A welcome addition to the off-road range of backpacking kit. The gravel pack use the same durable materials as the rest of the bikepacking range to beef up these panniers. Ideal for longer or winter bikepacking trips when you need to pack a lot more kit than usual.
Ideal for multiday tours and self-supported races, the ORTLIEB Gravel-Pack duo offers you a combined payload of 25 liters for additional gear such as mess kits, food and other “luxury” items. Mounting the Pack to your lowrider bike rack allows you to maintain a low center of gravity and undiminished off-road agility despite your extra gear.
While the Pack’s streamlined design – without inside pockets and a shoulder-strap pad – helps to keep it in the featherweight class, its lightweight, wear-resistant material withstands even the harshest of rock and gravel conditions you encounter on your way. And no matter how wet the weather, your things will stay dry thanks to the proven ORTLIEB-waterproof quality and roll closure.
With the QL2.1 system and two mounting hooks, the Gravel-Pack remains tightly attached to your bike rack while you ride over hill and dale on your gravel grinder, mountain bike or fatbike.
Ortlieb's Ortlieb Gravel Pack - Pair are a great option for bikepackers. Adding a significant amount of storage for those longer adventures or when you need extra room for winter gear these panniers are spot on. The pannier concept can be a little controversial in bikepacking circles but different trips demand different kit and therefore different storage solutions.
These panniers are specifically designed to cope with the rigours of bikepacking rather than just touring. With two mounting hooks ensure that the panniers are more secure and bounce around a lot less than normal. As with aall the Ortlieb range these panniers are waterproof and no matter how harsh the weather gets they can cope, leaving your kit safe and dry. They are made using the same durable materials as the rest of the bikepacking range these could be used as a hard wearing commuter or touring pannier set if you are in need of less volume.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear