Kriega US-20 Drypack
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
Another Top Notch Kriega Bag
I had the R25 and US-10 before this. I decided to make the transition from backpack to tailbag and ti was totally worth it. The US-10 is a bit small however. This thing is the perfect size for light overnight trips or picking up a couple six packs.
August 18, 2014
Reliable bag, can't go wrong
This bag is perfect for day trips, has held up very well and fits quite a bit of things. I also bought he US 5 for commuting during the summer but use the US 20 in winter to store all my extra gear since its freezing in the morning and warmer in the afternoons. Between these two I think I have everything I need... for now :)
August 15, 2014
As good as advertised
I went to the Kriega website to check out the bag. Everything about the drypack is as advertised. It seems, feels and IS rugged. Seems like a very versatile durable bag. I might get a couple of 10L´s, so I get a 40L combo.
August 11, 2014
This thing is great and well worth the extra you pay for it. Easy installation, holds much more than I thought, completely water proof, and I am sure it will prove to be very durable. Only issue is getting it strapped down tight when almost empty. Still manage, but would be tighter and more secure if I had more items in the bag.
My bike, for your reference, is a 2012 Triumph Street Triple R
August 8, 2014