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.
Sold as a PAIR of pannier bags
QL2.1 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 (PER BAG)
20 litres / 1,220 cu. inch. (PER BAG)
QL2.1 (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 environment while guaranteeing at least the same product quality and product life as now.
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.