Kriega US-30 Drypack
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
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