Citizen Night Messenger Bag

6 reviews 0 5 4.5
Black by day. Seen at night. Our medium-sized, iconic messenger bag with its signature, 3M reflective detailing. Perfect for urban commuting … and raves. Made in Chico, CA. Guaranteed for life.


Yes, we love black. But you only have to get hit by a car once to know, it's good to be seen at night. We created our Night Series to be black by day, and visible at night. During the day, our Night Series Citizen is discreet. At night, our signature, 3M reflective panels can be seen from up to 100 meters from the light source. Our Night Series provides the best of both worlds.


• EVA foam-padded shoulder strap with cross-chest load stabilizer for increased rideability


• Signature 3M reflective front panel with 2" reflective webbing
• Cross-chest stabilizer strap with increased reflectivity
• All-black quick-release seatbelt buckle with integrated bottle opener
• Daisy-chain mounting loops for attaching carabineer or bike lights
• Industrial-strength Velcro, accessory-mounting shoulder strap
• Internal fasteners for securing Chrome laptop and tactical sleeves (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
• Made in USA

Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

new owner
Just purchased this after owning a Crumpler bag, this one is slick, holds the same amount of goodies. however this one looks better and feels better. more to follow...
Review by Mir / (Posted on 3/8/2014)
Reliable, dependable
I have one one for more than 10 years, we've been through a lot of rides and conditions, sun, rain, mud, sand but he's still with me this day. I plan to retire Chrome (yeah, I named him Chrome) and I just bought one yesterday. I noticed a couple of differences in degraded or sub-par quality from my previous buddy. One is the thinner strap (bottom part of the buckle strap) it is half the thickness of my original and second is the strap mechanism, my previous Chrome can be tightened with one hand if strapped-in while this new one can only be tightened with both hands. Nevertheless, its still an awesome bag, I once carried at least 32lbs of weight in it for a 30Km ride and not a thread buckled.
Review by ByornP / (Posted on 4/26/2013)
So this bag is amazing I love it and it's super comfortable, my only concern is the reflective straps. Every time i adjust them the reflective stuff peels off and no matter how careful I am it keeps peeling off. Don't get me wrong, I take so much care of my bag but no matter what, it peels off.
Review by Gasper Rivera / (Posted on 4/26/2013)
Tough yet subtle
I'd been wanting a Chrome bag for the longest time, but I was never too fond of the varying color options that were available. When Chrome finally came out with the Night version of the Citizen, I knew I had to have it. The monochrome look, along with the black buckle and black/white button just made it look ever better for me. As an added bonus, about 45% of the outside of the bag is reflective (the relevant areas at least).

Apart from appearances, you don't really need to know much about details on the inside, as it's practically the same as the standard Citizen bags. It's a bombproof bag on the outside, as well as the inside. It has plenty of pockets everywhere to keep things fairly organized to suit your needs.

One thing I like that sets it apart from the rest is the embellishment underneath the top flap. It has a subtle black on black text saying "Chrome Night".

While riding, the bag is fairly comfortable. I wouldn't go as far as to say you won't even notice it, but it stays out of the way when you need it to, and you can access it when you want it as well, which are the important parts.

Excellent bag, Chrome. Thanks!
Review by Ernie.L / (Posted on 4/26/2013)
Amazing Bag
I love this bag. Holds everything I need it to. Super comfortable when riding, I hardly even notice it with a full load. Only thing that sucks is my cat pissed on my bag and when trying to clean it off I rubbed some of the reflective ink on the flap off. So be cautious if you need to clean it. TL;DR Buy the bag, my cat is a dick.
Review by Richard L / (Posted on 4/26/2013)
Great bag, but...
Like all Chrome bags this one is outstanding in appearance, function, and comfort. I ended up returning it (twice) for another (the second time for a different Mini Metro) because the 3M material on the bag had peeled off in a matter of days. It's a great concept for a Chrome bag. If they fix (maybe coat with a thin layer of clear plastic?) the 3M issue it will be a winner.
Review by Michael / (Posted on 4/26/2013)