“The Kriega R30 backpack is an easy-to-use, tough, long-lasting and waterproof bag. It’s all-day comfy and exceptionally well-designed making it perfect for everyday use, touring or long-distance adventures. It’s a premium rucksack and they last forever.”
The Kriega R30 Backpack is the second largest in Kriega’s R backpack lineup. You’ve got the R35, R30, R25, R20 and R15.
Unlike the R35, the Kriega R30 has a two buckle front closure so it feels like there’s less bulk up front on your chest.
It holds 30 litres in the main compartment and has a roll-top open and close system with a buckle either side to fasten it down. As with Kriega’s US tail pack range, the R30 has a removable and replaceable inner waterproof liner, which also makes cleaning a doddle.
It comes with two large outer pockets (water resistant) and six fasteners to tighten the bag up. It also uses Kreiga’s alloy ring design on the belt section for tightening the bag to your body and this clever system means there’s no excess belt strap that needs to be tucked away.
Secondly, I trust it to be fully waterproof. I used the bag everyday for work, 100 miles each way all year round with my laptop in there. That meant riding through some serious downpours and without any worries. The inner liner is 100% waterproof and didn’t leak on me once.
This is a seriously expensive bag. Just shy of £200 for a rucksack is asking a lot. But of course, it’s exceptionally well-made, comes with a 10-year guarantee and works. If you’re after an exceptionally long-lasting, tough and durable bag then this is it and that’s the price.
Kriega R30 Backpack Review: 19/20
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