Ortlieb was founded in 1982 in Nuremberg and has its headquarters in the Middle Franconian town of Heilsbronn. Today, the collection has grown to include over 500 individual products. All waterproof products are produced with high frequency welding methods at the German headquarters in Heilsbronn and are thus "Made in Germany". Furthermore they are backed by a 5 year warranty against defects in material and manufacturing.
Ortlieb products are characterised by tightly sealed closure systems such as roll closures, waterproof zippers, velco, or sliding seal closures. Products include waterproof bicycle bags, panniers, messenger bags, waterproof outdoor equipment, watertight camera bags, backpacks, motorcycle bags, and more.