Back-Roller Free Panniers
We always like companies that strive for quality above all else, but we also appreciate when environmentally-friendly measures can be taken that don't affect the product's integrity. The folks at Ortlieb are masters of this craft, and their PVC-Free Back-Roller Panniers are our go-to for carrying groceries and essentials on our commuting and touring bikes. The rugged canvas material has an eco-friendly polyurethane coating that sheds water, dust, and abrasion, and the roll-top design continues to block raindrops from dampening our gear.
The QL2.1 system lets you mount and release each pannier with a simple pull of a handle. The pannier automatically locks onto the rack the moment you mount it; it's compatible with 16mm racks, but Ortlieb includes hook inserts to fit 8, 10, and 12mm racks as well. The QL2.1 system also features a semi-elliptical hook at the bottom that you can adjust and rotate to fit your rack, meaning the pannier doesn't bounce around as much as regular panniers.
- Rugged pannier free from PVC for environmentally friendly cyclists
- Roll-top and treated Cordura shed water spray and block dust
- QL2.1 system eases mounting and releasing off of most racks
- Adjustable, rotating bottom hook reduces abrasion and scratching
- Adjustable shoulder strap with padding can fix to hook
- 3M Scotchlite reflectors on both side for extra visibility