With a maximum capacity of 38 liters, Chrome Industries’ Barrage Freight backpack is the midsized cousin of its massive 85-Liter Barrage Pro made popular with professional messengers.
It has a 100% welded waterproof liner with a durable coated nylon shell, gusseted roll top opening, an adjustable cargo net, a padded laptop sleeve for a 15″ MacBook Pro.
Since this thing is generous enough to fit roughly one and a half bags of groceries, or whatever you’d like to throw in, there is of course a molded back panel and ergonomically-shaped straps to haul around town with.
While Chrome Industries calls this the “BLCKCHRM Lako 3-Way Tote,” it’s not your ordinary, farmers market specific tote in that it’s convertible.
It can be worn like a badass top-loading messenger backpack, and either as a handheld or over-the-shoulder tote bag. Convenient right? It also has separate wet/dry compartments, a padded 13-inch laptop sleeve, plus a quick access phone pocket built right into this versatile design with their patented weatherproof 22x nylon laminate tarp liner.
And as always, the Lako 3-way is backed with Chrome’s lifetime warranty.
We’ll keep this short. If you can sew, Chrome Industries has a very informative video on how to make masks during this dire COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
“The lack of masks, gowns, and eye protection is limiting the ability of medical workers to fight the COVID-19 and putting their lives at risk. There is a basic need on the front lines, and our community has an opportunity to help,” said Steve McCallion, President of Chrome Industries, “We all can help make a difference.”
There are still a few hours left to enter for a chance to buy the (very) limited 20th anniversary Upper Playground x Chrome Industries messenger bag.
Made in the shape of Chrome’s excellent Citizen Messenger bag, the special edition features a custom tarp liner printed with Upper Playground’s 20th anniversary logo pattern, a corresponding anniversary patch, plus an inside panel with renowned artist Jeremy Fish‘s “Fowl Mood” owl wallpaper which traces its roots to Chrome and Up’s 2009 Artist Series bags collaboration.
Only 20 bags are available and they will be sold by lottery sign ups online, Chrome Hubs and UP stores. The lottery for the $180 bag will end one week from today at midnight on Nov. 13. Winners will be notified via email by Nov. 15 with 48 hours to purchase before it is passed on to the next lucky person.