Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus QL2.1 Panniers (Pair)

Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus QL2.1 Panniers (Pair)

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Manufacturer: ORTLIEB
Product ID: F5201/4
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Back-Roller Plus Panniers are designed to stand the test of time and their waterproof lining makes them ideal for travelers who don't mind riding through the elements. Many long-time travelers will tell you that their pannniers purchased even a decade ago are still performing as in day one.

These panniers have a QL2.1 mounting system making mounting the panniers on any rack a breeze. They also feature the famous Roll'n'Snap Closure and 3D-welding making the bags 100% waterproof and dustproof.

The high quality reflectors leads to the utmost safety while cycling. Each panniers have a capacity of 20 liters, meaning users won't run out of space when packing their belongings. At approximately 59 ounces, you don't have to worry about them adding extra weight.

These panniers have also won awards from groups such as Association of Independent Bicycle Dealers and Cycling Plus in recent years.



Award by VSF e.V. (Association of Independent Bicycle Dealers) 2008 Treekkingbike TIPP by bike magazine trekking bike, 5/2009, Sep.-Oct. 2009 Cycling Plus (UK), Recommended Buy, May/June 2007




Peter Van Glabbeek has decades of experience in bicycle touring, including a 4-year trip around the world.

Review: Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus

The popular waterproof Ortlieb panniers are by far the most used panniers among cyclocampers. Most people use the more affordable Classic models which are the ones I have used for many years. Two years ago, I purchased a set of back-roller plus panniers. This article is a review of this fancier pair of bicycle bags.


Like all Ortlieb panniers, the back-roller plus are 100% waterproof and very durable. The roll down top closure is the same then the classic counterpart. Also the size is the same, 20L each – 40L per pair. The plus panniers have the same great reflectors for good visibility (definitely noticeable on a flashed picture!).

New models come with an inner pocket with zips to organize your packing. We usually store paper items or valuables in them. But I prefer the older models without this pocket. They take some room away and make packing big items like your sleeping bag a bit more difficult. more
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- 28/3/2018

Hans R - 12/3/2017

Best packs on the market. Previous one last over 15 years.