Those of us who move around the city by bike know that we must be prepared for daily urban adventure. You never know if it will end up raining and you will need a raincoat, if you are going to have a flat tire, if you are going to be able to stop to eat, if you are going to need an extra lock for having to leave the bike parked in an unsafe place … That’s why we carry those family-sized backpacks, they are increasingly more compact, eventhough it has the same storage capacity. In Santafixie we have, in our opinion, the best brand for backpacks, Chrome Industries.
The brand was born in Boulder, Colorado, in 1995, when the first backpack came out of a simple Juki sewing machine. Made with a special canvas that is used in the military and in car seatbelts, it was already clear that the following models to come would be: robust. Very robust.
Here are some of the best urban backpacks from Chrome Industries.
The Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo backpack is the perfect backpack to carry everything that you want while you ride. It features a low-profile design and side compression straps for load stabilization and increased visibility, an external cargo net to haul gear on the outside. The Barrage adapts to accommodate a range of cargo. The main compartment expands from 22L to 34L and features an expandable cargo net with compression straps for securing various cargo shapes and sizes.
The Chrome Industries BLCKCHRM 22X Yalta 3.0 backpack is ready to surpass the limitations of urban transport and mobility. Built to last, it’s the hardest and lightest bag of its kind. This special backpack is made by advanced material used in sailcloth.
The Chrome Industries Citizen BLCKCHRM 22x Messenger bag is an icon in the urban-cycling world. It is a super complete bag, with tons of separators, perfect for urban use. Chrome Industries Citizen is built like the first messenger bag created 20 years ago with a seatbelt salvaged from an auto yard. The outside is made with abrasion-resistant CORDURA® fabric and the inside, with military-grade tarpaulin.
The Chrome Industries Mini Kadet is a shoulder bag designed to carry your phone, compact camera, wallet, keys and water bottle. Constructed with military-grade materials, the Mini Kadet is ready to go. Lifelong warranty.
When you’re out in the rain, you need to keep your gear safe. The Chrome Urban Ex 2.0 Rolltop Backpack gives you waterproof protection even after a tropical storm. Constructed using patented knurled welding, this backpack comes with a lifetime warranty.