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It’s Ortlieb’s 40th birthday this year, and one of the ways they are celebrating is with this limited edition of their signature waterproof bikepacking bags. In a colorful mix of purple, petrol blue & orange, this set of bags delivers all of Ortlieb’s proven performance, protection & durability, but with a rare new look available only in strictly limited numbers of just over a thousand pieces…
Plus, there’s a new waterproof Ortlieb toptube bag coming soon!
Ortlieb limited edition colorful bikepacking bags
While some of their commuter bags have long been offered in brighter colors that often help boost visibility, Ortlieb Bikepacking has exclusively been a muted dark gray affair, with just a hint of their standard orange straps. Now that shifts a bit with this limited edition set.
Yep, the limited edition color is only offered in a set of their 3 most popular & versatile bikepacking bags for a total adventure storage capacity of 29.5L at a combined weight of just over 1.1kg.
Buy into the LTD set and you get the signature single roll-down 16.5L Seat Pack that weighs 505g, the double roll-closure 9L Handlebar Pack at 415g, and the single roll-down closure 4L partial Frame Pack Toptube RC at 225g.
The new limited edition colors don’t change the 100% waterproof, radio frequency welded-seam, nylon & PU-coated construction in any way. And the bags are all still sustainably manufactured in-house in Germany, with the same 5-year guarantee and ongoing repair service.
Ortlieb worked with small Hamburg bike company SCIU who custom painted this carbon Juniper gravel bike in the same purple, petrol & orange to match the limited edition bags. Custom-painted bikes aren’t actually part of the Ortlieb project, but SCIU would be happy to get you a stock gravel frameset from 2000€ or build you a complete gravel bike from just 4200€.
Ortlieb LTD bikepacking bags – Pricing & availability
The colorful new limited edition Ortlieb bikepacking bags are available only as a set of all three for $400 / 400€ and just 1050 sets have been made available. (Yeah, I got a set!) They are available to buy starting today in Europe, and will arrive in the USA starting next week. Snap up a rare purple, petrol & orange set fast, before they disappear for good.
By the way, a couple of them (maybe just the saddlepack)would kinda look perfect on the new Iced Berry Canyon Ultimate road bike for a little road packing…
Ortlieb waterproof Fuel Pack toptube bag too!
Officially Ortlieb’s newest waterproof toptube bag debuted at Eurobike earlier this summer, but the Fuel Pack isn’t quite ready to hit the shelves yet so it hasn’t seen a lot of coverage yet. The small 1L, 160g bag is made-in-Germany of the same Ortlieb waterproof PU-coated nylon fabric and straps onto your toptube with 2 rubber straps or with direct mount toptube bolts.
The internally stiffened Fuel Pack does not need a strap around your steerer, and gets inside padding & a mesh organizer pocket. It gets an overlapping waterproof flap top that is secured closed with magnets to make it easy to operate with one hand, and will apparently close & secure itself when you let go of the lid. I am quite curious, and will start to Review one out next week.
The Fuel Pack will be available online and in stores from the beginning of 2023.