Life on two wheels can be tough on your gear. So, if you’re looking for a courier-style backpack to take across town, you want something that is built for the long haul – literally. Ortlieb’s Velocity pack is a simply unbeatable companion for work, school or play. Famously durable and fully waterproof, it also features ventilated back padding and a customisable waist belt for excellent all-day comfort. The Velcro rolltop closure is easy to use and makes access fast and convenient. Inside, there’s a large, zippered pocket plus a padded laptop compartment. Simple yet effective, it’s a superb grab-and-go cycling backpack for everyday use
Manufactured Locally - ORTLIEB have produced their products in Germany since their foundation in 1982, and will continue to do so into the future
Manufactured Sustainably - ORTLIEB's water footprint is low, as they use hardly any water in their production. Still, despite having increased staff and production, they have maintained their water consumption at the same level since 2012
Locally Sourced Materials - More than 70% of the materials used in ORTLIEB products are sourced from within Germany
Sustainability through Longevity - ORTLIEB’s hallmark is 100% waterproofness. High quality fabrics and welded seams are totally waterproof up to a 100,000 mm water column and all ORTLIEB product closures are submitted to a field simulation test. ORTLIEB stands behind the quality of every product with a 5-year warranty
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.