The Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo Bag is a roll top bag for getting your gear around town while you're pedalling hard. Load up whatever you need for the day and the bag will take care of the rest, as it's totally waterproof so you can head to work or school in the rain, or grit your teeth and speed through the icy sprinkler. The convenience of the roll-top allows you to go from a 22L size to a 34L size and the cargo net does a neat job of storing your helmet when not in use. The inside features dual compartments so you can keep wet gear away from dry gear and the internal sleeve prevents your laptop (15") from bouncing around too much. The side pockets hold your U-lock and a water bottle. Throw it on your back, secure it with the mini-seatbelt buckle and just ride.
FEATURES of the Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo Bag
Adjustable external 5-Point cargo net system for storing/transporting helmet, wet race gear, or shoes
Waterproof rolltop closure accommodates a range of load sizes
Rated 4 out of
Lacks accessible pocket for wallet/phone.I've had this backpack for around 4 months. Overall the bag has performed well, but it does leave a little to be desired.
Most importantly, the version I received from Moosejaw appears to be an outdated version that does not have a separate exterior pocket for a wallet/phone. This means that I have to throw my wallet and phone in the main compartment which makes accessing them really inconvenient.
Aside from that, the bag has performed well over the past four months of daily use. The interior welded lining is showing some signs of wear around the corners, but nothing too major.
Overall the bag is durable, and well built, but the version I received from Moosejaw lacks the exterior pocket for a wallet/phone that Chrome added to an updated version of the bag.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of
Most Versatile, Waterproof, Made in America BagGreat everyday commuter, student, race day bag! I have yet to find a scenario that this bag struggles with. The external cargo net is great for hauling anything from a wheel set, yoga mat, case of beer, helmet, dirty CX shoes. I would recommend this bag to everyone.