Kriega UScombo30 Drypack System
Great looking bags, installation went fine. I have two issues with them.
1. An empty bag floats around, had both hooks on one side come off letting the bags flop around on my commute to work.
2. Sure the bags are 10l and 20l opened. When you roll them up you loose a lot of space. I should have bought the 20l and 30l.
Will have to wait until winter for testing out how dry things stay.
September 15, 2014
Solid Construction, Easy Install, SUPER Dry
I finally invested in some good gear after strapping down random bags on road trips for years, and I couldn't be happier. Installing the straps to the bike was a breeze, and you can cinch down both or alternate between large and small depending on your gear. The construction is SOLID and after taking the drypack out on a week long trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC, we got POURED on twice without a drop penetrating the bags.
September 3, 2014
Bag options for the scrambler are somewhat limited so it was pretty much make my own panniers or try these.
The quality and finish of the bags is excellent, they look good on the bike and they (US20 and 3 US10) hold a surprisingly large amount of gear, enough for a week long summer ride.
First outing with the bags was a 1000km round trip with torrential rain in freezing conditions and at the end of it everything was dry, not one sign of moisture or leakage so job done there.
Really the only cons I've found with the bags are
- No quick access, pretty much have to undo the whole lot to get in.
- Straps are by necessity long but this makes them a pain to keep secured, they often slip out of the strap keepers and flap around
August 27, 2014
Very robust bike bags with an incredible attention to detail in workmanship
Brought these for my second camping trip and they accommodated all my clothing and rain gear. These bags fit well to the bike and are modularized with two 10L bags attaching to center 20L. Every detail and feature were well thought out in their design and I am very impressed with them. These bags are well worth the investment!
August 17, 2014
Useful, Durable, Slow Loading
The modularity makes this very useful for loading little or a lot onto a bike. As is well advertised, these are very durable.
The cons are:
- They are designed to be loaded onto the bike one-by-one (i.e. load US-20 onto bike, then US-10s onto US-20). This means you can't pack and bundle all three indoors, carry it as a single piece to your garage, and quickly install it on the bike.
- They're not designed for quick access to contents. Though opening or dismounting is quick, repacking is slow.
July 26, 2014
Versatile and Durable
I purchased the US 20 and 2X US 10's separately. I normally use the US 20 for work, I can get a 15" HP laptop, pair of shoes, extra gloves, and some other odds and ends. This past weekend, I took the entire set on a 3 day trip. I was able to fit clothes, rain gear, rain gloves, snacks, a couple bottles of water and some other smaller items. It was nice to be able to ditch 2/3's of the bags as I was cruising around town and just carry a US 10 with a couple bottles of water, a hat, sunscreen, etc.. On our ride home, we rode through a 2 hour downpour and these bags kept everything inside completely dry. Highly recommended.
June 8, 2014
They are great. Easy install, easy on and off. I g no where without them and the extra 10L is nice for when I have a lot of gear.
May 5, 2014
Great bags, Love the modular design
Been riding with the 40 combo set for about two weeks now. I am currently working my way through graduate school and commute most days on my motorcycle. I'm often out all day and the Kriega 40 system has more than enough space for me to carry my laptop, books, a set of gym clothes and shoes as well as a change of clothes.
For reference for size, the US 10 bag is large enough to stow my gym stuff (a pair of shoes, shorts a shirt, small towel, sandals and a small toiletries bag)
The US 20 easily stores my laptop, a few textbooks as well as a full set of clothes (jeans, shirt, sweater and blazer) with some room to spare.
Being able to easily detach the bags and use them like a duffle bag is extremely handy. Also, I love the modular design which makes me want to eventually build up a collection of Kriega bags to tailor to my needs for daily use to weekend trips.
I haven't had them out in the rain yet, but I would be fairly confident in their waterproofing. They use the same design as kayaking dry bags, a roll down opening instead of 'waterproof' zippers, which are pretty much waterproof up to full submersion, and I believe I should have bigger concerns should I find my Kriega bags in such a situation. I also can't report on long term durability, but they appear to be very well built and quite sturdy.
The installation was fairly painless, had to do a little bit of clever work with some needle nose pliers to get the mounting straps through some tight spaces under my seat. I could see the process being much easier or more difficult depending on the accessibility of the subframe of your motorcycle.
- Modular design allows for customizing your set up for what you need. Easy and quick to change around.
- Excellent waterproof design (roll down openings, no use of 'waterproof' zippers)
- Once the mounting straps are installed, removal and securing the bags is quick and easy. Shoulder strap makes them convenient for carrying about.
- Like most good motorcycle gear, a little pricier than I would like them to be but definitely worth the investment.
Definitely a great set of bags for mounting on the rear seat. The modular design is great and I will probably be getting additional larger bags for week long trips. The 40 system is a great starting point, and in combination with saddle bags, they definitely provide enough storage for weekend trips. Would definitely recommend them!
Note: Just previewed the review... says I still ride a rebel. Not the case, been on the Kawasaki Versys for a while now...
March 24, 2014