Ortlieb saddlebag review

Waterproof saddle wedge

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £28.00 RRP | USD $61.50
Ortlieb Saddlebag

Our review

Suspect closure undermines an otherwise great saddlebag
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It’s made by Ortlieb, so this 0.8 litre saddlebag is waterproof, keeping your tools and spares 100 percent dry despite wheel spray or rain.


Like Ortlieb’s classic panniers, it uses a roll-closure – you wind the ends over three times and clip the buckle. Unlike the panniers, on bumpy roads or off-road tracks the saddlebag’s closure can slowly unroll and then shake out your favourite multitool… We lost a Topeak Hexus.


It behaved well on smooth roads with a smaller load but we never trusted it again. It’s also available in sizes M (1.3L) and L (2.7L), and as the 1.3L Saddlebag Classic (polyester not Cordura). We’d suggest you buy an Ortlieb Mudracer instead.

Product Specifications


Name Saddlebag (10)
Brand Ortlieb

Description S,M,L sizes available
Available Colours Black
Capacity 0.8