Chrome Barrage backpack review

Hard wearing bag for the road

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Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £170.00 RRP | USD $160.00 | EUR €200.00 | AUD $295.00
Chrome Barrage 22l backpack

Our review

Long lasting and stylish bag that will keep all of your essentials dry on the move
Pros: Very tough; waterproof; sharp styling
Cons: Minimal features and compartments
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Chrome’s Barrage backpack weighs in at 1,410g and has a heavyweight 1,050-denier, nylon waterproof outer. Its 22-litre capacity can expand to 33 litres, due to its roll-top design, and it measures 54cm tall, 30cm wide and 14cm deep.

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The main compartment is waterproof lined with a simple laptop pocket. The main compartment is roll-topped and strapped down with a broad, two-inch web strap.

On the outside there are twin, open-mouthed pockets set on each flank at the base of the bag, big enough for a water bottle or a mid-sized lock.

The cargo-webbing strap system looks great and is heavyweight, plus it’ll expand to carry big items. The straps are hard wearing and the adjustable chest strap is held in place with a mini, quick-release buckle.

On your back

The mesh-backed strapping system on the Chrome offers plenty of support across the shoulders and sits high up your back. The body-shaped strap system with metal-fast compression adjusters means it does away with a waist strap, too.

On the bike it feels very secure while still giving you plenty of freedom to move. Its build is tough and it’s also backed with a lifetime guarantee.

The QR buckle plus no waist strap makes it easy to sling on and off quickly, but accessing the main compartment means unclipping and unrolling the top.

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The Barrage will last for years (I’ve got a Chrome roll top that’s more than a decade old) but you have to be smart when packing it for your commute.

Product Specifications

Product

Price AUD $295.00EUR €200.00GBP £170.00USD $160.00
Weight 1,410g
Brand Chrome

Features

Features Size: 54 x 30 x 14cm
Capacity expandable to: 33l
Capacity 22l