The compact style of the Sport-Packer make it versatile and easy to use. The drawcords and simple clips mean access is quick and easy while the bike mounts provide the perfect way to get the packs on and off the handlebars. The pack has the usual waterproof and durable construction expected from Ortlieb.
The compact size of the Sport-Packer Classic makes it the perfect pannier for short tours, as front pannier with additional storage room for the lowrider or for children bikes. Simple mounting and removal from the rack is guaranteed by the QL2.1 fixing.
Ortlieb's Sport-Packer Plus 30L Panniers have the traditional Ortlieb panniers style with the heavy duty waterproof materials on show. This looks great but does add weight compared to the Sport-Packer Plus (also 30L), but on the upside this weight gain means a lower cost. The mount is easy to use but still strong and the clever design in the handle allows you to use them single handed.
The bag itself has two external clips to keep the lid closed along with two separate drawcords to keep thing in and also act as a dust cover. There is also a large zipped mesh pocket inside for organising your things. The Sport-Packer is designed to be versatile, working as a front or rear pannier or on a child's bike. They are still a good size and not over the top for shorter use like commuting where they have been easier to use than traditional large panniers.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear