Ortlieb Bike-Basket (discontinued)

Ortlieb has done it again! The Rear Basket fills a void for a product that can be used by the everyday commuter and the avid tourer… Ansehen Ortlieb!

This product has been discontinued.


(Not compatible with Surly Rear Rack)

Ortlieb has done it again! The Rear Basket fills a void for a product that can be used by the everyday commuter and the avid tourer… Ansehen Ortlieb!

Groceries and other purchases from your stroll through town – you can take them all home conveniently and securely in the ORTLIEB bike basket. Made of a lightweight nylon fabric and featuring a drawstring flap closure, the basket offers variable stowage space and a maximum payload of 10 kg.

Outfitted with the award-winning ORTLIEB Rack-Lock adapter system, the basket fits on virtually all commercially available bike racks – no matter whether they are wide or narrow, or come with or without a spring clamp. The basket remains securely attached to the bike rack and can be easily removed with a single hand. Thanks to the durable adapter on it’s underside, the basket stays upright on any surface for more convenient loading and unloading.


  • Trunk Bag & Basket Rack-Lock Adapter
    • 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.
    • Integrated lock mechanism secures bag to the rack.
      • Includes 2 keys.
    • Allows for easy and quick removal of bag.
    • Mounts to rack rails from 8mm to 16mm diameter.
    • Compatible with all standard racks from 60mm to 160mm wide.
      • Requires rack with parallel top rails.
      • Mounting width is adjusted with a 3mm allen key.
  • Fabrics
    • “Gravel” – Cordura, PU Coated – PS21R
      • Highly rated tear and abrasion resistance.
      • Use of high frequency welding to meet the highest of waterproofing specifications.
      • Used throughout Ortlieb’s bikepacking lineup.
      • As compared to the “Classic” PD620 fabric, it is lighter in weight and more flexible especially is cold weather, yet it is still very tough.
      • Includes a rip stop attribute for extra durability in off-road conditions.
      • Highly durable, polyurethane waterproof inner layer.
    • Dust & Water Proofness Rating: IP 53
      • 5 = Protected against dust, slight penetration of dust possible.
      • 3 = Protected against spray water (max. 60 deg to the vertical).
    • Includes padded shoulder strap.
      • Internal Zipper Pockets.
    • Highly reflective 3M Scotchlite patches on rear of Trunk Bag.
    • Bottom Feet allows bag to sit upright.
    • Folding draw-cord closure
    • Bike Light attaches to rear loop/

    Compare the primary feature sets across all Ortlieb Bags on our Ortlieb Feature Page



  • H x W x D: 22cm x 38cm x 24cm / 8.7″ x 15″ x 9.4″
  • Weight: 860g / 30.3oz
  • Volume Capacity: 15L / 915 cu in
  • Weight Capacity: 10kg / 22lbs
  • Large

  • H x W x D: 27cm x 43cm x 27cm / 10.6″ x 16.9″ x 10.6″
  • Weight: 1050g / 37oz
  • Volume Capacity: 22L / 1343 cu in
  • Weight Capacity: 10kg / 22lbs
  • 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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    Anne D.
    US US

    Great bag for everyday and easy to install!

    I have been in the market for a rack bag and couldn’t find one where I live in Northern MI. I found the Ortleib to be functional and stylish. So I took my search to the internet and found Campfire Cycling a small business, but elsewhere. The package came quickly and was installed in no time. It’s great for everyday commuting, has a nice structure and is secure. The bag holds quite a bit and looks super sharp on my red Marin Nicasio! The rack I have was purchased locally and it is a Eco Bike Rack from Planet Bike.

    David R.
    US US

    Ortlieb Products

    Have many Ortlieb products because their quality, design, and performance is consistently excellent. The Bike Basket checks all of these boxes. Well designed, functional, and water proof.


    Perfect for very specific purpose

    This was exactly the product I needed, and it's very well-made. The locking system feels extremely solid; someone could probably break it to remove it from my rack, but they'd have to try hard, and honestly it'd be easier just getting the rack off if a thief really wanted it. (I use it with the Arkel Randonneur Rack, and it fits perfectly.) I might try to avoid leaving this on the bike overnight outside, but during the daytime in high traffic areas, I have no qualms about leaving it out empty. In use, the elastic drawstring makes taking items in and out the work of seconds. My normal use is for commuting; I put a jacket and large purse (which usually contains a tablet or laptop) in it while I'm biking, and then leave the bag attached to the bike and bring my items with me when I lock up. I bought this because there were virtually no other options for rack-top bags with enough capacity (specifically, even the largest trunk bags often don't have the right dimensions for carrying a laptop) that I could remove from my rack when I wanted to, but also felt secure leaving on the bike for short periods of time. For my use-case, this is the perfect item. I also like that the straps are long enough to carry over my shoulder but short enough that they don't hang down and interfere with the wheel. Note that there are some disadvantages to this item. If you have a normal rack with additional attachment points somewhere near the rear dropouts, you're most likely better off with side panniers --- the high center of gravity affects handling when I really put a lot of weight in. It also mounts with the long axis perpendicular to the bike, meaning it's not very aerodynamic. (Then again, I bought it because I got tired of trying to stuff a laptop and jacket into a smaller, sleeker trunk bag.) But it does what it's supposed to do well, and fills a real gap in the market.