In the past, transforming an Ortlieb pannier into a backpack has required using a adapter kit. While it's a great little system, nothing beats having a ingeniously simple, brilliantly designed hybrid bag that can switch from one form to the other in a matter of seconds. Ortlieb's VARIO PS bag are the only backpack pannier you'll need.
Mounting your Vario to your bike’s rack is as easy as holding the carry handle and dropping the hooks on your rack. A double sided ‘flap’ with an integrated pocket covers whichever side you aren’t using. Simply unhook the flap and whip it across the bag to access the side you need – pannier hooks or backpack straps.
Thinking about those items you need quick access to, Ortlieb have provided a zippered outside pocket. Everything else you will be able to access via the practical and proven roll closure. And because this is for commuters, there is a padded laptop compartment inside.
We love this waterproof bike bag for combining all the benefits of an Ortlieb backpack with all the benefits of an Ortlieb pannier!
+ for bike rack tube sizes of up to 16 mm
+ rotating mounting bracket permits attachment on either side of your bike rack
+ Reflective yarn in the shoulder straps
+ Mesh outer pocket on the side