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India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present

Alaska / Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

Australia
Sept 2006 to Sept 2007

SE Asia / China
Nov 2004 to Sept 2006

South America
June 2003 to June 2004

AZ, Mexico, and Central America
March 2002 to April 2003

How I started
The 5 years before I left


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Equipment Pages Index

Introduction
How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
(See more about Sponsorship)

START HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames 
The Steel Repair Myth.
Steel and Aluminum Derailleur Hanger Repair.
Bicycle Touring Wheels
Phil Wood: The Best Bicycle Hubs

Panniers / Bike Bags
Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours..
Bicycle Touring Saddles.
Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles
Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
Bike Computer
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips.
Kickstands
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Camping
Buying Camping Equipment
Tent and Ground Cloth
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Camp Stove
Pots and Pans
Water Filter
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

Clothing
Bike Touring Shorts

Electrical
Short-wave Radio
Computer
Internet
mp3
Bicycle touring lights

Books
Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures
Shopping


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Ortlieb Panniers, Briefcases, Book Bags for Bicycle Commuting, Bike To Work, Urban Cycling, City Riding, and Utilitarian  Bicycling. see also Handlebar Bags, Map Cases, Camera Inserts

Shop and Compare Ortlieb at REI

Ortlieb at CycloCamping

See Bicycle Touring panniers - See Bicycle Commuting bags - more about our experience with Ortlieb - All Equipment Index - Touring Bicycle and parts Equipment Index - Bicycle touring Sponsorship - Buy on sale Waterproof Ortlieb Panniers and Bags


Ortlieb Office Bag

Ortlieb at REI

Finally a waterproof briefcase that mounts on your bike--and looks smart at the office and on campus! Polyurethane-coated, heavy-duty Cordura® nylon and Roll'n'Snap closure system keep contents of bag completely dry. Features Ortlieb's QLR2 diagonal mounting system that gives more legroom while cycling. Padded handle and detachable, anatomically curved shoulder strap give you plenty of comfortable carrying options off the bike. Studded feet protect bottom of bag from wear and tear when you put it on the ground. May be mounted on either the left or right side of the rack, thanks to the reversible mounting rail. Two sub-divided inner compartments help keep contents organized. Two 3M® Scotchlite™ reflectors increase your visibility to others

Shop for   Ortlieb at REI


 Ortlieb Bike Shopper

Ortlieb at REI

Comes with a combination adjustable shoulder strap/carry handle made of strong nylon webbing; just take the bag off the rack and start shopping. Includes fore and aft reflector patches and a tube of lubricant to keep the quick-seal closure working smoothly. Large-volume bag goes on and off your rack quickly, freeing you of the need to dangle your grocery bags precariously off the handlebars. Or let it work as a commuter bag, carrying your change of clothes for work, including shoes. Pack closes tight and secure with a locking slider--think of it as an industrial-size and -strength food baggie. Removable, zippered, interior pocket keeps small items handy. Sells as a single bag. The waterproof Ortlieb Bike Shopper bag mounts to your rear rack like a single pannier yet comes off for your shopping convenience! Welded seams and coated fabric further ensure your valuables stay dry in a rainfall.

Shop for   Ortlieb at REI


 Ortlieb Velocity Messenger Pack

Ortlieb at REI

This messenger-style daypack features a roll-closure top for complete waterproofness. Tough, polyurethane-coated Cordura® nylon is windproof and waterproof. Features a zippered removable inner pocket, padded foam back anatomically shaped shoulder straps with sternum strap and a waist strap. Makes a great school backpack.

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Ortlieb Downtown Pannier

Ortlieb at REI

Got stuff to do downtown? The Ortlieb Downtown pannier looks good, withstands abuse and ensures all your gear arrives safe and protected.

  • Downtown offers plenty of space for files, books, tunes and lunch; there's room for files and laptops up to 15.4 in.

  • Water-resistant, briefcase-style bag with a flap closure is compatible with standard bike racks up to 16mm diameter; bag can be carried on either side of the bike

  • Made of tough, long-lasting waterproof polyester fabric; includes a removable, padded shoulder strap

  • Quick-Lock2 hook rail allows quick and single-handed placement and removal of the pannier from bike rack (sold separately); hooks are removable

  • 2 large inner compartments, 1 zippered and multiple organizer slot pockets and key clip

  • Reflective highlights improve nighttime profile

  • Includes a carry handle

  • Protects against water spray (maximum 60% to vertical) and may allow slight penetration of dust

Shop for   Ortlieb at REI


Ortlieb Vario Pannier

Ortlieb at REI

The Ortleib Vario pannier is a versatile, highly water-resistant pack that offers lots of storage capacity. It also converts from a bike pannier to a comfortable backpack.

  • Made of tough, long lasting waterproof nylon fabric, it features a roll-top with rip-and-stick closure and offers space for files and up to a 15.4 in. laptop

  • Back padding keeps pack comfortable when off the bike; removable shoulder and chest straps pack away into a concealed front zip pocket when on the bike

  • Helmet carry loop holds your helmet when its not on your head

  • Features 2 outside non-waterproof neoprene pockets and 1 internal pocket

  • Quick-Lock2 hook rail allows quick and single-handed placement and removal of the pannier from bike rack; rack sold separately

  • Reflective highlights improve nighttime profile

  • Includes a carry handle

  • Protects against dust penetration and water splash from all directions

Shop for   Ortlieb at REI


Ortlieb Messenger Backpack Bag

Ortlieb at REI

Developed for professional courier services, the Ortlieb Messenger bag has been tried and tested all over the world.

* Roller closure allows quick and simple access and flexible packing height * Features contoured shoulder straps, carry handle, chest strap and waist strap; sculpted foam back serves up comfort and ventilation * Internal elastic straps keep A3-size documents stable * Made of polyester and Cordura® nylon for durability and abrasion resistance * Reflectors at the sides and on straps increase security at dusk and dawn * Edge protectors and bottom feet protect base

  • Roller closure allows quick and simple access and flexible packing height

  • Features contoured shoulder straps, carry handle, chest strap and waist strap; sculpted foam back serves up comfort and ventilation

  • Internal elastic straps keep A3-size documents stable

  • Made of polyester and Cordura® nylon for durability and abrasion resistance

  • Reflectors at the sides and on straps increase security at dusk and dawn

  • Edge protectors and bottom feet protect base

Shop for   Ortlieb at REI

 

See Bicycle Touring panniers - See Bicycle Commuting bags - more about my experience with Ortlieb - All Equipment Index - Touring Bicycle and parts Equipment Index - Bicycle touring Sponsorship - Buy on sale Waterproof Ortlieb Panniers and Bags

see also  Front and Rear Bike Touring Racks

 

Shop and Compare Ortlieb at REI

Ortlieb at CycloCamping

See More Ortlieb Bicycle Products



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Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice 
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Touring Bicycles
Panniers
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Tires
Lights

Fenders
Tools and Spares

Tents
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress
Camp Stove
Water Filter
Pots and Pans
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

Bike Maps
Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
Cargo Trailers
Kick Stands
Pedals
Handelbars/Grips
Headsets

Helmet
Bike Shoes
Bike Touring Shorts

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