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The Welterweight Kadet Messenger Bag

A lightweight version of our super-compact sling bag with the same Chrome toughness we build into every bag.

$100.00
Free Ground Shipping Over $75!
New Color SKU# BG-223-MLBK-NA

The Welterweight Kadet Messenger Bag

A lightweight version of our super-compact sling bag with the same Chrome toughness we build into every bag.

$100.00
Free Ground Shipping Over $75!


Details

A Bag Built for the City

Taking a cue from the toughest weight class in boxing we built the Welterweight Kadet with lighter materials for a leaner, meaner version of our low-profile sling bag. Engineered to withstand both the elements and the daily rigors of the urban environment, the Welterweight Kadet is a streamlined version of our fan-favorite, grab and go sling pack.


  • Fit
    • Belt pack style for cross-body wear with easy swing around access
    • Kaitlynn's Size / Measurements
    • height: 5' 7" / bust: 35"
    • Charles' Size / Measurements
    • height: 6' / chest: 42"
    • Devin's Size / Measurements (Ranger / Black)
    • height: 6'3" / chest: 40"
    • Martty's Size / Measurements (Ranger / Black)
    • height: 5'9" / bust: 35"
  • Features
    • Learn More: Welterweight - Ready to Rumble
    • Quick release seatbelt aluminum buckle and shoulder strap connection
    • Daisy-chain mounting loops to attach additional accessories
    • Padded rear U-lock holster
  • Fabrication
    • Lightweight 500x200d nylon
    • Weatherproof 300d tarpaulin lining
    • YKK zippers
    • Low key but extra reflective TPU tarpaulin accent panel

Dimensions and What it Fits
  • Width
    17"

  • Height
    8"

  • Depth
    3.5"

  • Volume
    9L


  • Fit
    • Belt pack style for cross-body wear with easy swing around access
    • Kaitlynn's Size / Measurements
    • height: 5' 7" / bust: 35"
    • Charles' Size / Measurements
    • height: 6' / chest: 42"
    • Devin's Size / Measurements (Ranger / Black)
    • height: 6'3" / chest: 40"
    • Martty's Size / Measurements (Ranger / Black)
    • height: 5'9" / bust: 35"
  • Features
    • Learn More: Welterweight - Ready to Rumble
    • Quick release seatbelt aluminum buckle and shoulder strap connection
    • Daisy-chain mounting loops to attach additional accessories
    • Padded rear U-lock holster
  • Fabrication
    • Lightweight 500x200d nylon
    • Weatherproof 300d tarpaulin lining
    • YKK zippers
    • Low key but extra reflective TPU tarpaulin accent panel
  • Dimensions and What it Fits
    • Width
      17"

    • Height
      8"

    • Depth
      3.5"

    • Volume
      9L

    See our size guide

Lightweight Fabrics

The Welterweight collection brings some of the most advanced fabrics in our collection to our classic bag styles. The 500d nylon exterior and 400d tarpaulin lining clock in at less than half the weight of the materials used in our everyday Chrome bags. The reflective TPE panels are crafted from some of the most lightweight retroreflective material available. Light as a feather, still packs a punch.

Welterweight Feature

Lightweight
Aluminum
Buckle
Lightweight
Aluminum
Buckle

The seatbelt buckle has been an icon of Chrome bags since the beginning. What started as a plastic buckle cut from a car at the scrap yard turned into our super-tough (but heavy) steel buckle. After extensive testing, we developed an aluminum version of the buckle that is almost half the weight of the steel buckle while still retaining serious tensile strength.

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    ChromeThe Welterweight Kadet Messenger Bag
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (8)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Attractive (4)
    • Highly adjustable (3)
    • Roomy (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Wicked Bag

    By 

    from Albany, NY

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cycling
      • Travel

      Comments about The Welterweight Kadet Messenger Bag:

      I wanted something a bit smaller and lighter than my Mini-Metro, but larger than my Victor, to take on day trips around the city. The main compartment holds the case for my clip-on sunglasses, a small tire pump and bike tube, my Midori Traveler's journal, knit hat, and a pair of military surplus wool fingerless gloves. The small front pouch is really convenient for my wallet and smart phone. I absolutely love the u-lock holder in the back.

      Everything rides so much more comfortably than I would have expected. The back is actually padded, so the bike lock and other stuff doesn't poke you constantly. And the main compartment has proven to be quite water resistant. The aluminum buckle feels so less bulky than the steel buckles on my other Chrome bags. I also dig the strap keeper, so stuff ain't dangling all over the place. The stabilizer strap isn't used all the time, but works great on longer rides with the u-lock weighing things down.

      All in all, the bag is dope. Buy it and make it your new man purse.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Me Gusta!

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about The Welterweight Kadet Messenger Bag:

      This is my daily bag, love the durability and comfort despite how much or little I carry in it.

       
      5.0

      Lightweight and robust - the Kadet Messenger Bag

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about The Welterweight Kadet Messenger Bag:

      The welterweight Kadet Messenger bag is a low-profile sling bag that is approx. 16 x 8 x 3 inches built to the same high standards as all other Chrome messenger bags. There are two straps that can be loosened to access the full depth of 3 inches. Weight has been saved by careful choice of materials and using a slightly smaller buckle that is nevertheless very robust. I use the front zip compartment for keys and the main compartment for my swim gear: goggles, jammers and a ultralight towel. I can sling the bag on when I walk or cycle to the pool and it can easily be stored in a half-sized locker.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So much lighter than the non-welterweight

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about The Welterweight Kadet Messenger Bag:

      I use this bag (previously the steel buckle version) when I do trail runs. I like how the bag sits high up on my shoulders and the chest straps makes it comfortably secure. The weight was always the issue — no longer! This is somewhere on the order of half the weight and is amazing to throw gloves/hat/snacks in in for my epic trail runs. The color is great as well.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect sized bag in between a messenger and a hip pack

      By 

      from NYC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy

      Cons

      • Missing one reversible zipper

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about The Welterweight Kadet Messenger Bag:

      The Kadet is the perfect in-between size bag that is larger than a hip bag, like a Cardiel Shank or a Chekhov, but smaller than a messenger, like the Citizen. It's perfect where I just need throw in a few portable devices, a battery pack, a shammy, a wallet, a jacket, and maybe a few snacks.

      Only thing I'd change is the front flat zipper pocket. I would make it reversible to help the lefties (me) of the world for access.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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