Strong and streamlined, the Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus Panniers-Pair provides practical storage for those who prefer the convenience of a roll-top closure system. The tough-as-nails Cordura construction delivers waterproof, dustproof, and abrasion-resistant protection for some of your more demanding rides, while the detachable shoulder strap offers transport options when staying on the bike is not an option. This durable pannier uses a QL2. 1 mounting system to quickly and easily attach to bike racks with tube diameters of up to 16mm via self-closing hooks, and also includes special inserts to reduce the hook size for tube diameters of 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm. Plus, 3M Scotchlite reflectors boost your visibility to motorists when your ride goes after dark.
There are a couple of differences between Ortlieb's Back-Roller Pro Plus Panniers and the Back-Roller Classics. The biggest difference is the capacity; together, the classics have a 40L capacity, and the Pro Plus Panniers boast a staggering 70L storage. Ortlieb also updated the Back-Roller Pro Plus with a durable Cordura fabric treated to shed water spray from raindrops and splashes. There's also an additional exterior pocket that, although not waterproof, is perfect for sunscreen, water bottles, or storing wet things. Apart from those, this Pro Plus is identical to the Back-Roller Classic. Both the Classic and Pro Plus models feature Ortlieb's innovative QL2. 1 system that lets you mount and release each pannier with a simple pull of a handle. Each 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. Ortlieb also added 3M Scotchlite reflectors to further enhance the visibility needed to ride in low light.
You're on day four of your bikepacking trip, and your freshly river-washed chamois didn't dry out last night. Not to worry, though, you've got your Ortlieb Mesh Pocket to let the air pass through it all day. This convenient bag can be secured to just about any pannier with the included mounting hardware, holding on snugly to the outside with room for a pair of shoes or a helmet in its lofty mesh bag, and folding up neatly when its not in use, while adding in a boost of reflective tape for visibility. The bag itself is made from a light mesh to let air in all day, and features a drawcord closure that cinches down to secure your gear for the ride ahead.