Kriega US-30 Drypack
The word to fit this bag is PERFECT!
I was a little hesitant about buying the US 30 due to cost. However, after receiving it, I think I am going to order another one. The quality is incredible. I spent a while looking at it to try to find something wrong with it, and could not. All the stitching is absolutely perfect. Even the straps are perfect! The fitment on my Speed Triple is almost like it was made only for my bike. The bag goes on and off easily and quickly, and stays in place when you are riding. I personally hate to feel a bag in the small of my back when I ride, so I put the bag on sideways, instead of inline like the product photo shows and it works perfectly. I was concerned about being able to stack the bag and have it move while riding but with the way the straps hold the bag and you are able to strap it down so tight, I am going to order another US 30 and stack them. I highly recommend this bag for sport bikes. Don't let the price scare you away, it is worth every penny.
June 17, 2013
Very versatile tailpack
This thing is great! It holds a lot, attaches easily, is waterproof, feels very rugged, and can be removed when not in use without leaving behind any racks or loose straps. Ok, there are some attachment straps left behind, but those are practically invisible tucked under the rim of the seat. Works great for commuting on a sport bike without having to wear a heavy backpack. My only complaint is that it only comes with 1 set of attachment straps so I can't easily transfer it to my other bike. I plan to solve that by getting a US-20 that will come with attachment loops. Then I can use one, the other, or both together on either bike.
June 9, 2013
Lots of room inside
This drypack worked well on my 600 mile round trip. I did not hit any rain, so I can't speak to that feature, but I am sure it will be fine. The attachments kept the pack secure to my motorcycle at all times.
May 27, 2013
A+ Bag For my Ninja!
Just returned from my first 3-day trip with the Kriega 30.
This bag was very easy to install! The main straps attach under the seat and can remain on the bike wether you're using the bag or not. The bag has aluminum clips that attach to the strap loops when the bag is on, and it's very easy to tighten up so the bag doesn't move while riding. Also super easy to unclip and take into the hotel or coffee shop!
Tons of room in this 30L bag, and I highly recommend going with this one rather than the 20L. I packed 3 outfits, shoes, makeup bag, and spare layers in the main part with quite a bit of room to spare — and there's a secondary outer zipper for wallet, Protein bars or whatever.
It was also pretty easy to open the bag and grab stuff while it was strapped on :)
Also it survived a downpour, so I guess it's pretty waterproof!!
May 21, 2013
Really easy to set up, and held more than I thought it would. I can't say anything about durability, I've only used it once. The white interior makes it easy to find stuff inside.
May 13, 2013
One word: Wow
This is probably the best item I've purchased for my bike thus far. I'll likely be getting a US-20 or maybe two for my trip to California this summer. The quality of this bag is off the charts.
To show how much can fit, next time you're at a grocery store, take a look at the 17lb-20lb bags of dog food. I fit one of those in this bag earlier today. Greats bags, highly recommend
May 8, 2013
Perfect for my use
Can't think of a single improvement that would benefit this bag. It does exactly as advertised. As sensible and simple as it is waterproof. I'm now a Wolfman convert.
April 22, 2013
Awesome tail bag - definitely recommended!
I bought this bag for a trip I was taking down Highway 1 (PCH, from San Francisco to San Diego. The initial setup process of the bag was very easy. You find 4 places on the subframe to attach the securing loops to, and adjust them to be the correct length. After mounting the bag on the tail and making sure that the loops were in the right place, I cut off the excess strap (per the instructions) and I was all set. The loops can be left attached to the subframe at all times, and depending on your bike, can also be hidden from view when not in use by tucking them under the seat).
Even when overpacked (I crammed way too much in it), this bag stayed secure on the back of my bike. The strap securers are great, and kept the straps from flinging all over the place in the wind, even at 80+ MPH. Taking the bag off the bike when I stopped somewhere was easy - just clicked the 4 quick-release snaps. Re-adjusting the straps when you're ready to get on the road again kind of gets old, but also gets faster and faster the more times you need to do it.
The biggest gripe I have however, is that it's pretty much impossible to reach something at the bottom of the bag without dumping the entire thing out, especially if you packed it tightly. With that said, I learned to keep the stuff I needed access to on top, and the stuff I didn't on the bottom. It does have a large zipper accessible pocket on the top of the bag for easy access items, but tension must be released from the securing straps before you can access it. A bit annoying but I don't think there is much that could be done design wise to fix this.
Lastly, if you have a tail light cover like I do (Hypermotard), make sure to put a soft cloth over it - I ended up micro-polishing my tail light cover with the rubber mesh on the bottom of the bag, and had to spend quite a bit of time buffing it out. I doubt this would be a problem for most bikes, especially if you don't overpack it like I did ;)
Overall, I'm extremely happy with my purchase - I think I'll get the US-10 to attach to this bag for my next trip.
April 8, 2013