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Chili, Moss, Steelblue, Lime- Ortlieb 2015 Product Updates

Here at Ortlieb we are super excited because 2015 is bringing the most extensive product updates we have seen since the foundation of the company. Seriously, there are over 150 new article numbers! What makes these updates more interesting is though we have a record number of changes, we only have a dozen brand new products. This means that most of the changes are to products you already know and love- but don’t worry they are all positive changes!

Here are the most notable changes you should be aware of when shopping for Ortlieb products:

QL2.1 mounting system

Almost all of our panniers have been upgraded to QL2.1 mounting system. The QL2.1 system is based on the proven QL2 system but with improvements made to key features. The upper mounting rail consists of one piece for higher stability. The system allows for the use of extremely flat nuts on the internal side of the bag, creating a level surface to avoid damaging whatever you stuff in your panniers. The lower hook rail reduces abrasions on the carrier and prevents damage to the rack tubing. It is also rotatable to fit your rack as precisely as possible. All hooks are adjustable to the rack without requiring any tools.

New Fabric Colors

All bags made with Plus materials have received a vibrant makeover. The fabric is still made of abrasion-resistant Cordura but in all new colors. The bags are tone on tone instead of the traditional color and black. The color ways are: lime-moss, signal red-chili, denim-steelblue, granite-black. View the new colors here!

The Plus material bags are not the only bags to have a stylistic upgrade; the Packman Pro2 and several of our City & Commuting bags have adopted the new color way as well. The colors now reflect a more modern aesthetic while some, such as lime, are fun, bright and flashy.

Urban Line

The new Urban Line was designed to be a visually appealing, smart detail design and high quality fabrics. Admired in offices, cafes and shops throughout town, these fashionable bags with their aesthetic textile look are ideal for bicycle commuters and recreational riders.

The fabric is PU laminated cordura cotton blend. It comes in two colors Coffee or Pepper. Just like any Ortlieb bag, the material is 100% waterproof. And for the first time ever the Back-Roller Urban is being sold as a single pannier (to be easily paired with the commuter bag).

View the entire Urban Line here!


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Christmas Gift Guide

Here is a breakdown of great gifts for whatever type of rider or adventurist is on your list!

Committed Commuter: Urban line Commuter bag

Okay, technically these are not available until 2015 but this bag is so awesome you can do the thing where you print off a picture of the present and wrap it in a tiny box with an IOU note. The Commuter bag is durable & waterproof for your ride on the city streets and has a sleek aesthetic suitable to carry into the office. Available with Ql2.1 or QL3 mounting system and two different sizes and colors.

Bike Tourer Extraordinaire: Back Roller Classics

No matter how many miles this person has under her or his wheels, a set of reliable panniers is always useful. When you are carrying all of your possessions in bags strapped to a bike, they need to be the best bags you can get. Our back roller classics have been the bag of choice for long distance riders for over 20 years!

Rondonnee Rider: Seat Post Bag

Our seat post bag comes in two different sizes and four different colors to match your riders’ specific needs and taste. The bag is lightweight, has an internal mesh pocket for organization and a bungee cord system on top of the bag that is perfect for strapping a lightweight rain coat. You can read a review of the bag here.

Hiking Nut: Packman Pro2

This day pack is 100% waterproof with a roll top closure, similar to our bike panniers. It is compatible with hydration packs (add a Source pack as a fun stocking stuffer). The Packman Pro2 is large enough to fit extra layers of clothing and snacks and has a waist and chest strap for extra support. Plus it comes in four new colors for 2015 that are available now!

Paddle Sport Guru: Ultra lightweight Dry Bags

The PS10 lightweight dry bag is perfect for keeping the paddlers belongings dry while not weighing down their kayak, canoe, raft, boat, etc. The bags range in size from 1.5 liters up to 75 liters. Whether they enjoy small day trips on the Lake or paddling down the Colorado River you can find the right size for their adventure.

Jack of all trades: Velocity

For the person who has more interests than fingers they can count them on, get the Velocity. The velocity is a simple one pocket, 22 liter bag with padded back. It can be used as small duffle for weekend getaways, carrying a yoga mat & towel, toting books or knitting supplies, a laptop or a journal or all of the above to a coffee shop, can be worn while riding a bike through the city to the local brewery and for anything else “Jack’s” little heart desires. It is a seriously cool and quite useful bag.