> 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.
> 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 (see Back Protector thumbnail below).
H 18.5" x W 11" x D 6"
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
YKK water-resistant zips.
HYPALON: Abrasion resistent re-enforcement.
Scholler Dynatech With integrated 3M scotchlite.
420 D nylon RipStop: lightweight yet extremely strong.
3M Scothlite: reflective logo.
10 year guarantee.
> 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: Thread 2 x US-5 fitting straps through the web-loops on the front of the R20 and buckle up.
Increase capacity by 10 litres 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.
Optional 0.5 litre harness pocket. YKK water-resistant zip and 3M Scotchlite reflective print (see Kube pocket link below).
Optional 3-litre Hydrapak reservoir. R20 has an internal pocket with 2 x compression straps for secure fitting of reservoir. Quick-release buckle attachment and velcro drink-tube management (see 3L reservoir link below).
Sep 18th 2013
I knew immediately that this bag is exactly what I needed for my 2004 Moto Guzzi Coppa Italia riding. Well constructed, feels good and fits with many of my riding jackets.. I plan on adding another back pack for a weekend trip too.
Apr 9th 2013
I've never owned a backpack that would comfortably fit over a leather jacket so Kriega's product line intrigued me. I ordered the R20 since most of my riding is runabout stuff like running errands or finding any excuse for a short ride on a nice day. The R20 fits easily over my Vanson jacket and even better I was able to pack my folded up leather jacket inside the R20 when I reached my destination. (The R20 will not swallow a large Shoei helmet; not a big deal since I can lock my helmet onto my bike.) While riding, as other reviewers have noted, you hardly notice that you are wearing a backpack. The R20 is a great bag and just the right size for light riding.
Mar 11th 2013
Just got the R20 to compliment my R15 and R25.
R15 is great for the trails (foot/moto/bike) and the R25 is great for overnighters.
The R20 fits perfectly right in between. I use it as my daily commuter bag. I can comfortably stuff a small jacket, a sack lunch, daily planner or other little nic-nacs like electronic devices/wallet/cables and cords.
It fits my smaller torso much better than the R25, and the single-click attachment makes it getting it on and off my back easily and quickly. I expanded my storage options by adding the super-handy Kube.
Like with all other Kriega products, build and workmanship rocks….along with design and function.
Nov 20th 2012
I didn't think I would feel the difference ,but right away it fit like a glove. I hope to someday get the US-5 or US-10 to add more space
Oct 31st 2012
I've ridden with the bag a few times now and love it. The clasps are all easy to operate with gloves on and the straps aren't too tight to get the back on with a jacket.
I've had a decent amount of weight in the bag and it was totally comfortable, almost none of the weight was on my shoulders and it didn't move around when I was leaning into turns.
I hope to get some more Kriega bags in future!
Oct 16th 2012
The R20 is the exact backpack I have been looking for. I tend to overload my backpacks all the time and end up with sore shoulders and back but after using the R20 for the first time, I believe I've found my answer! The straps does not put a lot of pressure on my shoulders when riding or just around town. With the Quadloc light in place, you feel the weight up front and down low on the back and that's it! No more sore neck!
I manage to fit my MacBook Pro, inc sleeve, in the PAC no problem!
Great pack and I love it!
Feb 14th 2012
This backpack is awesome. Fits everything necessary, since it is my only transportation, and does very well in the rain. I used to have back pains with older backpacks but this distributes the weight very well. Only downfall is that it seems too long for a short girl like me: 5'4" and 115lbs, making the fit not so perfect. Other than that great!!
Jul 21st 2011
I have been using a hand-me-down alpinstars backpack for a good portion of this riding season. I chose to use a backpack for multiple reasons. Riding a Triumph Daytona, I am very much against insulting the bikes good looks with luggage racks. The backpack is a riders "purse" if you will. Having all of your items with you at all times is priceless. As I realized how much I loved using a backpack I set out to find the BEST one. I first came across Citizen Messenger bags. Top quality bags for bicyclist so I figured id give its shot. I received the pack and the same day returned it... Was not MEANT for a rider. Upon searching the forums I came across this weird name multiple times...."Kriega". Even after purposely looking for a negative on this company I found none. Did some research and purchased the R20. I was rather fond of the R25 but I found the strapping system to be too "purpose" built for my usage since I will be using this during school as ! well. Now on to my product review. I received the R20 in a very quick manner, when I opened the box my exact words were, "NICE....". The material "gives" unlike many other backpacks in where they use a tough canvas like material. But don't think the kriega is not durable because you get an immediate sense of durability as well. Zippers are smooth and give positive feedback. Does not contain a bunch of useless pockets but rather four useful separations. Once put on it becomes almost a part of you, in essence it is one of the most comfortable packs iv put on. I was content with the R20 until I started commuting to work. My daily carry consisted of a pair of crocs, dress pants, two dress shirts, and a couple of bags of protein. I was able to accomplish this but I must say the bag was at its limit. In search for a solution I purchased the US10. Versatility is a huge thing when it comes to motorcycling and thats where Kreiga shines. The US10 allows me to use ! it as a seat pack, attached to my backpack, or as a tank bag. ! I find m yself often just using the US10 for everyday riding in the heat due to nothing added to my body to hold the hot summer air in :). I am now set because the US10 holds my crocs perfectly and my clothes go in my pack with plenty of room to spare. Let me close by saying I have never done this for a company before. I firmly believe this company is the best at what they do. Spreading the word to my fellow riders, enjoy your purchase!!
Jun 6th 2011
Just wanted to say that I have a bike and this is the best rucksack I've had but I also have the combo 40l set for big trips so when I booked to trek to Everest base camp I didnt buy a new rucksack I just used the R20 with my US10 attached and it performed fantasticly with no shoulder pull carrying a 3L water bladder down jacket waterproofs and I guessed it weighed 15kg? and it had a hard time in 3 weeks trekking with no rips breaks tears. Even the R.M commando's on the trip said it was great kit to thier std stuff !
Jun 6th 2011
Just a heads up on these for anyone in the market for a motorcycle-specific backpack. I bought the R20 (20 litre) model a couple of months ago and can highly recommend them. The "Quadloc" system they use does take the weight off as the blurb suggests and I have been in a downpour and everything inside was as dry as a Nun's nasty. They might be a bit on the expensive side, but if you use a backpack regularly like I do it's worth the investment.