Ortlieb Velocity Review, Pros and Cons

Ortlieb Velocity is rated 4.14 based on 69 reviews

Feature Summary

Ortlieb Velocity Backpack: White/Black
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Reviews Summary

Here’s what the reviewers think about the Ortlieb Velocity:

Reviewers like these things about the Ortlieb Velocity

  • Reviewers said that It’s great for walking around town, biking, and overnight hikes.
  • Reviewers also said that the foam ventilation system keeps the users back from getting sweaty when it’s hot.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that the detachable inner pocket fits their pens, phone, sunglasses, and computer cord just right.
  • They also mentioned that the straps are easy to adjust.
  • Users commented that the single-compartment design is versatile and can carry anything from a laptop and a bunch of books to a load of groceries.
  • Several users said that it also works as an airplane carry-on.
  • Other users said that the waterproofing has worked well.
  • Many reviewers liked the fact that the closure is easy to open and easy to close. It holds well and does not open by itself.
  • They said that there is one pocket with a zipper that can hold your wallet, phone, and keys.

Reviewers don’t like these things

  • Some users complained that If the pack is full and they flex their shoulders forward, the Velcro pops open.
  • Another user complained that after a few years of consistent use, the seams are coming unglued at the point where they roll down against the hard plastic back liner.

Selected Reviews

Road CC

Waterproofing is the Ortlieb Velocity’s headline feature, and for that reason alone it’s worthy of consideration, but it does have its flaws. Impressive waterproofing, but there are better backpacks available for the money.

Posted 4 January 2016 by Ash Quinlan – Read full review

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