Kriega US-20 Drypack
My recommendation is based on me being an Angelino, where it rains 5 days out of the year. For someone in a wetter climate it would be a good bag. That aside, the attatchment of this bag is a pain. The 4 straps which mount to the rear under seat area is not an easy thing. If you very rarely remove the rear seat, then this is not much of an issue, if you do, this will be a pain. The straps must be moved and adjusted JUST right for you to put the seat back on. Again, being in LA, I have no need for the roll-up waterproofing opening, its a hassle that I don't need. So for me to remove something, say a pair of jeans, I need to un-snap 3 snap connectors to access the opening. I then have to unfurl the waterproof liner opening, remove the item, roll up the opening, snap 3 connectors back. But that's not all! I then have to pull up the extra slack from the lack of volume in my bag by tightening all 4 compression straps. That's just to pull 1 single item out. And if you want to put those jeans back in? Reverse the entire procedure. Oh man, forget all that and just give me my Jansport backpack.
On the plus side, this bag looks alike a million bucks. It is screaming quality that I have never seen on any luggage. You can tell it is built to last and someone put the best materials into it. I want to keep it and recommend it, but for me, in my situation, its just too much work and too many straps, snaps, and adjustments every single time I just want to grab my jeans. Oh man.
November 20, 2014
Well constructed bag with nice features. Purchased for my wife to attach to her rack for day trips. Works great for that purpose. Easy on and off as well. She likes it, so in the end, that's what counts... I'm tempted to put a system together for my bike as well.
November 10, 2014
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