Next time a bike courier turns up at your office, take a look at the messenger bag they’re carrying. There’s a good chance it’ll be a Chrome Industries bag. They’re easy to spot; just look for the signature seatbelt buckle on the strap. There’s a good reason that most of the pro riders who live, work and cycle across the city all day, every day swear by the Citizen and Mini Metro. They’re made tough. The inside liner is crafted from 18oz truck tarpaulin, while the outer is made from abrasion-resistant 1050 denier military-grade nylon. The iconic metal buckle will stay buckled in any situation but releases quickly to take the load off. It also saves you from having to pull the strap of a heavy bag over your head. Look closely and you’ll also see it has a hidden extra – an integrated bottle opener so you can crack open a beer after a hard day’s riding.