Compact but uber-tough messenger bag
The original Chrome Industries messenger bag has become a genuine urban icon. It continues to be used and abused by pro couriers and bike messengers in some of the world’s biggest cities. This small-scale version is built just as tough. In fact, to maximise durability and weatherproofness, every Mini Metro is made twice. The inside liner is crafted from 18oz truck tarpaulin, while the outer is made from abrasion-resistant 1050 denier military-grade nylon. And despite its smaller size, it has the details as its iconic bigger brother. That includes the signature metal buckle, inspired by vintage car seatbelts, that has marked out Chrome’s messenger bags since the start. It 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.