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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. Aug 23rd 2016

    Too small 3 star rating

    I swear my girlfriends purse can hold more shit than this bag. It is without a doubt the SMALLEST backpack I have ever owned. While it is well made, unless you're just putting your wallet and phone inside I would go with a different bag.

  2. Jul 14th 2016

    Worth the price 5 star rating

    While it may be a bit on the pricey side the R20 truly lives up to the saying "you get what you pay for". I just purchased a Panigale 1299 and didn't want to deal with a tank or tail bag. The chest strap system on the R20 does not require the use of the waist belt which eliminates the possibility of scratching the tank. Excellent fit and support. I carry a first aid kit, tire plug kit, basic tools along with a concealed carry :-). Compared to my previous backpack I don't feel the weight even after a 250 mile day. I also like the strap adjustment/alignment dots which ensure both sides are adjusted equally. I also just received my Kube Pocket which addresses the need for quick access to my wallet, iPhone and wipe down rag. Both are great products you won't be disappointed.


    Montgomery Texas

  3. May 19th 2016

    Great backpack and Great Customer Service! 5 star rating

    I purchased a Kriega R20 pack after numerous friend had raved about theirs. I even tried a friends out, as I wanted to see how it would integrate with my Leatt neck collar. It's perfect btw. It carries everything I need for a day ride. The optional hydration bladder is the best I have used. I highly recommend getting the optional Kube that attaches to the front straps. It is a great place to store your phone/wallet for easy access. Kriega packs stay in place and you hardly know they are there. The harness system design is the best!

    I recently took a guided trip to Argentina and rented BMW R1200GS. It happens to strap perfectly to the factory rear rack in seconds. It was nice to not have a back on my back on the hot days, but I could easily remove and use it when off the bike.

    When getting back from my South America trip, I noticed one of the internal straps had torn from its attachment point. I sent an email with a picture to Kriega. They replaced the pack immediately. I couldn't ask for better customer service.

  4. May 6th 2016

    Love It!! 5 star rating

    All of my previous packs aggravated my left shoulder, eventually putting my arm to sleep and shoulder to throb. None of that nonsense with this pack. Plenty of room inside with the water bladder full. Highly recommend.

  5. Feb 14th 2016

    Extremely comfortable and made like body armor! 5 star rating

    I wanted a backpack that felt like it was part of my body when wearing it. This thing is extremely fitting and comfortable (as a man), plus it's built to last! It was important that my laptop fit and the R20 is just right. A little pricy like other reviews say, but you do get what you're paying for. I've added on a couple extras: US-5 and the Kube pocket, making the whole system quite versatile. Love it!

  6. Oct 8th 2015

    Best Motorcycle backpack 5 star rating

    Great Backpack - bought it after much research. Costly, but you get what you pay for!

  7. Oct 1st 2015

    Not the best for females 4 star rating

    I love Kriega products, have some of the tail packs and they're great all around. Picked up this backpack awhile back and unfortunately it just isn't a good fit for the female body. The front harness is in an uncomfortable position for the *ahem* chest area and any well-endowed woman is gonna find it awkward. I eventually gave up clipping it, and just ride around with it unclipped which isn't exactly ideal. Aside from this, it's a great backpack but I think I'll end up getting rid of it for something more friendly fitting to chicks. Ladies, look elsewhere for a backpack.

  8. Sep 24th 2015

    Perfect size 5 star rating

    I'm short 5'5" and the R25 was a bit too long as it would ride on the passenger seat. The R20 stays about 2 or 3" above the rear seat of my Honda Rebel. The single clip on the front is simple and secure. Holds a ten pound sack of potatoes, or a gallon of milk, a bunch of bananas and other stuff. Perfect!

  9. Jul 7th 2015

    R20 Review 5 star rating

    The R20 backpack is extremely well made. Rugged, and it the most comfortable fitting pack I've ever worn. However, the cross-front connector and harness are not designed for the ladies. The zippers are solid, the stitching is strong, the materials are well made of nylon, mesh, with reinforced edges.

    I just wish it came with a removable inner pocket to hold additional smaller items.

  10. May 22nd 2015

    R20 5 star rating

    I looked at the R20 for quite a while. The backpack lives up to and exceeds my expectations. The quadlock system is great a keeps the weight off of you back. Kriega's quality and support is the best.

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