Ortlieb's compact messenger bag doubles as an daysack and waterproof commuter pack. This versatile piece is a favourite with cycle commuters. It features an interior pocket with zipper for organising small items and a carrying handle.
This courier-style backpack has been one of ORTLIEB’s most popular products for many years. It is simply unbeatable when it comes to accompanying you to work, school, and play. Some of the Velocity’s distinctive features include its durability, waterproof performance and rear padding that ensures excellent ventilation. The Velocity’s carriage system has now been ergonomically optimized for even greater carrying comfort. The waist belt is easy to adjust and even detachable.
The Velcro roll closure makes for wonderfully easy access and packing. And if the Velcro pad should ever wear out after many years of intensive use, you can return your Velocity to ORTLIEB to have it renewed, so as to give your backpack a second life. This makes the Velocity a sustainable, lifetime companion. The backpack’s interior has also been given a new design. In addition to the large zippered inside pocket, both Velocity models now have a padded laptop compartment.
And the biggest “new feature” is the introduction of a smaller version to the Velocity line. With a volume of 17 liters, this backpack is ideal for shorter people or for all of those who simply need less space for their precious cargo. Velocity’s little brother has all of the features of the big brother, only in a somewhat smaller size and a volume reduction of 6 liters. Whether big or little, the Velocity is a purchase of a lifetime!
Ortlieb's 2020 Velocity Rucksack has had a few updates to bring it up to speed. It is still a comfortable, reliably waterproof rucksack that is ideal for students, weekends away, commuting and city walks. The updates include more ergonomically shaped shoulder straps that are much more comfortable, especially when the pack is full. It also features a removable, padded laptop case (fits laptops up to 14" in it). The dimensions of the pack are ideal for work but are just as useful for throwing showing, clothing and anything else you need to transport.
The padded shoulder straps are comfortable for carrying and the adjustable chest strap and wide waist strap help ensure a secure fit. The padded back has air channels which provides optimal ventilation for cycling and long walks. The pack has protection around the bottom corners on the rear side which helps prevent abrasion from heavy use. The pack also has reflective detailing on the front and back and features a fixing for a bike light, which can also be used to attach a bike helmet.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear