The ORTLIEB Back-Roller Plus is essentially the same as its Classic however the Plus version is made of a much better looking (and 300g lighter!) waterproof abrasion-resistant PS36C Cordura lined fabric over the plastic-looking PS490 used on the Classic version.
ORTLIEB are renowned for their Pannier systems with outdoor pursuit specialists swearing by the not only functional but strong system of front and rear bag loading on both sides. And since every gram is crucial for long-distance bike touring, the Back Rollers' main advantage is their little net weight over similar panniers.
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.
Sold as a PAIR of pannier bags
Classical rear pannier (pair) with roll closure
Abrasion-resistant Cordura fabric
QL2.1 system for racks up to 16 mm
20 mm hook available as a separate accessory (e.g. for e-bikes)
Including reduction pieces for tube diameters 8, 10 and 12 mm; with anti-scratch function reducing abrasions on the rack
Top QL hooks and lower sliding hook adjustable without requiring any tools
Lower hook rail made of two-component "hard-soft" synthetic reduces abrasions on the carrier
Including integrated inner pocket and shoulder straps
Can be used individually (e.g. for shopping, sports, picknick)
Can be combined with the ORTLIEB Rack-Pack (Size S or M)