Kriega US-30 Drypack
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
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