Unless you're a courier, you most likely just have shoes, a phone, and a case of beer in your bag. After all, we're not all able to earn a living on our bikes, so why do any of us need a bag the size of the Kremlin (remember that thing)? So, for those of us who relegate our portage riding to the weekend, Chrome designed the Mini Buran Laptop/Messenger Bag.
While small and unsuspecting, the Mini Buran is capable of holding your laptop or tablet, and anything else that you'd need for a day at school or the office. Chrome constructed the Buran's shell from its hallmark 1000 denier cordura. This material is waterproof, and it's been wisely paired with a military-grade 600 denier truck tarpaulin lining. And if you haven't noticed already, these are the same materials used Mini Buran's older brother. So, it's safe to say that you'll receive the same level of weather protection.
Additionally, the Mini Buran features an integrated, padded, and zippered sleeve that fits up to a 13-inch laptop. There are also several front pockets for organization of your tools, or the tools of your trade, ie: your phone, pens, pencils, or sketchbooks. And, not to worry, there's still room for a few cans of beer.
Not to be outdone by its counterpart, the Mini Buran was designed with Chrome's cross-body shoulder strap, and its iconic quick-release seat belt buckle secures while also doubling as an integrated bottle opener. To provide an extra touch-point to carry your laptop, a briefcase handle has also been included. Finishing touches include mounting loops to attach carabiners or lights.
The Chrome Mini Buran Laptop/Messenger Bag is available in the color Black and in a 16.5x12.5x5.5in (15L volume). And, like all Chrome products, this bag is backed by the one of the best, no-nonsense lifetime guarantees in the business.
- 915cu in
- 1000 denier Cordura
- 600 denier truck tarpaulin liner
- 13-inch padded laptop sleeve
- Cross-body shoulder strap with seatbelt buckle
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Reviews & Community
Shape and Size
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
To start this bag gets an A++ on standing upright. The bag this replaces Never Stood on it own and kept falling over. I got this bag for art. I found the other bag I had..had a main pocket and everything just shifts and falls out. This bag separate pockets that hold my pens,pencils ,mini brushes and drawing books. And today art world - tech goes hand and hand so I have my ipad and head phones in the tech bag ..that is inside this bag. All fits snug! The bag is interesting. All the youtube reviews show you people pushing out the main pocket. This makes all the videos look like your stuff in crammed in and your out of space. But the reality is you can push out the bag a little more..put that one more "thing" in the bag. The handle is more comfortable then it looks in the image. This is another feature that sold the bag for me. My older bag didn't have this..And just moving the bag in the car with out the handle is kinda of a pain. the velcro on the strap is another A++ .when I do live paintings..I could use it to hold my brushes..(not that it was intended for that).. any artist that paints has to find a space to hold brushes.. I was bouncing back and forth..do I want this bag..or go smaller with the Chekhov or Kadet..and all very tempting..I went with this..The color doesn't bother me..even if I like black better..since black is unassuming for a messenger bag..I am happy with this product..and I have hopes I will come back and get the chekhov or kadet in the future.. Time to sell more art..
other thing I want to put out there..I am a big guy..and lots of things are made for skinny people. There very little my size effect this bag. Maybe the buckle is a little higher but that is about it.
This company is great to deal with. Has Great Customer Service. Some C.S. makes you think your doing them a favor and unhelpful. NOT this one, follow up and friendly attitude.
For Chrome designers, and maybe the newer bags they addressed this. On the bottom, it would be nice to have a bracket,stint or something so the corners doesn't cave in. It would be nice to have military type webbing on a part of it..just to carry my water bottle on the outside..or an outside..water bottle holder.
Do your research before buying
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Why complain about a bag that is designed for purpose that it does perfectly. This is a small sized bag, made for smaller portable equipment, if someone wants a larger size then go with the bigger version, obviously. There are pockets in the front for pens and pencils, calculators etc...Shipping was fast and the item arrived in wrapped pristine condition. Will buy from B.C again.
Can you actually fit a 15" laptop in this...
Can you actually fit a 15" laptop in this bag?
I know it says "up to 13", but I want a small bag, and want to use it for my laptop, too.
You can fit a 15 in laptop in there, just not in the designated laptop sleeve. I love chrome and I think if you wanted a bag from them that is still pretty small but will fit your laptop in the sleeve I would check out the link bellow. If you have any other questions feel free to contact me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Just purchased this bag. Was looking for a messenger style bag for laptop/IPad (really would use it on a limited basis on my bike) and this was a perfect alternative. Size, construction, comfort and amount of room in this (little) bag is awesome!
Great for business and travel
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought this as a gift for my dad. He was looking for a messenger bag and was unsure of what brands to look into. I told him I had him covered and what he will get will be top notch. Low and behold, he loves the Chrome Mini Buran Laptop Messenger Bag. It is extremely durable, light and is able to hold quite a lot! I would recommend this to any person looking for a messenger bag. This will certainly outperform any other brand out there! It also comes with a lifetime warranty - cant beat that!