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Old 02-02-2010, 05:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I have a Timuk 2 single speed that they no longer make and love it. Like the newer ones as well. Chrome makes good bags as well. can cram a lot of **** into my bag...
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:51 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I don't wanna say Chrome bags are way overpriced...





(...but Chrome bags are way overpriced.)
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:57 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I'm surprised no yet has mentioned this USA company:

http://www.kriega.us/collections/kriega-rucksacks

"Kriega packs are designed specifically for motorcycles both in terms of features and performance. The ergonomics of wearing a rucksack whilist riding a motorcycle are completely different to that when walking – a correctly adjusted Kriega backpack will out perform any other rucksack on the market.

The major difference between a Kriega pack and other brands is the harness system. All our packs have an innovative harness design which provides the highest level of fit and comfort. With none of the underarm restriction experienced with other backpacks. Unlike conventional harness systems the load is carried on the hips and chest, transferring the majority of the load away from the shoulders and thereby preventing the neck strain experienced with regular rucksacks."

And no, I don't work for Kriega. You simply pay for what you get.
I use the Kriega R25... Best pack I've found yet
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:32 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I have the Kriega R20.
It's the best rucksack I have ever used.
It distributes the weight so well, you don't get it digging into your shoulders.
It's very well made, and very waterproof.
It's outlasted anything I've previously owned.
If I do eventually have to replace it, it'll be for another Kriega.

And, no, I don't have any connection with Kriega, apart from being a happy customer
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:11 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I have the Kriega R20.
It's the best rucksack I have ever used.
It distributes the weight so well, you don't get it digging into your shoulders.
It's very well made, and very waterproof.
It's outlasted anything I've previously owned.
If I do eventually have to replace it, it'll be for another Kriega.

And, no, I don't have any connection with Kriega, apart from being a happy customer
I'm curious about the weight of folks using Kriega products. I weigh about 220 at 5'11 and it isn't due to muscle mass. Some packs fit larger folks better than others.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I have looked for on bike storage solutions, and couldn't find anything I want on my bike. Being active duty military, and an avid backpacker and hiker, I have more backpacks than woman have shoes. Seriously, I have a bag for every occasion. For commuting on both mike peddle bike and the Bonnie I'm looking at a weather proof roll top bag from chrome. Top quality, versatile ad functional.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I bought one from REI that is waterproof. Also means the zippers are harder to get open so they don't come open accidentally in the wind.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I like Opsprey bags too. I have heard Ogio bags are worth every penny.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I've been looking for a comfortable pack for awhile. I currently have an older Axio Hard Pack. Nice pack but not comfortable for daily commuting use on my Thrux.

Have tried a variety of different packs borrowed from friends. The most comfortable one I've found that will hold all my needed equipment (Jacket, Gloves, Chaps) and still have the capacity to get a little more in is the Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger

The reason I find this the most comfortable is that it is a "cross back" carry (i.e. single shoulder strap). With this design the large section of the pack rests on your lower back and when on the bike it rests on the seat. It tapers up to the top of the pack where the strap goes over your shoulder... this positions the pack "off center" and doesn't interfere with your helmet, you have full range movement of your head without hitting the pack.

It is also very easy to access as being a single shoulder strap you just "swing" the pack around to your front to get into it. The "side" of the pack where it comes around the front has a small pouch for quick excess of cell phone and such and also webbing to attach other pouches.

I'm hoping there is one under the Tree on the 25th as I've been hinting for a while.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:21 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I went into my local bike shop and got a Banjo Brothers roll top bag. Looks just like the chrome bag I wanted, except it was half the price. I took it out for a test ride yeaterday, ad man, this thing is awesome. It held a change of clothes, 6 pack and a bag of groceries. Still plenty of room. One hell of a piece of gear.
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