Monday, August 27, 2012

Some cool Ortlieb stuff and schwag

A long and overdue visit...
I've made prior arrangements to meet with Ed Foo of Atmosphere outfitters to view some cool Ortlieb 30th anniversary limited-edition panniers.
Foo is a quite hard to get hold of as he is perpetually busy taking care of his son and doing his sales rounds.
He told be that business has been stable after two years of setting up Atmosphere Outfitters.

Foo, showing off one of the limited-edition pannier
 The wow! factor as usual
I've got to say that the Ortlieb 30 years of waterproof pannier is nothing short of being impressive.
To commemorate their 30th anniversary, the German company had produced a limited-run of their famous Backroller classic.
Only one side is sold at RM295 a pop.
My favourite is the yellow-coloured Backroller featuring the Asian continent.

A rare find: The 30th anniversary backroller
Other cool schwag
I saw a pair of Ortlieb coffee mugs.
These are cool and are only issued to the regional distributor.
There was also a limited-edition small rack pack which was resting on the shelves.
Very cool to own, but Ed told me that only one was given to him for his loyal services.

The cool 30th anniversary mugs

The toxic green rackpack
The way forward
Its never cheap to own an Ortlieb product.
My first set was purchased from Fall Factor in Singapore and this was followed by another set of front and backrollers.
Recently, I've added a flight 27 backpack and a trunk bag to my arsenal.
These are never cheap, but they yield years of use under demanding situations.
Ed's stuff are now being sold at bicycle shops in the Klang Valley.
For a comprehensive range check out his showroom at level 3 in Subang Avenue mall in SS14, Subang Jaya.

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