by Christophe Noel

As an unabashed gear geek, I’m pretty critical of anything that doesn’t live up to its claims. I am however, also quick to celebrate anything that exceeds my expectations; something that happens all too infrequently. About six months ago I discovered Kriega and I’ve been a raving fanboy ever since. It’s refreshing to find a brand that designs, builds, and sells products with their level of dedication. They say they are riders designing products for riders. That would be trite and cliche if it wasn’t so obviously true and conveyed in every product they make.

The Overlander 60 pannier system is yet another of Kriega’s products that speaks to their ingenuity, riding experience, and manufacturing capabilities. It clearly shows their desire to reach out to the growing number of adventure, or “overland” riders in the world. Central to the Overland 60 system is Kriega’s unique ADV Platform. Machined from LDPE for maximum durability, the ADV Platform is designed to mount to a variety of common rack systems from Tourtech, Metal Mule and KTM Powerparts. Once in position, the platform accepts a multitude of modular bags and canisters. The Overlander 60 system comes with four of Kriega’s well proven Overlander 15 Pannier Bags. These are 100% waterproof bags designed to endure the riggers of off road use. Users can chose to mount all four bags, or any configuration they deem necessary for their travels. The ADV Platforms can also be fitted with RotopaX water and fuel containers. Up to 8 such containers can be mounted to the platforms giving you a range limited by only your imagination.

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If you’re anything like me, you’ll be instantly impressed with the thoughtfulness of Kriega’s designs and blown away by the quality of construction. Their backpacks are absolutely brilliant. My Kriega R20 pack as been used nearly every day for months. If you have need for a new motorcycle specific pack Kriega has the best. Just when you think I can’t rave about Kriega any more, I saved the best accolade for last. The level of customer service provided by Michael Walshaw at Kriega USA is unparalleled. You can buy Kriega products knowing they’re backed by good people every bit as excited about riding as you are.

www.kriega.us

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The Kriega Overlander 60 Pannier System

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About the Author: Christophe Noel

Christophe Noel is Expedition Portal's Editor and the Senior Editor for Overland Journal. Born into a family of backcountry enthusiasts, Christophe grew up backpacking the mountains and deserts of the American West. An avid cyclist and bikepacker, he also has a passion for motorcycles, travel, food and overlanding.