Ortlieb Messenger Bag

By: Ortlieb
Ortlieb Messenger Bag

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Spatial Dimensions

39L - 1.3kg - 50 x 39 x 15

Airline Compatibility

✈️ 63% (126/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 63% of airlines.

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👍 Reasons to Buy

  • Lightweight and really durable.
  • Completely waterproof.
  • Comfortable to use even for extended periods of time.

🤔 Things to Consider

  • Lacks organization.
  • It feels a bit bulky for people with a small frame.

💬 Reviewers Have Said

  • "I use my bag almost daily as I wear it riding to and from work a 6 mile ride each way. I also dont have a problem with wearing it even if I dont have a huge load to haul around as mine is yellow and helps me be seen by traffic. Some may call it slightly obnoxious in size and color but I think its perfect to carry books, a change of clothes, netbook, and quick bike fixes."
  • "I've used at least eight bags for my 15-mile daily commute. This is the very best; even over Chrome. It is amazingly lightweight, remains positioned well on your back, and is cavernous in size. Consider getting yourself smaller bags to put delicate electronics like your iPod, phone, etc. inside the bag; else, it will likely get lost and or damaged shifting around during rides."
  • "This thing is basically a huge, waterproof sack; it has only a single cavernous compartment. I use it for hauling bulky loads, like groceries, and it will carry more than I care to put on my back. Stiff, closed-cell foam pads spaced evenly on the back provide adequate ventilation in warm weather and prevent any sharp objects inside the pack from causing discomfort. A wide waist belt, well-padded shoulder straps, and an adjustable sternum strap hold the pack securely on your back."

🔎 Reviews

Ortlieb Messenger Bag Review

"This bag is a great option for those who don’t have a rack. It’s everything you would expect from a brand like Ortlieb – practical, understated and considered."

The Lab: ORTLIEB Kuriertasche Review

"Even after twelve months of strenuous daily use, our bag shows no signs of wear. If we wanted to be picky, we’d notice a tiny amount of wear on the edges of the folding closing system. Having said that, this doesn’t affect the waterproof qualities of the bag in the slightest. Definitely a perfect choice for anyone who needs a year-round, large-capacity backpack."


Compression N
Expanded Capacity None
Opening Rolltop
Passport N
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame N
Handles 1
Hip Belt R
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap R
Laptop 0
Hydration N
Main Compartments 1
Organizer N
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 0
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 0
Water Resistant Y
PD620, PS620C

Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air China, Air Europa, Air Koryo, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Nostrum, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Aircalin, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, ATA Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Belavia, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Conviasa, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, EL AL, Enter Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, Gol Linhas Aereas, Hainan Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Japan Airlines, Jet2, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Kuwait Air, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Mahan Air, Mango, Meridiana Fly, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Oman Air, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, S7, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, Sun Express, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, Thomson Airways, Tianjin Airlines (A320 & E190), Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, VIM Airlines (Closed), Virgin America, Vivaaerobus, Volotea, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines, Xiamen

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