a weekend trip, light grocery shopping, or whatever else you may need. The only downside is that you don't feel like it's secure if you don't have the bag at least half full but still, I highly recommend this tail bag.
September 1, 2014
Worth the money
Bought this because of the excellent reviews even thought it is very expensive. I have only great things to say about it. Excellent build quality, very spacious. If you are worried about it being to big for a tank bag its not, I have it set up as a tank bag. Great design, and actually looks great on the bike unlike other bags where you want to remove them if you want your bike to look good. Great looking bag. Everything is top quality.
August 27, 2014
Meets My Functional Objectives
My purpose for this bag was to allow me to safely and securely carry overnight clothing and a 13" laptop on the pillion seat. Though I have ample side cases on my R1200GSA and K1600GT, I would rather ride without them. Dimensions was a prime criteria: I wanted the bag to sit low enough on the pillion saddle that it did not interfere with opening the lid on the fixed tail-cases nor be so deep that it intruded on my (driver) seat area.
I first bought the US-10 pack. It's dimensions seemed adequate and it LOOKED like it would meet my needs. But, it turned out to be too small. I decided to give the US-20 a try. The US-20 turned out to be just right. I kept the US-10 because the Kriega system allows its bags to be quickly, easily and securely "buddied-up" and I figured that one day I might need a skosh more capacity.
The engineering and build-quality of the Kriega bags are impressive. I subsequently purchased Kriega "Connector Clips" (under "Spares" on the Kriega.us website). These let you temporarily remove the bag and quickly and easily tether the four male "Hook Straps" to one another -- eliminating the need to remove and stow the "Loop Straps" and "Hook Straps."
I also gave considerable thought to the mounting of the "Loop Straps" on my two bikes. I modified the Loop Straps so that I could semi-permanently affix them to the rack bars on my GSA (they tuck neatly under the pillion saddle when not in use). For the GT, I trimmed the Loop Straps and made a large loop on the non-Hook Strap end of each (using a sewing machine). They can now be quickly looped around the pillion grab-rails and easily/quickly removed and stowed when not in use. Just measure carefully -- you want the Loop Straps to be just the right length -- too long and you cannot properly cinch down the Hook Straps and too short they will not clear the grab-rails.
August 26, 2014
My bike had tags under the seat already and it fit straight on with no fussing. I do a lot of overnight rides with my friends into the alpines around Victoria, Australia and the Kreiga is absolutely brilliant. It doesn't even feel like I have anything on the back and even when I've got the bike leant over it doesn't flinch. 20lt is enough for maybe a two or three day ride for some essentials like shoes, clothes, first aid kit etc and has quite a bit of room. The 20 litre is too big for my day to day running so I'll get a 10 which will be perfect to add to the 20 for longer trips.
August 18, 2014
A modern "dry bag" loaded with features.
If you spend any time in the outdoors you'll see a wide variety of waterproof bags. Everything from a plastic garbage bag as a liner to backpack and duffels with roll down tops and waterproof zippers.
The product is well thought out and features outstanding quality. It's a dry bag with lots of ways for attachment. It works exactly as it should and my stuff NEVER gets wet. But it's more than that - the liner is white and it's easy to see inside. This is not a black hole dry bag where your drop something in and it's difficult to find it again. The pockets, clips, tabs, loops and zips make it versatile and easy to mount on ANY bike. Way durable and loaded with features.
This is NOT yesterdays "dry bag" - it's modern and better!
August 18, 2014