Kriega US-30 Drypack
Minimilist and Functional
This bag is easy to install and is very durable. I bought the 30 L version and it fits fine on the back of my 2009 Speed Triple. I orient it perpendicular to the seat which makes it encroach less on my riding position. The bag is not rigid so the more full it is the easier it is to manipulate and position when tightening it down to the passenger seat. The bag isn't designed to be beautiful, but it is very functional and utilitarian in appearance, which I feel looks cool in serious and no gimmicks sort of way.
April 24, 2015
Solid and well thought out
I'd been looking for something to transport my work laptop on the bike. It doesn't fit in my topcase, and I didn't want to have to put on the panniers just for that.
This bag fits the bill nicely. It accommodates the computer (roughly 15" x 10" x 2") with lots of room to spare. Everything feels solid and well thought out--you get the sense that somebody spent some time thinking about how this would actually be used. I took it on a weekend trip, and it worked perfectly. It sat securely on the passenger seat and didn't budge.
Installing the loops you hook the bag to was a little fiddly on my F700GS, but once they're on, mounting and dismounting the bag is easy.
I haven't done a real-world test of the waterproof-ness, but as a "laboratory test", I put a magazine in the bag, closed it up, and left it under running water in the shower for about 10 minutes. A puddle formed on top and the outer shell seemed to absorb some moisture, but the magazine came out fine. Take that for what it's worth.
Overall, I'm very happy with it.
April 15, 2015
The best tailbag you can buy
I am extremely impressed with this bag. I've already used it in the rain, and it is completely waterproof. All of the buckles, straps, etc. are very high quality and very rugged.
Install is pretty easy, but depending on your bike may require some removal of tail fairings. Definitely the sort of job anyone with some allen wrenches and screw drivers could handle, but it could be a little intimidating if you don't do your own wrenching.
I opted for the 30 L size instead of the 20, and I'm glad I did. It's easy to compress it down to a small size if it's not full, and having the extra room has been very useful.
March 2, 2015
A little pricey, but perfect.
I bought this just before the holidays in order to visit family and be able to truck back gifts and anything I might get for Christmas. I originally bought the 20-liter but it was too small. Installation took a little bit (mainly because my hands are kinda large), but you can easily keep the straps under the passenger seat when you're not using them so it still looks great.
The 30 is a great size and it fits much more than you would think looking at it. I threw a few sets of clothes along with a book and put my phone back there while I was riding. Real easy to detach when I stopped for a meal and easy access to check my phone as well. It had enough room on the way back to hold the bottle of whiskey my sister bought me.
Glad I bought this, though it is a bit more expensive than I would like.
December 29, 2014
Flawless In 1,000 Mile Trip
Took a 1,000 mile trip to Death Valley. The pack preformed flawlessly. Its very easy to install and I had no issues. My only complaint is some of the stitching looks bad brand new. I do not know if this will cause any issues later down the road but for the price I expected flawless looking stitches.
December 1, 2014
Excellent pack, easy install, no issues
I got this to replace a very not-waterproof tank bag. I'm using it as a tailbag, not a tank bag.
This is installed on a Ninja 300 and was really easy to install. Remove the pillion seat, and wrap the straps around the two hooks and the inner frame area. Be sure to get the straps out of the way of the seat, though, or it won't go back on without a fight.
The pack itself looks great; it's obviously well made, and doesn't look chintzy. The straps/buckles for the quick release are nice, and it's easy and quick to get the pack off the bike when parked.
Of course, since I bought the bag for all the rain we had, it hasn't rained since, but I'm not worried about the waterproof claim. This bag is excellent and well worth the money.
November 17, 2014
What I needed!
I could improve this product, honestly, but it has made my life so much easier as it is. The straps easily installed on my Triumph Bonneville. I just quickly attach each time and can quickly take it off when I reach my destination. Tons of room for stuff in the bag.
My recommendations ... come up with a laptop version. I use this for hauling my laptop. It would be nice to have a built-in laptop pocket.
November 6, 2014
Best design I've found.
I've used the US-10 and 20 bags for years and found them to be durable and well designed. I know California's been in a drought but I've ridden in some torrential rain with these bags and not once had water get inside. My son uses a Kreiga backpack and it too is brilliantly designed. You can't go wrong with Kreiga.
October 20, 2014