Want: Chrome X Blue Lug Victor
Chrome’s latest limited launch is a collaboration Chrome X Blue Lug with Blue Lug Bike Shop in Tokyo is my favorite one so far. The hints of blue and mirror’d tagline hidden on the back or bottom of the bag is clutch.; the Victor is my personal favorite.
Safety to Another Level: Chrome Reflective Camo Bags
Being seen at night is a big concern for most cyclist (yet reflectors are the first thing that come off new bikes.) Chrome is launching a limited run of Reflective Camo Bags that are made in the USA. What looks normal in the day, lights up when a car light shines on the fabric to make it easier to spot.
Limited run, available at select shops – find one near you or hit up Chrome.
Intro: Chrome Barrage Cargo Backpack
• Adjustable external 5-point cargo net system for storing / transporting helmet, wet race gear, or shoes
• Waterproof rolltop closure accommodates a range of load sizes
• Dual compartments separate wet/dry cargo
• Industrial strength Velcro accessory shoulder mounting straps
• Easy access side U-Lock/Waterbottle pockets
• Interior sleeve pocket fits 15” Macbook Pro (laptop sleeve recommended)
Dimensions: 11.5” wide, 20” high, 5.5” deep
Volume: 22-34 L
Weight: 3.3 lb
The Barrage Rolltop combines a Welded-Waterproof floating bucket with an abrasion resistant CORDURA® Brand grade outer shell to make the toughest waterproof rolltop possible. 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, and a Welded-Waterproof bucket liner that can keep personal items bone dry in any weather. 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. - Chrome Industries
Spotted: Chrome Bags Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt
Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt
Is it a murse, purse, sling or belt? The answer is: yes.
• 12″ wide, 8 1/2″ high, 2.5″ deep
• 2-4L Volume • Waterproof rolltop closure accommodates a range of load sizes
• Dual waterproof compartments separate wet/dry cargo
• Iconic quick release buckle with integrated bottle opener
• External phone pocket for quick access while riding
• Daisy chain mounting loops for attaching carabineer clips or bike lights
• Rear sleeve holds most u-locks
100% Welded-Waterproof Rolltop Utility Belt with iconic seatbelt buckle keeps phone, wallet, keys and windbreaker dry. Made to be worn on the hip or across the chest.
Made in USA. Guaranteed for Life.
Launch of the Urban Cycling Hall of Fame
Now urban biking will have it’s own Hall of Fame thanks to Chrome Industries’ support. The goal is to bring exposure to the culture and history of urban riding.
You can learn more at www.uchof.com, also make sure to follow UCHOF on Twitter and Instagram where they will be featuring people and items that will be in the Hall of Fame.
As part of its launch, UCHOF is issuing an open call to the public to nominate cyclists who have contributed to the urban cycling movement. The categories include Riders, Organizers and Makers. Riders are recognized heroes who have earned respect from a local to global level. Organizers are the masterminds who work behind the scenes of legendary events that play a pivotal role in the cycling culture. Makers celebrate the true artisans of our time and are those who have proven their excellence and add value to the community we live and ride in.
From September 18 – 20, 2013, UCHOF will be exhibiting and participating at this year’s Interbike in Las Vegas where they will host the First Annual Urban Cycling Award Ceremony at the Double Down on Sept 18 2013.
To nominate a cyclist into UCHOF or donate cycling memorabilia, visit www.uchof.com.
Chrome Welded Transport Rucksack & Postbag
Clean lines? Check
You gotta love a sexy, utilitarian, commuter bag. Sexy and commuter don’t normally go together but it looks like Chrome got these two bags right. The only thing I am left asking is if it will fit and what the all day comfort will be like.
Chrome Welded Postbag
Details: Adjustable cross body strap and interior handles. Meant to be worn over one shoulder or strapped to a bike rack/basket. (Looking for photos of it in this use.) Padded laptop sleeve fits up to a 15″ MacBook Pro. Waterproof 600 denier TPU.
Chrome Welded Rucksack
Details: Backpack style, high-tech welded seam construction. Padded laptop sleeve fits up to a 15″ MacBook Pro. Quick access exterior pocket.
Gotta say, this one reminds me of a Seal Line backpack!
Looking forward to testing these out and seeing out comfortable they are on a long haul.
Learn More over at Chrome Bags
Streets of Chrome Photo Contest
To help launch Chrome’s new Niko Camera Pack they have put together a killer photo contest, Streets of Chrome. Grab your camera and get snapping!
Preview: Chrome Niko Camera Bag
Chrome has launched a big brother to their Niko Messenger Camera Bag.
Meet the Niko Camera Pack
The Niko pack was designed and built for day shooting and travel with a tough weatherproof denier nylon outer shell and military grade truck tarpaulin liner. It has a fully customizable interior compartment for lenses and flashes and multiple pockets for cable and gear storage. Other features include quick access top loading compartment for items like a windbreaker or phone, a padded laptop compartment that fits up to 15” Macbook Pro, front Velcro straps for securing a tripod or skateboard, and side access u-lock holster.
- MSRp: $180
- Fully weather resistant Video/DSLR camera pack with PU coated zipper
- Large zip around opening and customizable main compartment for organizing lenses, flash and other equipment
- Padded laptop compartment fits up to Macbook Pro 15
- Quick access top-loading camera compartment
- Front velcro straps secure large tripod or skateboard
- Side access U-Lock Holster
See more on Chrome’s website
Chrome Party Tonight!
Why didn’t I schedule a trip to NYC like I had hoped for this week?
Please join Chrome and Horitoshi1 to celebrate the launch of the Chrome Tokyo Series bags.
The event is tonight from 7 – 11 pm at our Chrome HUB store in NYC.
Preview: Chrome Dolores Shoes
For the past few years I have heard the spectrum of reviews on Chrome’s shoes. Chrome, known first for their made in the US bags that started in Colorado. Now the company is based out of San Francisco and has probably 3/4 of their line made over seas. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just putting some back story out there.
Back to Chrome’s shoes
Chrome has been making “bike specific” sneakers for a few years now. Gum bottom or SPD ready, these shoes were made for those that live on their bike and want to look the part. Available in three different series, the PRO Series has the SPD compatible clip-in, the Pedal Series has a fiberglass sole for better pedaling, and the All City Series with stronger uppers and not so stiff sole.
Earlier this month Chrome released a new shoe into their All City Series it is also their first WOMENS shoe, the Dolores. Read the preview by clicking read more..!