The ORTLIEB Back-Roller Plus is essentially the same as its Classic brethren 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)
Highly reflective Scotchlite reflector
Easy to clean inside
42 cm / 16.5 in
32 cm / 12.6 in
23 cm / 9 in
17 cm / 6.7 in
840 g / 32.6 oz (PER BAG)
20 litres / 1,220 cu. in. (PER BAG)
QL2.1 (See Below)
QL2.1 Mounting System
Thanks to the convenient QL2.1 mounting system with automatically locking hooks, the panniers can be quickly and easily mounted to almost any rack. The mounting system is adjustable without requiring any tools and is suitable for racks with tube diameters up to 16 mm (hook inserts for diameters of 8, 10 and 12 mm included). The hook rail on the lower rear side of the pannier that serves for additional fixation is made of a two-component synthetic combination with anti-scratch function. This reduces abrasions on the carrier. Thanks to the rotatable QL2.1 mounting hook the system is compatible with almost any bike rack.
Is your retail store open? Sadly, we have closed our retail store until further notice. We hope to be back up and running as soon as it is safe for both our staff and customers to do so.
Can I bring a bike to the store for repairs? Yes, but please contact us before doing so and do not do so if you are unwell in any way or form. Our workshop is busy the moment and sourcing spares and replacements is taking a little longer than usual from many of our suppliers so all bikes must be booked into our system and left with us.
Can I place an order? Absolutely, whilst our retail store is closed we’re continuing so ship orders every weekday - however, whilst we have resumed our Click and Collect options the store is only staffed on weekdays.
Bike Delivery Our workshop with its reduced staffing is at capacity at the moment as we deal with servicing and packaging of bikes, this has resulted in us needing an extra working day to safely prepare orders. We've also been exceptionally busy these past week which has resulted in us running a short on our custom bike boxes - when these run out we'll be using regular manufacturer boxes rather than the large ones described on some product pages.
Are your delivery times affected? So far, we’ve not seen any impact on delivery estimates from our two primary couriers - however given the quickly changing circumstances involved it is possible for localised delays as delivery depots respond to issues as they arise.
You can find out about any such delays on either the Royal Mail or DPD website.
Can I still return unwanted items? Yes, our usual terms and conditions still apply however if you are struggling to return an item because you are self-isolating then please get in touch to let us know so we can note an exception for your order.
Is receiving packages safe? A prudent question to ask, but yes, receiving packages is safe so long as hand washing protocols are observed after receiving the package. Public Health England has advised that from previous experience with other types of coronaviruses tha these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as delivery packages.
Similarly, our couriers are enacting minimal contact protocols for signatures so you won't have to physically sign for deliveries.
How can I contact you? Right now, the best way to get in touch with us is via email - either by emailing email@example.com or by filling out the contact form below, with reduced staffing levels during this period our phone system is DND mode but is taking answerphone messages, if you really need to call us please do so and leave a message - someone will call you back as soon as possible.
Our support email is also very busy at the moment too, please allow a working day for tickets to be updated as and when staffing allows.
Most of all #KeepSafe everyone and we’ll see you all on the other side.
Our shipping is FREE on orders over £30 with delivery within three working days, alternatively you can upgrade your delivery to DPD Next Day or Royal Mail Special Delivery from just £2.95 for next working day delivery.
All our deliveries are fully tracked and tracking information will be emailed or messaged to you when your order has left our store.
Unlike many of our competitors who depend on suppliers having the stock they sell, we only sell products we actually have in stock we're able to ship orders* placed as late as 14:00 on weekdays that same day for delivery the following working day when using our DPD services.
*For orders containing bikes, the cut off is 12:00 as these take a little longer to prepare for shipping than regular orders do.
Click & Collect
If you are local to our area (Carlisle), you can collect your order from our store at your convenience. Collection is free of charge and you'll be able to collect your order from our store usually within 2hrs on weekdays.
Note that orders for collection need to be paid for in advance and photographic ID is required for collection.
Royal Mail Tracked 48 Delivery typically within three working days FREE on orders over £30 otherwise £1.95 Fully tracked and may require a signature
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Delivery by 1pm Mon-Fri Order before 14:00 for same day shipping (Mon-Fri) Available on orders up to approximately 2kg Regional restrictions apply £9.95 per order
DPD Next Working Day Delivery next working day Order before 14:00 for same day shipping (Mon-Fri) One hour timed slot on day of delivery from £2.95 per order MAINLAND UK ONLY
DPD Saturday £8.95 per order Available until 14:00 on Friday One hour timed slot on day of delivery MAINLAND UK ONLY
Our DPD services include 'in-flight' options such as;
Specify a safe place at the delivery address for your package to left
Nominate a preferred neighbour to receive the package
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 28 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. Unfortunately, we're unable to cover the costs of returning items to us.
For further information please see our Refund Policy for further details.