California-based company Chrome has always been about delivering the most hardcore products. From their solid rolltop backpacks, cyclist shoes, and amazing designs, Chrome has always been a company to watch and wait for cool, new creations, despite how young they actually are (circa. 1995). And let’s not even begin how many A+ technology journalists use Chrome bags. That being put aside, let me give their latest bag, the Lieutenant Rolltop, a brevity review.
Price as Reviewed: $170 at Chrome
Made of military-grade 1000D Cordura, the Lieutenant Rolltop is a beautiful, durable messenger bag (that comes in green, silver, or black) with design inspirations from WW2. It mounts via a buckle system across the chest of its wearer, and since the whole system is reinforced with a buckle strap that can raise the weight of the bag so that it doesn’t slouch on your back, that only adds to its versatility and ease-of-use.
Chrome Lieutenant Rolltop Gallery
The only gripe I’ve had using the Chrome Lieutenant is having to thoroughly buckle, zip, and roll down the various compartments, some of which are actually waterproof, making them ideal for electronics are other delicate belongings that you’d throw into your bag.
Besides the looks the bag received on the streets of New York City and even at schools, I can safely say the Chrome Lieutenant has a distinct cool factor. In fact, it looks like the kind of messenger bag that Mike Ross (AKA Patrick J. Adams) of Suits origin would use, say for example, if he wasn’t in a suit running in circles around the Pearson Hardman offices.
Basically, you’re paying for high-quality, design, and in something you know will last you for years to come. That’s the Chrome Lieutenant Rolltop in a nutshell.