The Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus 40L Panniers are a great choice for commuting and touring. They are well designed, very well built and durable. As usual, the high quality waterproof materials used look great and perform well in any conditions you might find.
Strong, streamlined and unusually practical – in Massachusetts or Mongolia. The ORTLIEB Back-Roller Plus is the ideal bike bag for those who prefer the convenience of the roll closure system. The durable, waterproof, dustproof, abrasion-resistant and high quality Cordura fabric ensures optimal protection for your gear. Equipped with the sophisticated QL2.1 system with self-closing hooks, the ORTLIEB Back-Roller Plus attaches to your bike in a flash. And simply use the easily detachable shoulder strap to carry your bike bag comfortably once you’ve arrived at your destination. Anything else to consider? Well, you’ll want to select your favorite from among the range of fashionable colors.
Ortlieb's Back-Roller Plus 40L has a very different look to the traditional Ortlieb panniers with the use of Cordura fabric. This looks great and also shaves off a decent amount of the weight compared to the Back-Roller Classic (also 40L). This is not without compromise with cost and durability suffering slightly. These panniers hold a significant amount of kit and if you are careful with your distribution (keeping it even) you can keep a smooth ride. The mounts are easy to use and fully adjustable.
The roll top lid makes access quick and easy. They come with an attachable shoulder strap and also have a couple of internal pockets, one smaller zipped mesh pocket to keep things organised. These have been really practical packs for commuting and the quality of the Ortlieb construction means that you never worry about the contents being exposed to poor weather.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear