Kriega US-30 Drypack
Exactly what I was looking for
I bought this product based upon the reviews and the video and so for I have to say I am quite pleased with the purchase. First, my Monster 821 has loops built in under the seat to make it very easy to attach the main pack (30L) to the seat. It wasn't difficult to figure out how to attach the smaller packs (10L) to the larger one but it just took a little longer to match all the right straps with the buckles. Now that I figured out how to set it all up, it will be easier to do on my trip and I know I can simply unstrap the main bag from the seat and take the whole assembly with me to the hotel room.
The product looks good, durable, and the fit and finish look good as well.
June 30, 2015
Good bag on and off the bike, excellent quality and build.
June 26, 2015
Used it on a three night trip and I was able to pack all my gear and had room to spare. I was torn between this and the US-20 and I am glad I went with the US-30. I was concerned it would look "too big" on my bike (Triumph Bonneville) and it did not. Once the mounting straps are on, getting the bag on and off the bike is a cinch. The material and finishing of the bag seems very sturdy and durable. I have no doubt it is completely waterproof. There is one external pocket with zipper for quick access without having to take the bag off the bike. My only suggestion for improvement is that it would be nice to have more external pockets. Can't wait to use it on more trips!
June 21, 2015
Once you figure out to install it, great product
The installation instructions are...borderline useless. I mean...you'll figure it out, and they're in english, it's just that they were clearly written by someone who was way too involved with the design of the product. Lots of assumptions made concerning the user's knowledge of the product. Anyway, once you get it on, the bag is top notch. Rugged, waterproof, HUGE, and once you strap it on you can forget about it- it's not going anywhere.
I struggled to decide between the US30 and the US20. I'm glad I went with the US30. I fear my laptop would not have fit with everything else I bring along my commute. I would definitely buy the US30 again.
June 1, 2015
Great weekend bag
I managed to get this mounted on the back of my NC700X without much difficulty - the straps tuck under the passenger seat when not in use, allowing me to hook the bag up in only a few minutes. It's not a rock solid mount - if you have a bike with a shorter tail and no rear rack, the straps go under the passenger seat, which probably isn't as wide as the bag. This means the straps tend to want to pull the bag forward - toward the rider. It works, but it's not completely rock solid. If I had a rear back on my NC700X that would give enough room that it wouldn't be an issue.
Anyway, mounting challenges aside, the bag is very nice. It's large - I test packed for a weekend - a pair of tennis shoes, two pairs of jeans, a couple shirts, a sweatshirt, etc. - it all fit. As long as you don't go crazy in packing this should be all you need for one person for a weekend trip!
May 25, 2015
Solid bag option
I purchased the Kriega US-30 Drypack to extend my storage/carrying capacity on my 2014 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec. After watching reviews on Revzilla I had planned on getting the US-20, but when I went to order they were out-of-stock, so I bought the 30 - and I'm glad I did. It's the perfect size for holding my jacket, sandals, etc. It would fit my laptop too, but I keep that in my backpack still as I haven't determined the amount of shock the items receive on the fender.
I bought the Yamaha branded rear-rack and installed the bag to that. The caveat to this setup is that the bag sits lengthwise along the fender, and if it's too full will make sitting against it will a full backpack nearly impossible, as they occupy some of the same space.
For longer rides, this bag is great. For shorter rides, or frequently accessing the items inside the bag, it can be a bit tedious opening and fastening the restraints over and over. This thing is definitely waterproof, so I have no worries about that. The construction is top-notch, and I expect to use this bag without issues for many years.
Overall I'm very pleased with the US-30
May 11, 2015
A great waterproof bag!
I recently installed the US30 bag on my Versys. I was worried that I would have to mount it perpendicular to my seat, but it fits without interfering with the rider's portion of the seat. The installation on my 2013 Versys 650 was very easy. I was able to attach all 4 support straps to the subframe.
I commute daily and have been putting my 13' mac pro, mac peripherals, a pair of street shoes, rain liner for my jacket, several books, 4" stack of papers to grade, and other associated junk needed for my commute in this bag. I have even used it to pick a few groceries.
On my Versys, when the bag is full, it touches my back when riding, but remember I am filling up a 30L bag long ways on my pillion seat. It doesn't restrict me in anyway.
I struggled with trying to decide between the US20 and US30. I am glad I went with the US30. When it isn't full, it is very easy to tighten up using the straps.
May 4, 2015
now, this is what you're looking for
Simple. Rugged. Quality. You'll love the extra space created by its simplicity. Straight forward without gimmicks. What you see is truly what you get. Watch the review.
May 4, 2015