Sea Otter 2017: Ortleib’s New Bike Luggage

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April 21, 2017

A couple of years ago, Ortlieb launched a neat new range of frame bags that carried on its principle of waterproof luggage, but in a frame mounted soft-sided style. They were pretty huge, to be honest, and were only really going to work if you were on the mother of all trips. There’s now a new range coming out later in the year with a more medium sized outlook…

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Medium sized seat bag in the works
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Medium sized frame bag is ideal for day rides and smaller trips
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We’ll come back to that cockpit bag in a minute
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The accessory bag remains, but there’s a new smaller bar bag that will fit drop bars if needed.
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Super reliable metal buckles and waterproof welded seams.
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The cockpit pack doesn’t have a waterproof zip, so there’s a clever rubber gaiter with water drain holes.
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These new ‘Gravel packs’ are smaller panniers for people who don’t want frame packs – or who’ve overpacked…
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They’ll run front or rear
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This EPP (expanded polypropylene) rack box is ideal for bringing chilled beer or cheese home.

 

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The box itself it light and insulated enough to not need ice to keep things cool. Picnic anyone?

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