Ortlieb Vario QL-2.1 Pannier with Daypack Conversion . . . for Front or Rear Racks
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The Ortlieb Vario QL-2.1 Convertible Pannier/Backpack has a removable padded carrying system.  Ride with the pannier, take it off of your rack, and go for a hike.  Use the Vario for cycle commuting, and carry up to a 15.4″ laptop computer.

  • SPECIFICATIONS for Ortlieb Vario QL-2.1 Pannier/Backpack:
  • Height = 19.7 inches.  Width = 11 inches.  Depth = 7.9 Inches.
  • Volume = 23 liters/1403 cu. in.  Weight = 45.9 ounces.
  • See the Vario QL-3 Pannier on our Ortlieb Office Bags and Bicycle Commuting page.
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Ortlieb Vario QL-2.1 Pannier with Daypack Conversion

  • The Vario can be quickly converted from a convenient bicycle pannier to a comfortable backpack.  The waterproof Vario is made of tear and abrasion resistant nylon fabric and features a handy roll closure.  It offers space for files and a 15.4” laptop.  The Vario is available with the QL3 or QL2.1 rack mounting system.  The padded carrying system with shoulder straps and adjustable sternum strap can be easily stowed away in the front pocket, and quickly and easily attached to the pannier when needed.  A bicycle helmet can be attached to the back of the pack.
  • Additional Vario Features include:  2 lateral neoprene outer pockets (not waterproof), waist strap (removable), inner pocket, and 2 x 3M highly visible reflectors are on each pannier.
  • A durable polyurethane coating on the inside of the nylon fabric ensures waterproofing and allows high-frequency welded seams.
  • An optional Anti-Theft Device Set is available.
  • The padded carrying system with chest and waist strap can be stowed away in the zippered front pocket (not waterproof!).
  • Tubus Racks are the best choice for carrying your Ortlieb Packs!
  • The Ortlieb Vario QL2.1 uses the QL-2.1 Quick Lock upper top-hook system, adjustable without any tools, with automatic opening and closing by lifting the handle.  The QL2.1 system comes with 16mm wide top hooks, and adjusts with 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm hook inserts to help you fit various rack top-rail diameters.  Adjustable width 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 heel clearance while riding.  Optional extra top hooks can be added to reinforce the mounting system when you take your panniers off-road.  Optional 20mm QL-2.1 Top-Hooks are available for over-sized rack top-rails.