Ortlieb or not; and what size?

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Sweep
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Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

Postby Sweep » 31 Aug 2019, 9:39am

Caledonia64 wrote:Thank you everyone. I went with the BackRoller Pro Plus which were a good price from SJS y.

Please return the favour and report back on how you find them - have been considering them for a while. My current tour irtliebs are excellent but I do find the capacity of 40 litres the pair rather small.
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Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

Postby pwa » 31 Aug 2019, 9:45am

I've just been looking at them. They do look nice, if you want that capacity. I bet they will last a decade or two.

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Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

Postby Caledonia64 » 12 Sep 2019, 12:30pm

Sweep wrote:
Caledonia64 wrote:Thank you everyone. I went with the BackRoller Pro Plus which were a good price from SJS y.

Please return the favour and report back on how you find them - have been considering them for a while. My current tour irtliebs are excellent but I do find the capacity of 40 litres the pair rather small.



Well I have them: SJS had some green ones at a good reduction over the normal price. I have not used them yet: just sitting on the piano being admired. I

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Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Sep 2019, 12:52pm

I recently purchased an Ortlieb 35L dry bag to take all the stuff that gets strapped to the top of the rear rack such as tent, chair, sleep mat. About to use it tomorrow for the first time as I spend 4 days in the Yorkshire Wolds.
John

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Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

Postby Caledonia64 » 12 Sep 2019, 4:41pm

Oldjohnw wrote:I recently purchased an Ortlieb 35L dry bag to take all the stuff that gets strapped to the top of the rear rack such as tent, chair, sleep mat. About to use it tomorrow for the first time as I spend 4 days in the Yorkshire Wolds.



Give me the review when you get back.

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Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Sep 2019, 5:07pm

Caledonia64 wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:I recently purchased an Ortlieb 35L dry bag to take all the stuff that gets strapped to the top of the rear rack such as tent, chair, sleep mat. About to use it tomorrow for the first time as I spend 4 days in the Yorkshire Wolds.



Give me the review when you get back.


Will do. I have double Agu panniers as I have a rack mounted battery. I have been asked to remove my bags on the train. Removing separate items from the rack top was a nuisance so they are now all on a single bag.
John

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