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Field Test & Review: Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus

Review: Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic

Ortlieb Back Rollers used on the rear as well as on the front rack for extra storage

Ortlieb Back Rollers used on the rear as well as on the front rack for extra storage

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Peter Van Glabbeek has decades of experience in bicycle touring, including a 4-year trip around the world.

http://thecyclingfamily.com/

Review: Orltieb Back-Roller Plus

The popular waterproof Ortlieb panniers are by far the most used panniers among cyclo-campers. Most people use the more affordable Classic models which are the ones I have used for many years. Two years ago, I purchased a set of back-roller plus panniers. This article is a review of this fancier pair of bicycle bags. [Read more…]

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Field Test & Review: Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic

Field Test Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic Panniers - Bicycle Touring Tibet

Field Test Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic panniers while bicycle touring in Tibet

Author:

Peter Van Glabbeek. Decades of experience in bicycle touring, including a 4-year trip around the world.

http://thecyclingfamily.com/

Most Ortlieb panniers are sold as a pair. One back-roller classic pannier has a volume of 20 liters, so 40L per pair. The panniers weight almost 1kg each or 1900g per pair.

I think the two main advantages of Ortlieb bags are that they are waterproof and extremely durable. As the name suggests, to close the bag you have to roll the top. When rolled at least three times, the pannier becomes 100% waterproof.

Review: Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic [Read more…]