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Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus QL2.1

photo: Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus QL2.1 daypack (under 35l)

Specs

Price MSRP: $225.00

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Super tough and waterproof bike panniers that look great. Small internal pockets for easy access to loose items, roll top closure, and extra straps. Easy mounting to rack with lock-on system.

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Easy mounting system locks on
  • Adjustable size with roll top
  • Look great
  • Reflective panels
  • Easy removal with one handle
  • Stand up by themselves
  • Welded seams

Cons

  • Plastic mounting could have a short life

These are the most serious set of panniers I've owned, and I'm glad I spent the extra.

The roll top closure means you can adjust the size and keep everything watertight. These proved waterproof for a full day of rain riding and river crossing to waist deep!

The mounting system is simple and easy. I'm sure it will last the distance, but is probably the only thing I can see as failing in the long term being plastic. It locks on and when you pull the carry handle releases the lock.

Internal pockets are perfect for keeping small items at hand.

Colours are great and classic looking.

I am going to seek out matching front ones.

Highly recommended, a fantastic and tough product.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $215AU for the pair

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