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Chrome Backbone Bags

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00


Product Description

Designed for those who prefer the double strap support of backpacks, but still want the durability and weatherproof attributes of messenger bags. With the backbone you get all the trademark features of our messenger bags: Weatherproof PVC liner, 1000D Dupont Cordura shell, beefy shoulder straps, and plenty of storage space.

The ideal pack for heavy-duty messenger work. Includes secret stash pocket and dual strap Radio attachment points.

Dimensions: 21x20x7 flat Volume: 2400 cu.in

Available in three sizes


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zac a Cross Country Rider from seattle, wa

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

Strengths:    the last reveiwer pretty much summed it up. hurcan cupacity. many colors to choose from. bullet proof. it's basicly the best.

Weaknesses:    loading isn't as care free as with an ortlieb. and it's hotter too. but thats it.

Bottom Line:   
you are crazy if you even try to defend your side bag. forget about those things. stand up straight and get a backbone!

these bags feel just plain luxerious.

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Favorite Trail:   whitican

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   recycled cycles

Similar Products Used:   timbuk 2, ortlieb, basic back packs, tried everything at one time or another.

Bike Setup:   salsa la raza (eno converted), heckler,95 bontrager race lite, slim chance, and a 1 speed cross check for winter.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith Leavitt a Cross Country Rider from Seattle WA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2004

Strengths:    Bombproof construction, completely waterproof, stable, amply padded back, MASSIVE capacity, understated look, 2 shoulder straps (i.e. my back is straighter!)

Weaknesses:    This model doesn't have the sexy Ferrari seatbelt buckle like the other bags, but that sucker's kinda heavy anyhow.
Unfortunately, these bags have been elevated to hipster status--first Carharts, then this. When you see overweight university students carrying them with a nalgene bottle clipped to the outside, a part of you sort of dies.


Bottom Line:   
This bag is incredible--I live out of it. From my hilly-@ss commute with a heavy laptop, to grocery runs, to airline carry-on, this guy has served me well. It carries great, doesn't require overly careful loading (as the one-shoulder bags do), keeps everything dry, and has a one-hitter pocket on the seam. Buy one and beat it. It's not the cheapest rig going, but it will outlast 2 or 3 timbuk 2s (even with the ballistic nylon) and give you hassle-free service.

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Favorite Trail:   Reno's in Crested Butte CO

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   Ti Cycles, Seattle

Similar Products Used:   Timbuk 2
various backpacks
plastic bags from the grocery store


Bike Setup:   Santa cruz blur (for long dirt rides)
Bianchi siss (single speed)
redline conquest pro (for cross racing)
1978 Miyata racing frame set up fixed (my everyday rig)

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