Orlov Backpack

$170.00
$170.00
9 reviews 0 5 4.7
The smallest, 100% welded-waterproof, rolltop backpack in the Militia Series. Great for day trips and folks with smaller shoulders. The waterproof main keeps gear dry while external pockets allow for easy access. Made in USA.
• 15.75" wide x 20.5" height x 5" deep
• Vol: 27L
• Weight 3.5 lbs
Description

Details

The Orlov is the smallest, 100% welded-waterproof rolltop backpack that's part of our WWII inspired Militia line. We made our original Militia bags to haul wetsuits and beer to and from the beach. All Militia bags feature 100% welded-waterproof main compartment that can hold ice-cold beer and keep your stuff dry in a downpour. A zippered compartment keeps wet/dry separate. Outside pockets with stainless-steel hardware for storing small stuff.
Fit

fit

• Ergonomic shoulder-strap design with EVA foam back panel for improved fit and breathability
• Sternum strap for load distribution
• Industrial-metal cam lock underarm compression buckles
• 15.75" wide x 20.5" height x 5" deep
• Vol: 27L
Features

fit

• Waterproof, rolltop closure accommodates a range of load sizes
• Dual-waterproof compartments separate wet/dry cargo
• External pockets with stainless-steel hardware for quick, secure access to u-lock and work tools
• Daisy-chain mounting loops for attaching carabineer clips or bike lights
• Industrial-strength Velcro, accessory-mounting shoulder straps
• Zippered pocket fits up to Macbook Pro 15" laptop (padded sleeve recommended)
Fabrication

fit

• Weatherproof, 1000-denier CORDURA® Brand outer shell
• Welded-Waterproof 1200D Military grade truck tarpaulin liner
• Made in USA

Customer Reviews 9 item(s)

more of a reason to ride in the rain
I am a 5'9" female who commutes on bike to-and-from through the rolling mountains of Western North Carolina. Weather (aka rain) is ALWAYS spontaneous - I mean ALWAYS - and my Orlov pack has saved the day many times. This pack also fits my torso and shoulder structure well, making my rides comfortable. The roll top feature allows for extra room when needed, and come on, who doesn't love the look of Chrome bags anyways? "You done good!"
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Review by Meredith / (Posted on 10/5/2015)
LIGHT, TIGHT, SHARP, & MADE IN THE U.S.A.!
I had to retire my beloved Citizen bag after about a dozen years due to old man neck probs/one shoulder weight distribution, and am psyched I made this choice. The Orlov is a great size for work, day trips and supermarket runs and feels much lighter than a messenger bag with the same amount in it. I'm 5'9"/170lbs and the Orlov def isn't too small. Any bigger and might hinder visibility and be too bulky. It looks sharp as hell- esp w/the brushed steel front pocket hooks and strap adjustment clips. The strap clips rubbed against my inner arms a bit at first, but I was able to find a sweet spot. My only suggestions would be a way to tuck-in the strap slack and a hidden pocket. (I dug that I could open up the velcro on the Citizen and stash some nefarious ____ inside the lining.) The front pocket hooks seem like they'll get a lot of wear, so I hope the loops will hold up. Judging by how well my Citizen served me, I'm confident that they will.
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Review by Derik / (Posted on 7/28/2015)
Great looks and construction, not so great functionality
I have to admit, I admired this bag online for a long time before committing to buying it. I was really drawn to its straight-forward yet stylish design. I finally ended up buying it and have been using it now for over a year. Here are my thoughts: The bag definitely gets points for looking great. I would also say that construction and materials are quality; the bag has a rugged feel to it. Where I think where the bag falls short is in design. This is a fairy tall bag, but not one with a lot of depth. What this translate to is that, although the bag looks pretty big, you are kind of limited in what you can put in it. For instance, it has a divided main pocket, which is great for separating items. But like other bags that are designed like this, if you load one side up too much, it pushes against the other side, effectively reducing the amount of space available. So if you were to squeeze a wetsuit on one side (what they claim these bags were originally designed for), you would be hard pressed to put anything short of few small/ flat items on the other side. Same thing with outside zippered pocket. I tried putting my laptop and a thin book in there, and with the main pocket full, it is difficult to pull the laptop out. Furthermore, this bag does not handle bulky items very well. The opening is fairly narrow, and depending on what you pack, it can make the pack uncomfortable by pushing against the bag while you are wearing it. In the end, I would say this bag would work great for someone not carrying a lot of bulky items, but rather flat items like clothing or a few books.
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Review by HenryII / (Posted on 4/26/2015)
a little bit of organization
I love this bag. It does what it has to do, and does so with panache (style), a signature chrome backpack. However these bags have been critiqued very much because of their lack of organization, but i think an improvement to this bag would be an accessory organizer that could be strapped on to the back of the main compartment with velcro.
Simplicity is beauty, but a little practicality wouldn't hurt.
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Review by Eugene / (Posted on 2/12/2015)
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHROME BACK PACK AGAIN.........I can tell this one will last forever!
Upgrading from a North Face bag that has failed me. The stitching is precise and strong, material is top notch and it feels great to buy american made. The Orlov is "the smallest" but will easily fit everything a North Face Jester will and probably more. The rolltop design gives me confidence that all my stuff will stay dry.
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Review by CC / (Posted on 5/22/2013)
Orlov Review
The Orlov is a great day bag. I have used this for when my girlfriend and I go on day trips or bike rides to the beach. I’ve thrown a bottle of wine in there and I was totally confident that even if the bottle leaked or broke that liquid would stay in the waterproofed seamed sealed main compartment. Over the weekend I went to China Camp State Park for a 4 hour hike. The Orlov held my hoodie, a long-sleeve shirt, girlfriend’s change of clothes, water bottle, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, knife, and a lighter. Totally stoked on this smaller version of our roll-tops.
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Review by Aaron / (Posted on 4/26/2013)
First rolltop I've ever met with visibility!
As a long time messenger bag-user I have been eye-ing the rolltop packs for ages. The problem always was that as a 5'7" girl, my shoulder and ribcage were always narrower than the bag was designed for. Early rolltop packs stuck up outboard of my shoulder, and changing lanes became a new kind of terrifying. (Burrito delivery is a great way to test bags btw.) Smaller, cuter backpacks were not up to the challenge of my daily haul. When the Orlov came out I was super excited. My Chrome Metropolis bag has been faithful for many years, but my left shoulder and my various vertebrae have been dying for a change. The new rolltop is everything I hoped it would be. I have always loved the Chrome quality of craftmanship, and here it is in a rolltop pack that I can fit all my daily stuff in AND see around in traffic! True, the new visbility line and bag shape took a few days of getting used to, but my shoulder and I are pleased as punch with the results. Thanks Chrome!
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Review by Alex / (Posted on 4/26/2013)
Amazing upgrade!
I had a jansport all throughout high school, and I wanted a bag that could take the weight of my college books/materials without killing my back. This bag is awesome. What used to feel like weight of brick on my back is easily towed around in my rolltop pack. Not to mention everything stays dry during rainy weather. 5 deep pockets altogether are great, even though small things will get lost in the bottom. So beware haha. More than happy with my selection being a 5'3" petite lass, and not to mention the crimson color. I'm indeed a happy camper. :)
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Review by Sara / (Posted on 4/26/2013)
THIS IS AN AMAZING BAG SOOOO MUCH SPACE AND CAN TAKE A LOT OF LOAD HANDLE REALLY WELL IN RAIN BEST $$$$$ EVER SPENT
THIS WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT IM CONSIDERING BUYING ONE FOR MY LITTLE BROTHER NOW THEY ARE WELL MADE LOTS OF SPACE COULD GO ON AND ON
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Review by Alex / (Posted on 4/26/2013)