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Ortlieb Ultimate Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 6 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 6 reasons to buy the Ultimate - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Ortlieb Ultimate

  • Many users find it an ideal handlebar bag which fixes securely and easily detaches.
  • A lot of bikers like how very easy it is to take things out or put things in while on the move as the lid shuts with magnetic catches.
  • Many owners thought it's mounting system is excellent.
  • A lot of owners like how the bag snaps on easily and securely.
  • Some reviewers thought the 5 litre capacity is spot-on for all those essentials they need such as multi-tool, spare tube, snack bars, wallet, camera, phone, bits of string and spare gloves.
  • A number of users refer to it as an extremely waterproof and practical bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users find the mounting system awful.
  • Others said that fitting adjustability is lacking in the bag.


Crowdsourced specs across all Ortlieb Ultimate models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Ortlieb Ultimate 6

71% choose the Ortlieb Ultimate 6

71 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Plus

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14% choose the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Plus

14 %

Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Classic

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7% choose the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Classic

7 %

Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Compact

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7% choose the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Compact

7 %

Ortlieb Ultimate 6 vs Ultimate 6 plus

The two most popular Ortlieb Ultimate models are the Ultimate 6 and the Ultimate 6 plus, so let's compare them:

The Ultimate 6 plus

Popularity and Prices

In total, 85% of the people interested in the Ortlieb Ultimate bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Ultimate 6 which is choosen by 71% (5.1 times as many as the 14% that choose the Ultimate 6 plus).

Ultimate 6Ultimate 6 plus
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Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Ortlieb Ultimate features:
  • Reflective

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

Selected Reviews

Road CC

Brings a bar bag with a smartphone window to the Ortlieb range, at the cost of carrying comfort as a shoulder bag.

Posted 11 February 2017 by Neil Gander - Read full review

Bike Radar

The bag is fully waterproof, has an internal zipped pocket, carrying strap and a lockable Rixen and Kaul fixing system. Accessories include a map case and GPS cover. The only downside is the price.

Posted 13 September 2012 by Cycling Plus - Read full review

Road CC

Ortlieb know a thing or two about making quality bike luggage and the Ultimate 5 Plus Bar Bag has been on their books for a while now, but it's starting to look a little expensive and basic.

Posted 10 May 2011 by rob_simmonds - Read full review

Bike Radar

Superb quality bar bag that's light and very well made, but expensive.

Posted 27 February 2007 by Cass Gilbert - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019