A PVC-free version of the Back-Roller Classic featuring a more ecologically conscious double-sided coated fabric with polyurethane construction.
Outdoor specialists swear by the functional and strong system of front and rear bag loading on both sides. And since every ounce is crucial for long-distance bike touring, the Rollers' main advantage is their little net weight.
No matter whether you bike forest tracks or desert roads, cross canyons or rivers, the extremely durable outer fabric has proven its strength in numerous real tests. These are not the only reasons why the all-weather solution was awarded several times by the bicycle press: hermetical roll closures, shoulder straps, and the ORTLIEB QL System ensure that food and equipment are not only protected 100% but also accessible at any time.
Back-Roller Free Highlights
QL3.1 mounting system
Including integrated inner pocket and shoulder strap
Pannier can be easily mounted to racks with a diameter up to 16 mm, reduction pieces for 8, 10 and 12 mm rack diameters included
Top QL hooks and lower sliding hook adjustable with Allen key no. 3
Can be used individually (e.g. for shopping, sports, picknick)
Can be combined with the ORTLIEB Rack-Pack
Comfortable to carry with shoulder strap (can be taken off)
Highly reflective Scotchlite reflector
Simultaneous use of ORTLIEB Travel-Biker or Trunk-Bag possible
Can be easily cleaned inside
42 cm / 16.5 inch
32 cm / 12.6 inch
23 cm / 9 inch
17 cm / 6.7 inch
925 g / 32.6 oz
20 litres / 1,220 cu. inch.
QL3.1 (See Below)
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a functional and durable polymer. It has been used for many years for applications as diverse as blood donation bags and truck tarps.
However, 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 are suspected to cause cancer.
The discussion about the general advantages and disadvantages of PVC are well known. ORTLIEB uses PVC laminations because PVC is extremely functional, and it is regarded as one of the most intensely investigated polymers. In particular, plasticizers used to soften PVC have been the subjects of long-term studies.
However, ORTLIEB also sees the ecological risks in manufacturing and disposal, therefore, ORTLIEB’s PVC fabrics are exclusively manufactured in Europe, and the plasticizers are made in Germany. DINP and DIDP are the only plasticizers (phthalates) used by ORTLIEB.
ORTLIEB’s aim is to provide a collection entirely free of phthalates and this ‘Free’ collection is just the start of that journey in employing alternative plasticizers with reduced impact on people and the environment while guaranteeing at least the same product quality and product life as now.
Our standard shipping is FREE on mainland UK orders over £30* (excluding orders containing bikes - see below for further details) with delivery between 2 and 4 business days.
If you need your order a bit quicker we offer an express delivery option with delivery usually within one to two business days throughout England and Wales with prices from just £2.95 – this service is FREE on orders over £100.
We aim to dispatch express orders placed before 14:30 on weekdays (excluding orders containing bikes) that same day and all our domestic deliveries are fully traceable, tracking information will be emailed or messaged to you when your order has left our store.
FREE Store Pickup
If you are local to our area (Carlisle), you can collect your order from our store at your convenience. Collection is free of charge no matter how big or small the order value and you'll be able to collect your order from our store usually within 2hrs on weekdays.
Store Pickup is not available if you're using an accelerated checkout option such as Apple Pay, Google Pay or PayPal Express.
You can still use PayPal to place your order if you're wanting to collect it but first go through the checkout selecting store pickup and select PayPal as your method of payment later in the checkout process.
Applicable for orders excluding bikes
FREE on orders over £30 otherwise £3.95 Typically via Royal Mail Tracked 48 Delivery estimated within 3 to 4 working days
FREE on orders over £100 or from £2.95 Typically via DPD Local depending on goods and location Delivery estimated within 1 to 2 working days
Applicable for bike orders delivered to UK Mainland addresses
FREE delivery on bikes over £499.00 £29.95 on bikes or orders including bikes under £499.00 Delivery estimated within 3 to 4 business days
Available from only £9.95 on bikes over £499.00 Delivery estimated within 1 to 2 business days
Scottish Highlands and Northern Ireland Delivery from £99.95 on bikes over £499.00 Delivery estimated within 5 to 7 business days
For information about how we deliver bikes, including information on delivery to remote regions please see our Shipping Policy for further information.
If an item doesn't fit or isn't quite what you expected then simply fill out the enclosed returns form and return your unwanted items to us within 14 days for a full refund, we'll accept orders returned to us after this period with refunds made via gift vouchers for use against future orders.
For further information please see our Refund Policy for further details.
For security purposes, we reserve the right to cancel shipments to forwarding centres, PO Boxes, and locker boxes. For some items such as bikes and electric scooters, we may enforce that these can only be delivered to the billing address, no change of address or in-transit redirection is permitted for any consignments.
Absolutely fantastic service. I have been waiting for Wiggle to restock the bike since April, noticed Scotby Cycles had just what I’ve been searching for, ordered it and two days later it was delivered. Brilliant!
Would happily recommend and use Scotby Cycles again. Items dispatched quickly and well packaged. Refund request (due to shoes being too small) was processed quickly and efficiently.
Ordered a pair of ORTLIEB gravel panniers at a good price. Nice looking website, easy to navigate. Order was despatched very quickly. Not had a chance to use the panniers yet but they look like a quality product - I’m sure they’ll be great.