Kriega R25 Rucksack Review
Sizewise this is the middle of the range model of rucksack from British kit manufacturer Kriega. Their designs are consistently good and the R25 is aimed at the minimalist market – possibly more sport bike oriented – to carry the basics with you.
It’s got one main compartment with an internal pocket, a zipped exterior pocket and that’s it.
The load carrying system is well thought out and uses a twin lock on the chest to support the weight of the bag through the rider’s shoulders. There are also attachment points on the outside to connect Kriega US 5 and 10 pouches. The compression straps work well and can also be used to secure the R25 to a bike’s frame.
As expected the build quality from Kriega is excellent. The individual parts and materials are more likely to give way than the stitching or construction points.
Overall I would place this rucksack at the daily commute side of bike luggage. It’s still too big to wear on a long distance or multiday ride. but a very good bit of kit all round.