The Vario has been relaunched, choose between QL2 or QL3 mounting systems.
Waterproof Backpack and Pannier in One
Quickly transition between a pannier and a backpack with the Ortlieb Vario Bag. The Vario comes equipped with a removable backpack carry system, as well as the patented, adjustable Ortlieb QL3 pannier top mounting system for ultimate versatility. The roll top closure, waterproof fabric, and organization pockets make this bag great for turning day rides into day hikes, or for just commuting to the office.
Ride with the Vario as a waterproof pannier by folding up the carry system and rolling it into the front, vertical neoprene pocket for storage. The bottom of the bag is reinforced with a tough plate to protect the bag while riding, and to prevent scuffs on your rack. For added pannier stability, the Vario's fastening strap secures the bottom of the pannier.
When you hop off the bike, use the heavy-duty backpack version of the Vario. The QL3 system on the Vario has added buckles which the top of the shoulder straps buckle into. The back portion of the system is secured to the bag with U-clips which snap to the bag, while the bottom portion is secured with Velcro straps. This system is specific to the Vario, and is intended to fit snug on the bag so you don't have added movement when using the Vario in backpack form. The carry system has padding for your back, and is adjustable by your shoulders and at your hips. A chest strap is also included to offer better posture and support for hiking, or just walking downtown.
Waterproof, weatherproof, and great for your daily commute, reach for the Vario Backpack Pannier!
Sold as a single pannier
All ORTLIEB products are backed by a 5 year warranty against defects in material and manufacturing.
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