Ortlieb bike panniers were first developed back in 1982 by creater and founder Hartmut Ortlieb out of a personal need for waterproof equipment. Ortlieb’s first products were all hand-made using Hartmut’s mother’s sewing machine, they were dry bags and bike panniers made out of truck tarps.
From humble beginnings Ortlieb now has more than 140 employees and their collection includes over 500 products. All waterproof products are produced in a high frequency welding method at the German headquarters in Heilsbronn. “Made in Germany” guarantees high quality outdoor equipment for all demands, all weathers and all terrains. Ortlieb products are made for bikepacking as well as touring and commuting through all weather and seasons.