A Love Letter to my Kriega US-30 Drypack

My Kriega US-30 drypack has become a loyal riding companion. With it’s waterproofness, easy mounting and universal fit, it is an excellent piece of motorcycle luggage.

Kriega Drypack

Over the course of your riding life you will buy things for your motorcycle that are kind of shrug-worthy. They’re like wallpaper – just something that exists in the background to do a job but you don’t pay it much mind.

Triumph Bonneville on a roadtrip in Virginia

Every once in a while though, something comes along and consistently proves it’s worth by making your life easier, better. Maybe it’s a pair of boots, a GPS, a particular model of glove that you’ve bought 10 times over. Whatever it is, it’s one of your go-to items that never lets you down.

Oh, Kriega – I Love You

In 2016, I bought a Kriega US-30 drypack. Based on what I’d read, it seemed like a good option for my two main rides – a KTM 690Enduro and a Triumph Bonneville.

KTM 690 Enduro at Hotdog Johnny's

Both bikes have a small footprint in the tail section and the bag’s fit was just right. Add to that a reasonable price point, simple universal mounting, quick on and off, modularity, and waterproofness and I had myself a winner.

When I came back from a trip to California this past February, it really hit me that my Kriega US-30 Drypack is a tried and true superstar champion.

Throwing on the back of a rental MT-07 with a week’s worth of stuff shoved in it was a snap. With its straightforward hook and loop mounting straps, it seems to fit on any bike. It’s proved durable, simple, and best of all reliable.

The Kriega is my ride or die bitch. I love this bag and the adventures that we’ve been on together. Can’t wait to get back out there and do some more exploring!

triumph bonneville on a dirt road
triumph bonneville onTrium
kreiga us-30 drypack on my rental Triumpg Tiger 800
My KTM690 Enduro and a Nuclear Power Plant
See Rock City Bar and my Triumph Bonneville
kreiga us-30 drypack on my renatl yamaha MT07
kreiga us-30 drypack on my Triumph Bonneville
kreiga us-30 drypack on my KTM 690 Enduro


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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4 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    What great photos!! The bag is nice but the shots – purrrrfect!

  2. Darrin says:

    If I were to write a love letter to a riding accessory, it would be my Russel seat. I have purchased a lot of expensive items and usually remember how much I spent as a result of second guessing the value. But I have zero recollection of what that seat cost because it is the single most valuable investment in riding enjoyment that I have ever made. Refreshing to see a new post from you!!!

  3. Shybiker says:

    I know that feeling of satisfaction from gear that performs its job well. You describe it well. Enjoy!

  4. Doc says:

    Mine would definitely be the short backrest on my Harley Ultra-Linited. It seems a bit redundant to name one thing as being so special in an all-inclusive touring motorcycle, but that little backrest makes 700-1000 mile days just plain enjoyable and damn near relaxing. It changes your perspective from “I’ll fly to California and rent a bike to go down highway 1“ to, “I’ll RIDE 2500 miles to California, ride highway one, find Salvation Mountain on the way back and maybe cruise by New Orleans on the way back just to find a witch doctor for shits and giggles..” I told myself I would never be the graying dude riding a touring bike in November alone through mountain passes with my feet kicked up on highway pegs, leaning back into a back rest while drinking hot chocolate and listening to classic rock on cruise control. Then I got older and realized – that old dude is really happy! And a great deal of that is due to my little back rest.

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