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Ortlieb Sport Packer Classic vs. Sport Packer Plus

Old 08-19-10, 03:43 PM
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Ortlieb Sport Packer Classic vs. Sport Packer Plus

What is the difference between these two models? All I could gather is possibly the material and I am not exactly sure what the material are and which is better for what since there seems to be little information in their advertising.
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Old 08-19-10, 04:03 PM
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Here are the differences. The text below is stolen from The Touring Store web site, which incidentally is a great place to buy gear from. See the link below for more information.

http://www.thetouringstore.com/ORTLI...101%20PAGE.htm

What is the difference between Plus and Classic Panniers? Plus pannier have the Plus Cordura fabric described above. Classic panniers have the Classic PVC fabric. Plus panniers have the QL-2 hook top-hook system that can be adjusted without tools. Classic panniers have top-hooks that adjust with an allen wrench. Plus panniers have QL-2 top-rails that can accept the optional Anti-Theft Device which allows you to lock your panniers to your rack with mini padlocks. The Anti-theft Device does not work with Classic panniers with QL-1 hooks. Plus panniers have an adjustment that tilts the panniers, moving the bottom of the panniers away from the rider, providing additional heel clearance. Classic panniers with QL-1 top-hooks to not have the tilt adjustment. Packer Plus Panniers only (not Rollers) have outside mesh pockets, for carrying or drying small items. Both Plus and Classic panniers have the same QL-2 lower hooks. I have seen no significant durability difference between the classic and plus fabrics.
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Classic fabric is like Truck tarp .. a durable PVC impregnated fabric on the inside and outside panels.
[ I own a roll top Classic set, and an older Plus fabric sport packer
(with type 1 hardware) ]

the Plus is a lighter Cordura type fabric with a thick (not PVC) Thermoplastic liner coating, that is heated to bond the panels together .

the top hooks are made to shift on their tracks without tools on the current QL2 and also tilt a few degrees for more heel clearance. [or to level the bag when front racks top rail is not level]

this year the Bike Packer rear. , ads a flap closed dry outside pocket, appears you can stuff things behind that pocket.

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Good information, Thanks!
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