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Vario PS

Vario PS

An extremely versatile bag that cuts a figure both on and off the bike

Regular price £159.00
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Part of the ORTLIEB range since 2010, the Vario PS has undergone a complete make-over for 2022.

The Vario PS is an extremely versatile product that cuts a figure both on and off the bike. A classic 26-litre volume pannier when on the bike, this bag can be transformed into a backpack in mere seconds. Switching between the two uses is made easy thanks to a reversible front pocket, which also sports an additional integrated zipped outer pocket.

You can choose between the two fastening systems QL 2.1 or QL 3.1 for attachment to the bike rack. Both guarantee a secure fit on the bike to protect the contents of the bag on the way to work or school. The roll-top closure of this waterproof hybrid enables quick and easy access to the main compartment, and an inside pocket with a laptop compartment offers further protection for precious digital cargo.

The backpack is made of tear and abrasion-resistant nylon fabric and has a padded carrying system and ergonomic shoulder straps with woven-in reflective yarn — for comfort and visibility. The Vario PS is PVC-free and is, of course, sustainably produced in Germany.

QL2.1 Mounting System IP64 PVC-FREE


  • Waterproof backpack with roll closure and QL 2.1 mounting system
  • Use as a bike bag or backpack
  • Quick, intuitive conversion between functions using a reversible front pocket
  • Complete coverage of QL system and shoulder straps
  • QL 2.1 mounting system for racks up to 16 mm tube diameter
  • Reducers for tube diameters 8, 10 and 12 mm with anti-scratch function to protect the rack
  • QL 2.1 hook adjustable without tools
  • Second additional loop on the Quick-Lock rail to fix the locking hook when the load is low
  • Tear and abrasion-resistant nylon fabric
  • Comfortable carrying system
  • Zippered outer pocket in the flap (not waterproof)
  • Side mesh outer pocket
  • Easy and larger access to the main compartment
  • Inside pocket with laptop compartment (36 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm)
  • Carry handle
  • Chest strap
  • 3M Scotchlite reflectors

Vario PS Specifications

Model: Vario PS
Year: 2022
MSRP: £165.00
PVC-free? Yes
IP Rating: IP64
QL Type: QL 2.1
Fabric: PS33
Volume: 26 L
Weight: 1.2 kg
Height: 47 cm
Depth: 31 cm
Width: 22 cm



Be it a stroll through town or going off on a bike tour around the world, bike bags and backpacks by ORTLIEB are ideal for those who want to venture outdoors no matter what the weather.


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Shipping and Returns

How much is shipping?

UK shipping on most accessory orders over £30 is free of charge, for orders under £30 we charge £2.95 for standard shipping.

You can also upgrade your delivery to our express shipping from as little as £1.95 with delivery within one or two business days.

For further information please see our Shipping Policy.

When will you ship my order?

We typically ship any order upgraded to either Express or DPD shipping if placed before 15:00 on buisness days that same day.

Orders placed afrer this cut off are shipped the following buisness day. Standard shipping orders are shipped within one to two buisness days.

For further information please see our Shipping Policy.

How do I return an item?

If you need to return an item to us you can do so with 30 days of recieiving the item.

Simply follow the instructions on the paperwork enclosed with your order or visit our Returns Page for further information.

Returns are subject to our Refund Policy.

Is this item in stock?

We only make available for sale products we have in stock, we do not remote warehouse products from suppliers as other stores do.

Our inventory is live except for bikes which are subject to up to a 24hr delay as our retail stores' inventory system is a bit archaic and requires a manual sync.

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