Ortlieb Office Bag Large Plus -2016
Time to head to the office? Ortlieb has taken the best futures of their classic roll top panniers and combined them with all the things you would want in an office bag that mounts to your racks. The OfficeBag is waterproof and includes two partitioned inner liners.
This product has been discontinued.
A weight lifted off of my shoulders
This bag appears to be the high quality that I expected. I am happy with the purchase. I typically use it mounted to a Axiom Mk 3 Alu Journey Uni - Fit rear rack that is attached using skewer mounts to a Haro Alley XC (The bike has disk brakes and no attachment points for a rack). The bag is very secure for normal commuting but does give my laptop a rougher ride than when using a backpack when dropping off of curbs and steps. The shoulder strap is surprisingly comfortable for such a square bag but I am not impressed that it attaches to the release of the QL3 system on one side. Having to roll the bag down is less convenient than many other types of closures but I have already been caught in heavy rain and appreciated that no water found its way into the bag. Attaching the mounting hardware to the rack was simple and quick. This bag is large and there is a removable structure that allows it to stand upright on its own when packing the bag keeps it square like a combination between a briefcase and a small suit case. Removing the structure from the inside of the bag makes it look and carry much more like a traditional bag at the expense of being able to stand up on its own for loading. If you are debating on sizing this bag is the perfect size for me to be able to work at multiple locations throughout the day. I have filled it with two laptops, chargers, external drives, a couple folders, t-shirt, rain jacket, water bottle, and a light lunch. Most days only half of those items are needed, but I needed a bag that could handle the heavy days too. I imagine that the medium would be much less suitcase like and am sure that I would prefer the thinner design if I could easily keep a second bag secure throughout the day. The large Office Bag is still much smaller than the backpack I was using with a more professional appearance. Most of all it is significantly more organized to work out of and prevents arriving with a sweaty back.
The bag came quickly and is just as advertised. Would definetly recomend.
Ortlieb Office Bag Large Plus
Good-Looks like it will be very waterproof. Good-lots of places to organize my stuff and holds what I need it to. Good-universal attachment allows you to just adjust and go, no special tools or extra hardware are needed to make it fit your bike. Bad-heavy even when nothing in it. Bad-wish it had an exterior pocked for things like keys, I keep forgetting and have to unclick both sides to get my keys out after I already packed it for my ride.