Chrome Industries Barrage Freight backpack review

Nylon webbing offers useful extra storage, while the overbuilt construction feels as though it will last

Image shows the Chrome Industries Barrage Freight backpack
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Chrome Industries Barrage Freight backpack is extremely robust, waterproof and the front webbing is incredibly useful for transporting awkward loads. However, it is very heavy at over 2.3kg, the large pockets aren’t so practical for smaller items, and its great height makes it difficult to access items at the bottom of the bag.

Reasons to buy
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    Very robust construction

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    Extra storage from nylon webbing

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    Fits a 15in laptop

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    Reflective detailing on main strap

Reasons to avoid
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    Very heavy

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    Bottle holders aren’t compressive

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    Webbing straps are long and trailing when not in use

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    Tall design not friendly to those with shorter arms

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The Chrome Industries Barrage Freight backpack is designed to be stylish and with plenty of capacity for transporting awkwardly bulky – and sometimes mucky – items such as shoes and helmets and waterproofs.

Chrome Industries has been making luggage solutions for the urban environment for over a quarter of a century, with a range that has been branching out into greater cycling specificity with more on-bike bags.

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