Barrage Cargo Backpack

$180.00
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    • Made in USA
    • Dimensions: 21"H x 11.5"W x 5.5"D 22L
    • Adjustable external 5-point cargo net system for storage

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Best backpack

Review by Guillaume

Got my barrage bag for a little more than one month now. I was looking for a backpack to replace my 20 years old timbuk2 messenger back and to take the load on both my aging shoulders. I ordered the barrage on a recommendation from a good friend. I am totally satisfied with my purchase.

The build quality is there, the size is not to big nor too small, the design is well done so I do not really feel the weight when it is fully loaded.

I use it primaly for commuting so I carry spare tube and tools, lock, cell phone, wallet, hearing aid bag, clothes, lunch and various books or documents. So far I have found my bananas are in way better shape than in my messenger bag! The side pockets at the bottom are keeping my keys and access cards safe. The cargo net is nice to carry my smelly towels, soccer ball or wet running shoes.

Juste one thing, I though I'd get a side access under the cargo net as I saw on the pictures, but it is not there... well.

Overall great bag, I'm sure it will stand 20 years like my timbuk2.

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All you need in a backpack

Review by MattO

This is my second Chrome bag and it won't be my last. I was looking for a good quality backpack that wasn't specifically for laptops and Chrome was the first place I looked. The Barrage seemed versatile for day-to-day use whether I was riding my bike or driving in to work.
Other than my helmet the netting is great for other bulky gear I don't want to put in the bag and the main compartment is great for keeping a change of clothes and hauling my daily groceries. The secondary compartment is a bit more narrow but is great for my reusable grocery bags and keeping my jacket if it's gotten wet in the rain or keeping documents separate from my other cargo. I had a spill and the lining everything stayed in the bag and didn't get on me. The roll top makes access easy but still keeps everything dry in the rain.
I feel comfortable saying this is the last backpack I'm getting because I don't feel I'll need another one.

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Cargo Manifest Destiny

Review by Richie

I already have a few bags from you company and . I use the hell out of them. Recently I found I need to carry a lot more. I have been commuting a lot to and from my house. So I upgrade into a barrage bag the wet/dry aspect sold most of all. I really hate that you move the full size pocket from the top down to the side out could have used that. I'm over it already, anyway I got the bag and a tool rolls for loose stuff. Since I bought it almost a week ago I found that it's a beast and I'm using the standard bag not the pro. Have taken it to the Beaches then Downtown, over to our Arts District and then into The Valley at the malls. It holds a lot, drink on either side and more. I like having the divided space inside. I can carry a bunch of camera gear or food sometimes both. Overall it's nice I will state this for the record the accessories straps are not the best for guys like me (I'm bigger in the shoulders). So I can't use any pouches as they cut into my neck. Well for the design and concept it's a nice bag and you can be sure I'll have this for awhile. It's my new go to bag. Here to many adventures ahead.
-CHEERS MATE-

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A great bag that for dumping all your stuff in

Review by PearShapedBoy

Before I make my review, there are some items that need to be addressed: The images (as of 6/15/16) on the Chrome website are not accurate to the current product. The heavy duty velcro on the shoulder straps is no longer part of the design of the Barrage backpack; also, the secondary compartment that runs the length of the bag is no longer there as well. Instead, there is a small side pouch that can be loaded perpendicularly to the bag and is only big enough for a few pocket-sized items.

That being said, the Barrage backpack is of amazing quality. Some might say that $180 is too much for a backpack, but once you get this bag in your hand, the quality is apparent. The fabric, the shoulder straps, the cargo net--all of it feels sturdy and well put together...except for one thing: the handle at the top of the bag.

I have a few backpacks (ranging from $40-$60) and all of them have a padded handle at the top of the back. Oddly, the Barrage only features a simple fabric handle at the top of the bag. This is the only part of the bag that feels underbuilt, and it's a little odd that the designers at Chrome decided not to included a padded handle on this part of the bag. If chrome were to fix this part of the bag, this would definitely a 5-star purchase.



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Great bag but

Review by JCastillo1022

Great bag, use it everyday. Can fit my notebooks, macbook, & DSLR. Only problem with it is that it got sun bleached, now the roll top has a different color than the rest of the bag.

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a step up

Review by JEFF

I was making deliveries with first a cooler bag from Whole Foods, then a Marmot Urban Hauler. This is a big step up. I'm totally waterproof now with this bag and I'm generally happy with the cargo net, even being able to fit a small cardboard box on top of the net, and with shock cables, was able to secure what I wanted.

The design is very open to interpretation, and although I would have liked a waterproof and more solid accessories pocket from this pack, I think I'll be happy adding a waterproof pouch and laptop sleeve to upgrade. Lots of options and applications with this bag. Highly recommended.

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Best Bag Ever!

Review by Lightguy

I just picked up this bag recently from the Chicago hub! Great store the staff are awesome, big shout out to Grace for sewing the patches on mine while I waited & nailing where to put them. This bag rocks! Solid build great fit. I have a Citizen (2010) that's still going but wanted something to spread the weight onto both shoulders. Size is just right - lots of space but not massive on your back. I love all the details, used the cargo net already - holds your lid perfectly when not riding. Lastly you can't beat Chrome build quality.
Five stars!! Get this bag, you will love it, it's the best bag I've ever owned.

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solid choice

Review by jbucky1

Im a product designer and a chrome purchaser for many years, having many chrome products. The brand clicks with me and the products are well done. One of my latest products was the barrage, I needed a bag for commuting to work, but also a general "life" bag, run to the grocery store bag, move some big parts etc bag. The barrage is well designed and very versatile. The cargo net is very useful, wet clothes , odd shaped items, helmets and bags of broccoli crowns (because the inside is full of beer and steaks for the grill). The bag has enough structure to not be a blob when loaded, and not to be too rigid, it's also slim so you have high visibility over the shoulders. The pockets on the side are perfect for U locks and it's comfortable to wear. the roll top is flexible for mid to large size loads. The construction quality is very high , feels hand made. There is only one attribute I would like to have designed better. Since I reide year round through winters and at night, I would like an attachment for a flashing rear light, hooking light to the cargo net is clumsy and also at the wrong orientation for car traffic behind you as the flasher needs to be lower. That's about it - Great bag, high value for money and I use it 6 days out of 7with no problems for the last year and a half. With regard to capacity, it can hold a lot, my daily load is , jeans, shirt, tools, notepads, some food U lock, lights, puncture kit. I can easily fit more which is great for stops at the grocery store on the way home and I sometimes carry shoes. A large grocery load would consist of 6 Pack of tall boy beer, brocolli crowns, cheese, 1/2 gallon of milk, 1lb of coffee, some sausages or steaks, a couple of onions, some carrots and a small block of cheese and crackers. This size load would still mean rolling the top a couple of turns. Killer Bag for the everyday.

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Cargo net is way more useful than I assumed

Review by AthleticFeet

The cargo net was very appealing because I like to use my rollerblades as transportation whenever possible and I thought the cargo net would hold them very well. It is winter (at least it was on Monday) and so I thought I wouldn't have much use for it in the meantime. This bag immediately solved two things that I hate dealing with. I hate carrying my coat around as I move from lab to lab at school and I also hate stuffing my coat into a pocket of a bag...this cargo net is unbelievably perfect for easily storing my coat and keeping all of my personal items in a neat package so that I can pick up and move out quickly when I get sent to work in the various labs.

I am super stoked on this bag.
Thanks!!!

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Almost Perfect !!

Review by Gal

I love this bag, using it for over 6 month almost daily, Comfortable, Durable and I love the look of it.
Few zippered side pockets and slightly larger ? wider will make it perfect 5*

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