Kriega USA Luggage Q&A

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by amanlikemike, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hey Joel,

    Thanks for getting involved!

    There is indeed an outer pocket on the R15. It has a covered zipper (the kind most manufacturers class as 'waterproof' (in reality they are highly water resistant) and has an approximate capacity of 1.5 liters, however you can squeeze a lot more than that in if required. Either way, it will easily accommodate a wallet etc and a considerable number of other items if required. You can see the zipper for the pocket running down the front side of the pack in this image:

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    Hopefully you can also make out the 5mm AIRSPACE material which is used on the back panel, as well as the inside of the harness on this pack.

    AIRSPACE is designed to be very tough, but also enable as much airflow as possible to minimize 'sweaty back syndrome'. It is also has pretty decent non-slip characteristics to help keep the pack in place.

    The photo below shows the back panel, which is sculpted and padded in specific areas for comfort and airflow:

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    I hope that helps, but please feel free to let me know if you'd like me to take some custom photos of a particular area.


    All the best,



    Michael
  2. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    4TooMany is right. While all of our packs are way better at most things than many 'multi-purpose' packs on the market and do work very well off the bike (I just hiked 20 miles of mountainous terrain, wearing a fully-loaded R30, without any discomfort whatsoever), they were designed specifically to deal with the rigors and ergonomics of motorcycling. So, if hiking will be your main activity, get a hiking pack. That said, it will be pretty hideous on the bike...

    It may not be the answer you wanted, but the right tool for the job is generally worth the investment. And if you have two jobs, it's a good idea to see whether it's viable to get one for the bike and one for the boots.


    Cheers,


    Michael
  3. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Ah, man... :shog Not really much I can add to that.... Except to say that I'm proper pleased that the gear has lived up to your expectations. And also thank you for taking the time to send the feedback and post that mega pic.

    Heal quickly, mate! :kurt


    Cheers,


    Michael
  4. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Alrighty then! I'll tee it up next week and let you, HolySmoke and anyone else interested, know what the sketch is. There'll be no price tag - just whatever you think appropriate to donate for the upkeep of the ADVsylum, in exchange for the goods. The Donations thread has details on how to Paypal funds.

    In a bit!


    Michael
  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I'll take one as well if it's not too late.
    Thanks for making this possible. Much appreciated.

    Jim
  6. darkstarmoto

    darkstarmoto Am I evil? Yes I am

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    Thanks Michael,
    I should also note my riding buddy ran the 30's as well and he was just a pleased as I was. Interesting factoid, a Rotopax 1 gal slips right inside the bag perfectly and you can keep it separate from your other gear by not putting it inside the white waterproof liner. Rode there for hundreds of miles and never caused an issue.
  7. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Good stuff! :clap

    Coincidence? I think not... :wink:
  8. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    I think I have two or three. Maybe four. When I'm back home, I'll post em up in that thread and place a message in this one. First come, first served; so probably worth subscribing to both (in case you haven't already).


    Cheers,


    Michael
  9. boxerkuh

    boxerkuh Been here awhile

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    Thank you Mike, I will be checking back. That is awesome!!!! Thank you very much!!!!!!!!
  10. swooshdave

    swooshdave Adventurer

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    I have a suggestion for an accessory.

    I just got the US30 and love it. I use it for commuting and it's become my trunk. I loosen the four straps and unhook and remove the bag. I'll then either attach the shoulder strap or just grab it by the center strap that goes over the roll top section. The problem with that strap is that it's oriented in the wrong way. It turns your wrist sideways.

    There are the two D rings at the top (or bottom) and what would be perfect would be a handle. It could be super simple, just a single strap with Velcro™ for attachment. But I'd let the Kriega guys figure out the final engineering.

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  11. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Maybe one of the haul loops?

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  12. swooshdave

    swooshdave Adventurer

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    Might work, probably overkill!
  13. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Any chance I can donate my like new US-20 for an older model that has the D rings on the buckles? Seems some came with them and some did not. Any chance any of the ones you have lying around have them?
  14. Texcollect

    Texcollect Adventurer wannabe

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    I'd like to call dibs on one. Let me know when, where and what to do.

    Thanks


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    avc8130 Long timer

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    I'm in!

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    OneZero TGT of Opportunity

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    I'm in!!!...probably a little late to the party though!
  18. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Michael, if you've got anymore I'd be interested. I'd really like to get something to compliment my Overlander 30.

    Garrett.
  19. JCANRUN

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    Michael,

    Does the Kube Pocket have straps long enough to use as a handlebar bag? I seem to recall someone using it as a handlebar bag but can't find the post or picture.

    Thanks
  20. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hi mate,

    I hear ya on this one! I have actually put this idea to Dom and Mike and it could well happen. You chaps will be the first to know if it does!

    In the meantime - as the ever dedicated and resourceful traveltoad suggested - the Haul Loops do work very well. OK: $35 is a bit steep for a handle, but you could use it double-duty on the forks when you dont have it on the bag.


    Cheers,



    Michael