fit• Ergonomic shoulder strap design with EVA foam back panel for improved fit and breathability
• Sternum strap for load distribution
• Industrial metal cam lock under arm compression buckles
fit• Unique tri-fold closure and four-point compression secures wheelsets, bike frames and anything else you can imagine
• Large interior pockets for shoes, tools and change of clothes
• Reflective straps for night visibility
• Industrial strength Velcro accessory shoulder mounting strap
fit• Weatherproof 1050 denier CORDURA® Brand outer shell
• Weatherproof independently suspended military grade 18 oz. truck tarpaulin liner
• Nylon 69 thread and YKK zippers
Customer Reviews 5 item(s)
- Utility Driven
This bag is truly unique, the first of it's kind. Sometimes life doesn't fit into The Citizen. Like your life, the Sherman is boundless.
- Capacity, with a Twist
I purchased this backpack a little over a month ago with the intent of using it for school. I understand that the pack is not necessarily intended for such uses (carrying small items like pens and pencils, papers, books), and this review is written accordingly.
Nonetheless, this has been a fantastic bag. It holds absolutely everything I need it to (I have had it called a "portable desk" by friends before) and still has room for more. Were I to need to carry an extra wheelset (which I may have to do as the weather gets warmer) I would be able to do so easily without disrupting the other items in the bag or removing them.
Of course, this is the bag's purpose, not school use. Thus I have more than once had items fall out of the bags more or less open sides (though they do close relatively well), but these have been mostly to the fault of my own, and never during a ride. This bag is not great for carrying things such as pencils, as I have said, but it does very well with books (smaller books in the shoe pockets in the back fold; larger books go in the zip pocket or the main open area of the bag) and can even work to carry papers and other business items (a laptop, per se) in the large zip pocket in the middle fold.
The real trick with this backpack is making sure that your stuff is well stowed and not loose. As with all Chrome equipment, the build quality is excellent and the bag feels very durable. It should be noted that the folds of the bag do not hold up as well as the picture might suggest--not being made of wood they do not remain as straight as boards during use, and the backpack may appear relatively misshapen in comparison to the images. However, this only helps to serve the comfort of the bag.
In conclusion, while it may appear as if this bag is very open and not suited for everyday use, such is not the case if you are able to use the bag correctly and are willing to take a bit of time to organise it. Whether you're carrying a wheelset for a race or your books to school, this backpack has all of the room you'll need and more. And while the creative tri-fold system may take a bit of a time to get used to, it is just one part of many which makes this bag excellent.
- Sherman Review
If you're the type of person that could spend the whole day in a junkyard without getting bored, who frequents flea markets, or who becomes elated at the sight of sidewalk treasures than this is the bag for you. As a non-car owner, there's always trouble biking with larger items, with the Sherman, you have an incredibly versatile carry system right on your back. I've carried multiple wheelsets, dumpster bikes, furniture, and the mother of all, a new 24" computer monitor in box(mind you don't do this in a strong wind, or traffic.) Ditch the car. Get a Sherman.
- Fits a Brompton folding bike like a glove
It's almost hard to believe that this bag wasn't made with a Brompton folding bike in mind - they fit perfectly together. The top flap goes under the saddle for quick around town use and the whole thing fits inside the Sherman if I pull the saddle off. I am experimenting with using the Brompton cover (which is open at the bottom), the Chrome Sherman (open at the sides) with clothing in the pockets and a bit of padding on the sides to make this my ideal soft case Brompton suitcase for air travel.
- This bag is amazing
I've been looking for a backpack that would be able to carry oddly shaped things. I carry a lot of theater props, puppets, change of clothes, etc. The flexibility of the "suit bag" design has proved so handy, I totally find excuses to bring it along with me, even when something smaller would suffice. When loaded up this backpack really distributes the weight well. I found it very comfortable. To top it all off, the staff at the Chicago Chrome store was incredibly helpful and friendly. We actually put the backpack I had with me inside the Sherman for the ride home, flawless. I've never seen a backpack like this - and it was exactly what I've been looking for! I get tons of compliments on it all the time. :)