Ortlieb Features

Have a gander to compare the various materials, mounting systems and other design aspects used throughout many Ortlieb products.

Fabrics

All Ortlieb Fabrics
  • Highly rated tear and abrasion resistance.
  • Use of high frequency welding to meet the highest of waterproofing specifications.
  • See Ortlieb’s published information on their materials:
“Classic” – Polyester, PVC Coated – PD620 (see all)
  • Used for colored panels on Ortlieb’s Classic bags.
  • As compared to the “Plus” fabric, this fabric is stiffer with a glossier outer finish.
  • Cleans off very easily.
  • Highly durable, pvc waterproof inner and outer layers.
“Classic” – Polyester, PVC Coated – PS490 (see all)
  • Used for black panels on Ortlieb’s Classic bags.
  • Highly durable, pvc waterproof inner layer.
“Plus” – Cordura, PU Coated – PS36C (see all)
  • As compared to the “Classic” PD620 fabric, it is lighter in weight and more flexible especially in cold weather, yet it is still very tough.
  • Not as easy to clean as the “Classic” PD620 fabric.
  • Highly durable, polyurethane waterproof inner layer.
“Gravel” – Cordura, PU Coated – PS21R (see all)
  • Used throughout Ortlieb’s bikepacking lineup.
  • As compared to the “Classic” PD620 fabric, it is lighter in weight and more flexible especially is cold weather, yet it is still very tough.
  • Includes a rip stop attribute for extra durability in off-road conditions.
  • Highly durable, polyurethane waterproof inner layer.
“Hi-Vis” – Cordura, PU Coated – PS50CX (see all)
  • Used throughout Ortlieb’s HI-VIS lineup.
  • Densely interwoven with high-luminosity reflective yarn, turning the entire bag into a highly visible reflector of automotive headlights.
  • As compared to the “Classic” fabric, it is lighter in weight and more flexible especially is cold weather, yet it is still very tough.
  • Highly durable, polyurethane waterproof inner layer.

Pannier Closure Systems

Roll-Top (see all)
  • Simple, effective and highly versatile means of protecting contents against dust and spray water from all directions.
  • The roll closure gains its stability and waterproof quality from the thin plastic stiffener bars sewn into the upper end of the material.
  • Height or volume of packed bags can also be reduced by rolling up the material further.
Lid Over Gasket  w/Drawstring (see all)
  • Waterproof lid closes over the gasket and is sealed by tightening the vertical compression straps.
  • A drawstring closure on the gasket, beneath the lid, insures that no dust and moisture can get to your gear.
  • The closure system offers quick access to your gear with the release of two buckles and the opening of  the drawstring.

Dust & Water Proofness Rating System

The IP Standard
  • Ortlieb products are rated and classified by the international IP standard.
  • The standard uses the following nomenclature: IP XY
    • The X digit stands for the degree of dust proofness.
    • The Y digit stands for the degree of water proofness.
Digit X: Dust Proofness Levels
  • IP 5Y = Protected against dust, slight penetration of dust possible.
  • IP 6Y = Dust proof, no penetration of dust.
Digit Y: Water Proofness Levels
  • IP X3 = Protected against spray water (max. 60 deg to the vertical)
  • IP X4 = Protected against splash water coming from all directions.
  • IP X7 = Protected against penetration of water during temporary immersion (depth of lower edge of product = 39″, duration 30 minutes).
Example & See All
  • Example: Ortlieb Back Roller Classic = IP 64 (dustproof level = 6, waterproof level = 4)
  • Sell all bags classified under each level: IP 53, IP 54, IP 57, IP 63, IP 64, IP 67

Pannier Mounting Systems

QL2.1 (see all)
  • Features of both Upper & Lower Mounting
    • Manufactured from a fiber-reinforced high-tech, anti-scratch thermoplastic that is extremely strong and durable, and in many tests can be stronger than metal parts.
    • Fits rack rails from 8mm to 16mm diameter.
    • See the QL2.1 mounting instructions.
  • Upper Mounting
    • The hook positions are easily adjusted without tools for optimal placement on the rack’s upper rails.
      • More forward placement is better for weight distribution, but rearward positions may be necessary for heal clearance.
    • Quick-lock hooks open automatically by lifting the pannier handles for easy one-handed removal.
    • Includes anti-scratch hook inserts for 8mm, 10mm and 12mm rails.
  • Lower Mounting
    • The semi-elliptical shape of the lower hook rail allows for optimal positioning for secure and easy attachment.
    • The lower hook position along the rail and orientation (in 15 deg steps) is easily adjusted without tools.
    • An additional lower mounting hook can be added on for extra security of the panniers in rough conditions.
QL1 (see all)
  • Features of both Upper & Lower Mounting
    • Manufactured from a fiber-reinforced high-tech, anti-scratch thermoplastic that is extremely strong and durable, and in many tests can be stronger than metal parts.
    • Fits rack rails from 8mm to 16mm diameter.
  • Upper Mounting
    • The hook positions are adjustable with a 3mm allen key for optimal placement on the rack’s upper rails.
      • More forward placement is better for weight distribution, but rearward positions may be necessary for heal clearance.
    • Quick-lock hooks open automatically by lifting the pannier handles for easy one-handed removal.
    • Includes anti-scratch hook inserts for 8mm and 11mm rails.
  • Lower Mounting
    • The semi-elliptical shape of the lower hook rail allows for optimal positioning for secure and easy attachment.
    • The lower hook position along the rail and orientation (in 15 deg steps) is adjustable with a 3mm allen key.

Other Bicycle Bag Mounting Systems

Ultimate6 Handlebar Bag Mounts
  • Manufactured from a fiber-reinforced high-tech, anti-scratch thermoplastic that is extremely strong and durable, and in many tests can be stronger than metal parts.
  • Incredibly rigid and strong attachment system that will not slip when correctly fitted.
  • Integrated lock mechanism for both locking the bag to the mount and locking the lid shut.
    • Includes two keys.
  • Allows for easy and quick removal of bag.
  • Compatible with handlebars up to 31.8mm in diameter.
    • Do not use with carbon handlebars.
  • Places the bag 2″ in front of the handlebars.
    • For forward curving handlebar, use the optional extender to place the bag 3.75″ in front of the handlebar.
  • Small front facing reflector for visibility when bag is not mounted.
  • To allow for easier devise and light mounting, compatible with the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Extension for Devise Mounting.
  • Compatible with bags utilizing the Rixen & Kaul (aka Klick-Fix) mounting system.
Trunk Bag & Basket Rack-Lock Adapter
  • Manufactured from a fiber-reinforced high-tech, anti-scratch thermoplastic that is extremely strong and durable, and in many tests can be stronger than metal parts.
  • Integrated lock mechanism secures bag to the rack.
    • Includes two keys.
  • Allows for easy and quick removal of bag.
  • Mounts to rack rails from 8mm to 16mm diameter.
  • Compatible with all standard racks from 60mm to 160mm wide.
    • Requires rack with parallel top rails.
    • Mounting width is adjusted with a 3mm allen key.
Saddle Bag Mounts
  • Manufactured from a fiber-reinforced high-tech, anti-scratch thermoplastic that is extremely strong and durable, and in many tests can be stronger than metal parts.
  • Quick-release system allows for easy attaching or removal of bag with a single click.
  • Compatible with standard saddle rails.
    • Not compatible with Brooks B17 type saddle rails because of the wide flair to the rails at the back of the saddle.

 

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