The Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag is a bag built tough for city living, packing durability, functionality and design all into one.
With a 15 year history in building foolproof messenger bags, Chrome have come to produce one of the most stand out models for any cyclist with their Citizen model. Featuring a quick-release buckle for an easy off load, this Chrome bag comes jam-packed with an array of different features.
Need more proof? Well, luckily for us, we had the pleasure of having Andy van Bergen from CyclingTips.com.au write an honest review of his experience with a Chrome bag that we sent him specifically to put through it’s paces.
Thanks for the review, Andy. It’s great to see the Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag in action! – The Rushfaster Team
WHAT CYCLINGTIPS.COM.AU HAD TO SAY:
Anyone who uses six-packs as a unit of measurement is on the path to success in our eyes. The Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag claims to hold two six-packs side by side, but we found it actually easily has capacity for more (weight does start to become an issue at this point though!).
The interior of the bag is lined with a ‘military-grade’ tarpaulin, which means none of your classified documents will get wet when the weather turns sour. The main flap of the bag is fastened with wide velcro, and then additional buckles keep things tightly in place. The buckles also mean that you can overfill the bag quite considerably and still keep everything in place. A zipper stash pocket means that your valuables won’t end up on the side of the road, and additional interior pockets provide plenty of storage solutions.
One of the most striking features of the bag is the seatbelt buckle on the shoulder strap, which is a tip of the hat to the brand’s origins. Wide padding on the strap ensures that even heavier hauls don’t cut into the shoulder, and a stabilising strap means that the bag doesn’t bounce around when on the bike. Also published at CyclingTips.com.au
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