Best dual sport backpack

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bicycle Phil, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. milzispete

    milzispete who did what where?

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    I use a Kriega 25 and love it. Easy to adjust and you just don't know its there. I'm pretty sure it isn't water proof though. I have never been caught out in a downpour wearing it but the bladder connection leaks on mine and soaks everything in the inner section and soaks my back. Not sure if that's the same thing but if it leaks out why wouldn't it leak in?
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  2. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Been here awhile

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    I forgot to mention the great customer service. One of my compartment zipper broke and got a brand new vest because there is a life time replacement policy. Search Ogio customer service in this thread.
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  3. k1322

    k1322 Adventurer

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    +1 for the Kriega. I'm more for the R15 with optional US-5 or US-10. Best backpack ever made, a part from its slightly poor water protection.
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  4. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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    Geigrrig replaced my C-bak & came with their "Adventure Passport" book of coupons. By the time I finish with 2 ski lift tickets, the backpack is 'free'.
    Built well enuf, chest strap & belt secures load & can use waterproof bags inside & treat the fabric.

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  5. MrSandman818

    MrSandman818 INaVANdownBYtheRIVER

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    Im running the camelbak mule. Enough storage to carry small tools when on the dirtbike. Or when im on the 950 and the wife wants a spot to hold all her crap.

    Plus it holds 3 liters of water and is insulated very well. Water stays cold all day. Even when I was in Iraq and it was 137 degrees. The trick to keeping the water cold is after you drank what you wanted. Bite the mouth piece to let the water go back in the bladder. Otherwise your going to drink a bit of hot water before you get to the good stuff.

    And since I bought it when I was in Iraq I have the sweet desert camo. I also have the next step down from the mule. It has a tiny zippered mesh pouch on top and a large pocket on the bottom. That ones all black.

    I also got the massive backpack that can hold up to 12 liters of water and holds enough gear for a 3 day outting. That one usually gets strapped the the top box and serves as a backrest.
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  6. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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  7. Joetool

    Joetool Been here awhile

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    Look at the Mystery Ranch offerings. I'm thinking their new Armor bolster on their three-day assault pack would work pretty well with a pressure suit. They get GREAT reviews on Lightfighter.net...
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  8. ThomasM

    ThomasM n00b

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  9. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Just received my Camelbak Transformer. Padded back, waist support strap, removable plastic plate behind the bladder, 102 oz.
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  10. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Another really great benefit of this pack is the ability to add or remove either or both of the storage compartments. It also has a hidden pocket large enough for valuables or a pistol. Sorry for the poor pic. iPhone isnt the best.




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  11. nivag

    nivag Adventurer

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    Another vote for the Kriega R15. I did 2.5K miles around Europe with a 3l hydration pack last summer and didn't once wish I never had it on.
    Plus good when offroading as it doesn't move around once fitted. I don't use the waist support either.
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  12. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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  13. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    I use a krew paxk from klim. It expands annd has a detachable tool pouch which is nice. The bladder is a gerhiggenzala or however that is spelled
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  14. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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  15. accadacca

    accadacca Hard Rocker

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    Bumping a good thread.

    Seems like the Kriega 15 was a popular choice in 2012. Is this still the case or have there been any other new comparable packs released in the last few years?
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  16. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Check out the American Kargo Trooper. I have one coincidentally that I'll probably list for sale soon.

    Sent from my Etch A Sketch
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  17. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    I've hiked & camped with a lot of backpacks over the years, but I've always disliked wearing them on a bike. I'm a believer that the bikes frame should be carrying the weight, not my torso. That said, I had a chance to use a buddy's Kreiga for an hour's ride a few months back & came away very impressed. It was very well built & the load was well balanced. I'm still not a pack wearer, but if I were, I think I'd go with the Kreiga.
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