Kriega US-30 Drypack
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
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