Kriega R20 Back Pack
Customer Product Reviews
So far so good... bit pricey
In my opinion this is probably the best size for a day to day carry. Or even a 24/48 hour away bag. More than capable of carrying a laptop, spare visor, spare gloves, a micro fibre cloth some lunch and a base layer. Or If going away for a couple nights then a couple pairs of jeans and tops and a pair of shoes for casual wear would fit no prob. I'd say if you are looking for a day to day bag with overnight potential this would be ideal. If wanting something for a long weekend or week away the r25 or r30 may be more suitable for that additional storage. The reason Ive only gave this 4 stars is I feel for the price there arent really any stand out unique features bar the harness quad lock system. The material isnt really as thick as I was expecting either and it's not fully waterproof. That would of gave it the 5 stars for me. All in all though the 10 year guarantee is impressive so hopefully it stands the test of time.
Great bag. Great service. I own 4 bikes and this bag is brilliant for my Yamaha tracer and Guzzi for the long rides. Less strain on the back and just dump in things and don't worry about sorting them out. Caught in torrential rain for 15 minutes and remained dry. Stay safe everyone.
Great for commuting
You only have to look at all the reviews to realise that Kriega make the best back packs, so the biggest decision for me was which size Kriega would suit my requirements. I wanted it for commuting to work on those nice sunny days when you'd otherwise be sat in a car wishing you were on your bike. So I just needed room for a laptop, sandwiches, pair of trousers and shoes etc so the R20 is ideal. I also prefer the zips on the R20 as they are the water resistant ones as opposed to the open ones with an over-flap on the R25, which just gives a bit more weather confidence just in case you do get caught out. It's light weight, tough built and fits really well once adjusted to suit. Easy to put on/take off and distributes the weight on to your chest really well. I also really like the compression straps that allow you to effectively adjust the size of it to suit what you're carrying and keep it as compact as possible so it doesn't move about. Not cheap, but a class bit of kit that you can tell will last a long time. Great service from SBS as well.
Great little ruck sack
I have given this a good rating. The bags capacity is bigger than the last bag i had, great! The bag has compression straps do full or half empty it doesn't move about. The straps are fully adjustable so the bag fits perfect with my body shape (broad). Chest bucket is great as it takes the weight of my shoulders. The belt is removable too. The only down side for me is the zip, I wish it had 2 fasteners on it.
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.