Ortlieb Back-Roller City





Born and bred for the City life

The Ortlieb Back Roller City is all about flexibility giving you the option to use it on both sides of your Front or Rear rack or just as a single pannier. The Incandescent 3M Scotchlite material reflectors are placed on the sides of the bag so you will be highly visible and increase your safety on the road.

The Back Roller City is also waterproof and is easy to clean.

You can add the Ortlieb Carrying System for those trips or the, Small outer pocket/s for tools, or cash and mesh pocket for wet gym clothes, Shoes or a helmet.

These bags offer a carrying handles for easy and convenient mounting and dismounting as well as D-rings for an optional Padded Shoulder Strap (not included) so you can sling the bag over your shoulder when off the bike. If you prefer more loading capacity, couple these Back panniers with the Front Roller City for a great touring pair. You can rely on Ortlieb bags to keep all of your gear safe and dry.

Universal pannier with roll closure; starter version; AL1 system for tack diameters up to 16mm; curved lower hook rail; PVC-coated polyester fabric; large reflectors.

  • QL1 Mounting System
    • 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, 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 adjustable with a 3mm allen key.
  • Fabrics
    • Features of both fabrics
      • Highly rated tear and abrasion resistance.
      • Use of high frequency welding to meet the highest of waterproofing specifications.
    • “Classic” – Polyester, PVC Coated – PD620
      • Used on the colored panels.
      • 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
      • Used on the black panels.
      • Highly durable, pvc waterproof inner layer.
  • Roll-Top Closure
    • Simple, effective and highly versatile means of protecting contents against dust and spray water from all directions.
    • The roll closure gains it’s 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.
  • Dust & Water Proofness Rating: IP 64
    • 6 = Dust proof, no penetration of dust.
    • 4 = Protected against splash water coming from all directions.
  • Includes two shoulder straps for carrying the panniers off of the bicycle.
  • Highly reflective 3M Scotchlite patches on front and rear of pannier.
  • Internal storage pocket.
  • Lower edge protector with slots for mounting to the Ortlieb Carry System.
  • Typically used as rear panniers but can also be used as large front panniers.

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  • Sold as a Pair
  • H x W x D (each): 42cm x 32cm x 17cm / 16.5″ x 12.6″ x 6.7″
  • Weight (pair): 1520g / 53.6oz
  • Volume Capacity (pair): 40L / 2441 cu in
  • Warranty

    All Ortlieb Bags are backed by a 5-year warranty against defects in material and manufacturing.

    Please see our Warranty page for the details of our warranty process.

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    Todd S.

    Only Ortlieb for me...

    I love these waterproof rear panniers. What I really like about Ortlieb panniers is that they come with adapters to properly fit your rack (comes really close anyway), you are able to get replacement parts as well. For weekend trips these rear panniers worked very well and carried everything I wanted them to. Very pleased with these bags and highly recommend them.

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    April F.

    High capacity and quality

    I bought these to put on my Surly Straggler for San Francisco's Supermarket Street Sweep. I carried 49 pounds of food. No sweat. Now I'm thinking about getting a trailer from you so I can place next year.

    Cassandra F.

    Great bags! Shoulder straps not included?

    The bags came quickly and in great condition. Ortlieb is always the go-to! However, they didn't come with shoulder straps. Not sure if that was a mistake or not

    Elizabeth Snyder

    Ortlieb Back Roller City

    Love these bags, I highly recommend them. I've been through many rain storms on my way to work and they work like a champ, look good too!

    Joyce LaRose

    Ortlieb Back Roller City

    Customer service was excellent; staff was very helpful in choosing the right bags for me. The bags are excellent, hold lots of stuff and everything stays dry. You guys ROCK