Ortlieb Pannier Carry System


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Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) : 4013051054508

The Ortlieb Pannier Carry System will transform your pannier into a backpack for day hikes along your tour. It also can be useful for the commuter who can use a backpack once at school or even for those dreadful days when your ultimately decide to drive into work.



The Ortlieb Pannier Carry System will transform your pannier into a backpack for day hikes along your tour. It also can be useful for the commuter who can use a backpack once at school or even for those dreadful days when your ultimately decide to drive into work.

The Pannier Carry System fits on any of Ortlieb Panniers and can also be used with the Racktime Travelit. Simply click in the panniers at the top D-rings with the QL1 system or QL2 system, fasten the straps into the edge protectors of the bags with the two clips at the bottom, and your bike pannier has turned into a backpack!

Roll it up and you will see that it takes up very little space when compressed. And at a weight of just 270g you will hardly notice it at all. Reflective stitching on the outside of the comfortable shoulder straps makes this product visible in the dark. A sternum strap ensures an extra-secure fit.

Easy to stow, easy to set up and easy to use: the padded harness system for the Ortlieb bicycle pannier series.


  • Usable for all ORTLIEB Back-Roller and Front-Roller from model `95, Bike-Packer from model`96, Sport-Packer, Bike-Tourer, Bike-Shopper
  • Very easy to attach with the QL-System at the top and the plastic hooks at the bottom.
  • Foldable, requires only little space for the transport or when not in use
  • Compatible with panniers having Quick-Lock1 or Quick-Lock2 mounting
  • Convenient special shape made of polythene foam and polyester
  • Carrying comfort thanks to new foam design
  • Turns bike pannier into a backpack
  • Reflective yarn on shoulder straps
  • Comes with chest strap
  • Top side carrying strap
  • Chest tension buckle


  • H x W x D: 42cm x 28cm x 8cm / 16.5″ x 11″ x 3″
  • Weight: 310g / 11oz


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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Liew K.

So fit well and does well

This transformed my pannier to a more versatile carry system. Luckily campfire cycling able to send to my place where i am not able to find this carry system.

Robert M.

Very useful tool

Does exactly what it says--- you can securely carry the pannier on your back. What I didn't expect was how comfortable it would be, to carry while walking or biking. Folds up fairly small, but I'd still hesitate to bring it on a tour unless I was really planning on using it. For a shorter trip, though, especially one where I knew I would do some hiking, it definitely makes sense. I would bring it on a weekend camping trip for sure. I do end up using it a lot when I go hiking, and when I rent a bike-share bike that doesn't have a rack. It's just super convenient, especially if you end up on a trip that goes between multiple bikes, some of which have racks, and some which don't. It holds onto the pannier super securely, as far as I can tell, using much of the same mechanism that holds onto the rack (plus another one). It does hold the pannier rather higher than most other backpacks would be, so I think you get a lot of benefit from packing it well (putting the heaviest stuff in the bottom).

carl n.

Ortlieb Pannier Carry System

Attached easily to our panniers and function exactly as intended.

brett h.

Ortlieb Pannier Carry System

I suspect this may not be as comfortable as the Ortlieb Vario backpack pannier, but the value outweighs that issue for sure. A set of two panniers plus the carry system is much more versatile and cost effective than buying the Vario backpack alone, or buying both panniers and a Vario. I purchased this item at the same time as my first set of Ortlieb panniers (back roller classic) and I am impressed with both. It has been quite convenient when I want to cycle to work in the morning and then hit the bar after work. I can leave my bike at the office and walk to the bar with my pannier on my back and take public transit home. I have also used it once or twice while riding my race bike which is not equipped with a rack . Riding with it is not ideal. The pannier rocks side to side quite a bit. It can be convenient in a pinch but don't purchase it with the intention of riding with it on a regular basis. I have only been using it a couple weeks so I can not speak for longevity of the product but I am impressed by the design and ease of use.

Bret C.

Ortlieb Pannier Carry System

Crying around a heavy pannier when off the bike sucks. The shoulder strap is cumbersome and kills the shoulder that its on.

This thing, is the best of both worlds. You don't have a backpack when you ride, and then you do when you get off. A quicker system to get the thing onto the bag would have been nice, bit generally this thing is indispensable. I highly recommend it.