The compact, hydration compatible solution when off the beaten track.
The R15 provides the freedom of movement, light weight and tough, long lasting performance essential for the rough and tumble world of off-road riding.
Incorporating Kriega’s Quadloc-lite™ system, the harness is angled away from the underarms giving total freedom of movement.
An optional waist strap is included for the extra demands of riding off-road.
A side pocket allows quick access to smaller accessories, tools, goggles or maps, with the main compartment featuring a secured inner-sleeve. Both are sealed with genuine YKK® water-resistant zips.
Reflective panels on the harness and a reflective logo print on the rear add a level of security for night riding.
US Drypacks offer an option to expand the R15 Backpack, simply hook-on a US-5 or US-10 for additional 5 or 10 litre waterproof storage.
1000D Cordura® on base and harness.
420D nylon rip-stop construction.
Reflective panels on harness.
Reflective print on rear.
Hypalon™ abrasion resistant reinforcement.
Superspace 5mm airspace fabric.
YKK® water resistant zips.
15-litres (900cu in) capacity.
430(h) x 250(w) x 150(d) mm
16.9(h) x 9.8(w) x 5.9(d) ins.
EARLIER R15 REVIEWS
8th Jan 2016
Tough like old boots
I purchased this for off road day rides, in hot climates its light enough not to cause much sweating and holds lots of water. In cool UK mud conditions its sufficiently waterproof to keep my phone dry.
The R15 is big enough for levers, tubes, pump water, food bars and a warm/waterproof top, but small enough that it doesn't get in the way when riding in trees etc.
The usual Kriega build quality means it fells indestructible, buy the best and buy once.
16th Oct 2015
If Carlsberg made backpacks.........
They probably could not have made a tougher, more comfortable one.
I bought this R15 for day rides. The main compartment holds a 3L water bladder, wallet, spare tubes, tyre levers, pump, spare jersey and first-aid kit. The rear easy access pocket a small waterproof jacket, a camera and phone.
Before this I used cycling camelback bags which would flap around when going fast and snag on tree branches and tear. This one from Kriega will not suffer the same fate. The waist strap is unobtrusive but stops the bag moving about totally.
25th Aug 2015
Excellent as Always
We all know the score by now. I've started using Kriega stuff in my real life as well as on the bike. There's nothing else comes close.
I've got tailpacks, tool rolls, stashes(?), you name it. I tour Europe a lot and I won't consider anything that isn't Kriega these days. It works, it lasts and it looks good.
If you're reading this, just get it bought. It's the best on the planet.
21st Jul 2015
and another bloody marvellous addition
My family of Kriega grows- R25 (>60,000miles all good still), Cube pockets x 2 tank x 2 US5 10 x2 20 x20 30 x 1 Stash Tool roll and some bits I have probably forgotten - never had an issue - all brilliant- sportsbike Road / Trail ridding perfect (cleans up well to- will kill the other half if she puts in washing machine again though :))! all of my riding friends now use some form of Kriega product and never heard a moan (apart from cost but can you put a price. on...) cheers Kriega- Although charging for Stickers is going to far........... I like your kit but not going to advertise if it costs me!
8th May 2015
Just what I needed
The R15 backpack is the ideal size for me - it seems good quality and will be used frequently along with the hydrapak.
26th Feb 2014
Cracking piece of kit
In the past, I've not been a great fan of back packs. Through necessity I've tried out a couple of hiking style back pack and found them uncomfortable and insecure. This product has dispelled those worries. The "X" harness is: simple to adjust & fit, secure and very comfortable. The pack is superbly made, easy to access and sits snug &secure on the back.Through out a 4 hours ride I forgot it was there, plus it did not interfere or detract from the ride. In short an excellent product that does the job like no other!
8th Aug 2013
This is my 2nd R15. I managed to wear out my first as I use it so much in a pretty harsh environment.
I work for a company providing off road experience days and the rucksack spends most of its time full of tools and bottles of water for the customers. Despite a lot of weight in it, it's still extremely comfortable and you can quite easily forget you have it on. It sits nice and high on your back, and the straps clip comfortably and securely across your chest.
29th Apr 2013
Simply the best
I have bought numerous products from Kriega and all have been the best at what they do,bar none.
19th Apr 2013
R15 Best you can buy. No contest
Ive toured with this and a US20 for a few years now. After previously using normal ruckies. The kriega is so comfortable at speed. It allows free movement on the bike. Its build quality is 2nd to none. In fact for bike luggage i would not consider any other manufacturer. Simply the best stuff available. It works. Simplez
28th Feb 2013
Excellent ruck sack good space
strong and sits high up
15th Feb 2013
If you are looking for a small rucksack don’t look further than the R15, I’ve been using it daily for over two years and could not be without it, I’m almost naked without it. Yes it’s on the expensive side but you get 10 years guarantee, and apart from build quality in workmanship, Kriega has an excellent after sales service.
Thanks again Kriega for another great product.
15th Feb 2013
Not just for motorcycles
This is my third Kriega product, already owing an H3 and a US10. I've started using my road bike for commuting more and more, and found I didn't have enough space in the US10. Ordering over the Internet, I was worried if I should go for the R15 or R20. I'm glad I went or the 15 as its a lot bigger than I expected!
As with my previous products from Kriega, this is brilliantly made, and fantastically comfortable for bike (whether powered or pedal) use. Highly recommended!
1st Sep 2012
Just the job
Very pleased with this backpack. What surprised me most was the fact that I forgot I was wearing it. Am sold on them now.
13th Aug 2012
Superb piece of kit!
A rugged and ergonomic piece of kit, that I hope is as robust as my other Kriega bags.
18th Jan 2012
Nobody makes a pack like Kriega
Nobody makes a bike pack like Kriega, super comfortable, well designed, bullet proof, what more can i say.
13th Jun 2011
Just had a week away at IOM TT.
Great little bag to carry every thing around you don't even realise it's there, Real nice quality.
21st Feb 2011
Its like a seat belt
Can't ride without now. Its like driving a car without a seat belt... silly I know. Straps are perfect for clipping my iPod Shuffle onto!
17th Feb 2011
Almost not there
I use this pack daily, mostly for carrying a laptop. The compressions straps can make the bag so small I can sit and eat at stops and still not remember I'm wearing it. Great when someone says "I wish we could review xxx" and you remember you have it and pull the laptop out. Very strong, well made, and very water resistant (though not waterproof). Brilliant.
1st Jan 2011
Like it's not really there
This rucksack is so unobtrusive that I managed to ride 40 miles before I realised that I had left it behind. Kriega should issue key fobs with this bag, as a reminder to check before starting up!
30th Oct 2010
Although normally not so quick with unrequested e-mails, I feel I must join the chorus of praise of the Kriega rucksacks. I have got the R15 now for 2 years, and I hardly ride without any more. Before I hated having rucksacks while riding my bike (awkward, restrictive and uncomfortable), but really, I do not feel it, except if I don't take it with me: then I have this vague feeling that I forgot something. Well and smartly designed, and very good quality. Real class!!
Rutger Kuiper (Netherlands)