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Citizen Messenger Bag

Original. Iconic. Our medium-sized messenger bag with quick-release seatbelt buckle. Guaranteed for Life. Learn More

$140.00
Free Ground Shipping Over $75!
New Color SKU# BG-002-DSRT-NA

Citizen Messenger Bag

Original. Iconic. Our medium-sized messenger bag with quick-release seatbelt buckle. Guaranteed for Life. Learn More

$140.00
Free Ground Shipping Over $75!


Details

A Bag Built for the City

Simple, durable and resourceful, the Citizen embodies Chrome's core values. Fabricated from military-grade materials and secured with a seat belt buckle, the Citizen is engineered to withstand both the elements and the daily rigors of the urban environment.


  • Fit
    • The classic messenger style cross-chest strap for a stable, comfortable fit on or off your bike.
    • Luke's Size / Measurements
    • height: 6' 2" / chest: 42"
    • Amanda's Size / Measurements (Black / Red)
    • height: 5' 8" / bust: 32"
    • Rayana's Size / Measurements (All Black)
    • height: 5' 8" / bust: 32"
    • Allan's Size / Measurements (Desert Camo)
    • height: 5' 9" / chest: 41"
    • Julie's Size / Measurements (Desert Camo)
    • height: 5' 8" / bust: 32"
  • Features
    • Accommodates up to a 17" MacBook Pro
    • Iconic quick-release buckle with integrated bottle opener
    • Reflective straps for night visibility
    • Daisy-chain mounting loops for attaching carabineer or bike lights
    • Industrial-strength hook and loop accessory mounting shoulder strap
  • Fabrication
    • Weatherproof 18oz truck tarpaulin liner
    • Abrasion resistant 1050d nylon
    • Commercial-grade, five-bar seatbelt webbing and nylon 69 thread

Dimensions and What it Fits
  • Width
    22"

  • Height
    13"

  • Depth
    7"

  • Volume
    26L

17"

  • Fit
    • The classic messenger style cross-chest strap for a stable, comfortable fit on or off your bike.
    • Luke's Size / Measurements
    • height: 6' 2" / chest: 42"
    • Amanda's Size / Measurements (Black / Red)
    • height: 5' 8" / bust: 32"
    • Rayana's Size / Measurements (All Black)
    • height: 5' 8" / bust: 32"
    • Allan's Size / Measurements (Desert Camo)
    • height: 5' 9" / chest: 41"
    • Julie's Size / Measurements (Desert Camo)
    • height: 5' 8" / bust: 32"
  • Features
    • Accommodates up to a 17" MacBook Pro
    • Iconic quick-release buckle with integrated bottle opener
    • Reflective straps for night visibility
    • Daisy-chain mounting loops for attaching carabineer or bike lights
    • Industrial-strength hook and loop accessory mounting shoulder strap
  • Fabrication
    • Weatherproof 18oz truck tarpaulin liner
    • Abrasion resistant 1050d nylon
    • Commercial-grade, five-bar seatbelt webbing and nylon 69 thread
  • Dimensions and What it Fits
    • Width
      22"

    • Height
      13"

    • Depth
      7"

    • Volume
      26L

    17"
    See our size guide

The Iconic Chrome Seatbelt Buckle

After building our first run of bags in the mid-90’s, we got tired of pulling heavy bags over our heads and decided to find a better way. We visited a local auto scrapyard, started cutting seatbelts out of old cars and an icon was born. Tough enough to stay buckled in any kind of situation but easy to release when you need to get out of your gear – Chrome’s signature messenger sling closure. After building our first run of bags in the mid-90’s, we got tired of pulling heavy bags over our heads and decided to find a better way. We visited a local auto scrapyard, started cutting seatbelts out of old cars and an icon was born. Tough enough to stay buckled in any kind of situation but easy to release when you need to get out of your gear – Chrome’s signature messenger sling closure.

  • 12 years and still my go-to bag

    5

    I've biked with this bag, used it my #2 'personal item' carry-on, worn it to run to and from work, day-pack, thrown in the car 3000 times, + everything in between. It does it all and keeps my stuff dry, 12 years strong. I couldn't imagine this thing every ripping or wearing out. The way the bag opens makes it immune to 'backpack clutter' - this thing stays clean and useful for the long haul. The iconic buckle is a fun feature but to be honest it's so easy to loosen/tighten the main strap with one hand that I never have to use the buckle. The only issue I've had is with the plastic clips fasteners that keep the bag closed - it's understandable that after 12 years in cold weather and rough play one completely broke and the other is on its way (the velcro is also worn out by now). I would love to see metal fastening clips instead of plastic. Seeing as how this is the only (easily fixable) maintenance issue that I have have had to deal with on the bag I would 100% recommend. I'm here browsing for a new bag so that I can pass my old one down to my son - when is the last time you've heard anyone say that about a bag??

    Ottawa Ontario Canada

    true

    Good messenger bag

    5

    Awesome bag. I typically prefer messenger bags over traditional backpacks. Good amount of space inside the bag and pretty comfortable even at heavy weight.

    Undisclosed

    Awesome Bag

    5

    I love it!

    Gainesville, Fl

    true

    A Wonderful bag.

    5

    This is a startling wonderful bag and matches the reputation of Chrome - for being outstanding.

    Undisclosed

    Durable bag ever

    5

    Love the bag ext ext durable

    Undisclosed

    BG-002

    4.7 398

    95.2

     
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