Citizen Messenger Bag
- Product Review (submitted on April 30, 2013):
I bought my Citizen almost a year ago, as I was heading to school in NYC from Chicago for photography. My equipment is very valuable and i cannot afford to have it come into contact with water. I also needed a bag that could carry me through the day even when not hauling cameras.
The Citizen provides the perfect computerize between not cumbersome, spacious, but moreover having the ability to cram that bad boy full of a ton of stuff in needed. Fully loaded it gets a bit sore when walking (all that weight on one strap, padded as it may be) But that's why I'll be picking up a Chrome Backbone soon. The weight is no issue when you're riding a bike because it rests more on your back then your shoulder.
The bag is completely water proof, as I've been caught in plenty of rain and snow storms and had my Cameras, notebooks, clothes, computer, negatives, WHATEVER, dry as a bone.
The buckle provides great on / off when the bag is overstuffed and the adjustable strap works like a charm, making it a snap to take the bag from relaxed lower back position to locked down on the upper back, across the shoulders. The stabilizer strap perfectly secures the bag so that i can bike very intensely and have no issue with it moving what so ever.
Chrome has forever won me over with well-engineered quality and perfect style. Their shit is on point to the last. I could consider myself a lifelong customer.