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  • Waterproof, abrasion-resistant fabric stays tough no matter how far you travel
  • Waterproof 3D front pouch offers additional storage
  • Convenient carry handles and shoulder straps
  • Two 21-liter panniers offer plenty of storage space and organization options
  • Quick and easy mounting to your rack thanks to the QL2.1 fixtures
  • Sold as a pair


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Best Use Cycling
Gear Capacity (L) 42 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 2,563 cubic inches
Waterproof Yes
Sold As Set
Material(s) Polyurethane-coated Cordura nylon
Dimensions 16.5 x 12.6 x 8.7 inches
Weight 4 lbs. 13.6 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Front Pocket Was Key Factor The front pocket was the key factor in picking this pannier. I ride to and from work almost every day regardless of weather. I ride about 5,000 miles every year. While my bike parking space at work is secure (armed guard check everyone's badge), I still like to take my accessories (gps bike computer and high power LED headlight) off every day.The front packet is very accessible. I keep my wallet in the inside pocket. On the rare occasion that I do need to get to the inside pocket when the bag is full of clothes and lunches, it is a pain to get to. I usually have to remove stuff. Otherwise the bag seems sturdy and water resistant enough. I have not tried the shoulder strap yet.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and lots of room for gear I use these currently for a 25 mile commute so I'm bringing shoes and clothes. Tons of room for all I need plus the outside pocket is perfect for phone and wallet to run an errand. I've bike toured across the country twice and down to Guatemala through Mexico and these would hold up to all of that. They've stood up to lots of bumps and stay attached solid. Well made, great piece of equipment.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the storage, easy access, sad to lose screw These waterproof panniers are perfect for rainy, muddy Seattle. They are easy to clip on & off my Topeak Explorer MTX rack and carry to work with the shoulder strap. The storage is generous - work clothes and shoes, lunch, U-lock, bike tools and a few groceries can all fit. The internal and external pockets help organize stuff for easier access - like keys and cell phone. The main downside is the screw system that connects the fabric to the hook bar. There are 2 tabs screwed to the end of the bar that are not available as replacement parts. I lost one screw and tab during light use (about 20 rides) and it was integral to the entire design. REI let me exchange, but only the back-roller bags were in stock. In reading reviews of the Ortleib back-roller bags, several customers had similar problems with lost screws and recommended using threadlocker. This bike-packer bag is a newer design - hopefully the screw issue has been resolved.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ortlieb Is The Only Way To Roll I've been bike touring for a while now and Ortlieb panniers are hands down the best products on the market. They're waterproof, they're durable, and they're easy to repair. Here's the thing...the screws on the mounting system that connect the bag to the rack will need to re-tightened from time to time or you will risk detachment. This is not a design flaw. This is just how life works when you're putting screws under stress (the same is true for any other piece of equipment you own with screws...with repeated use, over time, the screws will slowly work themselves out and loosen. Calling it a "flaw" is ridiculous because if you ride bikes or use any other sort of equipment that has nuts and screws on it, you know that over time those screws need to be RE-TIGHTENED. And if you don't re-tighten them, eventually they will come undone. This is not rocket science. There was a previous reviewer that said he returned his bags when this happened. How lazy are people? All you need is a screw of a similar size, a washer, and a nut. Boom. You've now fixed the problem and also made the mounting system even stronger because you've replaced the plastic "nut" with a metal one from a hardware store. I know this from personal experience. I was cycling through Central America, and had a small crash in Guatemala. One of my bags detached from the mounting system due to the force of the crash. I used 2 zip ties to hold the bag to the mounting system until I was able to make it to the next village where I found a small hardware store and fixed the problem for about $1.25 (2 screws, 2 washers, and 2 nuts). Piece of cake. The point is this: at some point, most products will have failures (especially if you are using them heavily). What you want is a product that you can fix easily and cheaply on your own (and in the middle of nowhere!). That's the beauty in the design of these. You might be thinking, "Why would I want to buy something that I know has the potential for failure?" Well, that's simple, if you're going on a big bad cycling adventure, or commuting to work every day, then it's likely that over time you will need to MAINTAIN your gear (crazy!). This gear is easy to maintain and cheap to maintain (every couple of months, get out your screw driver and allen wrenches and tighten up EVERYTHING on your bike because it's likely that your rack has also come a little loose over time). Take care of your gear and it will take care of you! Neglect your gear and you will have system failures! Buy Ortlieb. Their stuff has been tried and tested around the globe in the craziest of conditions. There are no other panniers that can come even close to matching these. And stop complaining about the screws. They're screws. If you don't re-tighten them from time to time, they will loosen and eventually fall out. Duh. :)
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Useful but Annoying I've been using these bags for a couple of years, and I love how easy they are to attach and detach from my bike. But besides that, these bags are annoying to use from the perspective of a commuter. Here are the things that annoy me: Front pocket: when the bag is half full or more, it is very difficult to acces the pocket and find items inside. Cary Strap: great idea for carrying, but when you use them, the part of the bag that attaches to he bike digs in to your back. The carry straps also have no convinient way to be stored, so they constantly fall out while riding or become caught up when closing or opening the top part of the bag. Lack of pockets: you get one pocket. The rest of the storage space is a deep bag that is difficult to find items in. Adding a few more pockets on the outside or inside would be a big win for these bags. I wanted to love these bags, because they are awesome for attaching and detaching from the bike- literally no work. But the features or lack of them make this bag a pain to use on my daily commute.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No shoulder straps It says it comes with a shoulder strap. I did not get a shoulder strap.
Date published: 2017-06-08
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Is the weight of 4 lbs. 13.6 oz, the weight of one pannier or the set?

Asked by: Cameronvon
The listed weight is for the pair of panniers.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13
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