Product Review: Kriega US-20 Drypack tailpack (£75)

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What’s good about the Kriega US-20 Drypack tailpack?

You know how some manufacturers just can’t do any wrong? Kriega fall into that group. I’ve been using their rucksacks and tailpacks for over a decade, and rate them as close to faultless as you can get. I’ve got both a US10 (10-litre) and this US20 (20-litre), and while I sometimes use them together, the most used is definitely the US20 you see here. It’s my go-to bag when I need more capacity than my (equally great) Kriega R30 rucksack can cope with. Whatever bike you’re riding, the simple pack attaches in a matter of minutes, and never budges once in place. The new versions come with alloy hooks to attach to the bike, making the process even faster than my old version here. I’ve ridden in baking heat, serious snow, and persistent torrential rain, and not once has any of the kit I stashed inside come out any different to how it went in. It’s simplicity itself to use, extremely rugged and durable, and I love the technical styling and high-end construction.

And what’s not?

Nothing, unless you’re someone who happens to think that £75 is a steep price for a 20-litre tailpack. But I have no qualms recommending it, it’s worth every penny.

Time tested

Seven years/7000 miles


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Richard Newland

By Richard Newland