Kriega US-5 Drypack
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
GREAT Little Drysack...
I purchased the US-5 at the same time as the Kriega 30 for a week long trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and couldn't be happier. The US-5 has a SOLID construction and keeps gear dry as can be after riding through 2 DOWNPOURS for hours. Easily isnstalled and the straps work on all 3 bags. GREAT purchase for getting around on short trips.
September 3, 2014
Kriega top notch
I also have the 10, 20, and 30 and like those this is pretty much the perfect bag for its size. Only wish all bags had some kind of shoulder strap / handle (5 and 10 don't)
July 30, 2014
Useful, Possibly Overkill on Durability
This is great for carrying small and quick access items on the bike alone, or attached to larger luggage. Not sure I needed to spend the extra money for something as durable as this for what I put in it.
July 26, 2014
Just buy it
I used the US-5 along with a US-20 and two US-10's on a 3 day 1000 mile round trip from Ohio to NC on a Triumph Street Triple. I had plenty of room for my items and could configure all of the packs in several ways. I encountered rain along the trip and the dry packs kept everything dry. Highly recommended product. Just get it.
July 7, 2014
Small tail bag with a low profile!
I wanted a small tail bag to carry my wallet and cell phone and this bag is just what I was looking for. There is still room left for other small gear! I currently use two ROK straps to attach it to the tail rack on a V-Strom.
May 20, 2014
Great Tool Storage
Great little gadget to store tools, tire kit and some emergency knick knacks in without adding a big or bulky storage device to the bike.
May 5, 2014
Kriega US-5 summary
I had originally purchased a set of US-5 dry bags for use as crash bar bags. However, after purchasing the USCombo-30, I decided to use them as traditional add-on bags.
The overall bag quality is outstanding. The white inner dry bag makes easy to find items within. It's removable too, which makes the care and cleaning remarkably simple.
The buckles and loops in the US-5 are high quality and don't seem to mind the cold weather. As mentioned above, I originally used these bags as crash bar bags. I used interwoven 550 cord through the back mesh pocket to help mount the bags. While I didn't use the bags as directed, the back mesh pocket is extremely strong and durable. The mesh material did not rip or noticeably stretch when I ran the cord through it.
The mounting instructions weren't as simple as I would have liked them to be. But, I was able to get them mounted to my USCombo-30 without issue, as there are a variety of methods to mount these bags.
April 14, 2014