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Ortlieb Velocity Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.97
based on 113 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Velocity - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


92% of the reviewers give the Ortlieb Velocity a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (74%)
Good (18%)
Average (4%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (2%)



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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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Ortlieb Velocity models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width22 in (56 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

School
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
Backpacking
Sport



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Ortlieb Velocity features:
  • Waterproof

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


Rankings


vs Ortlieb Bags

The Ortlieb Velocity ranks #3 compared with the other Ortlieb bags.

1Ortlieb Back Roller
4.47
Ortlieb Back Roller
2Ortlieb Dry Bag
4.40
Ortlieb Dry Bag
3Ortlieb Velocity
3.97
Ortlieb Velocity

vs All Bags

The Ortlieb Velocity ranks #1318 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1316Brooks Dalston
3.97
Brooks Dalston
1317Ortlieb Velocity
3.97
Ortlieb Velocity
1318Quechua Arpenaz
3.97
Quechua Arpenaz
1319Alps OutdoorZ Commander
3.97
Alps OutdoorZ Commander
1320Alps OutdoorZ Pursuit
3.97
Alps OutdoorZ Pursuit



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Ortlieb Velocity vs the Ortlieb Commuter.

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Ortlieb Velocity vs Ortlieb Commuter


Ortlieb Velocity
Ortlieb Velocity

3.97

Based on 113 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Ortlieb Commuter
Ortlieb Commuter

4.18
BEST
Based on 6 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.6 oz
Price: $$$

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

FeatureVelocityCommuter
Carrying handle
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Water resistant
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

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

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Brown







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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Last updated on July 03, 2019