Kriega US-5 Drypack
Best bag so far
I wanted something to keep my phone and wallet dry as I ride, considering my bike is my daily driver and live in south Florida
June 5, 2015
Great All Weather Bag.
This is a perfect compliment to the Kriega Hydration Pack. It would be nice if there were some instructions showing the install to the hydration pack without the purchase of an additional strap kit, but all in all, awesome pack. I use this pack in XC and enduro racing. After a very, VERY muddy race, I hung it at the carwash and sprayed it clean with high pressure, not a drop of water entered the bag. I would like to add another as a fender bag in the future.
June 2, 2015
A new type of soft luggage.
In over 30 years of riding, I've tried a lot of soft luggage. All of it has used zippers to get access to the various pockets, and a rain cover for wet riding. Kriega kicked this concept to the curb where it belongs. Zippers leak, and it's easy to forget to secure them when a single tank or tailbag has as many as 6-10 individual zippers. I once lost the entire contents of a zippered tankbag because I failed to check the zippers, and this is very easy to do. The zippered bags also are always at full size, so if we want to have a decent-sized bag for a day ride and also maybe a longer ride, like an overnighter, we have to live with more bulk.
Kriega bags are a mini-duffel bag or stuff bag with a roll-top and one zippered pouch and a mesh sleeve, with a waterproof liner inside. Yes, they are a little more inconvenient when we need to quickly access something, since the packing strategy has to be like that of a hiking or camping trip. But the payoff is in the way the luggage is adaptable and far more secure on the motorcycle. After a couple of rides I really liked the way the Kriega worked. I just packed the junk I wouldn't need that often at the bottom of the bag and put my sunglasses and shield cleaner at the top. Spare earplugs, a pocketknife, and even a phone can go in the zippered compartment, and some documents or printed maps can be stowed in the mesh pocket. All this stuff is perfectly secured once the bag is in place. It's locked down nice and snug. The bag doesn't move once the straps are cinched and it's quite easy to find what you want once you've got a system. Not only that, but as you use up stuff, the bags collapse and are still secure on the bike. If you are shedding layers, you can cinch the larger bags tight and expand them when you need to stow that thermal undershirt, or even strap the clothing to the top of the bag if needed (just be very sure it's secure). Now I don't have to switch out tankbags and tail bags. One size covers most of my riding but all Kriega bags will mount to the same location, either the tank or tail, as they all use a common mounting system.
I'm converting all my bikes over to this Kriega stuff. I have the tank adapter on my ZX-10R, and it works great with the 5-liter bag, and still gives me plenty of room to move around and get up on the tank for control. Great stuff and look sleek and bomb-proof as well.
May 27, 2015
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