Originally Posted by ballisticexchris
Hi there Michael and fellow ADV riders, Here are some pics and a first ride review of Kriega products.
First off let me start out saying the design and build quality is awesome! The bags not only fit securely, They are VERY EASY to access stuff. I already had to pull out my tools today on the trail. Easy off/on and back to riding.
The 10 liter pack was really surprising! My buddy started getting hot and needed somewhere to put his enduro jacket. It's a huge Joe Rocket with full elbow/shoulder pads. It fit perfect! When the bag is empty, it fits nice and flat against the rack. I'm keeping it permanently mounted. It will be perfect for on the spot stuffing and overnight trips. The US 5 packs mounted to the side panels did not budge!
With enduro jacket packed:
And lets not forget the pull strap. BOOM! Absolutely Brilliant!
After getting me a spare wheel set for my Beta, I will be getting more goodies from you Michael.
Looking good, mate!
Glad to hear you're enjoying the gear and to see that the Beta's getting dirty!
Coupla points though... If you roll the tops of the Drypacks down the other way (downwards - top to base), they look neater and work better. And be sure to mount the US-5s with the opening at the top - they'll be fine the other way around, but that's best practice. Also, did you use the included Alloy Hook Straps or the compression straps to attach the US-10 to the rack? I can't tell from the photos, but the Alloys will offer more stability and convenience.
It's great to see the gear on such a righteous bike. Thanks for sharing!