Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kriega R25

If like me you use your bike as a daily commuter and need a laptop as your main working tool, then you probably have asked yourself what's the best way to carry it from point A to B already. And also doing so without causing any damage to the computer and of course to yourself, while still trying to enjoy the ride to work.

Along the years, I've been mainly using a Bagster kit (tank cover + tank bag), just buying a new tank cover when switching from one bike to another, but in the past 2 years or so I've been changing strategy. The reasons are fairly simple : 
- a tank cover alone still costs to much for what it really is.
- many times you have to give free it with the bike you've just sold. Too few people want them second hand or pay for this extra when buying your bike.
- some recent projects needed paint work and a tank cover has to match your bike's paint scheme.
So with no tank cover matching any of the current projects, I was left with the Bagster backpack which is actually bad as a bag that you carry on your shoulders (what a backpack really is ...).

With a brand new laptop now 2 full kg heavier than the one before and more miles to commute to the new job, I thought it was time for a change. After a bit of reading, I bought a Kriega R25 (pictured above) a couple of weeks ago. It's been really good since with its way of dispatching the weight away from your shoulders down to your back. There's a place where to fit the heavy laptop and still some more to put a pair of shoes plus some extra items. It's much bigger than the Bagster while still having good ergonomics that makes it barely noticeable when riding. I cannot recommend that product more.

A Vyrus and a Kriega ... interesting package

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