Ortlieb Vario QL3 Backpack Single Pannier

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The Ortleib Vario QL3 Backpack pannier offers easy conversion between backpack and pannier, plus the delightfully easy Quick-Lock3 attachment system and waterproof protection.

  • Features

    • Made of tough, longlasting waterproof nylon fabric, it features a roll-top with rip-and-stick closure and offers space for files and up to a 15.4 in. laptop
    • Low-profile and easy to use, the Quick-Lock3 (QL3) attachment system allows quick and single-handed pannier or pack mounting and removal; rack sold separately
    • Included backpack system features a padded back panel along with adjustable shoulder and sternum straps, keeping the Vario comfortable carrying it off the bike
    • Mounting hardware for a rear bike rack is also included, completing the pannier-to-pack functionality and allowing you to easily adjust pannier positioning
    • Helmet carry loop holds your helmet when its not on your head; top handle doubles as part of the QL3 engagement system and as an easy tote handle
    • Features 2 outside non-waterproof neoprene pockets and a zippered front pocket; when not in use, the padded backpack carrying system can be stored in front pocket
    • Reflective hits increase visibility in low light
    • PVC-free construction of the Ortleib Vario QL3 Backpack Pannier offers protection against dust penetration and water splashes from all directions


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Bike Commuting

    Gear Capacity (L)

    20 liter

    Gear Capacity (cu. in.)

    1,220 cubic inches



    Sold As



    Polyurethane-coated nylon


    19.7 x 11 x 9 inches


    3 lbs. 1.5 oz.

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