Kriega US-30 Drypack
Fast and easy solution for storage
I am happy I purchased the 30L bag. With this I have room for my computer and rain gear during my commute, as well as some clothes for long rides.
Construction is good, however internal waterproof bag may become damaged if you place sharp objects inside (carefull with those computers! I use a neoprane sleeve).
Very happy with my purchase!
November 18, 2013
Great kriega quality as usual
Bag is easy to setup and fits securely on my Triumph Thruxton. Good quality, fell fabricated and since I have yet to test this out, I'm sure by its construction, it'll handle whatever rainy condition I put it in. All in all, lot's of room and easy to setup.
October 29, 2013
This is the perfect sportbike tail-pack. I have a ZX14R and it was easy to secure the four-point mounting straps under the seat, then the bag easily secures using aluminum strap connectors. When you are done using the bag, the under-seat straps just hide away under the seat until they are needed again. Once you have the US-30 bag secure, a subsequent bag will easily secure on top. I have the US-30 & US-10 and this combination works great for rain-proof multi-day sport-touring. These bags have great build quality and versatility. I highly recommend them. The Revzilla Kriega videos do a great job of giving you a pre-purchase sense of the bags' capabilities. If you think you need them, you do.
October 12, 2013
I have three of the Kriega bags (US10, US20 and US30) and they are all extremely well made and absolutely waterproof. I use them daily for commuting purposes and have tested them in heavy downpours that left other bikes waiting it out under overpasses. I know they don't claim the outer pocket is waterproof since the basis of the waterproof system is the white liner in the main bag, but I have left my wallet, keys, phone, etc. in the outer bag when caught in a shower and have never found water in that compartment. The only caveat to the system is that you need to pay attention to what you are going to use the bags for when you order them so you don't end up with the wrong bag for your particular use case. The US 20 is excellent for summer commuting when I have my tools, raingear and my lunch in the bag. I knew in the winter I'd be adding a second shield for the ride home in the dark and in the fall and spring I would have additional layers that I might need in the morning but would want to stow for the ride home when it is warmer. I figured the UScombo30 system would be perfect since I could throw that stuff in the extra 10 liter bag and add it to the system during the months I need it. It works, but it is a bit of a pain to have to attach the second bag to the side or top of the primary bag so I picked up a US30 to fill that role. The double bag system works, but having to fiddle with it twice a day every day was just more hassle than I was willing to deal with. However, being able to attach all the bags to the bike is a great feature when you need to carry a lot of items or are planning an overnight trip. The other thing I would be careful of when ordering is size. Unlike panniers or a top case, the Kriega attachment system works on the principle of compression. That means you need to have at least enough stuff in the bag for you to be able to compress the load using the straps for a secure attachment to the bike. It doesn't mean they need to be full, just that the system isn't really designed for the bags to be carried empty. Since I never leave home without at least raingear and a basic toolkit I never have a problem with having something in the bag. If I am going somewhere and expect to pick up a bunch of stuff (dealer for oil and filter, groceries, etc.) then I usually place the larger Kriega bag inside the smaller one and attach that to the bike. Then I can load both of them up when I get to where I am going.
September 27, 2013
Goes good with my black bike.
It took me a couple of trys to get the loops where I wanted them positioned and some needle nose pliers. After that I was in business. My first trip was a weekend trip to the Red Bull Indy MotoGP and between the R25 backpack and this tailpack I wasn't hurting for room. I didn't encounter any rain and that is just fine with me when I am going to the races. The bag stores more than it looks like and when tightened down it doesn't move. This is my 2nd product of Kriega and they are spot on with their design.
September 24, 2013
Best bags I have ever purchased.
Bought US-20 & US-30 for street and next serious Adventure Ride. Nice! They are an excellent water tight way to carry my STUFF! Best I have ever had and I've been riding since 1958. Easy on and off. Fit snug & tight on my 1200 GS Adventure. Look great too! Adventure riding buddy had them first and they worked so well I had to get mine.
September 23, 2013
Great Bag for Weekend Trips
I was deliberating between the Kriega 20 or the 30 and eventually decided to go with the 30 and I'm glad I did. The 30 holds the perfect amount of stuff and is a great all purpose bag that basically gives you a fully removable trunk on the back of your bike. I've used the bag for any number of things - groceries, weekend trips, work,etc - and the bag really is great for no matter what you need it for. Looks cool on the back of the bike and is basically like a simple duffle bag when you're carrying it around. Yes, the bag is expensive and while I've only used it for a solid 3 months, I can say that both the materials and the way the bag is put together is highly durable and I would bet this bag will last me for a long time and in assorted weather conditions. Only thing to take into consideration is size. The fact that the bag is 30 liters is both it's biggest pro and biggest con. The bag may fit a ton of stuff but it's also big and takes up a bit more than the entire passenger seat of the bike. Mind you my bike is small so for most other people this won't even matter but if you're riding anything similar in size to the cbr 250, odds are you will feel the bag while you're riding if the bag is full. But at the end of the day it's really not that big of a deal and i'd argue it's worth the trade off for the extra 10 liters of storage space. Highly recommended to those willing to make the investment.
September 20, 2013
Before I got this bag I was using a 3 day assault pack. It was loaded pretty heavy and I couldn't ride more than an hr without my back hurting. The kreiga us 30 made a night and day difference.
The bag wasn't what I expected (think medium sized duffle bag). I am happy with the quality as it seems well made.
I have a cbr250 and chose not to do the subframe install but rather loop the straps together and put it under the rear seat which is just fine.
I have a 30 inch inseam and have no problem kicking my leg over when I need to get on the bike (leg has to clear tail bag) but I could see it could be a problem for those with shorter legs.
I guess my only complaint is, while the strap is handy to attach to the bag and carry shoulder or messanger style, it is cumbersome and uncomcortable to carry for long distances. I wish they made it more like a backpack carry.
I commute about 140 miles one way once a week and the bag is secure and does not move around even at highwY speed
September 12, 2013