Metropolis Messenger Bag

8 reviews 0 5 4.7
Original. Iconic. Our largest messenger bag with quick-release seatbelt buckle. Built like our Pro bags. Made in USA. Guaranteed for life.


We made our first messenger bag over 15 years ago. We needed a quick-release buckle for getting a fully loaded bag off quickly. We didn't have money to make our own buckle, so we salvaged a seatbelt buckle from the local auto yard and an icon was born. To maximize durability and weatherproofness, every Metropolis is made twice. The inside liner is made with military-grade, 18-oz truck tarpaulin. The outside is made with abrasion-resistant, 1000-denier military grade nylon fabric.


• EVA foam padded shoulder strap with cross-chest load stabilizer for increased rideability
• Accommodates up to a 17" Laptop


• Iconic quick release buckle with integrated bottle opener
• Daisy chain mounting loops for attaching carabineer clips or bike lights
• Industrial strength Velcro accessory shoulder mounting strap
• Reflective straps for night visibility
• Compatible with Chrome's laptop and tactical sleeves with messenger bag mounting loops (sold separately)


• Weatherproof 1000 denier military grade nylon outer shell
• Weatherproof independently suspended military grade 18 oz. truck tarpaulin liner
• Commercial grade five bar seatbelt webbing and nylon 69 thread

Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

10 years, still kicking.
Bought a metropolis in 2006 after debating between it and the citizen. At 6'5", I'm glad I went with the metropolis. The bag hugs my body very well. I've been all over the world with just this as my luggage. It can fit a change of clothes, computer, toiletries, necessary tools, extra snacks and a bottle for water. It'll haul two weeks worth of groceries for a single person, or fill it with ice and good beer for summertime porch barbecues.
Review by b. / (Posted on 2/6/2016)
Built like a tank and stupid big
The fact that it's made in chico makes a big difference. the quality is much better than my soyuz. I use it everyday on my bike and not a single sign of wear after three months. a dedicated u lock pocket would have been nice though.
Review by retrofuture / (Posted on 1/31/2016)
Built like a tank
Straight up workhorse. Extremely large bag.
Review by WannaBeMessenger / (Posted on 1/26/2016)
Almost 10 years strong, same bag!
If I'm not mistaken, I've had this same bag for nearly a decade. It's gotten me through college, parties, grocery shopping, cross country road trips, and most of it all, whilst bike riding, rain or snow. Not once have I had to have this bag repaired, no punctures, no stitching, nothing. Highly recommended bag that's guaranteed for life.
Review by Chris / (Posted on 10/11/2015)
Think you need a bag? Like a really big bag? This is it. Don't look somewhere else. This. This is it. Be warned though, if you plan on using this for school to haul all your stuff like I do, books and notebooks only take up half of the bags size. You'll be left with a lot of extra room that can turn pretty uncomfortable on your back if the books shift while you are riding. Stick some extra shorts and a shirt and you should be solid. This bag is what I would call, lit.
Review by Big Jon / (Posted on 9/20/2015)
Great bag
I recently bought this bag.It fits all my books as well as my laptop and it looks cool!
Review by ED Z / (Posted on 9/2/2015)
Built to last, these bags kick ass.
This is my second Chrome messenger. I have had the Citizen for about 7 years now. Was just not big enough and I always wanted the Met. It was on sale so I swooped it up. This things is great for all my Go Pro gear and mic equips I use on shoots and big enough to take 3-4 days worth of clothes to travel. Love these bags and they are built to last. If you buy one, you will never regret it. I will drfinitely be plugging Chrome's brand, stores and site on my next podcast!
Review by Verbal Ham Radio / (Posted on 8/1/2015)
Great bag. I'd buy it again.
I got this bag 4 yrs ago after a accident destroyed the one I was riding with. I went to City Bikes in Adams Morgan (Washington,DC) looking for another bag when I saw the Metropolis. I've had it ever since. It's my goto carry.It's strong, weather resistant and comfortably no matter how I stuff it.
Review by Kc / (Posted on 7/28/2015)