Totally waterproof and built like the proverbial brick s**thouse, this is the toughest and best pack for the most extreme combat rides. At each side is a secure mesh “water bottle” pocket and there are provisions for an integrated hydration system.
Features include contoured shoulder straps, a padded waist strap, a sternum strap, waist strap pads, a tensioned stainless steel suspension system and a mesh back panel. All this ensures that it will stay comfortable and secure in all situations. An aerodynamic teardrop shape keeps everything tucked in and tidy.
If you want a tough, waterproof pack that will keep your papers and electronics safe in the most vile and stormy weather, this is it. 23"×12"×8", 48 ounces and holds 27L of storage. Slate/Black.
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Customer Reviews (1)
- Ortlieb Waterproof PackReview by JOHNNY
The Lime Green is a great color!
Pros-excellent lower back strap it keeps the pack on your posterior hips, it never seems to pull on the shoulders. The front strap keeps the shoulder straps nice and tight or as loose as you want them. The rigid frame gives the bag a "light" feel and keeps the bag off your back. The T-Zips feel sturdy and the bag is waterproof-what else could you want. The bag is very aerodynamic as proven when I lean forward on the motorcycle at a fast pace-it does not flap around except...
Cons-The T zips should zip in the downward direction instead of superior direction because when I ride my motorcycle with this bag-the T-Zips keep banging on my helmet. I wanted the bigger bag but at my height 5'10" I was afraid it would ride to high-wish it was a little wider.
The price of course is high-but you can take this pack skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, and use it to carry water via the bladder system so it is multifunctional. (Posted on 4/21/12)
The Sincerest Form of Flattery...
Aerostich has a decades-long history with these. We had to buy them at first directly from their German manufacturer, as they were not available otherwise.
They were so superior to all of the other waterproof bags available at that time. Innovative. Pioneering. Better down to the last detail, of and made of such superior materials you could feel the difference at a touch. Assembled so perfectly you could not find a mistake anywhere. After you bought one, you discovered it worked so well you actually bought another one, and then also told your friends.
The smallest details mattered. For example, the reinforced PVC material used is stronger, more durable, nicer-feeling and wears better than the reinforced PVC used in lesser waterproof bags. After a season or two it didn’t get smudgy and dirty looking like those. Road dust and mud wiped off easier also. And the ultrasonic seam welding everywhere is impeccable. Sewing too. Same for all the side-release buckles and webbing. All-around 1000% first-class. Flawless.
These soon became the world-wide go-to waterproof bags for the most demanding and experienced riders. You can predict what happened next. Motorcycle parts and accessory companies made close copies elsewhere (in both USA and Asia)…but still none were quite as nice. And unless you looked pretty close, or used them for a while in some challenging situations, you’d miss the real superiority.
Bags a lot like these are mainstream now, and many cycle accessory retailers offer near-exact copies at low prices, except theirs are made of cheaper PVC (which even feels bad in your hand, so say nothing of UV resistance, tear strength and stuff like that), have lower-quality webbing, weaker side-release buckles and crummy sewing. Nothing wrong with all this, but such junk doesn’t last as half as long, looking half as good. And those cheaper side-release buckles are about sixteen times more likely to break in the middle of a trip, when you need them most, too.
I own four Ortlieb bags. All now over twenty years old, and they still look great and work perfectly. They are used often, and hard, and for a lot more than motorcycling. One’s been carrying my stuff on countless airplane and car trips. Two were strapped to the back of a motorcycle for a three-month 1996 trip from Minnesota to Mongolia via Alaska, Siberia, China and Japan. (…and even worked well a couple of times as an improvised ‘washing machine’ for dirty gear + hot soapy water, then closed and stamped on for agitation. Result: clean clothing in-the-absolute-middle-of-nowhere.) Since then those bags have been on dozens and dozens of other multi-day motorcycle trips. Still perfect.
There is a difference in drybags. These are the best. A pleasure to use. And the originals. These, you rely on. They are worth it. – Mr. Subjective, 5-15