Chrome Industries Urban Ex Pannier 2.0 review

Stylish, robust pannier for modest loads, with a not-so-modest price tag

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Chrome Industries Urban Ex Pannier 2.0 is a classy looking bit of baggage, perfect for city and town commuters. It's seriously well made and shouldn't worry its lifetime warranty. Internally padded pockets and 100% waterproofing offer superior protection for contents, though you may feel a bit short changed where capacity is concerned. Off the bike, functionality is excellent, which may go some way to justifying the very hefty price tag.

Reasons to buy
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    100% Waterproof

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    Lifetime warranty

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited capacity

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Chrome has a reputation for functional, durable, stylish kit. Much of it is designed with urban riding in mind. While the Urban Ex 2.0 certainly ticks all these boxes, it falls a little short in terms of capacity. Having had my hands on it for over a month, I’d say it’s a buy-once, buy to last piece of kit.  

Chrome Industries Urban Ex Pannier 2.0: construction

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