Drybags need to be tough, roomy, easy to carry and above all else, waterproof. Ortlieb’s Rack-Pack ticks all those boxes and more. The design is, of course, completely watertight, but also incorporates flexible and variable packing volume to adjust to any adventure scenario. The rolltop closure is fitted with a stiffener bar to make it easy to use. It also opens super wide for easy packing and unpacking. A removable and adjustable padded shoulder strap makes the Rack-Pack easy to carry, while two grab handles mean you can sling it into a canoe, onto a bike rack or into the back of a truck. The Rack-Pack is available in four sizes, with the smaller 24L or 31L sizes being ideal for bikepacking when combined with Ortlieb’s Back- and Sport-Rollers. They work just as well for motorbike touring too. So, whether you’re planning to hit the road or take to the water, this expedition-proven drybag is admirably equipped for the task
Life in the great outdoors is unpredictable, which is why it’s wise to be prepared. Basically, if your adventure goes from dry to downpour, you want your kit to stay safe and protected. Ortlieb’s durable, waterproof bike bags and backpacks are the ideal solution.
The first Ortlieb bag was invented in Germany in 1981, after founder Hartmut Ortlieb got back from a very wet bikepacking adventure in (you guessed it) Southern England. Inspired by tarpaulins he’d seen lashed on the truck beds of lorries, he fashioned a pair of bike panniers from red truck tarp, which he stitched at home on his mother’s sewing machine.
A year later he founded his own company, buoyed by early success and positive feedback from friends. In the following years, young Hartmut came up with a series of innovations that would define the modern drybag, using high frequency welded seams and roll-top closures. He even developed the first self-locking mounting system to attach panniers to bike frames.
Today, Ortlieb remains the first and most trusted choice for adventures and expeditions on land or sea – a brand name synonymous with waterproof protection and super-tough, outdoor-ready gear.