Kriega US-20 Drypack
Excellent for trips
Just got this plus 2 US10s so I could do a little touring on my 2014 STR. Took a quick 3 day trip recently and can now happily recommend Kriega. I find their system was very simple and adaptable and it appears completely waterproof (have not yet tested due to good weather :) ). Install was a breeze once I got my head out of my a#%. Basically there are some straps you loop on to the subframe under the seat and these give you a place to mount the bags when you want to use them.
Overall, based on this experience and the many recommendations for Kriega I found on the web, I'm confident this was the best solution for me. It will probably be best for you too.
February 25, 2014
Well designed and versatile
Really like the product. Well designed and fits my bike ( Honda CBF 600 ) perfectly. Attach it and dont worry about, good to go.
Only drawback is its a little pricey but you pay for quality.
January 20, 2014
Great tail bag
I bought this bag to attach to my wife's Triumph Bonneville. We used it for the first time this past weekend. It worked great. It was an incredibly easy bag to install and worked great on my wife's bike. We went to the grocery store on the way back home from our ride and it worked like a charm. It expanded easily and fit all of the groceries we had bought. The material is very durable and I like the fact that it has a water resistant outer layer and a waterproof inner layer. I have a tank bag on my bike but after buying this for my wife's bike I will purchasing this bag to use on mine.
January 15, 2014
Versatile and Reliable
I've had this pack for the better part of a year and it is impressive in terms of versatility, reliability, and appearance. Even though pricing is a bit high, I would highly recommend it.
The pack can be used either as a shoulder bag (in which case it is extremely comfortable even when heavy), or attached via straps under the rear seat. As a shoulder bag it is well-designed and I now take it to work daily (and I don't usually ride to work). In riding situations, the shoulder strap is almost unnoticeable if wearing your jacket.
It is important to install the straps under the rear seat and secure it to the frame as opposed to the seat. This prevents you from having to fiddle with them every time the rear seat comes off. It does take some time (45 minutes for me) to get them right initially, but once they are right, they are virtually maintenance-free. When the bag is off, they are hardly noticeable. All straps can be carried via a netted pocket and stored out of sight when not in use. If riding pillion, just have the passenger carry it with her shoulder.
The clips are substantial and well made. They were dragged along the ground when I dropped my bike and suffered only cosmetic damage. I had also forgotten to clip 3 of the 4 straps on a recent trip and the bag was still with me after 50 miles of freeway. The zipper to the outer pocket is intelligently designed to be operable when strapped in, great for your wallet, cell phone etc. It takes longer than I like (5 seconds) to open and close the main compartment, but it is substantially waterproof as a result. The bright lining is a great feature, as it helps you visually find things that may be stuck at the bottom.
Stylistically, they work well with my leather jacket and look sleek and sporty. There is more than enough capacity for an average day trip where I'd store some water and snacks along with the usual things that travel with me.
One tip I have is to not cut any straps during installation because you might need the extra length later on a different bike.
January 1, 2014
Really nice universal bag...
I use this bag on my daily commute...
It's ideal for short shopping trips and groceries. I've used it for day trips and camping as well.
I found it easier to use bungee cords instead of the supplied mounting straps.
No complaints at all!
December 5, 2013
High quality carrying bag
Easy on and off. This product is a very high quality solution to carrying the goods. Looks good on my GS1200 Adventure too. Recommend it to anyone considering other any other options.
December 2, 2013
The quality of the product is top notch in every aspect. When you actually feel it, look at it, handle it, you can tell that the bag was very well thought out and it excels at what it does. Don't think twice.
November 18, 2013
Bought the US-20 for my commute, to hold my laptop plus other misc items to bring to the office and for running errands.
- Can fit anything I need it to fit for my everyday life
- I anticipate it will fit everything I need it to fit for a weekend trip
- High quality materials, durable, feels like it will hold up for years
- Great functionality, the shoulder strap is my favorite feature because it makes it easy to transition from on-the-bike to an office setting.
- Waterproof, rode in the rain and not a drop of water got in the drybag.
- Not the easiest thing to install. For my Ninja 300, using it is a tailbag isn't the best because there isn't a great way to strap it down. Solution: Bought the tank adapter so now it works great and is easy to plug/unplug and go.
- Can be a pain in the rear to keep rolling and unrolling the bag to get to items inside, but this is a minor annoyance. I just notice it more because I am on/off the bike frequently running errands.
Despite some minor drawbacks, the US-20 is a great bag. It fulfills my needs and makes it extremely easy to pack stuff with me on the bike.
November 11, 2013