Kriega US-30 Drypack
Perfect Travel Bag
I needed a bag that could strap on/off easily, take some abuse and then still look decent enough to jump on a plane and travel . Just did 800 miles, then rental cars and flights, hotels, etc. and the bag worked and looked great along the way and was ready strap back on and go on the flip side.
April 14, 2014
Great for long trips
Overall I like the Kriega bags. I bought this 30L bag and two 10L bags to use as a 50L system after my girlfriend bought a 30L for her bike.
The mounting straps are easy to install, though some bikes might be more of a pain than others. That's not Kriega's fault though. Some subframes are just harder to get to than others. Especially my girlfriends CBR 250. I've got my eye on you, Honda!
Attaching the mount straps to my '08 R1 was a breeze.
For the most part these bags are so well thought out, so distressingly /clever/ that they make me sick. The main compartment is cavernous, and the internal waterproof liner seems to be waterproof. So you can pull it out to wash it if you..do..something..unfortunate in that bag. Whatever that may be.
While the main compartment is not as easy to get in to, that's what you get with waterproof bags. Tail bags come in three varieties. 1: Will soak all of your belongings in the slightest downpour, but really easy to get in to. 2: May soak all your belongings in a downpour, but not as easy to get in to. 3: Will actually keep your stuff dry. But don't expect to easily fiddle around in them at every stop.
The biggest downside to these bikes is the nature of the straps and the zippers make it difficult to get into the small pockets. So expect to disconnect some of the buckles to get in easily. This is worse then you've got additional kriega bags strapped on as well.
* Overall a clever, well thought out, waterproof design.
* Comes with everything you need to easily attach to the bike
* With a single bag you can clip on and clip off pretty quickly. Far easier than normal tension straps or bungee cords.
* Comes with a shoulder strap to ease hauling your stuff around.
* So clever it may result in nausea.
* When using multiple bags you should expect some Kajiggering to get everything on the bike when you're getting ready to leave.
For shorter day trips the single 30L is great and meets my needs. For longer trips you can Voltron a bunch of other Kriega bags together to make one giant modular crime fighting tail-bag system/robot. Which is cool.
April 14, 2014
Quality built product
Best brand on the market for bags. No complaints or negative aspects to say about my US-30. Fits well, durable, great for stuffing my computer-shoes-clothes-etc.. Dont look at any other brand this is top of the line. I ride an R6.
April 14, 2014
There's enough room for almost anything you need to store, and it's got great loops on it to use my bungee net on top of it.
March 29, 2014
Easy to install on BMW S1000RR
This drypack works well on my BMW S1000RR, the bike has pre-installed straps so I did not have to use the ones that came with the drypack. It is big enough to transport my computer to and from work plus there is still enough room to put a change of clothes, shoes and a rain suit.
March 17, 2014
It's worth it!
I was hesitant to buy due to price. The bag lives up to all the claims, is verry well made, water proof, and could not be easier to mount. The nice thing is if you go for the 30, and don't need all the room all the time, just compress it. But if you need the room it's still there with you.
March 3, 2014
Nothing bad to say about this bag
This bag was originally for installation on a friend's V Star but didn't like the install set up. Now it makes the daily commute, 30 miles each way, on my Triumph Scrambler. The initial install took all of five minutes, and now the bag goes on and off in seconds. It couldn't be easier. The bag works well whether it's full or nearly empty. The materials and construction are top notch. The bag looks good, functions well and feels solid. I haven't needed to remove the waterproof liner, and living in the desert, I haven't really tested it. I do like the roll top closure better than I thought I would. I'm thinking of buying another one for more capacity on longer trips.
February 22, 2014
Best Pack in the World!
If you like to travel by bike through all kinds of weather and for multiple days, I highly suggest this pack!
Now, it's funny I say that because I actually haven't used it yet on any of my trips but let me tell you, I come from owning Cortech Sport Saddlebags that I used on my 2007 GSXR 600 for only two weekend trips before they started to tear apart at the seams. This Kriega pack looks so durable that if it had some how fallen off the back of my bike when I do go to use it, I trust that it would hold up very well! Everything is double stitched at points of stress!
I've already installed the mounting straps and tested it by connecting the pack to my bike while the bag was empty. Two things: the time to mount the straps took me awhile (45 min.?) because I had to redo two of the straps as they got in the way of trying to latch the passenger seat down. And two: the straps in the rear barely reach out from under the seat on my bike which makes it a little difficult to attach the hooks from the pack to the loop in the straps. Now, that being said, once you mount the straps to the bike, you can leave them on there forever. All you have to do is just hide the straps under the seat when not in use.
I can't wait to use this pack!!
January 28, 2014