Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag

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Designed for day in, day out use, the Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag is so well made that Chrome have guaranteed it for life. A medium sized bag that can hold up to a 17" laptop, the Citizen is ideal for riders that want to carry a large amount of items, but don't require the largest Chrome bag (the cavernous Metropolis).

Built with a weatherproof Cordura outer 18 oz. weatherproof truck tarp liner sealed with military spec. seam binding, the Citizen slings over the shoulder messenger style, with connect/disconnect duties taken care of via the US brand's now cult classic seat-belt buckle release that doubles as a bottle opener. An EVA foam padded shoulder strap bakes in comfort on-the-go, complemeted by a cross-chest load stabiliser. At 26 litres, it's a roomy, but not ridiculously large bag, suitable for day to day and even longer excursions. 

Product features
  • Reflective
  • Water Resistant
  • City
In Detail
  • Built in the USA, guaranteed for Life
  • Weatherproof 1,000 denier Cordura outer shell
  • 18 oz. weatherproof truck tarp liner sealed with military spec. seam binding
  • Independently suspended weatherproof truck tarp liner with military spec binding
  • Seat-belt buckle release that doubles as a bottle opener
  • Five bar seat belt webbing
  • Nylon 69 thread
  • EVA foam padded shoulder strap
  • Cross-chest load stabiliser
  • Velcro accessory mounting strap
  • Up to 17” laptop compatibility (no integrated sleeve)
  • Total Volume = 26L
  • Flat Dimensions (cm): 57 length, 30.4 width, 16 depth
  • Under flap external pockets for wallet, keys, phone, and other essentials
  • Weight: 1.13kg
  • Volume: 26L
  • Hand wash cold only with nylon brush
  • Use mild detergent
  • Lay flat to dry
  • No bleach
Rider Reviews (26)
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  • Ryan Bolton United Kingdom 18•10•2012
    Ryan Bolton United Kingdom 18•10•2012
    First oof, the bag is brilliant, it hugs my body whatever I put in it, and the strap is really thick and strong so I have no fear of it breaking no matter how much I put in. The entire bag inside is waterproof, so I can cycle all day.

    Don't worry about having just one strap over your shoulder as it sits on your back when you cycle, not your neck, and when you walk you feel bad ass anyway.

    The service from AR is brilliant, they emailed back within 30 mins to my question, and when I ordered it arrived within 2 days.

    6 out of 6 riders found this review helpful.
  • Steven Ha United Kingdom 19•02•2013
    Steven Ha United Kingdom 19•02•2013
    Every time you think you could find a use for this bag, the makers, Chrome have already thought of it and you've yet to discover it. Chrome has done a superb job on this bag, every detail has input by a team of professional cyclists who know what they want from a commuting bag. The Citizen is the medium sized, or 25L sized bag in their range, and it's probably the best for all-round use. From carrying a weekends luggage of clothing and spare shoes to a student's contents of books and laptop, this bag carries it all, with space for more!

    The inner compartment has two separate parts for the idea of separating wet and dry clothing, rain falls off the bag like water off a ducks back, keeping all the contents dry with ease, the iconic Chrome buckle is a seatbelt buckle and is one of the most comfortable buckles to have across your collarbones and the strap is incredibly secure with quick-fastening and detaching for making quick drops. Velcro strap along the shoulder strap allows more accessories to be added such as phone holder or wallet, just an incredibly thought-out bag for the modern day cyclist/commuter.

    Many may balk at the price but the use you'll put into it and how much it'll save you from keeping items such as phones/technology devices dry will be beneficial in the long run. Worth every penny. I challenge you to find a better bag with better uses made with better materials for a cheaper price.
    5 out of 5 riders found this review helpful.
  • Brad Linehan United Kingdom 22•03•2012
    Brad Linehan United Kingdom 22•03•2012
    Took the plunge and replaced my rucksack with the Chrome Citizen Messenger bag, I opted for the Night Black version and so glad I did, much more comfortable and roomy than my 20 litre rucksack on my 25 mile journey to and from work.
    I was slightly apprehensive about the price but now I have been riding with it for the past few weeks it was well worth the readies I paid for it.....a highly recommended purchase for the regular commuter.
    4 out of 4 riders found this review helpful.
  • Huw United Kingdom 14•08•2013
    Age: 18-25 Gender: Male Riders: Road
    Huw United Kingdom 14•08•2013
    Age: 18-25 Gender: Male Riders: Road
    Chrome bags' reputation of being built to last is well known. Nevertheless, I was deeply impressed by the quality of this product. It's tough as a bag of old nails; so far it's comfortably survived the daily commute despite being packed it to the brim, dragged through Welsh rain and dropped multiple times. Whilst its styling can divide opinion, this bag has clearly been designed for cyclists by cyclists. It's very comfortable and includes some excellent design features (daisy chain loops for lights and keys, a separate pocket for u-lock, a stabalising strap that allows for swing-round access, etc.) that ensures riding with this bag is a pleasure. Having ridden with a back-pack for many years, I found the messenger-bag strap to be a great improvement in terms of comfort, reduced sweat and improved visibility over the shoulder. A highly recommended product.
    3 out of 3 riders found this review helpful.
  • Stinkypimp United Kingdom 30•06•2012
    Gender: Male Riders: All types
    Stinkypimp United Kingdom 30•06•2012
    Gender: Male Riders: All types
    Bought this to replace my previous bag, that was festering away and was well beyond its intended lifespan....

    Glad I went for the Chrome night bag. Fit tons of crap in it. Comfortable. Waterproof.. etc etc.

    2 out of 2 riders found this review helpful.
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From shoes to bags, US brand Chrome offers a great selection of apparel and accessories for the city rider. For sizing, their shoes and apparel can be ordered with confidence from the size chart below, but, please read the product reviews for more information from other riders if you are in doubt about your size.
Shoes US UK EU
5 N/A 36
5.5 N/A 37
6 N/A 38
6.5 N/A 39
7 6 40
7.5 6.5 40.5
8 7 41
8.5 7.5 42
9 8 42.5
9.5 8.5 43
10 9 44
10.5 9.5 44.5
11 10 45
11.5 10.5 46
12 11 47
13 12 47.5
EU size 34-36 37-42 42-46 46-50
chest 34-36" / 86-91cm 38-40" / 96-101cm 42-44" / 106-11cm 46-48" / 116-121cm
shoulder width 17-19" / 43-48cm 19-21" / 48-53cm 21-23" / 53-58cm 23-25" / 58-63cm
waist 28-30" / 76-81cm 32-34" / 81-86cm 34-36" / 86-91cm 36-38" / 91-96cm
waist 30" / 76cm 32" / 81cm 34" / 86cm 35" / 89cm 38" / 96.5cm
AROUND MID-THIGH 18" / 45.7cm 19" / 48cm 20" / 51cm 22" / 56cm 23" / 58.4cm
chest 33.5" / 85cm 35.5" / 90cm 37.5" / 95cm 40.5" / 103cm

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All orders are packed & shipped from our HQ in South West London the same day you order, if in stock and ordered before 3pm GMT Monday to Friday. That's just how we like to roll!

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UK 48 hr / £3.00 (free when you spend over £60) Next Day (Mon-Fri) / £5.00  
N. AMERICA   2 day, from $14
EUROPE   Next day, from €8
SCANDINAVIA   Next day, from €12
AUSTRALIA / NZ   3 day, from $25
JAPAN   3 day, from ¥2200
REST OF WORLD   3 day, from £20

60 Day Returns

Returns are really simple. We include a returns address label inside every package, so if you would like to return something to us, just make sure to send it back up to 60 days after you have received it. We recommend that you use an economic postal return service to get your order back to us. Please note that for international orders, we do not currently offer free returns.

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