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Ortlieb Commuter Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 13, 2019

4.18
based on 6 reviews


We have checked a few reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Commuter - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


100% of the reviewers give the Ortlieb Commuter a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (50%)
Good (50%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Ortlieb Commuter:

Reviewers like these things about the Ortlieb Commuter

  • Most users said that the pack is reliable with the improved closing mechanism.
  • Users said that the design and construction are great with sturdy material.
  • Reviewers who have used the pack said that the shell is polyester lined with a waterproof membrane.
  • Users of Ortileb Commuter love that its light weight is noticeable.
  • Many users praised the fact that it has lighter and thinner padded shoulder strap.
  • Some other reviewers said that the padded laptop compartment is incomparable.
  • Most reviewers agreed that the rigid surface at the back is very comfortable.
  • Several users said that the seams have tight bonding.
  • One great feature mentioned by users is that the airflow design mitigates the problem of back sweat.
  • Many users love that it has several exterior and interior pockets.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that the vertical orientation of zipper is not ideal.
  • One user complained that it lacks big reflective patches.
  • Another user said that it needs to be larger to be practical.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Ortlieb Commuter models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Cycling
Travel
School
Hiking
Backpacking



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Ortlieb Commuter features:
  • Waterproof
  • Reflective
  • Carrying handle
  • Laptop compartment

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Water resistant

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Ortlieb Commuter vs 3 other, similar bags.

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Ortlieb Commuter vs Ortlieb Velocity


Ortlieb Commuter
Ortlieb Commuter

4.18
BEST
Based on 6 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.6 oz
Price: $$$


Ortlieb Velocity
Ortlieb Velocity

3.97

Based on 113 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Commuter is rated a little bit better than the Velocity.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 119 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is 31% lighter than the biggest Velocity (1.6 oz vs 2.1 oz).

FeatureCommuterVelocity
Carrying handle
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Water resistant
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Brown

Only the Velocity is available in these colors:
White
Yellow
Grey




Ortlieb Commuter vs Otterbox Defender


Ortlieb Commuter
Ortlieb Commuter

4.18
BEST
Based on 6 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.6 oz
Price: $$$


Otterbox Defender
Otterbox Defender

3.65

Based on 23,895 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.3 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated somewhat better than the Defender.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 23,901 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is 433% heavier than the biggest Defender (1.6 oz vs 0.3 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Brown

Only the Defender is available in these colors:
Purple
Grey




Ortlieb Commuter vs Otterbox Symmetry


Ortlieb Commuter
Ortlieb Commuter

4.18
BEST
Based on 6 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.6 oz
Price: $$$


Otterbox Symmetry
Otterbox Symmetry

3.45

Based on 31,025 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.1-0.2 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated better than the Symmetry.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 31,031 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is 700% heavier than the biggest Symmetry (1.6 oz vs 0.2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Brown

Only the Symmetry is available in these colors:
Grey
Pink
Green
Purple







Selected Reviews


Road CC

Business-class pannier with excellent storage and smart looks; lack of protruding hooks makes it a joy to carry off the bike.

Posted 30 April 2015 by Jez Ash - Read full review

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Last updated on May 13, 2019