Life on the move
Almost 30 years ago, we started working on better carry options for hardworking bike messengers around the world. Dissatisfied with the status quo, we got an idea: if seatbelt buckles are built to save lives, they’re tough enough for our bags. So, we pulled an Oldsmobile buckle from a junkyard, sewed it on an industrial-strength messenger, and Chrome was born.
The Iconic Messenger
Born of a need for functional gear, durable enough to withstand fast-paced life on the move, the Citizen Messenger burst onto the scene. Our signature seat belt buckle, with its easy one-click release, quickly became the go-to bag for bike messengers around the world.
From Messengers to Backpacks
With years of street-tested experience under our belts, we continued to pursue new and versatile ways to carry better. Inspired by military tie down straps, the Barrage Cargo backpack was designed with an external cargo net, allowing secure attachment for extra gear - like a helmet or shoes.
Just the Essentials
Built for the essentials, the Kadet Sling was designed with the same durability and quick access functionality of our larger messengers but made for smaller carry. To this day it remains one of our best-selling options for quick errands or all day adventures.
Light and Fast
Taking inspiration from the architecture of our cities, the Tensile Hip Pack is all about strength through structure. Built from a lightweight, weather-resistant, recycled ripstop nylon, the Tensile Collection reflects our commitment to keep pedaling forward, designing products with thoughtfully sourced materials and able to last for decades to come.
What began decades ago with our iconic messenger bag has grown into a heritage brand that lives at the intersection of movement and self-expression. Today, we’re a collective of resourceful creators committed to building thoughtfully designed gear for the movers of today and tomorrow.