The Ortlieb Front Roller Plus Bag is a durable and waterproof pannier when you require extra space when bicycle touring for your camping gear. These panniers are also popular with bicycle commuters.
What is good about the Ortlieb Front Roller Plus
Very waterproof – many other styles of bicycle bags are only water resistant while these are waterproof, important as you are sure to encounter some rain when long distance cycling. You not only don’t want to get you gear wet so it is uncomfortable, wet things just weight more which means more work for you pedaling and drying things out.
Roll down tops – these air tight roll closures keep out the dust, dirt and water from the roads and bike trails along your route. This styles also keeps the weight of the bike bags a little lighter.
Award winning – these are the gold standard in panniers and have won many awards in outdoor magazines for years based on their performance.
Ample volume – with 1526 cubic inches for the pair you will have plenty of space when combined with your rear panniers.
Durable construction – very tough and robust laminated fabric with a very waterproof inner layer which adds some strength. Made in Germany, Ortlieb has been making bike panniers for over 30 years.
Ortlieb Front Roller Plus Bag Features
- Made of durable PU-coated Cordura nylon
- One Inner pocket
- Dimensions of 12 x 10 x 5.5in (30 x 25 x 14cm)
- Maximum capacity: 1526 cubic inches (25L) for the pair
- Compatibility: QL2 system
- Fits 8mm- 16mm top rails
- Shoulder carrying strap
- Weight of 3lb 8oz for the pair (1590g)
- Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Years
- Color is black (note that the Ortlieb Front Roller Classic is available is several colors)
Cheaper option: meanwhile the Ortlieb Front Roller Classic Bag is a similar bag only made with PU-coated polyester which feels slick and shiny like a canoe “dry bag”. Click here to check out the Front Roller Classic.
What customers say about these front bicycle panniers
At the time of this writing there were no reviews on Amazon, normal every time they get relisted. However cyclists everywhere love these panniers and remark that they are durable, stylish and absolutely watertight.
The only con that comes up is that some of the cyclists do not like the shoulder strap but there are mixed reviews on that issue.
The Ortlieb Front Roller Plus Bag gives you the extra space you need when bicycle touring while keeping everything nice and dry.