ORTLIEB PVC Free
Introducing the Free collection from ORTLIEB.
The Free collection is a range of waterproof panniers and touring bags made without the use of PVC. PVC has been considered controversial with regards to ecological and health aspects due to phthalates and other plasticizers added to make the material softer - these softeners accumulate in the environment and among other issues are suspected to cause cancer.
This collection is just the beginning for ORTLIEB at it plans long term to phase out the use of PVC for other models such as their classic panniers.