Vario PS QL2.1 20 L Backpack-Pannier Hybrid - petrol/20 litres

ORTLIEB Vario PS QL2.1 20 L Backpack-Pannier Hybrid

Item number: 92304

The 20 L Vario PS with classic QL2.1 Mount System by ORTLIEB acts as a hybrid between a backpack and a pannier

This ORTLIEB Vario PS with 20 litre volume is a waterproof backpack that you can easily convert into a pannier with the QL2.1 mount system. This makes it particularly suitable for daily commuting in city traffic. On one side are backpack straps, on the other are the hooks for attaching it to the bike. One flap covers the side not in use and can simply fold over to the other side and hooked onto it for easy conversion. It also has a small zip pocket that can be accessed from the outside in backpack mode. With the QL2.1 system, there are adjustable hooks on the bag to fix it to the rack's rails. Inside the Vario PS, a separate compartment holds a notebook up to 15.4" and offers enough space for everyday necessities. The practical roll closure is secured with a hook. Reflectors on both (narrow) sides also increase your visibility in the dark. The backpack is particularly comfortable thanks to ergonomic shoulder straps and comfortable padding with ventilation channels. One thoughtful detail: the adjustment straps on the shoulder straps are looped in so that no loose ends can stick out.


pannier rack, all-round backpack
for pannier racks with up to 16 mm tube diameter (reducers for 8 mm, 10 mm and 12 mm included)
PU-coated nylon fabric (PS33)
Protection Rating:
dust-tight, splash-proof (IP64)
Dimensions (HxWxD):
45 cm x 31 cm x 18 cm
20 litre

Approved For:

Load Capacity (max.):
9 kg

Note from the Manufacturer:

To achieve the IP64 degree of protection (6 = dust-tight, 4 = splash-proof from all directions), the closure must be rolled up 3 to 4 times over.
Taking into account wear and tear, it is recommended to protect all contact points between the bag mount system and the pannier rack or a bicycle frame with paint protection sticker(s).
In addition, the permitted load of the pannier rack must be adhered to as well as the bag's maximum load capacity.


  • can be used as a pannier or backpack: mount system on one side, backpack strap on the other side
  • easy to convert by turning the flap over
  • pocket with water-repellent zip in the flap (accessible when using bag as a backpack)
  • Quick-Lock2.1 mounting system with upper and lower hooks on the bag
  • roll closure with hooks, compressible from the top to the retaining elements
  • inner pocket with compartment for laptops measuring up to 36 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm (15.6" )
  • ergonomic shoulder straps, chest strap and comfortable padding along the back
  • adjustment straps on the shoulder straps looped to prevent tangling
  • two reflectors
  • made of robust, waterproof coated nylon
  • PVC-free
  • made in Germany


Quick-Lock2.1 Mount System
The Quick-Lock2.1 mounting system is based on the proven Quick-Lock2 system, but offers some improvements. The top rail, in which the optional anti-theft device can also be fitted, is made in one piece, which provides extra stability. Particularly flat washers are used on the inside, so that the contents of the bag are hardly affected by them. The bag handle serves as a latch: If you lift the handle, the hooks open, if you let go, they close. The reducers for different tube diameters are pushed in sideways and thus remain securely in place, which covers diameters from 8 to 16 mm. For pannier racks with larger tube diameters of 18 or 20 mm, as are sometimes installed on e-bikes, the upper hook can simply be replaced. The two-component plastic with anti-scratch function, which is used for the lower rail in the form of a semi-ellipse, ensures soft contact surfaces and reduces friction on the rack. The lower hook can be variably adjusted and turned in 15-degree increments. It is easy to use: No tools are required for adjusting the hooks.

Manufacturer Numbers:



  • 1 x ORTLIEB Vario PS QL2.1 20 L backpack-pannier
  • 2 x 8 mm reducers
  • 2 x 10 mm reducers
  • 2 x 12 mm reducers

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  • black/20 litres, out of stock – back in stock soon
  • petrol/20 litres, in stock
  • rooibos/20 litres, in stock

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