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R8 motorcycle waistpack

Product details:
Ulta-tough enduro waistpack with removable tool roll and 100% waterproof side-pod

Features & Fitting Video

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Ultra-tough 8-litre enduro waistpack with removable tool-roll.

6-litre main body (YKK water-resistant zip) and 2-litre drypack side-pod (100% waterproof)

CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckle adjustemt - allows instant waist-strap adjustment for rotating pack around to the front.

Tool Roll

1000D Dupont Cordura tool roll included. Tool roll is removable (internal compression feature with quick-release buckle).

30 x elastic loops, coated-mesh pocket and VELCRO® brand fastener closure strap. Unfolded size - 550(L) x 225(W) mm

Tech Spec

Main compartment:                165(H) x270(W) x 100(D) mm

Side-pod:                              165(H) x 180(W) x 100(D) mm

8-litre capacity:                              6L main body + 2L side-pod

100% waterproof side-pod

Water-resistant main body

2 x coated-mesh pockets, 2 x VELCRO® brand touch fastener sleeve pockets, internal zipped mesh pocket, removable motorcycle tool-roll

Optional waistbelt pocket

1000D Dupont Cordura - base and wings

HYPALON: abrasion resistant reinforcement

420D nylon ripstop - lightweight but extremely strong

TOUGHTEK - grips wet or dry

SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric

CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckle

10-year guarantee


 Step 1: Loosen Kriega buckle to lengthen waist strap.

 Step 2: Attach pack around waist and use quick release buckle to make preliminary waist adjustment. Tuck away the loose strap end under the elastic loop / side pod.

 Step 3:  Thereafter, use Kriega alloy buckle to make fine adjustments. Use loop on left wing to prevent pack moving when adjusting fit.

Kube Pocket

Optional 0.5L add-on pocket. Fits to 38mm webbing/waist-strap. YKK water-resistant zip and 3M Scotchlite reflective print (see Kube pocket link below)

Product Reviews

  1. Jan 27th 2015

    Great addition for versatility! 5 star rating

    I don't believe there is a perfect backpack/waistpack system but if there were, this would be it. I already have the R35 beast but needed something smaller that could be tank mounted, smaller & handle objects that needed to remain in a flat position. The US10 handled that task well. Now I needed something that I could quickly access without undoing the straps. Originally, I tried the R3, but realized it was too small. I returned it & Kriega was very understanding and made my return, credit & replacement a super smooth process! It was replaced by the R8.

    What a great fit & attention to durable, rugged detail! The main storage space is ample for handling full gauntlet gloves & additional electronic devices. The outer, but flap covered Velcro pocket, is great for storing your cell phone for quick access. Since I use a Bluetooth connection to my cell phone, I can easily get to it if I have to change stations, etc. I use the smaller, dry bag portion to store my portable battery recharger & cable.

    Loosening the bag so you can quickly get to the storage is pretty straight forward, simple & fast! Of course the product is only enhanced by the quality of the customer service. Whenever I've had to call or email, my response was usually within 24hrs. And they don't try to blame you for returning a product. No hassles. And as a rider, I like simple solutions. Kriega operates that way. The only way I won't have these products for at least 10 years (10yr warranty), is if I give them away to other new riders who may need them.

    Ride safe & stay confident in knowing you have quality built accessory that is in it for the long ride. You won't be sorry you spent the funds for this!

  2. Jun 18th 2013

    Good stuff 5 star rating

    it's holding up very well. I would like to see two side pouches

  3. Mar 3rd 2013

    top notch 5 star rating

    pretty good size waistpack..i carry small tool kit/tire repair kit..extra gloves..lunch..snacks..phone..flashlight ect.and still have room left over..i have also used the sinch straps to carry my fox all weather jacket..this pack is very comfy and adjusts fairly easily..we go out on about 80 mile round trips that take 5 1/2 + hours and since day 1 i have liked this pack...i wont say that you dont even know its there but mite as well...you dont even know its there..have had it for almost a year now and when cleaned still looks brand new..very good quality & comfy...i dont have a problem with it dropping down or bouncing too much.. st.louis,missouri

  4. Jan 14th 2013

    It stays in place 5 star rating

    This tool belt stays in place. Just returned from 6 days in Arizona and have no complaints about this tool belt. I could hold more then the previous belt and had not complaints about it pulling my pants down. I'm over fifty, so I like my pants to stay at my waist line. Thanks for a great product.

  5. May 28th 2011

    R8 waistpack 5 star rating

    The bag (R8 waistpack) performed spectacularly on the trip and did not even get wet from a hail/rain squall that I went through. Kriega really is top notch gear and I will highly recommend it to all my riding friends.

  6. May 28th 2011

    Survived the Dakar 5 star rating

    I wore the R8 throughout the Dakar Rallye in 2010. It gave me ample carrying space for food and spare gloves/lenses etc as well as all the bizarre documentation you have to have with you. It got crashed and bashed and generally abused yet apart from looking a bit dusty was as good as new. It also made an acceptable pillow in my tent at the bivouac. Thanks Kriega.

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