Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag $199.95
See what all the fuss is about.
You don’t need a messenger bag big enough to carry bank boxes, but you want a bag large enough to haul a six-pack, an extra jacket and your laptop. Look no further than the Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag. Constructed using tough 1000 denier Cordura outer shell and 18-ounce truck tarp liner, Chrome bags are waterproof and durable enough to survive years of use—and abuse.
- Seat-belt style chest strap makes removing the pack to access gear easy
- Reflective stitching keeps you visible to distracted drivers at dusk
- Sturdy quick-release straps won’t break or release when carrying heavy loads
- Laptop compatibility up to 17 inches
- Note: Left shoulder bag only
What community has to say
These bags are raaaaad!
This is my second Chrome Messenger Bag. I had a smaller one I rarely used because of the size. This one holds it all though. I can store my 15" laptop, notebooks, textbooks, pencils, erasers, and I have room for spare bike tubes, a handheld pump, bike tools, and even spare cables for phone chargers, USB, etc. I chose to really make this bag my own and put patches all over the front, back and inside. I think they look killer. They are durable, well made, and not too big. Also, the inside pockets are lined with a waterproof material which is genius. The buckle and strap is seat belt material and it is way convenient to unbuckle the strap rather than slinging it over your head to take it off or put it on. I would recommend this to all. The size it perfect for that I do.
Boyfriend's Prize Possession :)
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
I purchased this bag in Black/Black as a birthday gift for my boyfriend about a month ago. He needed a messenger bag and had mentioned numerous times how badly he wanted a Chrome bag, but he didn't want to spend the money on one, so before he could buy something cheaper I splurged and surprised him with it... Let me tell you - he loves me more than ever! He takes this thing everywhere, whether walking or riding, because it is so versatile! It fits his 15" laptop and some books nicely, we take it with us when we go grocery shopping in addition to my backpack (he can even get a 6 pack in there with room to spare!), but I think what he loves most of all is the perfect little pocket for his U-lock. The one click release of the strap is awfully convenient as well, and he says that it is nice and comfy, even when full of books or groceries. Two thumbs up for sure!
Is it a medium or large?
Is it a medium or large?
By Chrome's standards this would be a medium sized bag.
holds it ALL
made for carrying as many textbooks as a class can throw at you
how does the chrome citizen compare to the...
how does the chrome citizen compare to the chrome Buran 2
City slicker boy bag
You'll get some snarky comments and condescending stares from hip trendy fools that put brakes on their bikes, but this bag feels great and is VERY functional. The bag has hefty waterproof cordura, and the tarp liner is a lifesaver for cleaning and for not having a soggy back if stuff spills or sweats. It also creates a huge stash pocket also, handy for sneaking your "water" into concerts or what have you. Specific U lock pocket, the quick release, and color scheme are just icing on the cake.
Exactly as one would expect! The bag is waterproof and the shoulder strap is extremely comfy and strong..no worries! I throw my 15" laptop, sack lunch, power cords and a small jacket..tonz of room!
Good if you don't weigh it down
This is a great bag that I frequently used for commuting to work. My only complaints were that it did not function well as a laptop bag and was uncomfortable if you had odd shaped items inside such as boxes or anything with hard corners. The buckle is awesome for taking it off and putting it back on. I stopped using this bag however after I got a herniated disc in my lower back last spring and now I soley use a back pack instead of any type of shoulder bag.
Does chrome have backpacks? Hold six packs?...
Does chrome have backpacks? Hold six packs? Boards? Laptops?;)))
They do indeed. See the full lineup here http://www.backcountry.com/chrome-backpacks paying particular attention to the Yalta and Romer.