Mini Metro Messenger Bag

6 reviews 0 5 4.9
Original. Iconic. Our smallest messenger bag with quick-release seatbelt buckle. Built like our Pro bags. Scaled for everyday use. Made in Chico, CA. Guaranteed for life. Add our zip laptop sleeve for added org.


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 Mini Metro 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


• 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
• Internal fasteners for securing Chrome laptop and tactical sleeves (sold separately)
• Accommodates up to a 15.4" laptop


• 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 6 item(s)

Perfect smaller option
I have a couple chrome bags and this one is my favorite. I've been commuting with the Citizen for a year and I finally decided I wanted something smaller. This is a perfect choice for a commute to work. I can easily fit my macbook pro, bike lock, water bottle + more. If you're looking for the perfect day bag that's not too big this is it. On a side note, you can fit over 24 cans of beer in it.
Review by Buck / (Posted on 1/7/2016)
Good bag, but too small!
Great bag good quality, its just too small! I deliver sandwiches for Jimmy John's on my bike. When I have to take 2+ deliveries it gets pretty cramped. That's why I'm getting a metropolis. I have the tactical laptop sleeve and it fits super snug into the bag, barely big enough for it (13" macbook pro) Good thing I don't have the 15"! Satisfied with the bag, I just would recommend a bigger one.
Review by Noah / (Posted on 12/13/2015)
right size, right shoulder the right bag.
This bag, like all chrome bags, is totally indestructible. Really great craftsmanship and high quality items. I've had a lot of Chrome bags and they never disappoint. I chose this one as it had 2 features I really wanted. First, the size was more inline with what I wanted. I basically wanted to carry my 13" macbook. I added the laptop sleeve and everything fits perfectly and is protected really well. Second, the ability to choose which side the harness would shoulder. I'm left handed and when carrying a messenger bag I want it slung over my right shoulder, not my left. If you're left-handed you know the pain is real. This bag solved that - the harness is padded in the right direction (pun intended), the buckle works the proper way - everything works and looks as it should - just on over the right shoulder and not the left shoulder like 90% of the population wants.

In short, it's yet-another great Chrome product.
Review by velomonkey / (Posted on 11/10/2015)
Great bag.
I'm on my fourth one. Perfect laptop bag. Comfortable.
Only drawback is taking it on a flight. TSA doesn't quite know how to deal with the buckle. Be prepared to be tapped out of line. Same problem with any public place with security: courthouse, museum, etc.

Great bag. The rest of the world just needs to catch up.
Review by spotty / (Posted on 4/8/2015)
Everyone at my school has a Chrome bag and I thought they looked cool so I bought this one off of my friend for about $40. Great decision. It's virtually indestructable and with its 20 liters of space it can nearly fit the kitchen sink. I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone because it certainly pays for itself so you know it's worth the price. Perfect product.
Review by Jay / (Posted on 8/19/2014)
Chicago chrome user 1000% satisfied
This bag is super awesome!! had it for 6 years so far but still going, just a little scratch nothing to worry about, i take it to school, take it to the beach, take it downtown, take it everywhere i go, most of the times i have some electronics in my bag and when it pouring cats and dogs, my electronics don't get a drop in the, i would rate it 10 stars out of 5 if i could
Review by Miguel / (Posted on 8/16/2013)