Ortlieb Rack Pack Dry Bags

Rack Pack Small Suggested Retail = $95.00

Rack Pack Medium Suggested Retail = $100.00

Rack Pack Large Suggested Retail = $110.00

Rack Pack Extra-Large Suggested Retail = $125.00

COLORS:  Red, Yellow, Black, Ocean-Blue, or Asphalt

  • I still have WHITE in Large or XL for a while.  Please ask for availability.  We cannot get any more size Small or Medium in White.
  • Check out the PVC Free Version of the Rack Pack Medium Dry Bag, virtually identical in every way including durability, but PVC Free . . . and on Clearance!
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The Ortlieb Rack Pack Medium is the most popular size for bicycle touring.  It is the perfect “drybag” to place across the back of your bike rack and panniers – a popular way to carry your bedroll with tent and sleeping bag, and, or extra clothing.

  • This versatile bag has a rolled closure that makes it completely waterproof and dustproof, a perfect place for those items that you just can’t bear the thought of getting wet or dirty!  When you are not bicycle touring, you will still find plenty of occasions to use this pack – as a sports duffel bag, or as soft-sided luggage for travel.
  • See detailed size information below, including and answer to the difficult question of “what will fit in a size Medium Rack Pack?”
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  • Ortlieb Rack Pack Small Specifications:  18.9 inches long X 9.4 inches high X 9.4 inches deep.  Volume is 1465 cubic inches (24 Liters).  Weight is 23.7 ounces.
  • Ortlieb Rack Pack Medium Specifications:  21.3 inches long X 11.8 inches high X 10.6 inches deep.  Volume is 1892 cubic inches (31 Liters). Weight is 26.8 ounces.  The length is a seam-to-seam measurement.  The fabric bulges out a little at each end.  With the wide opening and the bulging fabric, I am able to place a 24 inch long fishing rod tube inside the Medium Rack Pack.
  • Ortlieb Rack Pack Large Specifications:  24 inches long X 13.4 inches high X 12.6 inches deep.  Volume is 2990 cubic inches (49 Liters).  Weight is  ounces.32.1.  The Rack Pack Large is often purchased by Tandem tourists who are looking for extra capacity for long tours – two people and only one bike is a recipe for a carrying space shortage.  Size Large is usually too large for a solo cyclist — it can create a very back-heavy/top-heavy load for a solo touring bike.  There is less of this effect on a long wheelbase tandem bike.  If you place a Large Rack Pack across a rack and panniers, it will stick out a bit on each side.
  • Ortlieb Rack Pack Extra-Large Specifications:  28 inches long X 15.7 inches high X 15.7 inches deep.  Volume is 5431 cubic inches (89 Liters).  Weight is 42 ounces.  The Rack Pack XL fits perfectly in Yak or Bob trailers, providing a higher level of waterproofing and durability than original equipment.  Buy your trailer without the bag option and order one of these!
  • Rack Pack Dry-bags are not intended to be used as a stand-alone rack top pack. They are designed to lie laterally across the tops of panniers – not turned lengthwise, sticking out behind the rack.
  • When paired with Ortlieb Roller Series panniers, buckles and straps can be shared between the Rack Pack and panniers, so that the rack pack is actually attached to the panniers, not the rack.  You will find directions for this in the instructions.
  • When paired with Ortlieb Packer Series panniers, a pair of straps that pass around the middle of the bag, and through the top of the rack can hold the Rack Pack squarely on top of the panniers – straps not included.
  • The rolled closure is similar to a river rafter’s dry-bag, and very waterproof.  Your gear will stay dry in a Rack Pack.
  • If you have never used a dry-bag with a rolled closure, no worries.  You will quickly learn how to open and close the bag, and it will become second nature.
  • Note:  A Yellow or White Ortlieb Rack Pack significantly increases your visibility in traffic, especially in low-light conditions.  Yes, I know, they will show the dirt, but the classic fabric is easy to clean with a mild soapy household cleaner.  Avoid strong solvents.
  • Go with a Rack Pack Small and pack a little lighter!
  • Ortlieb Rack Packs in Large or XL are also very popular for motorcyclists!
  • When I am not touring, the rack pack is one of my favorite duffle bags.  I can throw it in the bed of my pickup, and not worry if it rains!