Ortlieb of Germany has spent years perfecting their line of rugged bike bags, panniers, saddle bags, backpacks, messenger bags and dry sacks. When it comes to bike touring and commuting, Ortlieb saddle bags and panniers are available in a range of sizes and styles to accommodate any trip, from weekend ventures to cross-country treks. Ortlieb even offers a selection of completely waterproof panniers and bags built to withstand severe weather. Ortlieb bags, dry sacks and backpacks are also excellent options for camping, kayaking ... Learn more about Ortlieb of Germany and canoeing. In 2013, Ortlieb panniers received the gold award at the Eurobike international tradeshow. The brand has been a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association since 2008. ... Less
Reviewed by Brit from Oregon on Thursday, September 24, 2015
I have the yellow plastic version of the one I ordered, but I just HAD to get one for my man as well. I got mine from a friend who was downsizing his stash and instantly fell in love.
Originally upon ordering, I assumed I was getting the plastic outer shell for him as well, but I got the fabric. Nonetheless, he loves it and and we both find them durable, well-made, comfortable, stylish, but most importantly- completely waterproof. This is to be expected from the Ortlieb brand, though. I really like the Velocity backpack, needless to say.
Reviewed by JujuCycles from Northwest Florida on Sunday, August 9, 2015
These are beautiful and well constructed bags, with probably the best system for attachment to the rack that I've seen in a grocery-type pannier. However, they are rigid in form, and I really wanted something that I could fold up and keep on my bike rack most of the time. So I ended up sending these back for that reason alone. Otherwise, they seem like excellent bags.
BTW, I ended up going with the Green Guru Dutchy panniers, which are made from recycled banners and billboards. Just in case you, too, are looking for something a bit more minimalist than these Ortliebs.
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