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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GT
07/02/2021
Georgina T.
US US
Outstanding experience purchasing superb panniers

At first I hesitated to buy Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic panniers as a replacement for a less expensive set of panniers that were stolen from my bicycle. I use them for a daily commute on a classic Luna bicycle. Although I have bicycled through flooded roads before, I thought the waterproofness and other bells and whistles were overkill for my needs. After all, work from home is cool now so I could just turn around if I encountered a flooded road on my commute. However, when I found the Ortleib panniers available at a discount through Campfire Cycling, I jumped at the chance to get them. The mounting system was especially attractive because I've had trouble with other panniers slipping while I road up or down steep hills in my new neighborhood. As an aside, I'm excited to find a website dedicated to bike packing; I will definitely consider using my new panniers for a bike packing trip as well as for my daily commute and regular grocery shopping needs.

CampfireCycling.com Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic Review
EP
06/17/2021
Elisa P.
US US
Panniers

Excellent, quick and easy!

NJ
01/21/2021
Nick J.
US US
Best panniers around!

These are the cream of the crop for everyday errands, weekend long rides, or touring. Love the fantastic, functional design for easy on and off rack use, and the slim but generous profile while riding around town. Customer service and shipping was great through Campfire Cycling.

RJ
01/15/2021
Richard J.
US US
Top notch quality

Great product look forward to seeing the longevity factor 😊

MJ
11/28/2020
michael j.
US US
excellent

very good quality product from friends experiants