Ortlieb Downtown Commuter Pannier (discontinued)

Ride in style, and with maximum commuting convenience with the Downtown Commuter bag. The Downtown is the ultimate bag for cruising around town and for biking to work or school.

This product has been discontinued.


Please read about the mounting systems below, you will need to pick from 1 of the 2 when choosing this product.

Ride in style, and with maximum commuting convenience with the Downtown Commuter bag. The Downtown is the ultimate bag for cruising around town and for biking to work or school. It features a large pouch with Velcro closure that is sized to accommodate a laptop up to a 15.4″ width. The Downtown also has other pockets and pouches which helps to organize your pens, notepads, and other necessary small items. A snap hook for your keys is even included so locking up your bike is quick and easy.

Sold as a single pannier, the mounting system has an innovative, rotating fixed rail so that you can easily set your bag to fit snugly on either side of your rack. This bag is also equipped with base feet and edge protectors to keep your bag looking new. Pack as much as you need, as the Downtown has three variable lid closures for overloading with an extra pair of clothes, or large books.

The Downtown Commuter is designed to look sleek on the bike, and to seamlessly transition into a professional looking briefcase style bag when off the bike. A padded, adjustable shoulder strap is also included to quickly transform the Commuter into a messenger bag. Maintain your professional look while still getting in your daily ride with the Downtown Commuter Pannier.

QL2.1 System: This system is similar to the QL2 in many ways but differs slightly in a few areas. The upper rail has been slightly changed, rather than having 3 independent parts the rail is 1 piece for additional strength. The reduction inserts no longer attach from the mouth of the top hook but rather from the side, and they are available in 8mm, 10mm 12mm and 16mm. The lower anchor doesn’t have the elliptical rail but rather a slightly padded horizontal rail which does a nice job of protecting the finish on the vertical stays on the rack.

QL3.1 System:mounting system allows fixing of panniers to the rack in an even more simple and faster way. The bag is inserted into the lower mounting point, and by approaching the rack, the top hooks slide into the upper reception points by means of a left to right motion. Removal of the bag is just as simple and fast: simply litt the bag by its handle and move it at the same time to the left or right.

  • Available colors: black, white, applegreen or aubergine
  • Comes with either QL2.1 or QL3.1 mounting components
  • Made of completely waterproof PVC fabric
  • Large inner pouch with Velcro closure, suitable for a 15.4″ laptop
  • Large dual zipper inside pocket
  • 3 open organization pouches with pen slots
  • Inner liner with full zipper for easy cleaning
  • 3 variable flap closure loops to accommodate overstuffing
  • Designer metal closure hooks
  • Carrying handle
  • Side stiffener loops on bag with removable padded shoulder strap
  • Hard backing plate for rigidity
  • Includes 8 mm and 10 mm pannier hook inserts
  • Base feet for protection and stability
  • Inner snap hook for keys
  • Dimensions: 14.2″ x 14.2″ x 5.5″ (H x W x D)
  • Volume: 18L / 1098 cu.in.
  • Weight: 1550g / 54 oz

All ORTLIEB products are backed by a 5 year warranty against defects in material and manufacturing.

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Hard to find bags as advertised and packed well!

Randall B.

Very nice bag.

Nice bag. Good value. Easy transaction.

Jennifer R.

Bought it again!

This bag is perfect. I bike commute in all weather to a professional job. So I need waterproof gear to carry everything from my lunch and laptop to my work clothes and gym clothes. It's a nice, professional looking bag so I feel good pulling it off my bike and walking into the office with it. Easy to take on and off the bike. Buying from a random site is always a little unnerving, but BikeShopHub used amazon pay which was super easy and convenient, communicated well about the shipping and everything was great. Only complaint is that it came as a single and so I was forced to order another!

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