ORTLIEB Vario QL3.1 20 L Backpack-Pannier Hybrid - black/20 litres

ORTLIEB Vario QL3.1 20 L Backpack-Pannier Hybrid

Item number: 93239

The Vario with practical QL3.1 attachment from ORTLIEB has a volume of 20 litres and is a hybrid of backpack and pannier

This ORTLIEB Vario is a waterproof backpack with 20 litres of storage space that you can convert into a pannier with QL3.1 mounting system in no time at all. This makes the bag 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 QL3.1 system, the main mounting elements remain on the bike so that the back of the bag is flat and hook-free. Another advantage: The top of the pannier rack remains free, e.g. for a basket. Inside the Vario, 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 racks with a diameter of up to 10 mm
PU-coated nylon fabric (PS33)
Protection Rating:
dust-tight, splash-proof (IP64)
Dimensions (HxWxD):
45 cm x 31 cm x 18 cm
20 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
  • Quick-Lock3.1 mounting system with hook-free bag back, pannier rack remains free
  • easy to convert by turning the flap over
  • pocket with water-repellent zip in the flap (accessible when using bag as a backpack)
  • practical 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-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 QL3.1 backpack-pannier
  • 1 x ORTLIEB Quick-Lock3.1 mounting set, 14 pieces

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Optional accessories:
  • clamps for 11 - 14 mm tube diameter

  • 100 day return period
  • Online since 1998
  • Trusted Shop 4.86 / 5.00


  • black/20 litres, in stock
  • rooibos/20 litres, in stock

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