Ortlieb Zip City Messenger review

Shoulder bag with awesome keep-everything-dry powers

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £65.00 RRP
Ortlieb Zip City Messenger

Our review

Great for everyday use whatever the weather
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This 24-litre bag features Ortlieb’s Tizip closure, which renders it throw-it-in-the-river waterproof, so it’s a great all-year-round choice. 


The zip uses a silicone lubricant, which you don’t want to get on your clothes or documents. It goes up to 11 for rain-resistance though!

Inside there’s the bare minimum of organisation, but if you want a real workhorse of a bag that’ll last, it’s got the pedigree.


The slippery fabric makes the optional sternum strap a necessity for use on the bike, but once it’s fitted the Zip City is nice and stable.

Product Specifications


Name Zip City Messenger
Brand Ortlieb

Manufacturer's Description The Ortlieb Zip-City Courier Bag - pack
Weight (g) 590
Capacity 14.5
Height (mm) 300
Depth (mm) 130
Features waterproof TIZIP,internal pocket for pens