Ortlieb was honored with two coveted Eurobike Award at the international bicycle fair. The Eurobike Award is considered among the highest praises of the bicycle industry, and specifically honors new products and technologies with a high level of innovation and design. The jury named Ortlieb as the gold winner in the accessories category for the innovative Quick Rack Light luggage carrier. In addition, the innovative backpack-bike bag combination Vario PS was also honored with an award.
Carrier for quick attachment
Those who use their bike in a variety of ways sometimes with a luggage rack for bags and sometimes without the rack for a lighter, faster biking experience know the hassle of the common, fixed luggage rack. With the Quick Rack Light from ORTLIEB, the tedious attachment and removal of the luggage rack is a thing of the past! The luggage carrier can be attached in a mere 15 seconds and removed in a negligible five seconds. It also weighs just 440 grams. The patented Quick Rack Light offers attachment options for bags with either the QL 2.1 and QL 3.1 systems. The luggage rack can be adapted to any bike thanks to different strut lengths and can even be used on bikes with full suspension.
Pannier and backpack in one
Created by the Franconian bag specialists, ORTLIEB, the Vario PS is completely waterproof due to their special manufacturing technology and, of course, made in Germany. The completely redesigned Vario PS is a versatile product that cuts a fine figure both on and off the bike. At first glance, the Vario PS appears to be a classic pannier bag, available with both the Quick-Lock2.1 or 3.1 system. But upon reaching ones destination, the Vario PS seamlessly transforms into a stylish backpack unlike any other.
This did not go unrecognized by the six-member jury of the Eurobike Awards, who stated: “This lightweight luggage rack is very easy and user-friendly to mount. Or if not needed, it can be removed in a matter of seconds. No tools required, which makes it extremely practical indeed.”
They also had words of praise for the backpack-bag combination: “The Vario PS from ORTLIEB is genuine all-rounder. It’s a backpack and bike bag in one, easy to use without any fiddly adjustments. Folding the larger outer pocket turns the Vario PS into a pannier. When you’re cycling, it clips onto the bike and then can be carried the last few metres into the office on your back. Simple and practical.”
The Vario PS will be available starting January 2022 in four different colors (Black, Petrol, Lemon Sorbet, Rooibos). The Quick Rack Light will follow in April 2022. For more information on the products, visit ortlieb.com.