With high-visibility color and lots of reflectivity, the Ortlieb Back-Roller High-Visibility pannier helps you stay seen day and night. It offers waterproof protection with a classic roll-top closure.
Since PVC plastics harm not only our environment but also our health, Ortlieb offers the Back-Roller Classic models with a PVC-free construction. The Back-Roller Free Panniers are a splitting image of the classic variation with an exception of the PVC. Their rugged canvas material has a polyurethane coating that sheds water spray, dust, and abrasion, and the roll-top design continues to block raindrops from dampening your bike touring gear. Apart from that, the Classic and Free are more or less the same. The QL2. 1 system lets you mount and release each pannier with a simple pull of a handle. The pannier automatically locks onto the rack the moment you mount it; it's compatible with 16mm racks, but Ortlieb includes hook inserts to fit 8, 10, and 12mm racks as well. The QL2. 1 system also features a semi-elliptical hook at the bottom that you can adjust and rotate to fit your rack so the pannier doesn't bounce as much as regular panniers.
Designed for those picking up groceries and carrying bulky items on their bike, the Ortlieb Trunk Bag RC replaces your traditional pannier or commuter pack by attaching to a rear-mounted rack. Ortleib's Rack-Lock system attaches to practicably any rear-mounted bike rack on the market, ranging from 2. 4 to 6. 3 inches across. Ortlieb claims it'll carry up to 22 pounds, so you can use the Trunk Bag RC on bike touring adventures and everyday rides to pick up your groceries. It's designed to be impervious to heavy downpours and road spray with its waterproof fabric and roll-top closure, meaning your precious items won't become ruined when a passing storm dumps rain with seemingly no notice. There's an external (non-waterproof) pocket for quickly grabbing and stashing essentials like your keys and wallet, plus an internal organizer pocket for safely storing smaller items. And because your daily commute and adventures often extend well past sunset, reflective accents and a tail light attachment ensure you're visible to passing whizzing by on the road.
Its hard to beat the storage capacity and ease of use that panniers offer when you're commuting by bike, but there's no doubt that they can pose some challenges, too. Namely, off-bike carrying. Some brands offer shoulder straps to enable briefcase-style slinging, but designers at Ortlieb weren't content with just the simplest solutions -- that's why they've crafted the Pannier Carrying System. This device quickly converts your pannier into a backpack, with a thermally molded foam back pad to take the pressure off, and padded, comfortable shoulder straps that keep things comfortable as you make your way on foot. The system can be connected to assorted Ortlieb panniers, including the Front-and-back rollers, bike packer, sport packer, bike tourer, velo-shopper, and bike shopper, enabling you to get the most out of your panniers when you leave the bike behind.