Ortlieb Office Bag QL-2.1 Briefcase Pannier

$140.00 in Size Large with Free Shipping to the Lower 48 US States!
$125.00 in Size Medium with Free Shipping to the Lower 48 US States!

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

  • Colors in Size Large . . . Granite-Black,  Denim-Steelblue,  Black,  Hazel-Black
  • Color for Size Medium . . . Only available in Black
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The Ortlieb Office-Bag QL-2.1 Briefcase Pannier is the ultimate waterproof commuting briefcase.  Sleek, super functional and professional, this pannier is great on the bike and off.  The Office-Bag QL-2.1 hook system provides fast and easy mounting and removal from the rack.

  • Large Volume . . . 1282 cubic inches (21L)
  • Large Dimensions . . . 11.8 x 15.7 x 6.7 inches (H x W x D)
  • Large Weight . . . 61.5 oz (3.8 lbs)
  • Medium Volume . . . 793 cubic inches (13L)
  • Medium Dimensions . . . 11.8 x 15.7 x 3.9 inches (H x W x D)
  • Medium Weight . . . 51.9 oz (3.2 lbs)
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  • The Ortlieb Office-Bag QL-2.1 is the ultimate waterproof commuting briefcase.  Sleek, super functional and professional, this pannier is great on the bike and off.  The Office-Bag QL-2.1 hook system provides fast and easy mounting and removal from the rack.
  • Note:  We sell a great deal more in size Large than Medium.  For the $15.00 price difference you will get about 63% more space.  If you are only going to carry a laptop computer and a few file folders, the Medium is likely large enough, but most commuters will appreciate the extra carrying capacity of the Large.
  • Mounting System:  The Ortlieb Office Bag 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:  Fabric & Construction:  The Ortlieb Office-Bag is made in Plus Waterproof fabric.  All seams are high-frequency welded, providing excellent waterproofing along with narrow manufacturing tolerances.
  • Features:  Rolled closure with side-release buckles; reflective ORTLIEB logo and 2 large side 3M Scotchlite reflectors; edge protection plates on corners, and plastic buttons on bottom for stability; carry handle and removable non-slip padded shoulder strap with D-ring attachment; lots of inner compartments for organization; adjustable width laptop partition stands laptop against back wall of pannier.
  • QL-2.1 vs. QL-3.1 Mounting Systems . . . The QL-2.1 version will fit a wider variety of racks.  A QL-3.1 bag does not have external mounting hooks, so it will feel smoother against your waist when you carry it as a shoulder bag for long distances.  For shorter distances, you will be quite comfortable carrying a bag with the QL-2.1 mounting system.  If you have only one bike and rack and switch pannier types often, you will likely prefer the QL-2.1 system that does not use a semi-permanently installed mounting bracket on the rack.  If you have a dedicated commuter bike, and often carry the Office Bag on your shoulder, you may prefer the QL-3.1 version.
  • The QL-2.1 Top-bar is attached diagonally to tilt the pannier for better heel clearance.  The Office-Bag 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.