Ortlieb Back Roller PRO Plus Extra-Large Waterproof Rear Panniers ON SALE!
- ALL ON SALE!
- Suggested Front Panniers . . . Ortlieb Sport Roller Plus Panniers or Ortlieb Sport Packer Plus Panniers
- Suggested Handlebar Packs . . . Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Plus Medium Handlebar Bag or Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Plus LARGE Handlebar Bag
- Suggested Rack-top Dry Bag . . . Ortlieb Rack Pack Dry-Bag
- Click Here for a Variety of Optional Ortlieb Accessories including Outer Pockets, Bottle Cages for Panniers, Mesh Outer Pockets, a Pannier Carry System to convert a pannier to a daypack, and Anti-Theft Devices for panniers.
- SAVE $$$ on Matched Sets of Ortlieb Panniers and Packs & Ortlieb Mini-Combos & Matched Sets of Tubus Racks!
- Tubus Racks are the best choice for carrying your Ortlieb Packs!
- LARGE ORDERS . . . Will you be placing an order for a large quantity of Panniers, Packs, and Racks for multiple riders? Call for price if your items can be combined in one shipment to a single address.
- If you sometimes have trouble deciding which extra T-shirts to take along, or whether you should take two pairs of shoes or three, you may want to switch to Ortlieb panniers because the world’s largest waterproof bike bags have plenty of space for everything you need. The Back-Roller Pro Plus is the XL version of the popular Back-Roller Plus touring bag. With a volume of 70 liters per pair, it offers almost twice as much stowage space. It’s also the first ORTLIEB Back-Roller with an additional front pocket. Although not waterproof, the pocket is unusually practical, offering 4 liters of space for water bottles, sunscreen, wet things, and other items. The durable Codura fabric gives the bag a noble, woven-fabric look, and is also completely PVCfree. The proven roll closure keep the contents of the inner compartment clean and dry at all times. Thanks to the ingenious QL2.1 system with its self-closing hooks, you can conveniently mount your bags on almost any bike rack.
- Are you bike touring through Europe, taking family trips or travelling around the globe? Ortlieb’s new XL size Back Roller Pro panniers will help you carry that extra gear!
- Fast access and additional storage is provided by the outer pockets (8L per pair) which are also convenient for storing wet gear.
- Outer front pocket (2 x 4 L) folds flat, with reflective thread, ideal for damp clothing
- Material: PU-laminated Cordura
- Integrated inner pocket and shoulder strap
- Easy to clean inside
- Two strong 3M Scotchlite reflectors
- Each Ortlieb Plus Series Pannier has an internal pouch pocket hanging from the inside top of the back panel.
- Ortlieb Plus and Classic Series panniers utilize 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 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.
- 20 mm hook available as accessory (e.g. for e-bikes)
- Reduction inserts for tube diameters 8, 10 und 12 mm with anti-scratch-function protecting the rack from abrasions
- Upper QL-hooks and lower hook adjustable without requiring any tools
- Lower hook with anti-scratch function protecting the rack from abrasions
- Symmetrical shape allows use on right or left side
- + Can be combined on the rack with ORTLIEB Rack-Pack size S or M
- Simultaneous use of ORTLIEB Trunk-Bag possible
- Panniers come with 2 x shoulder straps, and 8, 10 and 12 mm hook inserts.
- NOTE: The shoulder strap can be looped under the bag to provide extra support to the bottom of the load.
- NOTE: The side straps serve a dual function. Besides holding the outer pocket closed, the straps are anchored to the back panel and work with the pocket flap to provide horizontal compression for the load.
- Note: In order to meet standard IP64 (6=dustproof, 4=protected against splash water coming from all directions) the roll closure must be rolled at least 3-4 times.
- These panniers will hold a LOT of gear. If you have a stout bike that will handle well with a back-heavy load, and you do not have the capability of adding a front rack, these may be the panniers for you.
- Besides being great for cross-country touring, Ortlieb Back Roller panniers might be my favorite panniers for general use. Back Rollers are great for grocery shopping — especially the Back Roller PRO panniers. You can carry a massive amount of food and essentials. If you look up and see blue sky, and waterproofing is not an issue, you can over-stuff these panniers by not rolling them down all the way. If you have a smooth ride home from the grocery store, and are not worried about the security of the items you are carrying, you can give the top of a roller pannier just a half-roll down with the top strap fastened over the top, and you can bring home even more groceries.
- The Back Roller Pro Plus panniers use Ortlieb’s Plus fabric, which is lighter in weight than the Classic fabric, yet still very tough. The Plus fabric is a bit more flexible as well, and easier to handle in extremely cold weather.
- All Plus series panniers are made from very durable Cordura fabric with a substantial, and highly durable, thermoplastic polyurethane waterproof inner layer.
- All seams are high frequency welded with narrow manufacturing tolerances, providing excellent waterproofing. You will be impressed by the high quality workmanship!
- Don’t think “Plastic” when you see the mounting system. Ortlieb hardware is made from a fiber-reinforced high-tech plastic that is extremely strong and durable, and in many tests can be stronger than metal parts.
Ortlieb panniers are great for cross-country touring. Have no worries about staying organized when using panniers with large main compartments. If you pack inside with a variety of sizes of stuff sacks and zip-lock bags, you can stay very well organized. Smaller bags inside the main compartment are removable inner pockets. They can help you stay organized in camp, and when you are ready to pack up in the morning, you simply toss the pre-packed into your panniers, and you are ready to go. You won’t be riding with a jumbled mess inside your bags.
- Ortlieb panniers set the standard for waterproof bags. Make certain you pack your tent and sleeping bags in waterproof stuff sacks if they are going inside the panniers. Keep your clean clothing separate from dirty laundry, and hang things where they can air out and dry out when you have the opportunities. If it rains in the night, you don’t want a wet tent to get everything else in your pack wet. And if you put a dry sleeping bag in a wet pannier, then at the end of the day you won’t enjoy trying go to sleep in that wet bag!
- Sometimes I get customers who say “I don’t want waterproof bags.” They are worried about wet gear in the bags not drying out while they are riding. They are correct. Gear will not dry out while you are riding with Ortlieb panniers. But that is true with non-waterproof panniers. Most non-waterproof bags are at least water resistant, and they have tightly sewn seems and the zippers do not provide ventilation. And if you put wet items in a waterproof bag before it goes into a pannier, in order to avoid getting other things wet, of course the wet items stay wet. Put wet items in ANY pannier, and unless you leave the tops of the panniers open and risk losing some gear, you will have some items to hang out to dry when you reach your next camp. Get caught in an all-day rain, and you sure will be glad you have Ortlieb waterproofing! Bottom line: Hang your gear out to dry whenever you get the chance, but don’t worry about riding with waterproof panniers.
Packers vs. Rollers, Plus vs. Classic, QL-2.1 vs. QL-3, etc. . . I planned to write comparisons for every Ortlieb panniers page, but ran out of time to do so before going live with this new website. You will find a LOT of such information here . . . Ortlieb Panniers and Packs Comparisons . . . and FAQ. And you are welcome to contact me if you have questions. Find my email and telephone contact information at near the bottom of every product page.
- Note that these new Back Roller Pro panniers are not specifically addressed on the Comparison’s page, but info on the mounting system applies, and there is other good information that may help you.
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STORE CLOSING SALE! I will be closing TheTouringStore.com after serving cyclists for over 15 years! See the Store Closing Details link on TheTouringStore.com Home Page for information about the Sale, and why I will close my business. It has been a great ride! Thanks to all of my loyal customers! But first, I am having a big Sale!!! See my Purchase and Contact Info below. Thanks to everyone! Wayne
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Contact Wayne by phone at 970-482-3600, or if you need a Toll-Free number . . . 1-800-747-058.   You may place your order any weekday from 9:00 AM ‒ 6:00 PM, Mountain Time in Colorado, and some Saturdays from about 10AM ‒ 2:00 PM. Please see my OPEN HOURS below. If you get voicemail, I may be on the line with another customer. Please leave a message with your phone number, time zone, and best times to call. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Or wait 20 minutes and try again. If you prefer paying by PayPal, click on the next toggle below.
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- Please email me your list of items and choices. Please include your COMPLETE list of items, including all choices such as color, size, quantity, optional accessories etc. If you say for instance that you want an Ultimate 6 Plus Medium Handle Bar Bag, but forget to say "red, with no map or GPS case," we will reply and ask "what color, and do you want a map case or GPS case with the handlebar bag, and do you want the GPS in vertical or horizontal orientation?"
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CONTACT WAYNE BY PHONE OR EMAIL
CONTACT BY PHONE . . . Call Wayne at Toll-Free 1-800-747-0588. You may call weekdays from 9:00 AM ‒ 6:00 PM, Mountain Time in Colorado, and some Saturdays from about 10 AM ‒ 2:00 PM. Please see the OPEN HOURS tab for more info.
- If you get voicemail during normal business hours, I may be on the line with another customer, so please leave a message with your phone number, time zone, and best times to call ‒ or wait 20 minutes and try again.
- I will call you as soon as possible, the same day whenever I can. You may leave voicemail messages 24‒7. I always respond ASAP, but sometimes I have a LOT of calls to return, as well as emails waiting for replies, so I apologize if I can’t get back to you quickly ‒ especially on a Monday morning! Thanks! Wayne
CONTACT by EMAIL . . . Email questions to Wayne Boroughs at wayne@TheTouringStore.com.
- I reply same-business-day or next to most emails, depending on the volume of emails I receive, and the time of day I receive them. Please see the OPEN HOURS tab. If you contact me late in my day, or on a weekend, please don’t expect a same-day response. You may send email 24‒7. I always reply as quickly as I can. Monday replies may be slower than average because I usually start the day with a full inbox, as well as a lot of weekend voicemails! And the first day back after a holiday can often be a bit crazy. I look forward to helping you! Wayne
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WHY I DON'T HAVE A SHOPPING CART?
In this time of digital Internet shopping and instant shopping cart purchases, something has been lost – great old-fashioned service. I am here to help you find the racks and packs that best fit your bikes and your needs. Over the years I have noticed an incredibly high percentage of returns on bicycle racks and packs when I simply shipped requested items without asking “do you know if this rack or pack will fit your bike,” or “have you done any volume testing? Do you know if these packs will provide the room you need?” Just because your bike has built-in rack mounting eyelets, you cannot assume that racks will be easy to fit. Bike manufactures often place rack mounting eyelets in unfortunate places. Some bikes without mounting eyelets CAN accept racks with the proper mounting adapters. Tell me what bikes you have, and what kind of rides you have planned. I can help you determine which racks will best fit your bikes, and whether or not you will need extra mounting parts or adapters to make them fit. And I can give you tips on how to load your bike properly for best handling with a load. I want to give you better advice and service than you will get in your brick and mortar store!
When you shop at TheTouringStore.com, you will talk with me. I share your interest in cycling, bicycle touring, commuting, and traveling to amazing places on two wheels. I will take an interest in what you are doing. I can share things I have learned in over 40 years of cycling, and 35 plus years in the cycling industry, plus MANY things I have picked up from my customers while having in depth conversations about their bikes, gear and experiences. Give me a call, or shoot me an email, and I will help you get your bike rolling. I look forward to helping you.
OPEN HOURS . . . I am open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM ‒ 6:00 PM, Mountain Time in Colorado, and some Saturdays from about 10:00 AM ‒ 2:00 PM.
- You are welcome to email me or leave phone messages, day or night, 24-7, but please don’t count on a reply or call-back on a weekend. I always respond ASAP, usually same business day, but sometimes I have a LOT of calls to return and emails waiting for replies, so I apologize if I can’t get back to you quickly ‒ especially on a Monday morning! Thanks! Wayne
ABOUT TIME ZONES
ABOUT TIME ZONES . . . MANY people call us hours early or late and sound surprised when they leave their voicemail messages. When we talk, I find that they were 1-2 hours off on their time zone calculations. If you too are “time zone challenged,” you are not alone! This may help . . .
- Eastern Time is two hours ahead of Mountain Time. 11:00 AM Eastern Time in NY = 9 AM, Mountain Time in Colorado.
- Central Time is one hour ahead of Mountain Time. 10:00 AM Central Time in Illinois = 9:00 AM in Colorado.
- Pacific Time is one hour behind Mountain Time. 8:00 AM Pacific Time in San Francisco = 9:00 AM in Colorado.
- Arizona: During the winter, we are both on Mountain Standard Time. 9:00 AM here is 9:00 AM in AZ. During the summer, we change to Mountain Daylight Time while you stay on Standard Time – so effectively, you are on Pacific Time, and 9:00 AM here is 8:00 AM in AZ.