It is 1981 in southern England, a rain drenched touring cyclist is not looking forward to spending another night in a wet sleeping bag. At that moment, a transport truck drives by and the cyclist realizes that those goods inside are not getting wet. That cyclist was the German national Hartmut Ortlieb, and that trip in southern England inspired him to set out to create the first 100 % waterproof panniers. The rest is history..

Today, Ortlieb is an innovative specialist that develops a wide array of waterproof bags including front and rear panniers, backpacks, handlebar bags, and saddlebags. Ortlieb products are characterized by tightly sealed closure systems such as roll closures, waterproof zippers, velcro, or sliding seal closures. Built to last, highly functional and made in Germany. Made by a cyclist and proven by cyclists, Ortlieb bags are in a class of their own.



Top-selling: Ortlieb Rear Panniers

Top-selling: Ortlieb Front Panniers

Top-selling: Ortlieb Backpacks

Top-selling: Ortlieb Handlebar Bags

Top-selling: Ortlieb Saddlebags

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About Ortlieb

Ortlieb Sportartikel GmbH was founded in 1982 in Nuremberg and its headquarters are now in the town of Heilsbronn. The company has more than 185 employees manufacturing and selling an assortment of over 500 individual products. All waterproof products are produced with high frequency welding methods at the German headquarters in Heilsbronn and are thus "Made in Germany". Furthermore they are backed by a 5 year warranty against defects in material and manufacturing.

  • 100 day return period
  • CO2 neutral shipping with DHL
  • Trusted Shop 4.88/5.00
Payment options

We accept advanced payment, payment on delivery, VISA, Mastercard, PayPal and Ratenzahlung powered by PayPal (only available with invoicing address in Germany).

Shipping and in store pick-up

We ship your order CO2-neutral using DHL. For Items that are in stock, delivery times are as follows: 1-2 business days within Germany, 2-5 business days for the rest of Europe, and 5-8 business for the rest of the world.

You also have the option to pick up your order in our retail store in Aachen.

100 day return period
CO2 neutral shipping with DHL
Trusted Shop 4.88/5.00

All prices are in Euro and excl. MwSt plus shipping cost to the delivery destination: USA.

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