Kriega R20 Back Pack
Customer Product Reviews
King of rucksacks
It's Kriega. It's quality. It beats any alternative for on the bike carrying options. Comfortable, well shaped and durable ... I've been using Kriega products for some time and would recommend them to anyone. The proof is in the use. Excellent kit.
BEST BUY BAG
Some suppliers just nail it on design and build quality. This is one. Would be misleading to say you're not aware of the weight, but the unique harness shifts it across the sternum - no pressure on shoulders like conventional bags! Quick (Quadlock) and easy on/off over Dainese air-bag jacket. Caught in torrential rain for 40 miles en route from BSB Knockhill Sat 29 June - not even a hint of a leak. R20 took shoes, jeans, T, various small bike stuff, full days grub, drinks and plenty space over. Sportsbikeshop service (phoned order) typically impeccable.
Tough & Dependable
Cannot comment on longevity as only owned a few weeks but it seems very well built & I can fit a surprising amount of kit in it (2 bottles of wine, x4 beers, lrg bag of crisps & 48 Chicken Nuggets) so does what I need! A high vis waterproof cover would be a nice addition for the price for heavy downpours hence 4 stars.
Not particularly large and expensive for a small rucksack, in my opinion, but it is very high quality and I imagine it will last a long time. Perfect with the additional back protector fitted (although another £50!), which means I no longer need one in my jacket. I would buy this again. Well worth it if you have the cash.
Great bit of kit...
Ordered the r30 initially which was too big for my commuting needs. Sportsbikeshop usual great service, returned and ordered the r20. As previous reviewers, the weight carried off the shoulders is ideal. The 20l is more than ample for my needs, comfortable, practical and weather proof. More than pleased with it, 2nd piece of kriega, probably not the last !
Usual high quality from Kriega
I have the 3Ltr Hydro pack but needed a larger pack to hold waterproofs when on the bike and personal valuables when off and walking about. The 20Ltr is great and can by cinched in to reduce bulk when needed. Harness is as per the Hydro pack and once, on you quickly forget it is there. I use my 3Ltr bladder with it, perfect fit and function.
Incredibly well made and waterproof, beats the normal backpack i was wearing especially in the rain, my first Kriega bag but definitely wont be my last, and will definitely be my first choice from now on. Comfy to wear and fits nicely over any of my gear without issue and is always comfortable, the quadlock chest strap makes all the weight be displaced and makes it feel like there's nothing on your back at all.
Kriega care about the details
While it's not waterproof, and it was never advertised as such, dry bags are an entirely different kettle of fish. As others have mentioned, the bag will be water resistant for awhile but one shouldn't rely on it being waterproof. Nevertheless, here is a list of simple and small details I found to be exceptional on this pack back: * Relief from pressure on shoulders There is certainly some pressure across ones solar plexus and collar bones as the straps lay across both, but more importantly, there is no longer an any pressure on the trapezius muscle which typically causes fatigue with most other traditional soft-strap bags. * Hidden water feed line when using hydration system Kriega has hidden the water feed line under the apex of the right strap which prevents the tube from rubbing against ones helmet and keeps the layout tidy without resorting to visible holes. * Assumes the user knows how to pack their own bags This bag's design respects the user's knowledge of how to pack their own items by providing a single void. There is only a small waterproof compartment catered for items that need to be more easily accessed but otherwise it is a no nonsense approach. * Extra hoops for attachments The front face of the bag comes with multiple hoops which can be used to secure additional items if necessary. * Straps come with clips The restraining straps come with clips which allow one to fold any extra length of strap and secure it. This prevents them from flapping around in the wind as you ride. * Triangular shape of straps Because the straps are designed in a triangular shape, rather than two vertical parallel lines, it makes getting the bag on and off a lot less awkward especially when one is wearing jackets with shoulder and back armour which already limit movement. * The strap release button and zips are oversized The larger size makes it easier to handle while wearing gloves. Overall, Kriega clearly care about the details and have designed this product specifically with riders in mind. With a 10 year guarantee they also clearly care about their product, which for me personally is a great value in and of itself.