Kriega US-30 Drypack
Great weekend pack
Great weekend pack at a reasonable cost. Love the ease if mounts to just about any bike.
September 29, 2014
Great bag for the most part
The bag itself is great! Plenty of room & way easier to pack a bunch in than a backpack. It would be nice if they included a way to leave the shoulder strap on and strap it down safely. Anymore, I usually just carry the bag without the strap unless I'm going to be walking a ways. For as expensive as the bag is, that would be something that would make it more worth the price.
I don't have any signs of wear on the bag, and I ride almost every day during the week. You pay a premium, but it is worth it if it continues to hold up without wear.
Install on my 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 was a little tricky, and involved taking some of the plastics off, strapping everything in a way that would allow me to close the seat, and then putting it all back together again. Not a problem with the bag, just be prepared to spend an hour or so figuring out the best way to install on your bike.
September 29, 2014
Perfect bag for a long ride
I bought this bag a few months ago to add to my Kriega US-20 Drypack.
I live in India. I've used it on 3 long trips - approximately 5000 kms each. The trips have take me through many different terrains, multiple weather conditions. Not once have I felt I should've had a different bag.
Its a sack - and thats it. Its that simple. There are a couple of zippered pouches, but you're not buying this bag for that. What you're buying the bag for is:
- its easy to install.
- it kept the contents dry, even in a torrential down pour.
- its modular. you can easily add different pieces to match your requirement.
- its built very well. i'm sure my bags will last a long time considering how well they handled the rough so far.
- when fastened tightly, it adds minimum drag.
- you can carry it like a messenger bag when you're not on your motorcycle
Its slightly expensive, if i have to think of a con (come on its a sack, and a fantastic one)
September 25, 2014
held fast and well constructed
used immediately for a trip down the east coast. Worked as expected. Easy to install.
September 16, 2014
Very impressive, even considering the (seemingly) high price.
I convinced myself a little while back that I wanted a good pack for my Triumph Speed Four, and I wanted it to be dry. At the time I was tentatively planning a longer road trip and I knew I'd need a drypack.
Well, I never did go on that trip, but it was about a week after I got this pack that I rode through a storm with:
- a computer in the main pocket
- a tablet computer in the water resistant pocket, and
- my wallet in my jeans pocket.
Both the computer and the tablet were bone dry. I included the wallet because the rain ruined it. It was raining hard enough that the glue and stitching in my wallet fell apart, but my gear was safe and dry.
Construction is solid, it cleans easily, the waterproofing is astounding, and I stopped worrying about the price the moment I pulled my (dry) electronics out of that storm.
My only complaint is the rolling top (needed to achieve waterproofing) makes frequent opening and closing a hassle. Pack once, close the thing once, and go riding.
The universal mounting system worked wonderfully. It's very quick to attach to the bike, and very secure.
September 1, 2014
Great for a lot of stuff.
Since we're experiencing a drought, this review won't be about the water-proofing elements of this bag. However, with it's construction, I feel confident with it keeping my stuff dry.
This is a great bag to put a bunch of stuff, and in fact was made to be packed full. The strap downs work best when the bag is full while being "strapped down". The "fullness" of the bag actually helps keep it strapped in place.
I was able to fit a bath towel, pair of jeans, waterproof overpants, a hoodie, a Freezeout Cold Gear jacket, 4 t-shirts, a 13" laptop, a Wacom tablet, a few cables, a pair of Asics sneakers, and three spray bottles - Plexxus, chain cleaner, and chain lube. Also a small toiletry bag and a pair of Astars summer gloves.
This thing will hold nicely on a 2013 Triumph Street Triple - follow the cutting instructions and you'll be all good!
Get this bag. I don't think the 20 is big enough to be practical in cases where you need more than a day's worth.
Whatever you decide, ride safe!
August 25, 2014
Great for trips, camping, etc.
Absolutely love my Kriega US 30. I've used it several times for one or two day camping trips. I strap my tent and bedroll on top of it using Rok straps. It's been through a couple heavy duty rainstorms and kept everything inside dry as a bone. Definitely recommend.
August 22, 2014
The great-gear hauler!
I just went on my first overnight camping trip and took the Kriega 30. I'm very pleased with the amount that this is able to hold as well as the multiple attachment points to strap other gear to.
I was able to carry the following in this bag (I pack like a backpacker): sleeping pad, bivy sack, light down jacket, thermal pants/top, bear spray, flip flops, and 3 small stuff sacks , each equivalent in size to a hot dog (with bun). Wow! I attached a 15L drybag to the top of this for a few extras.
I'd definitely look into buying more Kriega luggage in the future whenever my gear carrying needs grows. For now, this is great!
August 10, 2014