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R15 motorcycle backpack

Product details:
Hydration compatible rucksack for road and offroad riders. With ultra-short back length to wear above waistpacks.

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The Kriega R15 backpack uses our own innovative QUADLOC-lite harness. Once set, just click in and out. Harness angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement. Removable waist strap. Size adjustable top harness to provide optimum fit and pack position on body. Wear high for use above waist packs or low to fit under suit aero-humps.

Pack Layout

15-liter capacity main compartment with 4-point pack compression. Organizer pockets: front sleeve, zipped inner mesh, inner reservoir pocket with 2-point compression.

Tech Spec

430(H) x 250(W) x 150mm(D)

15-litre capacity.

Unique QUADLOC harness: Adjustable back length with total arm freedom.

Side access pocket.

Optional 3-litre hydration reservoir.

Optional add on 5 or 10-liter Drypack storage.

Optional harness pocket.

Removable waist strap.

SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace back.

YKK water-resistant zips.

HYPALON: abrasion resistant re-enforcement.

Scholler DYNATECH with integrated 3M Scotchlite.

420 D nylon ripstop: lightweight yet extremely strong.

3M Scotchlite: reflective logo.

10-year guarantee


The R15 backpack is supplied pre-set to level 2. For XL fit move to level 3 and level 1 for XS fit.

 Step 1: push the harness strap back into the pack to release the harness-web tension

 Step 2: Shorten or lengthen harness by moving slider on web - equal both sides

 Step 4:Pull harness strap back out of pack to re-tension harness web

Step 5: Put on pack and adjust fit as on a conventional harness. Do not over tighten. Tidy loose web-ends under elastic loops. Once set, the harness straps do not need to be readjusted each time, as the pack ergonomics allow the harness to open for wide access.


Increase capacity by 5 liters by adding a US-5 drypack (see US-5 link below)

Fitting instructions: Thread 2 x US-5 fitting straps through the web-loops on the front of the R15.


Increase capacity by 10 liters by adding a US-10 drypack (see US-10 link below)

Fitting instructions: attach 4 x Alloy Hooks from the Kriega US-10 to the 4 x web loops (that hold the compression strap clips in place) on the face of the R15 pack and cinch down tight.

Kube Pocket

Optional 0.5-liter harness pocket. YKK water-resistant zip and 3M Scotchlite reflective print (see Kube pocket link below).


Optional 3-liter Hydrapak reservoir. The Kriega R15 has an internal compression pocket and quick-release buckle to locate the reservoir. VELCRO® brand touch fastener tube-management component included (see 3L reservoir link below)

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  • r15_thumb_pack_new.jpgPack Layout
  • r15_thumb_tech_new.jpgTech Spec
  • r15_thumb_fitting_new.jpgFitting
  • r15_thumb_us5_new.jpgUS-5
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  • r15_thumb_kubepocket_new.jpgKube Pocket
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Product Reviews

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  1. Mar 24th 2015

    Fantastic Bag 5 star rating

    I’ve had a Hydro-3 with a US-5 attached to it that I have dragged all over the world for over 10 years now, while it’s a little grubby now it is still physically and mechanically perfect. I have never seen this kind of sustainability and robustness in any off-road product before.
    The time had come for something a little bigger for our more remote rides so I opted for a new R15. The R15 survived a baptism of fire with a 400mile off-road opener this weekend, it is a brilliantly designed pack; I barely knew it was on my back. Plenty of storage, comfortable and perfectly distributed weight.
    I never have any hesitation in recommending Kriega products, and they never fail to live up to peoples expectations.

  2. Mar 6th 2015

    best fit more room great pack 5 star rating

    When I saw this model was the smallest I was concerned it wouldn't have enough room for a days full of stuff. Just a great pack. Even when full it doesn't feel bulky.
    LOVE IT.

  3. Dec 23rd 2014

    Best Pack Available 5 star rating

    Bulletproof design with the best materials available with the best harness on the planet. I use both my R15 and my R20 for motorcycling, cycling and skiing. Full-loaded, they are so well balanced you don't know you're wearing one. Your search is over. Buy it/them now!!

  4. Oct 23rd 2014

    Functional Design 5 star rating

    The design of this backpack provides superior comfort and function over a standard book bag/backpack. Although it could use more reflective material, this is an excellent choice for commuters.

  5. Sep 29th 2014

    Nice packpack but not perfect 4 star rating

    Let me start by saying the R15 satisfies my most basic requirements, which were: solid construction, light weight, water resistant and I was looking for a bag small enough to be barely noticeable when wearing, yet able to carry my critical items like laptop. The R15 is exactly that.

    The Good:
    * nice support - the backpack fits nicely on your shoulders and the chest snap really keeps it in place
    * The dots on the straps allow you to adjust it evenly
    * Sturdy construction and great looks.
    * Reflective material adds safety when riding.

    The Bad:
    * It could use a few more small pockets to hold things I need to get at more regularly.
    * The shape of the back support curves inwards, which makes it a bit difficult to hold my MAC Air 13". It works but its a bit awkward and it also makes the bag a little less efficient for holding other items in addition to the laptop.

  6. May 15th 2014

    Awesome backpack! 5 star rating

    I wear this every time we head out. It's so comfortable, it feels like it's not there. I have the optional water bladder in there along with some extra clothing and food. Perfect for hours of riding and comfort. Bill Eakins - Butler Maps

  7. Oct 6th 2013

    Very Good Product/Excellent Service 4 star rating

    This is an excellent pack. I used it on various very difficult offroad trips on my KTM 500 in Colorado this summer. The fit is very good. It is also smartly designed and a good looking pack. During one ride I lost my front wheel on a wet root and when down pretty hard at 15 - 20mph. One of the shoulder straps tore away from the body of the pack where it attaches at the bottom. I contacted Kriega. They were professional and accomodating. I emailed them photos and Kriega immediately replaced the R15. Great service. I would not hesitate buying other of their products. They stand behind their products and treat their customers with respect.

  8. Oct 1st 2013

    Best back pack on the market 5 star rating

    The Kriega R15 is by far the most comfortable off road back pack I have ever experienced. I ordered it with the 3 liter reservoir and found it less cumbersome than any off the competitors hydration units. I rode 100 miles this past weekend in 80-90 degree weather out in the desert, and the water stayed cold the entire day. I drank all 3 liters in about a 6 hour period. The backpack easily held everything I would normally put in a fanny pack, plus it will hold additional layers of clothing for the colder weather days.

  9. Nov 10th 2012

    form fitting 5 star rating

    I used my R15 on a week trip to the Arizona strip area of the Grand Canyon. I used the pack on top of body armour and hardly knew the pack was on! The fit is second to none especially with the ergo design of the shoulder straps and heavy duty Quad-loc closure. For a longer trip I cant wait to try the larger R-25 and look forward to trying more of the great Kreiga products.

  10. Jul 24th 2012

    easy on the shoulders 5 star rating

    Love my R15! I usually hate riding with things on my back, but because the weight is distributed around the bottom and not on my shoulders, I'll have no problem taking this on my upcoming 4k Newfoundland trip. Only improvement I would suggest is making it more reflective.. the more the better..

    Note from Kriega: all the grey areas and logos on the pack are the highest grade, super-reflective 3M Scotchlite material!

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