The Kriega R20: A Motorcycle Backpack with Back Protector?

motorcycle backpack with back protector

Combining safety with practicality is crucial when it comes to motorcycle gear purchasing; a lot of motorcyclists have been searching for a motorcycle backpack with back protector lately.

We heard their shouts, went off to the market, searched for some motorcycle backpacks with this feature and the Kriega R20 was one of the options that grabbed our attention. Before figuring out why it did so, let’s discuss the importance of wearing a motorcycle specified backpack instead of a normal one.

Why Should I Gear Up with a Backpack for Motorcycle Riders?

-    The closure of the motorcycle backpack is designed to keep your things safe while riding (unless you prefer stopping over every now and then to collect your stuff from the sides of the road).

-    The materials used are usually more durable and can withstand harsh conditions such as high wind speeds.

-    They are compact, yet have multiple compartments for a higher storage efficiency.

-    Motorcycle backpacks usually come with a feature that is only convenient for two wheelers such as a helmet compartment, a hydra pack storage or as it’s in our case in this article, a back protector.

Now, what’s so special about the Kriega R20 sack?

Features of Kriega R20 Motorcycle Backpack.

A Motorcycle Backpack with Back Protector Compartment.

The Kriega R20 is compatible with a separate CE level 2 back protector insert that can be purchased and installed separately to provide you with the protection needed during your unfortunate days.

Hydration Reservoir Compatible.

In case you like to watch your hydration levels (especially during riding), then the R20 got you covered. We realize the adrenaline side effects that you experience during riding, apart from the thrill, dehydration is a very common effect too. Install the hydra pack reservoir to your new motorcycle backpack and you are ready to go.

Multiple Compartments.

The 20-litres Kriega backpack has multiple storage compartments for your convenience; a side pocket with water-resistant YKK® zip, an inner sleeve compartment, and last but not least, the main one.

You can add extra storage by attaching the US-5 Drypack, or the US-10 one to your main R20 motorcycle backpack.

A Better Riding Experience.

The Kriega R20 is designed carefully to provide you (as a motorcycle rider) with the best riding experience ever. The harness is angled away from beneath the arms, giving you more space and freedom for movement while riding. In addition, the harness is adjustable (to be moved up & down) to customize it to your best fit for riding.

An optional waist strap is available in case you decided to go a little hard with your riding and needed more security for your beloved motorbike backpack.

Take a closer look at this video to understand the what we’re talking about.

Video Credits: KriegaUS.

Stay Visible On the Road.

This motorcycle backpack is loaded with reflective panels on the harness along with the 3M Scotchlite® reflective print on the rear. This will make sure to keep you visible to drivers, especially during poor lighting conditions.

Technical Specifications.
1000D Cordura® on base and harness
Hypalon abrasion resistant reinforcement.
420D nylon rip-stop construction
Superspace 5mm airspace fabric
470(h) x 280(w) x 150(d) mm
18.5(h) x 11.0(w) x 5.9(d) ins.
1150 Grams

Our Final Call?

Well, the Kriega R20 may not be very common among the motorcycle backpack options. However, we do believe that it’s a really convenient and practical backpack for motorcycle riders.

We were not the only magazine who sees it this way; this is the Ride Magazine’s testimony about it too:

“One of the best quality rucksacks I’ve seen both in terms of construction and design”.


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Feel free to check our how to choose the best motorcycle helmet guide too.