Ortlieb Downtown QL-2.1 Briefcase Pannier

$150.00 with Free Shipping to the Lower 48 US States!

AK, HI, and international destinations may receive a shipping credit.

  • COLORS . . . OceanBlue-Black,  Lime-Black,  Aubergine-Black
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The Ortlieb Downtown QL-2.1 Briefcase Pannier is a classic yet heavy-duty waterproof commuting briefcase with a flap closure with robust metal clips.

  • Volume . . . 1098 cubic inches (18L)
  • Dimensions . . . 14.2 x 14.2 x 5.5 inches (H x W x D)
  • Weight . . . 53 oz (3.3 lbs)
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  • The Ortlieb Downtown QL-2.1 Briefcase Pannier is a classic yet heavy-duty waterproof commuting briefcase with a flap closure with robust metal clips.  The Downtown QL-2.1 hook system provides fast and easy mounting and removal from the rack.  The included shoulder strap makes it easy to carry the pannier away from your bike.
  • Features:  Carry handle; removable, non-slip padded shoulder strap with D-ring attachment; great internal organization with large zippered pockets, pen slots, snap hook with clip for keys, and laptop compartment with Velcro closure; reflective ORTLIEB logo, piping on handle and 2 sliver-moon reflectors; edge protection plates on lower corners and plastic feet on bottom for stability.
  • The QL-2.1 top-bar is attached diagonally to tilt the pannier for better heel clearance.  The Downtown QL-2.1 hook system can be reversed, so the bag can fit on either side of the rack with the lower leading corner moved away from your heel.
  • Mounting System:  The Ortlieb Downtown QL-2.1 utilizes the new QL2.1 Quick Lock mounting system, adjustable without any tools, with automatic opening and closing by lifting the handle.  The QL2.1 system adjusts with various inserts to fit rack rails from 8mm to 16mm diameter.  Adjustable hooks at the base of the panniers keep the bottom mounted securely to the side of the rack.  The sliding top hooks can be repositioned to allow precise placement on the rack top rails.  This can also help move the panniers toward the rear of your rack, providing better heel clearance while riding.
  • Fabric & Construction:  The Ortlieb Downtown is made in the Classic fabric, a very durable, coated polyester fabric.  This fabric has been the standard in waterproofing for many years.  All seams are high-frequency welded, providing excellent waterproofing and narrow manufacturing tolerances.