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Anyone got the R20 or R25 rucksacks? Thinking of getting one to carry more stuff on longer trips, but wondering if the R25 will be too big for me and if the R20 has a reasonable amount of storage space?
 

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I have a 20 l generally for use at leisure and not so big that when stuffed full if needed my lovely pillion can carry on her back without strain. Admittedly I have used a 25 before and has a better fitting harness like a full parachute but not so better in real terms.
Do try to get the waterproof version with the roll top. I lost a brand new ipod to water damage in my 8 hour rain journey as was at bottom of bag.
 

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I have a 20 l generally for use at leisure and not so big that when stuffed full if needed my lovely pillion can carry on her back without strain. Admittedly I have used a 25 before and has a better fitting harness like a full parachute but not so better in real terms.
Do try to get the waterproof version with the roll top. I lost a brand new ipod to water damage in my 8 hour rain journey as was at bottom of bag.
I'd put vulnerable stuff in a dry bag. Do you think the 20 would be a better fit for me (I am only 5'3") - thinking I may be swamped by the 25 ...
 

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I'd put vulnerable stuff in a dry bag. Do you think the 20 would be a better fit for me (I am only 5'3") - thinking I may be swamped by the 25 ...
I do now use a liner in case of water ingress myself and to be fair it was an awful lot of rain continual on the way to IoM 2 year's ago. Personally yes i think it may swamp you. I don't know if any dealers have them local to try on your back but mine came from hein gericke back when they were alive and not now j and s
 

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I've just seen that Demon Tweeks have them who aren't too far from me, so will go and try them on! Prob get the R20 I think :encouragement:
The seat will take a 35 litre tail bag without restricting rider space, even without a rear rack, and I can do 9-10 days with a 35 litre tail bag. I always prefer the bike to be carrying my luggage rather than it being on my back.
 

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i have the 20 and love it... weight dispersed from your chest instead of shoulders... very nice....
size wise, good for a daily commute... lunch, some small stuff maybe a small jacket etc . . . not too much... also use it snowboarding which is nice too... oh also i got the hydration pack insert which works swell as well . . .
 

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I use my old R25 when I need to carry one of my work laptops and stuff but mostly use a US-10 bag for running errands or a day of riding. I use the Kriega tank mount for the US-10 on my Enduro and it works perfect. And everything stays dry even up here in the Pacific Northwest.

I use my R25 when I need to carry a heavy laptop in to work and it is awesome for weight distribution. Mostly I use a US-20 with the tank bag strap for pretty much all my cow trailing or just general commuting. The US-20 is totally waterproof which is necessary up here in the Pacific Northwest. I would recommend a dry bag insert for R25 if your riding in the wet.

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I think it depends on just how much load you are prepared to carry on your back and how long your long trips are.
I have an R20 and on long trips, irrespective of how good the harness system is, you will eventually feel the load..short trips or commuting its not an issue.
I actually regret not buying the R15- I prefer things secured to the bike when touring
 

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I would just throw the name Deuter into the room. I think you don't need a backpack that says "motorcycle" in the product description, but a high quality and practical backpack with the best carrying system. For the ladys they have special designs with a shorter back system. You also get them in various sizes like 14-18-20-22-24-25-28-30-35 (litres volume, some of them are girl sizes) to name a few.
There are also backpacks from Deuter called "Attack 18" and "Attack 20" and they have a backprotector build in, that probably doesn't replace the backprotector under or in your jacket, but does help to prevent from injurys from falling on hard objects stored in the backpack.
 

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Well after all that I got a Jofama tailbag and have a Deuter bumbag if I'm only doing short trips and just want purse, phone etc. I decided I didn't want to wear a rucksack (have a Furygan one which is very good but can't stand wearing it on long trips!).
 
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