Chrome Industries Urban Ex 2.0 Backpack review - a super robust roll-top rucksack

An incredibly well executed commuter backpack with an easy to use roll-top closure

Chrome Industries Urban Ex 2.0 Backpack
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A high-quality and simple roll-top commuter backpack that takes rainy rides in its stride - and looks set to last. But if you’re someone who likes a multitude of compartments for organizing your gear, you might find the range and variety of pockets somewhat lacking in this model.

Reasons to buy
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    Durable build

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    Reflective webbing - and lots of it!

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    Sleek enough to take into the office

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    Fairly lightweight

Reasons to avoid
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    No easy-access exterior pockets

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    No bottle holders

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    No zipped internal pockets

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Chrome Industries has a reputation for creating high quality, robust products which serve the needs of urban cyclists. The Urban Ex 2.0 Backpack delivers exactly on that brief. Robust enough to deal with ‘day-in, day-out’ use, and with effective waterproofing to withstand the inevitable rainy commutes. It comes highly recommended as one of the best cycling backpacks for commuters

Chrome Urban Ex 2.0: construction

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