Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Zipper

Ortlieb Commuter-Daypack City

(1/1)

Overall, it has held up exceptionally well. I can’t find a single hole or tear anywhere, the zippers run smoothly, and I’m confident it will be years until anything needs to be repaired or replaced. Looking at it, you’d never guess I’ve worn it hundreds of times.

Positive
16 days ago

Laptop

Ortlieb Commuter-Daypack City

(1/1)

5 cm) laptop sleeve, a large zippered pocket of roughly the same dimensions, and two smaller elasticated pockets inside that. I use these smaller pockets for things like my GPS, lights, glasses, and flat repair kit. Best of all, the whole organizer attaches with velcro and is easily removable for those occasions when you’d prefer one big compartment.

Positive
16 days ago

Commute

Ortlieb Commuter-Daypack City

(1/2)

After one year of strenuous deployment in all weather conditions — both by foot and and bike — our ORTLIEB Commuter Daypack City still looks as it did on the first day. The detachable chest and waist straps are too flimsy and could easily fall off — this somehow hampered our enthusiasm a little. All in all this still remains the absolute favourite among commuters and its price of € 130 is more than just fair.

Positive
16 days ago

Compartment

Ortlieb Commuter-Daypack City

(1/1)

They are positioned lower so when you are hunched over the handle bar the blinkers should be more visible than it was on the Velocity where the slots were located near the top of the bag. You could also attach your u-lock using these slots. Interior compartments of various sizes to store the essentials: flat tire kit; wallet; phone… Velocity lacked compartments -- it only had one small pouch inside. Commuter has a padded laptop compartment (do people still carry around laptops these days, though?), and a zipped, large pouch, inside which contain four more smaller pockets for your smart phone, keys, and what not

Positive
Hugh K.
6 years ago

Strap

Ortlieb Commuter-Daypack City

(1/2)

On the bike, the backpack stays in place even without using the chest and hip straps but we recommend using them when the ground gets rough. On the trail, however, it’s an entirely different story. When riding rough descents the thin hip and chest straps tend to cut into the skin and the removable straps tend to come loose — it’s worth keeping an eye on these if you don’t want to use them.

Positive
16 days ago