Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo backpack review

The smart looking Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo backpack put to the test

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Barrage Cargo is an expertly constructed backpack for urban riding and commuting that protects items perfectly in the rain. It's expensive and fairly heavy, but it should be a backpack that just lasts and lasts.

Reasons to buy
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    Rugged and hard wearing

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    Fully waterproof

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    Cargo net

Reasons to avoid
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    Lack of exterior zip pockets

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    Not as comfortable for long commutes

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For those of us who commute by bike, there's a few things a backpack has to have: enough space for your stuff, to be waterproof and to be reasonably comfortable for your ride to work.

Urban biking bags and apparel brand Chrome Industries designed the Barrage Cargo backpack for all conditions use in the city. With a 22 litre capacity with a roll top and buckle closure, the bag also features an inner sleeve for a max 15 inch laptop as well as an outside zip pockets, two side pockets and a cargo net.

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