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The Vario PS with space-saving QL3.1 mount by ORTLIEB is a hybrid between a backpack and a pannier

This waterproof ORTLIEB Vario PS can be attached to the bike as a pannier with QL3.1 attachment system and can be transformed into a backpack in no time. This makes it particularly suitable for daily use when commuting in the city. On one side are backpack straps, on the other are the hooks for attaching it to the bike. The quick change is done by folding the flap, which covers the side not needed and is secured on the side with a hook. It also has a small zip pocket that can be accessed from the outside in backpack mode. With the QL3.1 system, a mount set is installed on the side of the rack, making the counterparts on the bag particularly flat and unobtrusive, and also allowing the additional attachment of a rack-compatible basket. 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, and a mesh pocket on the side can be used for items such as a drink bottle. 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 racks with a diameter of up to 10 mm
PU-coated nylon fabric (PS33)
Protection Rating:
dust-tight, splash-proof (IP64)
Dimensions (HxWxD):
47 cm x 31 cm x 21 cm
26 litres

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-Lock3.1 mount system with flat elements on the bag
  • roll closure with hook
  • inner pocket with compartment for laptops measuring up to 36 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm (15.6" )
  • one side mesh pocket
  • 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-Lock3.1 Mount System
The Quick-Lock3.1 mount system is used in particular for office and urban bags and is characterised by the fact that a large part of the attachment elements are attached to the pannier rack. There are no hooks on the back of the bag, but flat attachment plates that are inconspicuous in everyday life and increase comfort while carrying. The bag is attached and removed in one easy step by simply lifting the handle to lock and unlock. The mounting set is adjustable in height and angle and the lower hook can also be rotated in 15-degree increments, so that it fits on a wide variety of racks and pedalling freedom is guaranteed. The mount system's rails also supports bags with QL1, QL2, QL2.1 and QL3 systems. Another advantage of the QL3.1 mount system: the support surface of the pannier rack remains free for items such as a bicycle basket.

Manufacturer Numbers:



  • 1 x ORTLIEB Vario PS QL 3.1 backpack-pannier
  • 1 x ORTLIEB Quick-Lock3.1 Mounting Set, 14 pieces

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Optional Accessories:


  • black/26 litres: 1400 g


  • black/26 litres, out of stock
  • rooibos/26 litres, out of stock

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