Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic

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Inspiring Dry Gear Confidence so You Can Soak Up the Adventure.

Ortlieb Back Roller Classics are the perfect panniers for bicycle travelers looking for a reliable, waterproof solution to carrying their gear while bicycle touring.  These panniers are perfect for getting out on your first tour or touring around the world.



Overview

Inspiring Dry Gear Confidence so You Can Soak Up the Adventure

The first cool drafts of the evening descend after a strenuous day of riding as your crew paces gradually up the final ascent to the town ahead. Its good to know that your gear is dry, packed inside your Ortliebs. In fact, you’ve felt assured this whole week as you’ve been chased by storms.

That mid-week downpour caused no worries. Instead it brought relaxation as your crew soaked it all in, during a day of sharp contrasts, carving through canyons and over raging rivers, swooping through rollers, transitioning between blowing clouds and bursts of sun.

You’re relieved that your friends took your advise to choose Ortlieb panniers. You all smile and enjoy enjoy a collective gloat over supper. You folks really know how to get away.

Q: What differentiates the Back Roller Classics from Ortlieb’s other rear panniers?

A: Back Roller Classics are built with the “Classic” polyester, PVC coated fabrics whereas the Back Roller Plus use the “Plus” cordura, PU coated fabric. (details in features)

A: Back Roller Classics have a roll-top closure whereas the Bike Packer Classics and Bike Packer Plus have a lid over gasket closure. (details in features)

Features

  • QL2.1 mounting system (Compare)
    • Features of both Upper & Lower Mounting
      • Manufactured from a fiber-reinforced high-tech, anti-scratch thermoplastic that is extremely strong and durable, and in many tests can be stronger than metal parts.
      • Fits rack rails from 8mm to 16mm diameter.
      • See the QL2.1 mounting instructions.
    • Upper Mounting
      • The hook positions are easily adjusted without tools for optimal placement on the rack’s upper rails.
        • More forward placement is better for weight distribution, but rearward positions may be necessary for heal clearance.
      • Quick-lock hooks open automatically by lifting the pannier handles for easy one-handed removal.
      • Includes anti-scratch hook inserts for 8mm, 10mm and 12mm rails.
      • Rails integrate with the Ortlieb Pannier Security Cables-Long for locking to your cargo rack.
    • Lower Mounting
      • The semi-elliptical shape of the lower hook rail allows for optimal positioning for secure and easy attachment.
      • The lower hook position along the rail and orientation (in 15 deg steps) is easily adjusted without tools.
      • An additional lower mounting hook can be added on for extra security of the panniers in rough conditions.
  • Fabrics: PD620 & PS490 (Compare)
    • Features of both fabrics
      • Highly rated tear and abrasion resistance.
      • Use of high frequency welding to meet the highest of waterproofing specifications.
    • PD620 – Polyester, PVC Coated “Classic”
      • Used on the colored panels.
      • As compared to the “Plus” fabric, this fabric is stiffer with a glossier outer finish.
      • Cleans off very easily.
      • Highly durable, pvc waterproof inner and outer layers.
    • PS490 – Polyester, PVC Coated “Classic”
      • Used on the black panels.
      • Highly durable, pvc waterproof inner layer.
  • Roll-Top Closure (Compare)
    • Simple, effective and highly versatile means of protecting contents against dust and spray water from all directions.
    • The roll closure gains its stability and waterproof quality from the thin plastic stiffener bars sewn into the upper end of the material.
    • The height of the panniers can be adjusted to accommodate different size loads
      • The unrolled material extends 28cm / 11″ above the upper hook rail.
      • For maximum capacity while maintaining waterproofness, a minimal 3 rolls leaves 18cm / 7″ of fabric extended.
      • For minimizing capacity, all of the extended fabric above the upper hook rail can be rolled up.
    • A center strap provides additional support for sealing the closure.
      • A Rack Pack Medium or Small can be mounted across the top of the pannier.
      • The center straps can connect to the Rack Pack’s straps to secure it in place (A strap over the center of the Rack Pack is also recommended).
    • The rolled-closure straps buckle to an included 69cm / 27″ adjustable length shoulder strap.
      • A hook on the bottom outer facing surface of the pannier, is used for hooking the shoulder strap to when closing the pannier for cycling.
      • The shoulder strap can be quickly removed from the hook and adjusted for use as a shoulder strap off of the bicycle.
      • Alternatively, the shoulder straps can be left behind and the rolled-closure straps can buckled to each other to close the pannier and also serve as a handle for carrying the panniers.
  • Dust & Waterproofness Rating: IP 64 (Compare)
    • 6 = Dustproof, no penetration of dust.
    • 4 = Protected against splash water coming from all directions.
  • Lower edge protector with slots for mounting to the Ortlieb Carry System.
    • Creates a firm and flat bottom surface to set them upright on the ground
  • Internal pocket.
    • The main pocket is open without a closure.
      • Measures 30.5cm / 12″ tall and 32cm / 12.5″ wide at top and 23cm / 9″ wide at bottom.
    • The secondary outer mesh pocket has a zippered closure.
      • Measures 13cm / 5″ tall and 32cm / 12.5″ wide.
  • Highly reflective 3M Scotchlite patches measuring 8cm x 8cm / 3″ x 3″.
    • Positioned on the front and rear facing panels of each pannier for reflecting automobile lights at night.

Specs

  • Sold as a Pair
  • H x W x D (each): 42cm x 32cm (23cm lower) x 17cm / 16.5″ x 12.6″ (9.1″ lower) x 6.7″
  • Weight (pair): 1.9kg / 4.2lbs
  • Volume Capacity (pair): 40L / 2441 cu in

Warranty

All Ortlieb Bags are backed by a 5-year warranty against defects in material and manufacturing.

Please see our Warranty page for the details of our warranty process.


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DM
04/29/2019
David M.
US

Excellent Panniers

Purchased a set of Ortlieb Back Roller Classic panniers for my Trek Dual Sport 4. Love how easily the bags attach and detach from the rack. They have held securely even on rough terrain. Can’t wait to use them on my Pittsburgh to DC ride this fall. BikeShopHub.com had the best price and shipping was quick!

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TA
03/23/2019
Tuesday A.
US

Ortlieb back roller panniers

These bags are amazing and worth every penny. I commute everyday to and from work, unless the weather is so bad I have (hate) to drive. The first time I used them, I was able to fit $85 worth of groceries in them. I bought the orang & black because I love Orange. They’re easy to use and install. Which is saying something for me because I’m not in any way mechanically inclined. These do not disappoint! Buy them! You’ll be glad you did!

Tuesday A. verified customer review of Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic
MJ
03/04/2019
Mark J.
CA

Highest Quality - this thing ROCKS

Built like a battleship - this thing actively clips on to my rack. it was easy to set up and fit to my rack. It rolls shut with just a one clip - unusual - but simple and waterproof. I only wish it had a small outer pocket for keys,wallet,etc. But I knew this beforehand - the description was quite clear. Pricey? You get what you pay for - this thing will last!

DN
11/10/2017
Ducson N.
US

Great customer service

They had the best price on the Ortlieb panniers and when someone else's order was accidentally shipped to me, I got a replacement shipment right away. Stuff happens, but BikeShopHub took care of it quickly.

JD
08/28/2017
John D.
US

Love these panniers!

I've been using a knockoff of these back roller classics for the last several years. Mostly commuting to and from work on my 1985 Diamondback Apex. I wish I had bought the Ortliebs the first time around as they hold more and are a better design.

John D. verified customer review of Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic