Hartmut Ortlieb founded the company because he experienced a need for watertight bike trekking bags while he was young. He could not get any and he used his mother’s sewing machine for creating some of the tarpaulin from a lorry.
Three decades later Ortlieb still manufactures all products in Germany, but now with 140 employees for over 500 different when all models and variants are taken into consideration. Ortlieb offers a wide variety of bike bags for trekking or commuting and several options of mounting points.
All cyclists can find an Ortlieb bike bag that fits their need down to the wide selection.