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R20 motorcycle backpack

Product details:
Hydration compatible backpack for road and off-road riders.

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> The Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack has been designed specifically as an ‘active’ riding pack with our unique QUADLOC-lite harness system. The harness is angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use with none of the harness re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems.

> The size adjustable harness allows the backpack position to be moved up or down to produce the best possible fit. The Kriega R20 can be worn with or without a waist strap. The waist strap is not really necessary for street riding.

Pack Layout

> Main compartment with YKK water-resistant zip.

> Side access pocket with YKK water-resistant zip.

> Internal hydration sleeve with compression.

> Internal zipped mesh-pocket.

> Optional harness pocket (see Kube Pocket).

> Optional Forcefield back protector insert, size Medium (see Back Protector thumbnail below).

Tech Specs

H 18.5" x W 11" x D 6"

20-liter capacity

Unique QUADLOC harness: adjustable back length and total arm freedom.

Side access pocket

Optional 3-liter hydration reservoir

Optional add on 5 or 10-liter Drypacks

Optional harness pocket

NEW: Optional back protector insert

Removable waist strap

SUPERSPACE: 5mm airspace back.

YKK water-resistant zips.

HYPALON: Abrasion resistent re-enforcement.

Schoeller Dynatech With integrated 3M Scotchlite.

420 D nylon RipStop: lightweight yet extremely strong.

3M Scotchlite: reflective logo.

10 year guarantee.

Kriega R20 Fitting Instructions

> The pack is supplied pre-set to level 2. Move to level 3 for XL fit and for XS fit move to level 1.

> Firstly, push the harness strap back into the pack, to release the harness-web tension.

> Shorten or lengthen harness by moving slider buckle on web (equal both sides).

> Pull harness strap back out of pack, to tension harness web.

> Put on pack and adjust fit as on a conventional harness. Do not over tighten - tidy loose ends under elastic loops. Once set, the harness do not need to be re-adjusted each time as the pack ergonomics allow the harness to open wide for arm access.


Increase capacity by 5 liters by adding a US-5 Drypack. US-5 is reversible - zip or mesh pocket (see US-5 link below).

Fitting instructions: attach 4 x Alloy Hooks from the Kriega US-5 to the 4 x web loops (that hold the compression strap clips in place) on the face of the R20 backpack and cinch down tight.


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 R20 backpack 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. R20 has an internal pocket with 2 x compression straps for secure fitting of reservoir. Quick-release buckle attachment and VELCRO® brand touch fastener drink-tube management (see 3L reservoir link below).

  • r20_thumb_harness.jpgHarness
  • r20_thumb_pack.jpgPack Layout
  • r20_thumb_tech.jpgTech Spec
  • r20_thumb_fitting.jpgFitting
  • r20_thumb_us5.jpgUS-5
  • r20_thumb_us10.jpgUS-10
  • r20_thumb_kubepocket.jpgKube Pocket
  • r20_thumb_reservoir.jpgReservoir

Product Reviews

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  1. Feb 6th 2015

    Exactly what I expected. 5 star rating

    I ordered this as a suplement for adventure biking and my pannier bags. I was also going to be using it for commuting as well, so it needed to work easily. It does all that, and more. My biggest joy was being able to get it fitted over my riding jacket in less than 5 minutes. As a bigger guy, I had doubts as I had purchased and sent back a number of bags already. However, this one went on and I was able to get it buckled and fit. While riding, I barely even notice it. I have full range of motion with my arms and there is not pulling or stretching or restriction from the shoulder straps at all. This is a bag I not only recommend to others, but have flat out told people to get, skipping all the trial and error I had to go though.

  2. Feb 3rd 2015

    Excelent product 5 star rating

    Recently I bought a R20 backpack and I'm more than happy with the product and the high quality of it plus the service from this store.

  3. Dec 29th 2014

    Well worth the money $$$ 5 star rating

    Have had many backpacks over the years, The R20 is the last bag ill ever buy !! The quality and workmanship is top notch !! The ergonomics and ease of adjustment make this bag so user friendly....You almost don't even feel it when its loaded and you're riding! The sternum buckle and waist straps keep it in place without rider compromise !!! Again well worth the $$$$$$$$$$$$

  4. Dec 16th 2014

    I can't afford to buy cheap. 5 star rating

    I can't afford to buy cheap. I have been riding regularly to work for the past 10 years on sport bikes. I have had many non motorcycle backpacks. All of them different but, none of them perfect. All of them did not fit my body correctly and would not hold contents properly. I put buying my first Kriega backpack off too long. I now realize the money I have wasted buying cheap. Others said they could not tell it was on when riding. I did not understand how this could be true when reading it but, it is. This is a well designed product. Well worth the money. The only thing I was worried about before ordering was fitting my work laptop in it. I could not get good info from the website about this but took a chance. I have a large laptop and it fits well. Relieved!

    This will not be my last Kriega product.

  5. Oct 22nd 2014

    Best backpack ever! 5 star rating

    Love my R20. I can't even feel that I am carrying a backpack on my back. No matter I much I have it stuffed. I can carry gym clothes, sneakers, and even my tablet. Holds enough gear for an overnight run and toiletries. I also picked up the Kube as an accessory. That makes paying for gas very easy, as I now don't have to take the backpack off to get my wallet. The quality is what you expect from Kriega! I'm very happy with my purchase.

  6. Sep 12th 2014

    Outstanding! 5 star rating

    After listening to friends rave about this pack, the motorcycle press rave about the pack, and getting another sport bike I thought I better obtain one. The R20 holds more than it looks like it should, is quite comfortable, and basically disappears on my back when I ride. I can't see any areas to improve upon, it is that good. Much more functional than those silly courier bags (I have two) that are all over the market. Much more stylish as well -- if that matters to you.

  7. Aug 3rd 2014

    Quality Products 5 star rating

    As far as motorcycle gear goes this is one of my favorites. I chose the R20 because I wanted to keep the backpack small. It has a generous inside pocket for pretty much anything I need. The compression straps are nice and make this backpack very slim. I would recommend it to anyone.

  8. Jun 20th 2014

    R20 pack review 5 star rating

    Great pack! Very comfortable. Feels like its part of you since you can cinch it down to you perfectly. Doesn't slide around in curves or feel like it will shift and throw off your balance. With a 10 yr warranty, how can you go wrong?

  9. Jun 11th 2014

    Awesome 5 star rating

    Great product like everything else I have from kriega they don't disappoint the R20 is by far the most comfortable pack iv have ever worn its my new go to for everything especially riding.. When you have this pack on to you don't even know its there even with a lot of weight in it and I ride hard and fast and it stays where you want it if you're looking for a new pack this is it. I would recommend this to anyone even if you're not going to use it to ride (but i hope you use it for that) keep up the good work kriega thanx

  10. Jun 10th 2014

    Excellent Motorcycle Backpack 5 star rating

    My first Kriega purchase was a US-30 bike pack which I was very impressed with and use often. I always wanted a motorcycle specific backpack and I'm sorry I waited this long to get one. I rode with the R-20 this past weekend on a trip for about 800 miles. As opposed to a regular backpack ( which I usually ride with) I didn't even feel like the R-20 was on. It contours to your back and the well made shoulder straps plus the waist strap keep the R-20 close to your body so it doesn't move around. This is a good commuting backpack; however, if a backpack is going to be your only means of packing for a trip you'll want to go with a larger size Kriega. I used this in addition to my US-30 pack.

    Well made, nice quality.

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