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Ortleib Backroller Lite Pannier Bags

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $170.00

Product Description

Symmetrical backward-sloping shape on left and right of these panniers provide more leg room. Made of durable Cordura(R) nylon with polyester and constructed with welded seams for strength. Designed with an easy access, roll-top closure. Replaceable, adjustable, quick-release security catches mount panniers quickly and easily on racks--also removed easily. Lifting on pannier carrying strap automatically releases the QLR-system security catches, while releasing the strap causes latches to lock in place.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rufus a Cross Country Rider from Albuquerque, NM

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2003

Strengths:    Waterproof and easy to clean! Holds firmly to frame.

Weaknesses:    Hard to pack/unpack without juggling contents. Clip system will eventually abrade anodization on Al racks.

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely waterproof! Note that I actually have the "Classic" version, which uses a different clip system. Very fast on/off, but has abraded the anodization on my Blackburn rack. I had a full pint of refried beans blow out in one bag and simply turned it over and hosed it out in the back yard with no residual stink - very nice. Great for commuters like me - just chuck everything in one big bag, roll it down tight, clip and away you go!

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Favorite Trail:   Appalachian

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Cannondale touring with bar-end shifters - daily commuter.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony from Earth

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2002

Strengths:    Waterproof
Easy clipping on and off

Weaknesses:    Waterproof means it doesn't breathe - which means soggy clothes inside will stink up.

Bottom Line:   
Used these to tour across Canada's Icefields Parway (Banff-Jasper). No problems whatsoever. I've met folks who've done round-the-world tours and other staggering trips and most of them use Ortliebs. That's good enough endorsement for me to get them. Purchased them while vacationing in Germany. Hey, I didn't need them, but the price was too good.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   LBS in Aachen, Germany

Similar Products Used:   Jannd Mountain (although not waterproof, still my favorite

Bike Setup:   Tommasini Sintesi. Yeti ARC

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ray a Cross Country Rider from State College, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2002

Strengths:    waterproof

Weaknesses:    no way to organize gear
no external pockets

Bottom Line:   
These bags are great. Quick and secure mounting hardware. Fully waterproof when closed correctly and not overstuffed. These bags are best to be used for stuff you aren't going to need repeated access to, without any pockets there is no way to organize stuff or to access stuff without unpacking the whole thing. Get these to hold the stuff you need once a day, camping gear, and another set for the front for stuff you may want to access repeately throughout the day, camera, food, sunscreen.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   REI

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