Kriega US-5 Drypack
Great Small Fender Pack - Needs Better Mounting Solution
Kriega brand bags are great in general. I already have three US-10's, one US-20 and an R-25 backpack so that put the US-5 Drypack high on my list for a fender pack on my smaller bikes. The US-5 is a much more rugged, waterproof bag than the typical fender pack. The only downside to the pack itself is, it isn't going to put up with overstuffing very well. The roll top only folds twice with nothing in the bag, so there's no overflow space -which is fine since that isn't the point of this bag. My only other complaint is that the mounting system could use some more thought. To mount the bag on a dirtbike, Kriega expects you to drill holes in your fender to attach small straps (they do not provide the hardware). I'm not willing to make that commitment. And with two bikes that I want to transfer the bag between, I'd have to come up with a second set of straps. There must be a better way to make a non-permanent mounting system that would work across several bikes. I will make my own since the bag is worth the trouble.
May 4, 2015
Great for tools and small items on the trail!
Great product. My buddy has the Kriega bags for a few of his bikes. Love the system and the quality from Kriega. Although, a little pricey they are worth it. looks sleak and is waterproof. I use this on my KTM 250 2-stroke for tools and small items and it bolted right up and I can just leave the mounts on and use it as a carry on or attachment to the other sizes I got for my other bikes.
May 4, 2015
Does what it is designed for
5 L. Dry. mountable. All these things are true of this bag.
5L: its small. its not going to hold a weeks worth of clothes. if you are lucky, youll have spare underwear, wallet and cell phone, socks, and sundries (deoodorant, travel size shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb). but you knew that. Its small. Its small by intent. Perfect for me.
Dry: got caught in a rainstorm. Severe downpour. everything inside remained dry. material weathered the moisture with no complaints.
Mountable: I wanted a small bag (ultra low profile due to my height as to not cause issues throwing my leg over) to hold small items, mostly from my pockets) while putzing around town. Strap mounting was easy. took a bit of creativity to find the best spot to strap under my seat F800r 2015 but It went and securely. I did not slice the straps under the seat as designated via video. I kept them long for a reason: I will often let the straps go on the loose side so that I can use the US-5 bag to strap items to the bike, like a jacket, in much the way motorcycle nets work. Does the job, especially when shopping.
Overall, great product. I will be buying a US-10
April 20, 2015
Best water proof bag out
Just needs a few other little features like a transparent map holder and side pockets but a great system, access to stuff is kind of a pain . The bag does not come with the cross straps in the sit video but called Kreiga and they sent it to me no problem .
April 13, 2015
This pack is the perfect size for the rear fender on my Husky FE501S
As I began looking for a pack, the most important aspect was it had to be "waterproof," and fit on the back fender of a Husky FE501S. Mission accomplished !!
March 2, 2015
Kriega US5 Dry Bag
On a BMW S1000RR fits the rear seat nicely (about the length and width of the rear seat in a square shape) it attaches perfectly with the built in S1000RR luggage loops under the rear seat. Waterproof, comes with all parts and accessories necessary for any bike fitment (drilled attachment or via loops or straps).
My minimalist setup; I pack a rain/sun cover + standard hex key set + metric hex key set + fix-a-flat mini co2 and puncture repair can + extra room for more.
My long distance setup; everything in the minimalist setup plus the following; torx key set + h7 replacement bulb (in packaging) + wedge bulb + Gerber multi-tool + some left over space (I could try to cram more in there some long flat wrenches maybe)
Pretty much everything I need. Expands to my needs or compresses and compacts when I don't have a lot pack.
January 22, 2015
does exactly what it's supposed to do, plus looks great. very light and the finishing is perfect.
December 15, 2014
Great quality, but misleading sizing
The system takes a bit of thought while doing the first install, but it is simple and ingenious. Quality is very high, everything is thought through. The mix and match with bigger and smaller size bags for longer trips is very cool for future upgrades. $65 to get started seemed like a great deal.
All that said I was bummed out at the sizing. I figured a 5 liter size would let me get upwards of 1 Gal (as in container), or close to 5 quarts (1 liter = 1.06 quarts). My hopes were for a tightly rolled long sleeve under shirt, some of my basic flat tire tools, my locking cable, some food and drink and extra gloves. I can fit all of that into a cut-up gallon milk container, which I actually tried before ordering. In reality I can only shove a pair of gloves into this bag, my locking cable, a small water bottle and a couple of power bars - this thing is really tiny.
The 10 and 20 liter versions were sold out here at Revzilla at install time (both are available again now), so I decided to keep the 5 liter instead of sending it back since it's better then nothing - but only barely.
October 27, 2014