Over two decades ago we made our first Chrome bag with a Juki sewing machine, a few yards of industrial-grade nylon, military grade truck tarpaulin, and the commitment to making durable useful gear that works on and off the bike. We didn’t have money to make a buckle that could hold the weight of a loaded messenger bag, so we salvaged seatbelt buckles out of junkyard cars. An icon was born. Our original messenger bag with its seatbelt buckle quickly became a favorite of professional messengers around the world. More importantly, our way of making things was defined. We call it Freedom through limitations.
Size: 13″ H | 22″ W | 7″ D
Volume: 24 L
Weight: 2.8 lbs | 1.27 kg
Laptop Size: up to 17″
Citizen Messenger Bag
Original. Iconic. Our medium-sized messenger bag with quick-release seatbelt buckle.
Simple, durable and resourceful, the Citizen embodies Chrome’s core values. Fabricated from military-grade materials and secured with a seat belt buckle, the Citizen is engineered to withstand both the elements and the daily rigors of the urban environment.
Up to 17″
Up to 11″
Up to 13″
Up to 15″
Up to 17″
Useful Durable Gear. Made for City. Since 1995.
Iconic seat belt buckle
Our iconic quick-release buckle with integrated bottle opener is tough enough to stay buckled in any kind of situation but easy to release when you need to get out of your gear.
We design and build our own things and care about how stuff is made. Everything we make is purpose built. Street-tested by our own crew and professionals around the world. If it doesn’t have a purpose, it’s gone.
Living The City
Beyond the products we make, Chrome is a way of living the city. It’s working hard, playing hard and riding hard. We believe that the city shapes us as much as we shape the city around us. Living the City is where creativity, risk, community, and pure grit come together to make a lasting impression on our surroundings
THE ORIGINAL MESSENGER BAG – Crossbody or over the shoulder sling bag, street-tested by professional messengers since 1995
ICONIC SEAT BELT BUCKLE – Quick-release buckle with built-in bottle opener
TECH-FRIENDLY COMMUTER BAG – Accommodates up to a 17″ laptop, military-grade materials designed to protect your cargo
DURABLE & RESOURCEFUL – Shoulder strap with stabilizing strap and reflective strips for night vision
MOBILITY & DURABILITY – Daisy-chain mounting loop for attaching carabiner or bike light & industrial strength hook & loop shoulder mounting strap