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Gear Review

5 5

Great commuter bag/ lightweight traveler

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As an avid cyclist and frequent traveler, I have tried a variety of bags. Through this experimentation, I've found that Chrome offers some of the most durable bags with an unbeatable pairing of style and functionality. My Chrome Ivan and Sotnik Duffle take care of the traveling, while the Chrome District has quickly become my favorite for overnights and commuting. Its small size makes it comfortable and easy to transport, but its large volume will accomodate a surprising amount of gear. The minimalist harness with D-rings and chest strap work well, but the padding is a bit more minimalist than the Ivan or Sultan (not a knock, but worth a mention. The District's main compartment is nice and large with a section for a laptop, and just enough pockets for your wallet, phone, earbuds, etc.